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  • i am a beginner and going to take my first certification on the  Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, ApplicationDevelopment Foundation

    if i am not wrong then before getting MCTS certified i need to pass the Exam 70-536,right?

    Now i want to know that in order to get the MCPD certified,is it compulsary to get MCTS certified?

    have visited a lot of sites but still confused.....hence i decided to post a question here......please answer and please please dont refer a link since i am getting more and more confused with these

    please reply

    thank you

    Monday, May 17, 2010 8:03 PM


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  • a couple of questions.......

    firstly,i am a student and i dont have any working experience.....so am i eligible for undertaking the certification exams?

    secondly,since it an exam of the framework then is it on framework 2.0 or framework 3.5?

    do i need to select a language before undertaking this exam?

    please please clear all my confusions.........am a lot confused with having a look at the websites



    Monday, May 17, 2010 8:10 PM
  • OK, to start 70-536 will not give you any certification. It will however, let you enter the MCP site. If you pass the 70-563 and another exam like 70-505 you will get a MCTS.

    Yes, anyone with a credit card can take the exam.

    The 70-563 covers both 2.0/3.5 you will be fine.

    You get to select either C# or VB before the exam begins.


    I have guides for all the Windows MCPD exams on my site. Let me know if this helps.

    70-536 http://michaelcrump.net/archive/2009/11/11/im-here.aspx

    70-505 http://michaelcrump.net/archive/2009/12/14/70-505-exam-passed.aspx

    70-563 http://michaelcrump.net/archive/2010/04/16/michael-crumprsquos-notes-for-70-563-pro-ndash-designing-and-developing.aspx

    My .NET Blog: http://michaelcrump.net
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 1:55 AM
  • ya i had a look at those sites yesterday and i loved the experiencde you gathered but please andswer a few more questions:

    My question is that in order to get the MCPD certified,is it compulsary to get MCTS certified?

    or, is it such that whatever i do,i need to pass the Exam 70-536 ?

    how many questions are there and how long does the time lasts?

    if i fail in an exam then do i get a second chance?

    and one last thing:whats the fees of the 70-536?I am from india......so i need the exact money i need to get an exam coupon in terms of indian currency?


    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 3:01 AM
  • any help
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 4:49 PM
  • Hi

    Ok firstly I take it that you have passed exam 70-536 at this point?

    To answer your questions.

    Is it compulsary to have the MCTS - YES

    Is it compulsary to have the MCTS BEFORE you do the MCPD exam - NO

    Will I get the MCPD without the MCTS - NO

    To get your MCPD in .NET 2.0 or 3.5 you first need to pick a track for example web development, windows client development or enterprise application development. And then you need to pick which framework you want to target.

    Once you have done that, you then do the exams that make up that MCPD in any order. However, you will not get the MCPD until you have completed the all the neccessary exams. Its the combination NOT the order of the exams that counts.

    I will take the example of doing exams 70-528 and 70-547 which form the MCPD Web Developer on .NET 2.0

    You have exam 70-536 completed.

    Pass exam 70-547 - no cert

    Pass exam 70-528 - MCTS and MCPD because you have completed the requirements for both certs now which is MCTS+70-547


    Pass exam 70-528 MCTS complete the requirement for the MCTS

    Pass exam 70-547 MCPD again you have completed the requirements for MCPD which is the MCTS+70-547

    Hope that makes sense


    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com

    70-515 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-505 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-433 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Friday, June 4, 2010 5:04 AM
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:58 PM