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  • Question

  • Hello to .Net VIPs. (Being french, apologies if syntax is approximative)

    I am about to end my "self paced" training for exam 70-536.
    During my revisions, which framework version should I rely on ?

    Typically between .Net 3.5 and 4.0 some of the SecurityAction enumerations are obsolete like SecurityAction.RequestMinimum, and I read that code access security will be remove in .Net  4.0

    So I am worrying about two things :
    1 - Which framework version should I train on in order to succeed exam, (I think I'll be ready to pass exam in three weeks)
    2 - Most worrying question is : When framework version 4.0 will officialy be released, will the 70-536 be obsolete ?

    Thanks for your answers.
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:24 AM

Answers

  • I guess no one can give more specific answer than statements from official MS learning site.

    Anyay thanks for giving this obsolesance statistic and taking time answerring.

    A.
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:37 PM

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  • Hi,

    70-536 is a .net framework 2.0 and 3.5 exam, and you should be training on one of these to pass. From the MS Learning website:

    About this Exam

    This Technology Specialist (TS) exam, Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, Application Development Foundation, became available in March 2006. This exam is available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified). Exam 70-536 is designed to measure your knowledge of .NET development fundamentals and is not tied to a particular version of .NET. Since the exam is now applicable to both Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 certification tracks, we have changed the name of the exam. Formerly TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation, Exam 70-536 is now called TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, Application Development Foundation. If you are a .NET 2.0 developer, you do not need to learn .NET 3.5 to pass Exam 70-536; conversely, if you are a .NET 3.5 developer, you do not need to review .NET 2.0 to pass the exam.

    With reference to your second question, I believe the qualification will be valid until the end of the support life of the technology to which it is relevant. This is usually 5 years from the last released service pack. I would think that this qualification has a bit of life left in it yet.


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    • Proposed as answer by Brian_Jones Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:49 PM
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:49 PM
  • I guess no one can give more specific answer than statements from official MS learning site.

    Anyay thanks for giving this obsolesance statistic and taking time answerring.

    A.
    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:37 PM