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  • Dear Friends,

    Can any one of u understands what Microsoft Certification Webpage means by Retirement of MCAD Exams. Generally If exams are retired a new syllabus has to be published replacing the old one. But there is no information about it. I suppose, MCAD certification itself has retired. 

    Pls let me know the right thing about it.
    EMCUBE
    • Moved by edhickey Monday, May 4, 2009 2:29 PM More appropriate Forum (From:Microsoft Codename 'Oslo')
    Monday, May 4, 2009 2:20 PM

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  • Hi,
    The exams that lead to the MCAD certification and the certification itself have retired as of March 2009. What this means is that you no longer can achieve this certification.  Beginning with Visual Studio 2005, the certification structure for developers changed.  You earn your MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) by passing the 70-536 exam and either the Windows, Web or Enterprise exam.  These exams focus on real world skills that you would need to know. You can follow up with another exam to earn the appropriate MCPD (Professional developer) credential. The MCPS exams test your knowledge of choosing and implementing the correct technology based upon the problem domain and constraints.
    Please not that at this time there are two sets of MCTS/MCPD exams. The first set focuses on Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 while the newer set focuses on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5.
    Here is  a link that points to the various certification paths:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx
    Please let me know if you have any more questions. I will be glad to help.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD, MCITP, MCAD, etc.
    Monday, May 4, 2009 8:58 PM

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  • Hi Emcube,

    I've moved this to the Learning Forums where you are much more likely to get a good answer.

    Thanks,

    Ed
    Monday, May 4, 2009 2:30 PM
  • Hi,
    The exams that lead to the MCAD certification and the certification itself have retired as of March 2009. What this means is that you no longer can achieve this certification.  Beginning with Visual Studio 2005, the certification structure for developers changed.  You earn your MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) by passing the 70-536 exam and either the Windows, Web or Enterprise exam.  These exams focus on real world skills that you would need to know. You can follow up with another exam to earn the appropriate MCPD (Professional developer) credential. The MCPS exams test your knowledge of choosing and implementing the correct technology based upon the problem domain and constraints.
    Please not that at this time there are two sets of MCTS/MCPD exams. The first set focuses on Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 while the newer set focuses on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5.
    Here is  a link that points to the various certification paths:  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx
    Please let me know if you have any more questions. I will be glad to help.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD, MCITP, MCAD, etc.
    Monday, May 4, 2009 8:58 PM
  • thanks.
    EMCUBE
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:13 PM