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Which .NET certification should I do? Please help me out. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm interested in obtaining Microsoft certification for .NET. I have learned C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET and Microsoft SQL server 2008. I searched on the official Microsoft website, but I couldn't find any certification which matches my skills. I'm looking at a beginner level certification. Could someone please let me know which is the Microsoft certification suitable for me, based on the skills I have mentioned? If there is no exact match, please let me know the closest match. Thank you.

    P.S. I'm a fresher with no experience.

    • Edited by funkyzoom Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:45 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 3:29 AM

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  • Hi Funkyzoom

    Sorry for that late response, but I hope you'll still read it and accept my answer.

    As you can read through the blog post linked above, there are others asking the pretty same question. You don't have to be an expert in all the new stuff like async and so on, but you should be familiar with it.

    In my opinion it makes a lot more sense to take an newer exam than an older one. You'll get more reputation and you'll get more knowledge out of the new one. So I would go for it, although it might take several weeks to prepare. I prepared my self for the certification, which lasted only several weeks.

    Don't hesitate to ask me further questions directly via Twitter.


    Twitter: @CHBernasconiC
    Blog: www.claudiobernasconi.ch

    Monday, March 25, 2013 10:18 PM

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  • Hi,

    You might have a look the Microsoft Dynamics certifications:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/dynamics-certification.aspx#fbid=jMR2BcqA6nQ

    Or the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx#fbid=jMR2BcqA6nQ


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 9:52 AM
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  • Respected sir, thanks a lot for your reply. I have decided to take up this certification

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-515#fbid=3igyFl51-Pz (I'm sorry, the site is not allowing me to post links because it says my account is not verified)

    It is TS:Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, which is a part of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). I know that this certification is no longer under development, but this is the only one which matched my skills closely. So will it be useful if I take up this exam? Thank you.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:15 PM
  • Please take in mind that this certification is targeting .NET Framework 4.0 whereas the new series of certifications is targeting .NET Framework 4.5.

    MCSD:
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsd-certification.aspx#fbid=fFhRMmoDnh3

    If you plan to take the 70-483 exam, I can recommend you a good preparation article which has helped out a lot people on this forum.

    Hope you find a certification which fits you goals best.


    Twitter: @CHBernasconiC
    Blog: www.claudiobernasconi.ch

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:17 PM
  • @Caludio Bernasconi

    Actually I'm trained in using Visual Studio 2010 with .NET Framework 4.0, so if I opt for 70-483 (.NET 4.5), should I need to learn a lot more? I won't be getting any training for that, so I'll have to learn on my own. Please advice. Thank you.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:49 PM
  • Hi Funkyzoom

    Sorry for that late response, but I hope you'll still read it and accept my answer.

    As you can read through the blog post linked above, there are others asking the pretty same question. You don't have to be an expert in all the new stuff like async and so on, but you should be familiar with it.

    In my opinion it makes a lot more sense to take an newer exam than an older one. You'll get more reputation and you'll get more knowledge out of the new one. So I would go for it, although it might take several weeks to prepare. I prepared my self for the certification, which lasted only several weeks.

    Don't hesitate to ask me further questions directly via Twitter.


    Twitter: @CHBernasconiC
    Blog: www.claudiobernasconi.ch

    Monday, March 25, 2013 10:18 PM
  • Hi Funkyzoom,

    Do you now have sufficient information to select the certification track that is right for you?


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    Monday, April 8, 2013 7:45 AM
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