locked
70-480 or 483 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

      I am going to focus on Microsoft Certification. So now planning for MCSD : Web Applications . Generally the first exam 70:480 which is HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. I also read that i can write 70-483 as an alternate to 70-480. 483 is C#.

    Which one most useful for me. Of-course both are different topics. But my point is best from my side. Actually i am working 30% development and balance in design as a senior. But i am beginner in HTML5 and JQuery. So better if i study and write 480 or write 483. I think you understand my point and suggest me for the correct5 one.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 2:17 PM

Answers

  • Yes, you can now take 70-483 instead of 70-480 for the MCSD:Web. This is a recent concession, originally the MCSD could only be acquired through 70-480.

    The decission about which one of them is better depends on the emphasis of your development work: are you mostly a client-side developer, or a server-side developer?

    You are a client-side developer if you focus on the client side, meaning that you create complex user interfaces using lots of HTML and styles, and probably a lot of javascript. You use libraries such as Knockout or Angular to program complex behaviors on the client using MVVM or MVC patterns. And you use AJAX to pump the data to/from the server. But on the server side you are likely to do as little work as possible, maybe just whatever needs to go in the methods that serve data for your AJAX calls. If you are this type of developer, go for 70-480.

    You are a server-side developer if you write lots of code on the server side using C#. You write the Models and Controllers, add code for authentication and authorization, write several layers for your code, and so on. But when it comes to creating the user interface, you normally delegate on a web designer to create the html, and you write as little javascript as you can get away with. If this is your profile, take 70-483.

    If you do both things, and you wish to prove your knowledge, you can take both exams. Even if they are not needed for the MCSD, you still get the corresponding "Microsoft Specialist" certificates. This is what I did myself.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:06 PM

All replies

  • Yes, you can now take 70-483 instead of 70-480 for the MCSD:Web. This is a recent concession, originally the MCSD could only be acquired through 70-480.

    The decission about which one of them is better depends on the emphasis of your development work: are you mostly a client-side developer, or a server-side developer?

    You are a client-side developer if you focus on the client side, meaning that you create complex user interfaces using lots of HTML and styles, and probably a lot of javascript. You use libraries such as Knockout or Angular to program complex behaviors on the client using MVVM or MVC patterns. And you use AJAX to pump the data to/from the server. But on the server side you are likely to do as little work as possible, maybe just whatever needs to go in the methods that serve data for your AJAX calls. If you are this type of developer, go for 70-480.

    You are a server-side developer if you write lots of code on the server side using C#. You write the Models and Controllers, add code for authentication and authorization, write several layers for your code, and so on. But when it comes to creating the user interface, you normally delegate on a web designer to create the html, and you write as little javascript as you can get away with. If this is your profile, take 70-483.

    If you do both things, and you wish to prove your knowledge, you can take both exams. Even if they are not needed for the MCSD, you still get the corresponding "Microsoft Specialist" certificates. This is what I did myself.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:06 PM
  • ok . Actually i am mostly in server side like you even we are working in MVC. I am mostly wrote WCF side, DAL like server side codes but minimal help in UI. Mostly the UI team will handle the front end works.

    So better i focus on 483 first..thanks

    Monday, May 5, 2014 12:56 AM
  • Hi Alberto, Within how many day should I clear all 3 exams to get MCSD certificate?
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:24 AM
  • You can take your time. There is no preset number of days for completing all the exams, so you will earn the MCSD even if you wait for months or years between one exam and the next (unless the exams get retired, which could happen if you wait too long).
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:44 AM