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  • With the latest MCSD Web Applications Developer certification, web forms and ADO.NET are not a part of it.
    Does this mean those technologies are no longer in the MCSD certification path?
    MCSD Web App Developer is the only current/latest certification and it forces MVC and Azure.
    Are there no other options for non-MVC and non-cloud devs?


    Monday, October 21, 2013 3:04 PM

Answers

  • BTW - to answer your other question... No! ASP.NET Web Forms, Windows Desktop Forms, WPF, WF, and more are not part of the MCSD certification path. However, they are still part of the MCTS/MCPD certification path for .NET 4.0. It has been stated that one/some/many/all of the .NET 4.0 exams will be retired in July 31st, 2014. Microsoft is purposely being vague about this in case they want to keep them up and running past that date.

    You can earn an MCSD by becoming certified in one of the following topics:

    • MVC Web development
    • Building Win8 storefront apps in JavaScript
    • Building Win8 storefront apps in C#
    • Building SharePoint apps
    • TFS Application Life Cycle Management (ALM).

    Here they are: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-certification.aspx

    If you think this is just plain crazy, you are not alone.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, October 21, 2013 4:30 PM
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  • Please take a closer look at the 70-487 Azure exam that you speak of. It includes content for ADO.NET, EF, WCF, and more.

    It's horribly named because the title is misleading. It sounds like it is entirely based on Azure. Yes - it includes content for Azure but it also includes WCF and data access.

    Remember - Azure is just SQL Server, IIS, etc. running somewhere else. You still use connection strings that point to them. You can even use SSMS to connect to the remote SQL Server installation.

    HTH - good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, October 21, 2013 3:13 PM
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  • Please take a closer look at the 70-487 Azure exam that you speak of. It includes content for ADO.NET, EF, WCF, and more.

    It's horribly named because the title is misleading. It sounds like it is entirely based on Azure. Yes - it includes content for Azure but it also includes WCF and data access.

    Remember - Azure is just SQL Server, IIS, etc. running somewhere else. You still use connection strings that point to them. You can even use SSMS to connect to the remote SQL Server installation.

    HTH - good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, October 21, 2013 3:13 PM
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  • Thanks for the info.  70-487 also includes Web API. 

    I guess MS is just moving away from web forms

    Monday, October 21, 2013 3:27 PM
  • BTW - to answer your other question... No! ASP.NET Web Forms, Windows Desktop Forms, WPF, WF, and more are not part of the MCSD certification path. However, they are still part of the MCTS/MCPD certification path for .NET 4.0. It has been stated that one/some/many/all of the .NET 4.0 exams will be retired in July 31st, 2014. Microsoft is purposely being vague about this in case they want to keep them up and running past that date.

    You can earn an MCSD by becoming certified in one of the following topics:

    • MVC Web development
    • Building Win8 storefront apps in JavaScript
    • Building Win8 storefront apps in C#
    • Building SharePoint apps
    • TFS Application Life Cycle Management (ALM).

    Here they are: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcsd-certification.aspx

    If you think this is just plain crazy, you are not alone.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, October 21, 2013 4:30 PM
    Answerer
  • Yes - I forgot to mention Web API. Nice catch!

    At the time they created the 70-486 exam, they thought MVC was the only ASP.NET API going forward.

    I suspect that the next version of the exam will bring Forms back. Have you seen how VS 2013 now allows you to create one ASP.NET app and merge MVC and forms together? Very cool. One project for all.


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, October 21, 2013 7:09 PM
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