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How can I proceed with MCPD? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have completed below certification on Framework 2.0:

    MS .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation (70-536)
    MS  .NET Framework 2.0 –Windows Based Client Development (70-526)

    Now I want to go for MCPD, but Exam 70-548 is expired. So which certificate should I give to complete my MCPD certificate?

    Should I go for Exam 70-563 (which is on Framework 3.5)?  Please suggest the options.

    Thanks,

    Ajit

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:38 PM

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  • It depends on whether you want to be certified in 3.5 or 4.0.  The following link provides details of what exams you need to sit to gain the appropriate certification:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx#tab2


    Jeff Wharton
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    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:58 PM
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  • Hi Jeff,

    I want to go for 3.5 Framework. However my question I have completed MCTS in framework 2.0, Can I go for 3.5 Framework directily? or is there any exam to convert it to 3.5 Framework. I got confused looking at below exams required to complete MCPD:

    MCTS prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
     Exam 70-536
    MCTS prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5,—Windows Forms Application Development
     Exam 70-505
    MCPD requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
     Exam 70-563

    Can I directily go for  Exam 70-563 ?

    Thanks,

    Ajit

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:39 AM
  • There is no exam to convert your MCTS Framework 2.0 certifications to 3.5 so you will need to take the 3.5 exams directly
    Jeff Wharton
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:57 AM
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  • So I have to give Exam 70-563 to become MCPD?

    -Ajit

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:10 AM
  • You will also need to do 70-505

    Jeff Wharton
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:12 AM
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  • So MS  .NET Framework 2.0 –Windows Based Client Development (70-526) is not useful? I want to give 70-505 and 70-563?

    Looks strange!! :)

    -Ajit

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:18 AM
  • Why does it look strange?  70-526 is a 2.0 exam and you want to become 3.5 certified, so why would you assume that 70-526 could be used to obtain a 3.5 MCPD certificatio.
    Jeff Wharton
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:25 AM
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  • Hi Ajit,

     

    >>>>Should I go for Exam 70-563 (which is on Framework 3.5)?  <<<<<<<,

              My suggestion if you go for Framework 4.0, it is good for you.  becuase certification for 3.5  , it may expair next year or first of 2013.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx#vs2010


    Thank You
    Tapan Pattanaik
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:44 AM
  • Hi Ajit,

     

    >>>>Should I go for Exam 70-563 (which is on Framework 3.5)?  <<<<<<<,

              My suggestion if you go for Framework 4.0 it is good for you.  becuase certification for 3.5  , it may expair next year or first of 2013.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx#vs2010


    Thank You
    Tapan Pattanaik

    Don't mark your own replies as answers as this is against forum protocol!
    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
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    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:45 AM
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  • Usually there are no upgrades for MCTS as they are only 1 exam. In your case to go from MCTS .NET 2.0 to MCTS .NET 3.5 it IS only 1 exam.

    Even though .NET 2.0 is a subset of 3.5 you cannot use it as a prerequisite to your MCPD on .NET 3.5

    What you can do is use the exam 70-536 which you have already completed.

    So to get your MCPD on Windows Developer .NET 3.5 you need the exams 70-505 and 70-563 - as Jeff quite rightly pointed out.

    The question is whether you want to continue with the MCPD .NET 3.5 which for you is 2 exams or just start on the MCPD .NET 4 which is a total of 4 exams IIRC.

    The paths available to you are the following

    MCPD .NET 3.5 - Exams 70-505 & 70-563

    MCPD.NET 4.0 - Have MCPD .NET 3.5 and exam 70-521

    MCPD.NET 4.0 - Exams 70-511, 70-513, 70-516 and 70-518

    Those are your options in a nutshell

     

     

     

     


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    • Marked as answer by Ajit Porlekar Thursday, August 11, 2011 3:22 PM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:25 AM
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