VS 2012 equivalent to 70-513 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently studying for exam 70-513 and feel that I could take it within the next month.  I had originally thought of getting my MCPD, but think my time might be better spent studying for the VS 2012 exams after this one.  However, there must be an exam that covers WCF 4.5 coming out.  I had thought there was one on a combination of WCF and EF (not good for me since I don't have much experience with anything complex in EF), but I can't find that on the website anymore.  If there is a WCF 4.5 being released within the next few weeks, I would consider waiting for it.  Does anyone know if there is a WCF 4.5 exam that I have just missed on the website?


    Christine A. Piffat

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:07 PM


  • Hi Christine,

    There is no direct equivalent for the 70-513 exam in the new set of developer exams. Exam 70-487 does include WCF as well as Entity Framework, Data Access strategies, and deployment considerations. Please take a look at the skills measured for this exam here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-487&locale=en-us#tab2. It sounds like this exam may not be right for you just yet.

    You can still take any of the MCPD exams for Visual Studio 2010 through next July.  The 70-513 exam covers WCF services in depth. This is probably a good fit for you. Here is the information about the 70-513 exam: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-513#tab2.

    Please note that Microsoft is offering a 2nd shot promotion. If you do not pass the exam the first time you can take it again for free!  Please see the following link for more details: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/offers/secondshot.aspx. You do need to sign up for second shot before you register to take the exam. 

    Good luck!


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    Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:03 PM