Visual Studio 2010 Beta exams Announced RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi,

    All you developers out there may want to read this blog post:



    When will these be available?

    All but one exam will be available between the dates of March 31, 2010 to April 20, 2010.  Mark your calendars now!  We will also be opening registration earlier for these as well.

    What exams are we talking about?

    70-511 TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications using Microsoft® .NET Framework 4

    70-518 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows® Applications using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 will not be available in this time frame but should be available in the April time frame.

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:37 PM

All replies

  • Great info. Thanks for sharing Rob.
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    Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:17 PM
  • Will the 70-536 exam continue as a requisite for the others ?

    Sunday, February 14, 2010 8:07 PM
  • This is the answer I got from MS Learning:

    70-536 is only required for exams on .NET 2.0 and 3.5.  It does not carry forward, nor is it required, for the .NET 4 exams.
    So the answer on that would be No.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:43 PM
  • Will there be any training material released prior to these tests going live or is it a case of revise the old stuff and check out the new stuff on the web?
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 4:11 PM
  • Hi,

    Formal Training material (Courses/Books) typically doesn't become available until a few months after the exam goes live
    so your have to find your info elsewhere if you want to do the beta, but there is already a lot about .NET 4.0 on the MSDN website

    To help you with that, The exam information for each exam was just made public, you can find them here:

    70-511 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-511&Locale=en-us#
    70-513 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-513&Locale=en-us#
    70-515 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-515&Locale=en-us#
    70-516 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-516&Locale=en-us#
    70-519 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-519&Locale=en-us#


    70-518 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-518&Locale=en-us#

    Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:05 AM
  • Hi,

    What happened to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer? Will it be available later?

    Monday, March 15, 2010 1:15 PM
  • Hi Anil,

    It has gone.
    Interestingly it looks like you can upgrade your MCPD Web 3.5 or Windows 3.5 with a single exam for each.
    I think this means you get MCTS for
    TS:Windows Communication Found Dev w/MS .NET Frmwk 4
    TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
    without having passed them at 3.5.

    Monday, March 15, 2010 2:21 PM
  • As promissed, no Enterprise Developer certification for VS 2010.

    Oh, well at least they provide upgrades from VS 2008 to VS2010: 70-521 and 70-523

    Peter Moss
    Software Engineer/Architect
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:44 PM
  • Oh missed out you can upgrade MCPD Enterprise 3.5 to MCPD Windows 4.0 and/or ASP.NET 4.0 with the upgrade exam Peter mentions.  Though Windows 4.0 looks like WCF not WinForms, so I would argue an upgrade exam with no commonality to the early certification in MCPD Windows is a bit strange.


    Friday, March 19, 2010 7:12 PM
  • Hello,

    I scheduled 71-511 exam, so i should have got mainly knowledge of WPF as it is said at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-511&Locale=en-us, or I should have deep knowledge of some core framework elements (I/O operations, Serialization, etc. required in old 70-536 exam)? Is it a good idea to prepare from books for 70-502 and 70-505 exams and read some new features only?


    Friday, March 19, 2010 7:59 PM
  • Almost, study the guides for 70-502 and 70-505 but forget about 70-536 then look at what is new for WPF in VS2010 (in MSDN).

    Exam 70-502 was reasonable tough, by that I mean you need to have used WPF not just crammed for it (imho).

    Probably a bit easier in 4.0 as a smaller part of the exam.



    Friday, March 19, 2010 8:32 PM
  • Thank You very much Ozzy
    Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:50 PM
  • Some interesting changes!

    Im supprised to see MVC included in the Asp.net TS exam, while it is becoming a first class alternative to web forms,
    the two are very different and both excel in different ways.
    I would not assume many would be an expert in both, they would pick the best option for their line of work & team and then stick with it.
    Guess it had to go somewhere, and creating a seperate exam was too costly..
    Wondering if silverlight would also need to be included following that line of thinking??
    The inclusion of Jquery in the ASP.Net TS exam is also interesting.

    Monday, March 22, 2010 5:43 AM
  • Hi,

    I cannot get to the free certification exam link. Can someone guide me to the right place?

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:18 PM
  • Sill no upgrade path from 3.5 to 4.

    Exam 70-521: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD Windows Developer 3.5, or Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Skills to MCPD Windows Developer 4

    Exam 70-523: Upgrade: Transition Your MCPD ASP.NET Developer 3.5, or Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Skills to MCPD Web Developer 4

    Any Idea wenn 521 and 523 will be available?

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 11:27 AM
  • The release date hasn’t been set yet for 70-521 - 70-523 but Microsoft is looking at December/January timeframe.


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    Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:30 PM
  • So do you get chartered certificates if you take 70-521 or 70-523 within six months of the release of these upgrade exams?
    • Edited by OzzyGeoff Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:34 PM grammar
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:34 PM
  • This is not helpful to Microsoft Partners under the new rules we need the latest certificates by the middle of October, but will now need to take individual exams to achieve this.  Or get the old Enterprise 3.5 MCPD which they now consider redundant, to show advanced Windows or Web skills.
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:38 PM