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  • Yes, both exams are quite different, not just because they use different versions of the Framework, but also because they cover some topics that are different. See the "Skills Measured" tab for each of the exams:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-486.aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-515.aspx

    For example, among other things, 70-515 is heavy on WebForms and only ontains a small section on MVC (v2), while 70-486 is all about MVC (v4) and doesn't cover WebForms.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:38 AM
  • Hi.

    Alberto is absolutely correct about the exam content. The (VS 2010, .NET 4.0) 70-515 exam is older than the (VS 2012, .NET 4.5) 70-486 exam.

    I want to add information about the Microsoft certification titles you earn when passing these exams.

    If you pass the older 70-515 exam...

    • You automatically earn the certification title MCTS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4. No recertification required; you keep this title for life.
    • The 70-515 exam counts as 1 of 4 required exams (70-513, 70-515, 70-516, 70-519) to earn the older certification title MCPD: Web Developer 4. No recertification required; you keep this title for life.

    If you pass the newer 70-486 exam...

    • You do not earn a new certification title just for this exam, other than Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), if you have not earned it already by passing any other Microsoft exam. No recertification required.
    • The 70-486 exam counts as 1 of 3 required exams to earn the newer certification title MCSD: Web Applications. To maintain this title, you must pass a recertification exam two years from the date you pass the third exam.
    • The 70-486 exam counts as 1 of 4 required exams to earn the newer certification title MCSD: SharePoint Applications. To maintain this title, you must pass a recertification exam two years from the date you pass the fourth exam.

    Learn about the MCPD certification titles here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcpd-certification.aspx

    Learn about the MCSD certification titles here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-certification.aspx

    BTW - Microsoft now offers new Specialist certification titles that can be earned by passing certain individual exams, including those based on HTML5 and C#. Some of the exams count towards the MCSD certification titles. Here they are:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/specialist-certification.aspx

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson




    Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:21 PM
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  • Yes, both exams are quite different, not just because they use different versions of the Framework, but also because they cover some topics that are different. See the "Skills Measured" tab for each of the exams:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-486.aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-515.aspx

    For example, among other things, 70-515 is heavy on WebForms and only ontains a small section on MVC (v2), while 70-486 is all about MVC (v4) and doesn't cover WebForms.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:38 AM
  • Hi.

    Alberto is absolutely correct about the exam content. The (VS 2010, .NET 4.0) 70-515 exam is older than the (VS 2012, .NET 4.5) 70-486 exam.

    I want to add information about the Microsoft certification titles you earn when passing these exams.

    If you pass the older 70-515 exam...

    • You automatically earn the certification title MCTS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4. No recertification required; you keep this title for life.
    • The 70-515 exam counts as 1 of 4 required exams (70-513, 70-515, 70-516, 70-519) to earn the older certification title MCPD: Web Developer 4. No recertification required; you keep this title for life.

    If you pass the newer 70-486 exam...

    • You do not earn a new certification title just for this exam, other than Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), if you have not earned it already by passing any other Microsoft exam. No recertification required.
    • The 70-486 exam counts as 1 of 3 required exams to earn the newer certification title MCSD: Web Applications. To maintain this title, you must pass a recertification exam two years from the date you pass the third exam.
    • The 70-486 exam counts as 1 of 4 required exams to earn the newer certification title MCSD: SharePoint Applications. To maintain this title, you must pass a recertification exam two years from the date you pass the fourth exam.

    Learn about the MCPD certification titles here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcpd-certification.aspx

    Learn about the MCSD certification titles here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-certification.aspx

    BTW - Microsoft now offers new Specialist certification titles that can be earned by passing certain individual exams, including those based on HTML5 and C#. Some of the exams count towards the MCSD certification titles. Here they are:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/specialist-certification.aspx

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson




    Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:21 PM
    Answerer