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  • Question

  • Hello MSDN members.I am from India.I am pursuing a course in Computer Applications.I am a beginner in VB.net.

     

    I have been asked by my employer to get a certification in VB.net.They have not pointed out any specific certification.Hence I visited microsoft certification page to find one.But I am unable to figure out.

     

    Please advise me which certification can I go for.

    Thanks,

    Nelson A

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 12:52 PM

Answers

  • Since the request to work toward certification comes from your employer, maybe you should ask them what it is they want out of this. 

    You will probably be asked to either work towards a certification as a developer of desktop applications (Windows Forms) or web applications (ASP.NET). In both cases I would start by taking exam 70-536. Preparing for this exam will undoubtedly teach a lot about .NET development in general. After that you can take either exam 70-505 or the ASP.NET exam (don't know the number)

    Good luck!

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 1:55 PM
  • You do not earn a VB.NET certification for passing 70-536, but as 7th Element mentioned it is required to earn a VB.NET certification (unless you focus on Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4).

    If you are pretty comfortable/confident with either desktop (Windows Forms) or Web (ASP.NET) development you might feel more comfortable taking those exams (Windows Forms 70-505 / ASP.NET 70-562) prior to taking 70-536.  In my opinion the 70-536 is more broad based covering more topics than the Windows or Web specific exams.  But I agree with the others in saying that it is a great exam for personal/professional growth and development!

    Check out this site for more information about the Visual Studio / .NET Framework exams - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab1

    Good luck whatever approach you take!

    Friday, May 7, 2010 7:07 AM

All replies

  • Since the request to work toward certification comes from your employer, maybe you should ask them what it is they want out of this. 

    You will probably be asked to either work towards a certification as a developer of desktop applications (Windows Forms) or web applications (ASP.NET). In both cases I would start by taking exam 70-536. Preparing for this exam will undoubtedly teach a lot about .NET development in general. After that you can take either exam 70-505 or the ASP.NET exam (don't know the number)

    Good luck!

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 1:55 PM
  • Thank you 7th element.

    So 70-536 is a must before you start to get any certification.

     

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 4:04 AM
  • I wouldn't say it's a must but I do think that it is a good approach. 70-536 is an important exam for personal development, more than for certification and after taking 70-536 you can go either way: Windows Forms programming or ASP.NET programming.

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7:44 AM
  • First approach is 70-536 is programing exam. Good luck
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 9:19 AM
  • Do we get any certificate on completion of 70-536 ?
    Friday, May 7, 2010 3:56 AM
  • You do not earn a VB.NET certification for passing 70-536, but as 7th Element mentioned it is required to earn a VB.NET certification (unless you focus on Visual Studio 2010 / .NET Framework 4).

    If you are pretty comfortable/confident with either desktop (Windows Forms) or Web (ASP.NET) development you might feel more comfortable taking those exams (Windows Forms 70-505 / ASP.NET 70-562) prior to taking 70-536.  In my opinion the 70-536 is more broad based covering more topics than the Windows or Web specific exams.  But I agree with the others in saying that it is a great exam for personal/professional growth and development!

    Check out this site for more information about the Visual Studio / .NET Framework exams - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab1

    Good luck whatever approach you take!

    Friday, May 7, 2010 7:07 AM