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Confused between Exam 70-536 and 70-562 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     I've been working on various web applications using asp.net with various related technologies for almost 5 years now.

    I am looking to get a MCTS certification but confused between Exam 70-536  and 70-562. Can you please elaborate on the differences between both so I can decide which is more suitable for me.

    Thanks

     

    Monday, August 16, 2010 10:50 AM

Answers

  • Hi there.

    Exam 70-536 is the .NET framework fundamentals exam. You MUST pass this exam to be a MCTS in any of the .NET related paths. Check out this page for links to help you. Bascially this exam covers using the .NET framework for htings like:

     

    • Threading
    • IO
    • Collections
    • Performance Counters

     

    and tons of other stuff. It's a very broad exam, so you will need to cover a lot of ground. This is also a good book to get for the exam.

    Exam 70-562 covers aspects of working with ASP.NET and .NET framework 3.5. So you will need experience in building solutions that make use of these technologies. A great website which will help is here, it lists pretty much all the objectives for exam 70-562 with links to MSDN documentation.

    Cheers.
    Jas.

    • Proposed as answer by Konrad NeitzelEditor Monday, August 16, 2010 12:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by FemDev Friday, August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 11:58 AM
  • You already got a nice answer from Jason regarding the 70-536 and 60.562.

    But important: The 70-536 is only required for the .Net Framework 3.5 exams.

    If you want to take the 4.0 exams, then there is no 70-536 any longer. You can find more details on .Net Frameork 4.0 exams on
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by FemDev Friday, August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 12:07 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi there.

    Exam 70-536 is the .NET framework fundamentals exam. You MUST pass this exam to be a MCTS in any of the .NET related paths. Check out this page for links to help you. Bascially this exam covers using the .NET framework for htings like:

     

    • Threading
    • IO
    • Collections
    • Performance Counters

     

    and tons of other stuff. It's a very broad exam, so you will need to cover a lot of ground. This is also a good book to get for the exam.

    Exam 70-562 covers aspects of working with ASP.NET and .NET framework 3.5. So you will need experience in building solutions that make use of these technologies. A great website which will help is here, it lists pretty much all the objectives for exam 70-562 with links to MSDN documentation.

    Cheers.
    Jas.

    • Proposed as answer by Konrad NeitzelEditor Monday, August 16, 2010 12:08 PM
    • Marked as answer by FemDev Friday, August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 11:58 AM
  • You already got a nice answer from Jason regarding the 70-536 and 60.562.

    But important: The 70-536 is only required for the .Net Framework 3.5 exams.

    If you want to take the 4.0 exams, then there is no 70-536 any longer. You can find more details on .Net Frameork 4.0 exams on
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    • Marked as answer by FemDev Friday, August 20, 2010 1:47 PM
    Monday, August 16, 2010 12:07 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks Jason and Konrad.

     I guess it would be easier to aim for 70-562  being a first time aspirant as per Jason's reply.

    Friday, August 20, 2010 10:46 AM