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WPF with .Net Framework 4.0 Certification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am planning to appear for WPF 4.0 Certification.

    After visiting Microsoft Learning website, I found that there are 2 certification related to WPF 4.0

    • 70-511: This is related to Development Windows Application
    • 70-518: This is related to Designing the project layer and Developing Windows Application

    Now my question are

    • Being a Software Developer and UI Designer, which one best suits to me?
    • Are there any other difference between these exams?
    • If both are important, what is the sequence of appearing the exam?

    Please help me out.


    Monday, March 19, 2012 11:38 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    From my point of view and even certification point of view based on your question, 70-511 is the best exam to start with as it deals with designing of Windows application but most of the focus is on designing application using WPF 4.0.

    But as 70 - 518 is a professional level exam which tests all the skills related from WPF 4.0, ADO.NET 4.0 and WCF 4.0 after clearing the exams 70-511 designing Windows Apps, 70-513 WCF (Windows Communication Foundation), 70-516 (Data Access ADO.NET) you can appear for 70-518 means 70-511, 70-513 and 70-516 are must to be cleared at MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) level and then you can go for MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) 70-518 to earn its certification otherwise directly appearing for 518 has no meaning and sense in itself.

    For more explanation on certifications on .NET framework 4.0 visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2

    Based on your questions

    70-511 is the starting point and progress gradually appearing for 70-513 and 70-516 and atlast 70-518

    The difference lies in each exam based on the technology it focusses as specified in link

    The sequence is already mentioned above.

    Please mark as answer if it helps you or unpropose as answer if it does not help you


    Thanks

    Rehan Bharucha - The Tech Robot

    MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCT, MCC


    Monday, March 19, 2012 1:44 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    From my point of view and even certification point of view based on your question, 70-511 is the best exam to start with as it deals with designing of Windows application but most of the focus is on designing application using WPF 4.0.

    But as 70 - 518 is a professional level exam which tests all the skills related from WPF 4.0, ADO.NET 4.0 and WCF 4.0 after clearing the exams 70-511 designing Windows Apps, 70-513 WCF (Windows Communication Foundation), 70-516 (Data Access ADO.NET) you can appear for 70-518 means 70-511, 70-513 and 70-516 are must to be cleared at MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) level and then you can go for MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) 70-518 to earn its certification otherwise directly appearing for 518 has no meaning and sense in itself.

    For more explanation on certifications on .NET framework 4.0 visit http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2

    Based on your questions

    70-511 is the starting point and progress gradually appearing for 70-513 and 70-516 and atlast 70-518

    The difference lies in each exam based on the technology it focusses as specified in link

    The sequence is already mentioned above.

    Please mark as answer if it helps you or unpropose as answer if it does not help you


    Thanks

    Rehan Bharucha - The Tech Robot

    MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MCT, MCC


    Monday, March 19, 2012 1:44 PM
  • Hello,

    The above mentioned certifications that you mentioned are good as far as designing goes, but I think for development you should only go wits .net framework 4.0. But as of now you must go for 70-511 first and then for the 518. I hope it helped you

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:55 AM
  • Hi,

    i was also planning to go for these exams but i found that these exams are retiring in in July 2013. shall we take these exams or wait for related upcoming exams?

    Regards,

    Monday, June 18, 2012 12:32 PM
  • I think there needs to be a WPF specific exam. XAML and WPF and binding is so different from regular C#, it needs its own certification separate from the new C#.

    Also, WPF is part of Windows 8 still, so it is going to be used for desktop applications for the next 11 years minimum (till Windows 8 End of Life) and I expect WPF to remain part of .NET in Windows 9 and part of .NET in Windows 10, so WPF will be valid for two decades.

    Some apps, such as Visual Studio itself, are not going to go ever work well as a Metro app (though I wouldn't be surprised of someone tried to force a square peg in a round hole, it is tried all the time).

    So far so many features are lost with Metro apps, such as loading two windows and putting them side by side (watching a video and taking notes on it at the same time, or reading steps on a blog while performing the steps on the blog).


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    Sunday, December 9, 2012 5:08 AM
  • Hi Rhyous,

                        I want to learn advanced lavel of WPF .Please suggest me any best tutorial or books.

        Thanks

    Aniruddha acharya 


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    Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:41 AM
  • Hi.

    Here is (my opinion!) the best available book on WPF 4.5:
    http://www.amazon.com/WPF-4-5-Unleashed-Adam-Nathan/dp/0672336979/

    Here are some training videos (a bit dated) from Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davedev/archive/2008/01/14/over-20-hours-of-free-wpf-training-videos.aspx

    PluralSight offers great training videos as well (some free, some with a price): http://www.pluralsight.com/training/Courses/Find?highlight=true&searchTerm=wpf

    As much as we may not want to admit it, you may also want to consider store front apps. They can wither be based on HTML/JavaScript or C#/XAML. Most store front apps are created using C#/XAML.

    WinForms and WPF will be around for quite a while but Microsoft is putting all of its energy into optimizing the storefront API. It's best to learn it now while it is still small and simple rather than later when more and more features (and libraries) have been added to it.

    have you noticed that most training materials are becoming a bit old?

    Check out this video on the future of Microsoft development.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9X94a3WUm4

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:07 AM
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