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  • I have one year of development experience in .net and C# and want to pursue MS certification. At this point interested in doing MCTS exam 70-515 but it retired in July so which exam has replaced 70-515. Thanks
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:34 PM

Answers

  • The latest exam for web application development would be 70-486 ("Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications"). Please, read the "Skills measured" in the exam description page, because the requirements are significantly different from those of 70-515; it's not just a version upgrade:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-486.aspx

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:49 PM
  • Exam 70-515: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-515.aspx

    The 70-515 exam did not retire on July 31st, 2013 as originally proposed. Microsoft changed the .NET 4.0 certifications so they are not considered retired on July 31st, 2013. Here is the official announcement:
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2013/02/08/update-on-visual-studio-2010-exam-retirement-dates.aspx#fbid=ZI32qorw_5P

    Microsoft updated this on some of their web pages. However, there are a few remaining locations on the Microsoft Certification site that still have the July 31st, 2013 retirement date. Microsoft has done a poor job in updating all the web pages to remove the July 31, 2013 retirement date.

    Occasionally, a member of the Microsoft certification has stated in blog entries or forum replies that some of the .NET 4.0 developer exams have been slated for retirement on July 31st, 2014. Note that Microsoft has also reserved the right to move that date again as it approaches, if they deem it necessary.

    Apparently, the Microsoft certification team expects all "cutting edge" developers interested in earning the new MCSD titles to only be interested in TFS, SharePoint, created MVC/Azure web solutions, or creating storefront apps for Windows 8.1 (JavaScript or C# - VB is dead, too) instead of the ancient dying Windows Forms, WPF, Web Forms technologies. Why else would they completely ignore them for the new MCSD title? It should be interesting to see how Microsoft addresses the fact that Visual Studio 2013 combines Web Forms and MVC into the same project.

    I hope this helps. I really hope you pass the exam! If you pass the required exams before July 31st, 2014, you can earn an MCPD title for Visual Studio 2010. Here they are:

    Web Developer 4
    Build interactive, data-driven ASP.NET applications by using ASP.NET 4 for both intranet and Internet uses.

    Title

    Required exam

    TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    515

    TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    513

    TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    516

    PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    519


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:39 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • The latest exam for web application development would be 70-486 ("Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications"). Please, read the "Skills measured" in the exam description page, because the requirements are significantly different from those of 70-515; it's not just a version upgrade:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-486.aspx

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:49 PM
  • Exam 70-515: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-515.aspx

    The 70-515 exam did not retire on July 31st, 2013 as originally proposed. Microsoft changed the .NET 4.0 certifications so they are not considered retired on July 31st, 2013. Here is the official announcement:
    http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2013/02/08/update-on-visual-studio-2010-exam-retirement-dates.aspx#fbid=ZI32qorw_5P

    Microsoft updated this on some of their web pages. However, there are a few remaining locations on the Microsoft Certification site that still have the July 31st, 2013 retirement date. Microsoft has done a poor job in updating all the web pages to remove the July 31, 2013 retirement date.

    Occasionally, a member of the Microsoft certification has stated in blog entries or forum replies that some of the .NET 4.0 developer exams have been slated for retirement on July 31st, 2014. Note that Microsoft has also reserved the right to move that date again as it approaches, if they deem it necessary.

    Apparently, the Microsoft certification team expects all "cutting edge" developers interested in earning the new MCSD titles to only be interested in TFS, SharePoint, created MVC/Azure web solutions, or creating storefront apps for Windows 8.1 (JavaScript or C# - VB is dead, too) instead of the ancient dying Windows Forms, WPF, Web Forms technologies. Why else would they completely ignore them for the new MCSD title? It should be interesting to see how Microsoft addresses the fact that Visual Studio 2013 combines Web Forms and MVC into the same project.

    I hope this helps. I really hope you pass the exam! If you pass the required exams before July 31st, 2014, you can earn an MCPD title for Visual Studio 2010. Here they are:

    Web Developer 4
    Build interactive, data-driven ASP.NET applications by using ASP.NET 4 for both intranet and Internet uses.

    Title

    Required exam

    TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    515

    TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    513

    TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    516

    PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    519


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:39 PM
    Answerer