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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I'm a new bie to this forum and to the Microsoft Certifications as well. Would like to get some guidance regarding the certifications related to .Net. Am currently having 5+ years of exp working in C#, Asp.Net.

    1) I've heard about MCTS and MCPD Certifications and found that in order to qualify for MCPD one has to qualify and pass the related MCTS exam. Please validate my understanding.

    2) I've also heard that related to .net the certification exams have an expiry of July 31, 2013. What does this mean? Aren't we going to get our Certifications/Transcripts after that date for what we have appeared and passed before?

    3) I've passed 070-480 exam couple of days before, which says that I'd be getting an Microsoft Specialist Certificate. Even though I got the certificate as Specialist, the logo, when I went to download, in the MCP site says "Microsoft Certified Professional" but not "Microsoft Specialist", but whereas Microsoft says that there'll be a different logo for this. Is there any way that i need to get that logo or what I got is the only logo available for specialist exams too?

    Thanks,

    Ravi

    Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:37 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ravi,

    I'll try to answer your questions:

    1) You don't need the related MCTS to sit a PRO exam, but to gain the MCPD title (or now the MCSD) you have to pass all exams in the appropriate track.

    2) That means that the exams will retire, so you won't be able to take them after this date. The certifications you gained before will not retire.

    3) Exam 70-480 is a special one (introduced with the new exam series). With that you became a Microsoft Specialist, but with passing your first Microsoft exam you also became a Microsoft Certified Professional (don't get confused with the other title called MCPD). I passed this exams several weeks ago, but haven't checked if there is a separate logo for that. Just have a look at your logo builder on the MCP site. It can take some time before you receive a confirmation that you have passed this exam. With that email everything you can do on this site should be set up.


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    • Marked as answer by Ravi Krishna G Monday, December 31, 2012 6:21 AM
    Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:23 PM
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All replies

  • Hi Ravi,

    I'll try to answer your questions:

    1) You don't need the related MCTS to sit a PRO exam, but to gain the MCPD title (or now the MCSD) you have to pass all exams in the appropriate track.

    2) That means that the exams will retire, so you won't be able to take them after this date. The certifications you gained before will not retire.

    3) Exam 70-480 is a special one (introduced with the new exam series). With that you became a Microsoft Specialist, but with passing your first Microsoft exam you also became a Microsoft Certified Professional (don't get confused with the other title called MCPD). I passed this exams several weeks ago, but haven't checked if there is a separate logo for that. Just have a look at your logo builder on the MCP site. It can take some time before you receive a confirmation that you have passed this exam. With that email everything you can do on this site should be set up.


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    • Marked as answer by Ravi Krishna G Monday, December 31, 2012 6:21 AM
    Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:23 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Horizon_Net,

    Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

    Monday, December 31, 2012 6:23 AM