New 2010 certification vs. 2008 (especially with WCF) RRS feed

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  • Hi folks,

    I'm looking at starting my certification path with WCF.. but I'm not sure which direction to go. It seems that there aren't very many materials out there yet for WCF 4. I want to do the latest but I'm curious if maybe I should start with WCF 3.5 and then later upgrade or something.

    Any advice is welcome.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 9:55 PM


  • Hi Matthew,

    I'm not a developer guy and I'm just trying to bringyou a guide. WCF is part of .Net Framework 4 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa663324.aspx). From there you can use the Visual Studio 2010 certification, which is based on .Net Framework 4 (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab2).

    The certification asks for certain exams. Those exams have training material. If you're starting from zero, it's better to go to the last version. If you have some knowledge, you should check prior versions.  Visual Studio 2008 certification was based on .Net Framework 3.5 and  Visual Studio 2005 certification was based on .Net Framework 2. In my experience, sometimes you should face an upgrade from any version to the last one. I learn to call it "application maintenance".

    Think that rather sooner than later, you should do a "Developer maintenance" and upgrade yourself to the latest version as well.

    Enjoy yourself,

    Alfredo Arizaleta

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    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:58 AM
    Monday, November 8, 2010 1:26 AM