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Why passing 70-486 exam doesn't grant you a specialist title like 70-480? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Why passing 70-486 doesn't grant you the specialist title just like 70-480? How do I refer the passing of 70-486 in my resume without showing the transcript?

    Thanks,

    Sam

    Friday, May 15, 2015 8:47 PM

Answers

  • As you have 70-480 and 70-486 you will need to pass 70-483 or 70-487 to achive MCSD: Web Applications.


    No, 70-483 will not give you the MCSD. It can be used instead of 70-480, but since you alredy have passed 70-480 it won't add anything towards the MCSD (although it will give you another MCTS). In order to achieve the MCSD you will necessarily have to pass 70-487.
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:39 AM

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  • Some exams grant you status as MCS, MCTS... Other exams count as part of path giving you greater status as MCSD, MCSE...

    In past almost all exams where giving you title of MCTS and you needed group of those to achive MCSD or MCITP.

    Now only few exams are giving you MCS status, some of them are exams on path to specific certificate and some of them are standalone.

    70-480 is one in few that is giving you title of MCS that are part of certification path. Non of exams that are needed for Windows Server or SQL Server are giving you title untill you pass all 3 needed to MCSA or plus 2 more to MCSE.

    So you can state in your resume that you have passed some exams but you need to finish certification path to add a title to it.

    As you have 70-480 and 70-486 you will need to pass 70-483 or 70-487 to achive MCSD: Web Applications. So one more is not so bad, good luck with passing it.


    Mustafa Toroman

    • Marked as answer by EverForest Sunday, May 17, 2015 6:04 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by EverForest Sunday, May 17, 2015 6:07 PM
    Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:34 PM
  • As you have 70-480 and 70-486 you will need to pass 70-483 or 70-487 to achive MCSD: Web Applications.


    No, 70-483 will not give you the MCSD. It can be used instead of 70-480, but since you alredy have passed 70-480 it won't add anything towards the MCSD (although it will give you another MCTS). In order to achieve the MCSD you will necessarily have to pass 70-487.
    Sunday, May 17, 2015 5:39 AM
  • Alberto is right. 70-483 is alternative to 70-480 so it doesn't count.

    Wonder how should I state the completed exam on my resume?

    Something like:

    MCSD Completed 2/3:

    - 70-480: HTML, CSS3 and  JavaScript, May 2015

    - 70-486: Developing Application with MVC5, May 2015

    Do you think these are fine?

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 6:07 PM
  • That would be OK but passing 3rd exam and geting MCSD would give you more weight so try achiving this. From my expirience, having certificates gives you big plus when applying for position and makes you stand out from other developers. I personally would always give adventage to candidate that has certificates. First it gives adventage to my company for applying for MS Partner, second candidate had to show good knowledge to pass exam.

    And Alberto is right, you will need to pass 70-487. Among 80 courses I'm certified to teach is 0 VS courses ( I teach Windows Server and SQL Server courses mostly), so I'm not up to date on that part. Sorry for misleading you, luckly you found mistake soon.


    Mustafa Toroman

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 8:38 PM
  • Hi, EverForest.

    You're right; there is no Specialist title for this exam.

    However, by passing the exam, you did earn the title of Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). You also have the right to state that you passed this exam on your resume. Simply state that you passed the 70-486 exam with the full exam title and the date you passed it. Optionally, you may wish to include a score and/or a copy of the exam results.

    You can also add that you are working towards the MCSD: Web Apps title (it shows ambition) but it will still mean something that you did indeed pass this advanced web programming exam.

    Congratulations!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Monday, May 18, 2015 8:01 PM
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  • Thanks all for the quick replies. I want to take the last exam but I must find a job at the same time because of resources. Any one know about the current IT job market in Edmonton Canada?

    Sam

    Monday, May 18, 2015 9:14 PM