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Which Exam is equivalent to MCTS -70-515 Exam? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to obtain a certification in ASP.NET (excluding MVC). So I wanted to opt for MCTS -70-515(Web Application Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4) Exam. I dropped the idea to opt for this exam because this exam is based on .NET Framework 4.0 and Microsoft is going to discontinue this exam. Is there any exam which has the same content as 70-515 has and is based on .NET Framework 4.5? I don't have knowledge about MVC. So cant opt for any exam which includes MVC.

    : Robby

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:58 AM

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  • I don't have knowledge about MVC. So cant opt for any exam which includes MVC.

    Then I am afraid that you are out of luck. All the newer exams and courses are essentially based on MVC. Even 70-515 includes a section devoted to MVC.

    I recommend that you spend some time studying MVC. It is not terribly complex, and you will actually like it once you understand how it works. It is an excellent choice for new web projects if you want them to be reliable/testable and you want long-term maintenance to be easier. On the other hand Web Forms is better for short-term projects where you need to do a rapid prototyping and you don't care so much for reliability or long-term maintenance. So both technologies are worth learning if you are an asp.net developer.

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 8:45 AM
  • I am going to start studying MVC from this week. Would you suggest good resources for self study?

    Follow the tutorials at http://www.asp.net/mvc. They are quite good.

    I also read that MVP (Model View Presenter) is a better approach than MVC. So should I learn only introductory things about MVC and focus more on MVP?

    Regardless of how good a programming pattern appears to be in theory, in practice its usefulness will depend on having appropiate tools and infrastructure to apply the pattern. The success of MVC was caused by the inclusion of the tools in Visual Studio: you already get all the libraries, templates for the project, and wizards in Visual Studio that can create Controllers, Models and Views from just clicking with the mouse. This makes the MVC pattern very useful, and easy to work with.

    On the other hand, if you decide to use MVP, you will have to create your own libraries and infrastructure as well as work without any tooling support in Visual Studio, meaning that the amount of work will be immensely bigger, even if the pattern itself happens to have some merits over MVC (which is doubtful in general -- it would depend on the characteristics of the project).

    So, in summary, I recommend that you study MVC rather than MVP.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:16 AM
  •  are these "MCSD: Web Applications" the only available exams regarding Web Application Development based on .NET F/W 4.5?
    Yes, the exams that make up the MCSD:Web applications are currently the only ones on the Framework 4.5. You can also still take the version 4.0 exams.
    • Marked as answer by Robby Ames Friday, October 11, 2013 11:14 PM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 10:34 PM

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  • I don't have knowledge about MVC. So cant opt for any exam which includes MVC.

    Then I am afraid that you are out of luck. All the newer exams and courses are essentially based on MVC. Even 70-515 includes a section devoted to MVC.

    I recommend that you spend some time studying MVC. It is not terribly complex, and you will actually like it once you understand how it works. It is an excellent choice for new web projects if you want them to be reliable/testable and you want long-term maintenance to be easier. On the other hand Web Forms is better for short-term projects where you need to do a rapid prototyping and you don't care so much for reliability or long-term maintenance. So both technologies are worth learning if you are an asp.net developer.

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 8:45 AM
  • I am going to start studying MVC from this week. Would you suggest good resources for self study? But I also read that MVP (Model View Presenter) is a better approach than MVC. So should I learn only introductory things about MVC and focus more on MVP?

    : Robby


    • Edited by Robby Ames Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:21 AM
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:18 AM
  • I am going to start studying MVC from this week. Would you suggest good resources for self study?

    Follow the tutorials at http://www.asp.net/mvc. They are quite good.

    I also read that MVP (Model View Presenter) is a better approach than MVC. So should I learn only introductory things about MVC and focus more on MVP?

    Regardless of how good a programming pattern appears to be in theory, in practice its usefulness will depend on having appropiate tools and infrastructure to apply the pattern. The success of MVC was caused by the inclusion of the tools in Visual Studio: you already get all the libraries, templates for the project, and wizards in Visual Studio that can create Controllers, Models and Views from just clicking with the mouse. This makes the MVC pattern very useful, and easy to work with.

    On the other hand, if you decide to use MVP, you will have to create your own libraries and infrastructure as well as work without any tooling support in Visual Studio, meaning that the amount of work will be immensely bigger, even if the pattern itself happens to have some merits over MVC (which is doubtful in general -- it would depend on the characteristics of the project).

    So, in summary, I recommend that you study MVC rather than MVP.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:16 AM
  • Thanks! Poblacion, are these "MCSD: Web Applications" the only available exams regarding Web Application Development based on .NET F/W 4.5?

    : Robby

    Friday, October 11, 2013 9:58 PM
  •  are these "MCSD: Web Applications" the only available exams regarding Web Application Development based on .NET F/W 4.5?
    Yes, the exams that make up the MCSD:Web applications are currently the only ones on the Framework 4.5. You can also still take the version 4.0 exams.
    • Marked as answer by Robby Ames Friday, October 11, 2013 11:14 PM
    Friday, October 11, 2013 10:34 PM