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  • Hi, I'm about to start studying towards 70-515 and wonder if anyone knows if its likely to be updated at any point for MVC3 or not? I'm new to MS Certification so not sure if this sort of thing would ever happen or the exam would just be replaced by a more up to date equivalent, so apologies if its a simple one! Thanks
    Monday, July 11, 2011 1:47 PM

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  • Well, MVC3 is NOT included in Visual Studio 2010; you need to install it separately by means of a download. I am not aware that any exam has previously been updated based on newly available downloadable material. AFAIK they are always based on the features that are included in the original products.

    And anyway, from the pont of view of the topics that are listed in the "skills measured" list, MVC3 would be basically the same as MVC2. Okay, so there may be some new ActionResult sub-classes, and they could include a couple of questions about the Razor engine, but it is unlikely that these would substantially affect your ability to pass the exam, especially if you have already experimented creating some views with Razor. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

     

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 6:57 AM

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  • Please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-515#tab2. The exam as the page describes is currently focusing on MVC 2.0, but you should take care about the note mentioned at the bottom of the page:

    Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.


    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Web Development with .NET 4.0.


    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:03 PM
  • Hi, thanks for the reply. I know the exam is currently focus on MVC 2.0 what I'm wondering is if Microsoft tend to update their exams to cover newer releases of their development tools and technologies or if 70-515 is destined to remain as an MVC 2.0 exam forever more.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:48 PM
  • I don't know exactly, but the 70-515 Training Kit book states that the exam objectives listed there are current and are subject to change at any time without prior notice and at Microsoft’s sole discretion, which could mean that there is a chance to change the version involved of the MVC! not sure.

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Web Development with .NET 4.0.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 3:04 PM
  • Hi, thanks for the reply. I know the exam is currently focus on MVC 2.0 what I'm wondering is if Microsoft tend to update their exams to cover newer releases of their development tools and technologies or if 70-515 is destined to remain as an MVC 2.0 exam forever more.

    Tim,

       Although 3.0 is the latest one, you wouldn't see much of a change between 2.0 and 3.0. Moreover it covers just 13% of the test. So you may not worry about it much and carry on with the rest, 


    Rakesh
    • Proposed as answer by Rakesh Vasu Monday, July 11, 2011 5:33 PM
    Monday, July 11, 2011 5:33 PM
  • Tim,

       Although 3.0 is the latest one, you wouldn't see much of a change between 2.0 and 3.0. Moreover it covers just 13% of the test. So you may not worry about it much and carry on with the rest, 


    Rakesh
    I suspect if they will change to MVC 3.0, they would focus more on the Razor view engine syntax and some other features like Self-validating models.
    ...
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Web Development with .NET 4.0.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 8:08 PM
  • Well, MVC3 is NOT included in Visual Studio 2010; you need to install it separately by means of a download. I am not aware that any exam has previously been updated based on newly available downloadable material. AFAIK they are always based on the features that are included in the original products.

    And anyway, from the pont of view of the topics that are listed in the "skills measured" list, MVC3 would be basically the same as MVC2. Okay, so there may be some new ActionResult sub-classes, and they could include a couple of questions about the Razor engine, but it is unlikely that these would substantially affect your ability to pass the exam, especially if you have already experimented creating some views with Razor. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

     

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 6:57 AM
  • Hi, all thanks for your helpful responses - it sounds like the exam won't change which is fine. After complection of the exam I'd likely be involved in a project which is already using MVC 3, so just wanted to know if it was worth holding off for now, but I'll press on. Thanks again.
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:19 AM