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  • Hi! considering that 70-480 is based in VS2012 and it was released on Aug 2012, is too late to start the we developer certification path with VS2012?

    My concern is that a new exams generations arrives soon based in VS2013 and the previous one will be retired very soon

    what do you thing?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:17 AM

Answers

  • Hi Pablo,

    Exam 70-480 is actually not focused on any version of Visual Studio. It covers W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium) HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. this exam is part of the various developer tracks (Windows Store apps, SharePoint Developer, Web Developer).

    The Windows Store developer track for HTML/JavaScript consists of three exams, 70-480, 70-481 and 70-482. Microsoft did announce that the 70-481 and 70-482 will be updated to include content that is VS 2013 specific, and to retire content that is deprecated in Windows 8.1 (for example, view state management features).

    You do not need to worry about these exams expiring any time soon.

    Good luck preparing for your exam. Do you know about Microsoft's virtual academy? This web site has a lot of great content to help you prepare for your exams. Here is the link:Microsoft Virtual Academy site


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Pablo.

    Here is the exam description:

    Exam 70-480, Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-480.aspx

    Actually, nothing in the 70-480 exam concerns the version of Visual Studio you are using. The exam is entirely based on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript standards. I have often said to my non-Microsoft web developer friends that they could take the exam as well because these technologies also apply to Java, ColdFusion, PHP, or other web technologies.

    HTML5 and CSS3 standards are control by the W3C.

    ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Society) controls the standards for ECMAScript-262 (JavaScript).

    For this exam, it doesn't matter if you use Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014? version.

    The only recommendation of Microsoft content that I can offer you for this exam is to be aware of the -ms- CSS3 vender prefixes for Microsoft's IE web browser.

    As far as the other web developer exams (70-486 and 70-487) are concerned, they were originally scheduled to be updated in March, 2014. However, it was just announced that these updates have been delayed. Maybe they will be updated/released this summer. (May? June?)

    If you take a look at the following blog entry from Larry (part of the Microsoft Certification team), he mentions the updates to 70-486 and 70-487. However, if you scroll to the end of the comments, you will see that the updates have been delayed
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/01/08/exam-certification-update-mcsd-web-applications.aspx

    There was no mention of updating the 70-480 or 70-483 (C#) exams.

    Good luck.


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:37 AM
    Answerer

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  • Hi Pablo,

    Exam 70-480 is actually not focused on any version of Visual Studio. It covers W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium) HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. this exam is part of the various developer tracks (Windows Store apps, SharePoint Developer, Web Developer).

    The Windows Store developer track for HTML/JavaScript consists of three exams, 70-480, 70-481 and 70-482. Microsoft did announce that the 70-481 and 70-482 will be updated to include content that is VS 2013 specific, and to retire content that is deprecated in Windows 8.1 (for example, view state management features).

    You do not need to worry about these exams expiring any time soon.

    Good luck preparing for your exam. Do you know about Microsoft's virtual academy? This web site has a lot of great content to help you prepare for your exams. Here is the link:Microsoft Virtual Academy site


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Pablo.

    Here is the exam description:

    Exam 70-480, Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-480.aspx

    Actually, nothing in the 70-480 exam concerns the version of Visual Studio you are using. The exam is entirely based on the latest HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript standards. I have often said to my non-Microsoft web developer friends that they could take the exam as well because these technologies also apply to Java, ColdFusion, PHP, or other web technologies.

    HTML5 and CSS3 standards are control by the W3C.

    ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Society) controls the standards for ECMAScript-262 (JavaScript).

    For this exam, it doesn't matter if you use Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014? version.

    The only recommendation of Microsoft content that I can offer you for this exam is to be aware of the -ms- CSS3 vender prefixes for Microsoft's IE web browser.

    As far as the other web developer exams (70-486 and 70-487) are concerned, they were originally scheduled to be updated in March, 2014. However, it was just announced that these updates have been delayed. Maybe they will be updated/released this summer. (May? June?)

    If you take a look at the following blog entry from Larry (part of the Microsoft Certification team), he mentions the updates to 70-486 and 70-487. However, if you scroll to the end of the comments, you will see that the updates have been delayed
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/01/08/exam-certification-update-mcsd-web-applications.aspx

    There was no mention of updating the 70-480 or 70-483 (C#) exams.

    Good luck.


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:37 AM
    Answerer