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  • I am fresh computer science graduate and working on DOt net 4.0 (VS2010) on my own. I want to learn about certifications regarding Visual studio 2010. I would like to know  a detailed information regarding HOW to go for such exams and FROM which Exam shall I start making my "Time for Certifications"  as lesser as it can.<i.e. Shall I have to go straight from the MTA exam or can I , for sure, skip it and jump to some more important exam >

    Thanx

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:55 PM

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  • Hi,

    the best answer to your questions: It depends...

    You don't have to start with MTA exams. They are more designed for the educational usage (for example for students).

    The exam, which you would start with, depends on your background and your knowledge of the appropriate technologies. There are different paths for web, windows, mobile, SharePoint, and Silverlight developers.

    You can find an overview about the Visual Studio exams on this site - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2

    Also some information can be found here - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx

    I would recommend that you start with an exam on .NET 4, so you don't waste your time with .NET 3.5 exams.

    The best preparation for an exam is practice. Normally you should have one to three years of real-life, day-by-day experience and practice in the appropriate technology before taking the exam.


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    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:22 PM
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:29 PM
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  • Hi,

    the best answer to your questions: It depends...

    You don't have to start with MTA exams. They are more designed for the educational usage (for example for students).

    The exam, which you would start with, depends on your background and your knowledge of the appropriate technologies. There are different paths for web, windows, mobile, SharePoint, and Silverlight developers.

    You can find an overview about the Visual Studio exams on this site - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2

    Also some information can be found here - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx

    I would recommend that you start with an exam on .NET 4, so you don't waste your time with .NET 3.5 exams.

    The best preparation for an exam is practice. Normally you should have one to three years of real-life, day-by-day experience and practice in the appropriate technology before taking the exam.


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:22 PM
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:29 PM
    Answerer
  • There are 4 Certification Tracks in Visual Studio / .NET 4 you can choose from:

    Decide on a track, then attend the relevant training and /or write the exams. 

    See More Info: (http://www.lgit.co.za/special_VS2010.aspx) | Certification Roadmap: http://www.lgit.co.za/Files/Roadmaps/MCP_VS2010.pdf 


    S. O'Neill Microsoft Gold Learning Partner South Africa

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:00 AM