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Upgrading certification RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

     

    I am planning to add certifications to my profile, but have some confusion can someone help me sort this out?

    I have existing MCP 70-315 for ASP.NET web applications cleared in Sept 2006. (Ya I know long back :( )

     

    Now I see on MS certification site, they have mentioned exam 70-536 on .Net 2.0 as basic exam to be cleared.

    MCP i did was also on .NET 2.0 but was just single exam on web application development.

     

    Still do I need to give 70-536 again? so as to move forward for MCTS / MCPD

     

     

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

    MCTS certifications provide the foundation for Microsoft Certification. These certifications are designed to help validate your skills on the features and functionality of key technologies. You can show your depth of knowledge in one specific technology, earn multiple MCTS certifications to show breadth across different technologies, or build on the MCTS to earn one of our Microsoft Certified Professional Developer certifications.

    Each MCTS certification on Visual Studio 2008 requires that you pass Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, Application Development Foundation in addition to the exam related to the certification that you want to pursue. You only need to pass this exam once.

    Note If you currently hold an MCTS or MCPD certification on Visual Studio 2005 (Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0), you have already fulfilled this requirement and do not need to pass Exam 70-536 again; you only have to pass the exam related to the certification that you want to pursue.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:03 AM

Answers

  • If I have understood you correctly, you have never passed 70-536, and therefore you do *not* have an MCTS on the Framework 2.0 (if I recall correctly, your 70-315 exam gives you an MCP on the Framework 1.0).

    Before you can get an MCTS on either .Net 2.0 or 3.5, you need to pass 70-536. You only need to do it once; if you did it for 2.0, it is already valid for 3.5.

    As an alternative, you can opt to take an exam for the .Net 4.0. In this case, there is no requirement for a generic Framework exam. Instead, a single exam on your chosen topic (such as asp.net or desktop applications) will give you the MCTS.

     

    • Marked as answer by TechiShalz Monday, February 13, 2012 11:08 AM
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:12 AM

All replies

  • If I have understood you correctly, you have never passed 70-536, and therefore you do *not* have an MCTS on the Framework 2.0 (if I recall correctly, your 70-315 exam gives you an MCP on the Framework 1.0).

    Before you can get an MCTS on either .Net 2.0 or 3.5, you need to pass 70-536. You only need to do it once; if you did it for 2.0, it is already valid for 3.5.

    As an alternative, you can opt to take an exam for the .Net 4.0. In this case, there is no requirement for a generic Framework exam. Instead, a single exam on your chosen topic (such as asp.net or desktop applications) will give you the MCTS.

     

    • Marked as answer by TechiShalz Monday, February 13, 2012 11:08 AM
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:12 AM
  • Thanks Alberto, yes 70-315 exam gives you an MCP on the Framework 1.0, my bad to mention 2.0 in my original post.

    I will think a bit more and plan my certification soon, thanks for guidance.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:23 PM
  • You need only one exam to uppgrade, go for 537 exam.


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    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 11:58 AM