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  • Hi,

    I am looking to take my first Microsoft exam as a .NET web developer. This would be my first Microsoft exam and therefore I would like a recommendation on whether I should take exams 70-562 and 70-536 or just the 70-515?

    I haven't really got many years experience as a .NET developer so the main question would be for someone to explain the difficulty of each of the exams listed above if possible?

    Thank you.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:42 PM

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  • Hi Friend,

      I will suggest you to take the 70-515, which is for .NET 4.0. Because microsoft will stop conducting the 3.5 exams.

     


    -- Thanks Ajith R Nair
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:06 PM
  • Hi,

    I am looking to take my first Microsoft exam as a .NET web developer. This would be my first Microsoft exam and therefore I would like a recommendation on whether I should take exams 70-562 and 70-536 or just the 70-515?

    I haven't really got many years experience as a .NET developer so the main question would be for someone to explain the difficulty of each of the exams listed above if possible?

    Thank you.


    The difficulty depends on the level of experience in the technology being tested.  The more exposure you've had with the technology, the easier an exam will be.  The best way to guage whether you would be able to do an exam is to review the Skills Measured in each exam and determine whether yo know the content or not.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-562

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-536

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-515

     

     


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
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    Friday, November 11, 2011 4:12 AM
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  • They all seem to require the same amount of experience (2 or 3 years). What I would really like to know is how the difficulty rating of the exams compare or which would be an easier route to gain MCTS?

    I understand that taking the 70-515 allows one to become a MCTS, whereas both 70-562 and 70-536 would have to be taken to gain the the accreditation. So the question really is, is 70-515 as difficult as both 70-562 and 70-536 combined or are they equally as difficult? And does 70-515 cover all content from both the other 2 or not?

    Friday, November 11, 2011 11:54 AM
  • Friend,
         As Jeff said, its all depends on the experience you have on technology. If you are currently working on .NET framework 4 or want to move, then go for 4.0 certifcation(70-515). In Any case, it tests your knowledge in Technology and ability to solve the problems using it. The links pinted out there by Jeff, in that you can move to the tab "Skills Measured" and rate yourself how comfirtable you are with that. Then go for the suitable one. There is nothing like easy go... As i mentioned, for 3.5 certification you need two exams and for the new one you need to have only one.

       And if yo think, ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.0, what are the differences. if you know that, 515 is easy. Becasue it will have couple of quetions from the new things as well. MVC also included in 4.0 Certification. So it will be worth having the latest certification than the one which is going to expire.

     


    -- Thanks Ajith R Nair
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 3:21 AM
  • i am graduated IS with N+ and A+ certificates as well. I have two years experience as data analyst but i am unemployed now and since one year and a half.

    hence, i am planning to take MCTS or MCPD in .NET to qualify my self to get employed in programming. But i donno which MCPD track is better and more favorable i the IT market and which track has many vacancies. Is it the windows developer path , web developer path or enterprize/azur path.

    And which country is good to study that since its not available in UAE.

    i appreciate your response.

    thanks in advance a best regards/


    xjazzx
    Monday, November 14, 2011 2:56 PM