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Is it worth doing the TS silverlight 4 506 exam ? RRS feed

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  • Hi im doing an internship at the moment and ive been working with windows phone 7.5, trying to make an app for a company. So ill be working on this for the next few months. I thought it would be a good idea to maybe do some windows phone related certification at the same time to increase what i learn, increase motivation and get a cert out of it. So i looked at the first exam of the old M

    But i see its being retired in July and i dont see any alternative, even for windows phone 8. Also for the MCPD phone cert i would have to pay for 2 more exams both of which seem to be retiring too.

    Should i maybe just take the silverlight exam, or take all 3 of the MCPD windows phone exams. or just ignore them all and focus on another cert that is more recent (such as MCSD web developer, which i want to pursue also).

    So just do silverlight exam for : MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development cert

    Do all windows phone exams for: MCPD: Windows phone developer cert

    DOnt bother and focus on different technologies that are more recent that i plan to do anyone: MCSD: Web applications solutions developer

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 3:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I don't know the plans for certifications on WP8, but the MCPD: Windows Phone requires a recertification all two years so I would think the new mobile certifications will be based on this MCPD. In my opinion it is worth to go for it, but it would be a safe option to wait for an update. For some details on the plans for further WP certifications have a look at the comments on this blog post.

    If you already plan to take the MCSD: Web Applications you can/should go for it first and during the preparation for theses exams there could be an update on the new phone certifications.


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    Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:23 PM
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  • Hi,

    I don't know the plans for certifications on WP8, but the MCPD: Windows Phone requires a recertification all two years so I would think the new mobile certifications will be based on this MCPD. In my opinion it is worth to go for it, but it would be a safe option to wait for an update. For some details on the plans for further WP certifications have a look at the comments on this blog post.

    If you already plan to take the MCSD: Web Applications you can/should go for it first and during the preparation for theses exams there could be an update on the new phone certifications.


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 5:23 PM
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    Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:02 PM
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