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  • Hi,

    do you get MCP status when passing exam 70-505? I couldn't find any answer regarding this anywhere. It is generally very unclear which exam will give you MCP status.

    Thanks,
    Gero
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 7:57 PM

Answers

  • The term MCP is used both as a general term for all Microsoft Certified Professionals and as the name of a credential. As an MCTS, you become part of the Microsoft Certified Professional community, with access to all related benefits, information, and activities. You do not earn a credential titled “MCP.” You should use the MCTS credential on your resume and in business collateral; thereby indicating your specialty and that you are a member of the MCP community at large.

    Hope this is helpful.


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    • Proposed as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by GeroG Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:42 AM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:43 AM

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  • Hi Gero,

    As this is one of the new generation exams this does not give you your MCP. After passing the exam you may gain access to the MCP Member site although I am not sure.

    You do not earn any certificates with this exam however this exam counts as credit towards the following certifications:
    MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications

    See the link below:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-505

    Hope this helps.
    Eric
    • Proposed as answer by Eric Stauss Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:08 PM
    Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:06 PM
  • Actually,when you pass a MS exam, you are a MCP.  See http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcp-member-sites.aspx
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 12:40 AM
    Answerer
  • I believe that is only when you pass the older generation exams, like 70-270, 70-291, etc... that you earn MCP. When you pass a next gen exam ie, 70-640, 70-642, etc...you gain MCTS status instead of MCP, however you still recieve the MCP befefits, such as access to the MCP Member site, and more.

    If you look at the following page you will see that after passing the 70-291 you earn MCP status:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-291

    Now the following page shows that passing the 70-642 gives you MCTS status:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-642&locale=en-us

    Now there are some cases where passing one of the new exams does not give you MCTS status, ie the 70-505. In order to obtain the MCTS status using this exam you have to pass the 70-536 as well. After you have pass both exams you will have earned MCTS staus as .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications

    The following page shows which exams you need to pass in order to earn the MCTS status:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2



    Eric
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 3:09 AM
  • The term MCP is used both as a general term for all Microsoft Certified Professionals and as the name of a credential. As an MCTS, you become part of the Microsoft Certified Professional community, with access to all related benefits, information, and activities. You do not earn a credential titled “MCP.” You should use the MCTS credential on your resume and in business collateral; thereby indicating your specialty and that you are a member of the MCP community at large.

    Hope this is helpful.


    Rubel Khan - MY BLOG!
    If your question was truly answered, please mark it as Answered and Vote as helpful. Thank you in advance.
    • Proposed as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:43 AM
    • Marked as answer by GeroG Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:42 AM
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:43 AM
  • Thanks for your answers. Think I will head towards MCTS.

    Gero
    Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:42 AM