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VB .Net certification options: Do the MCPD before it disappears, or wait for a replacement qualification? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    My employer has agreed to fund some Visual Basic .Net training/certification.

    From what I can see, they haven't announced a suitable replacement to the MCPD qualification, so shuld I go for one of these quickly or wait for such a replacement to be announced (do you think there will be one?).

    I do want the training but mostly want the VB qualification that is most sought after by employers in the UK.

    What are your thoughts?

    James

    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:22 PM

Answers

  • Hi James,

    there were some confusing statements on the appropriate sites. The MCPDs for .NET 4 will not retire in 2013 (have a look at this thread - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/CertGeneral/thread/300e8a76-f056-41e3-b6dc-f222ffa4b946).

    That means that you can still take any of these MCPDs where most exams are available for C# and VB.NET. If you want to take one of the new MCSD exams you already can take some for Windows 8 or web development. Further exams should be available in the future.


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    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:13 PM
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  • Hi James,

    there were some confusing statements on the appropriate sites. The MCPDs for .NET 4 will not retire in 2013 (have a look at this thread - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/CertGeneral/thread/300e8a76-f056-41e3-b6dc-f222ffa4b946).

    That means that you can still take any of these MCPDs where most exams are available for C# and VB.NET. If you want to take one of the new MCSD exams you already can take some for Windows 8 or web development. Further exams should be available in the future.


    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

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:13 PM
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    Sunday, January 27, 2013 5:23 PM
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