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MCTS Doubts

    Question

  • Hi,

    I want to take MCTS certification. So for that, is I need to pass 3 exams in specific technology or only one exam?

    Please advice.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:30 PM

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  • Only One Exam for thespecific  technology 

    see the table below for your technology

    Your goal

    Certification

    Requirements

    To create rich Internet-based applications by using Microsoft Silverlight.

    MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development

    Exam 70-506: TS: Silverlight 4, Development

    To create Windows-based applications that run on corporate servers or user desktop computers.

    MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications

    Exam 70-511: TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    To create applications that communicate with servers or other applications in a connected or disconnected state.

    MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications

    Exam 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    To create web-based applications that run on the ASP.NET platform and are hosted on Internet Information Server.

    MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications

    Exam 70-515: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    To create data-driven applications that access data from various sources, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Office Access, object data sources, XML, or other flat-file sources.

    MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access

    Exam 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#vs2010mcts

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2


    www.tnvbalaji.com

    • Proposed as answer by TNVBalaji Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:38 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Mr. WhartyModerator Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:00 AM
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:38 PM
  • Dear SHINOJmm,

    To earn MCTS Certification, you need to pass one corresponding exam. For more information about Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification, exam(s) and benefits, please visit Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) web page on Microsoft Learning website.

    Towards your success.


    Shyam Singh
    MCTS

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    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:04 PM
  • There are many MCTS certifications for various Microsoft Technologies.  You need to be more specific.  Which technology do you want to certify in? 

    Sonja, Microsoft CPLS, South Africa

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:49 AM
  • Hi

    On average you only need one exam for most of the MCTS certifications. The exceptions to this are mainly in the .NET 2.0 and 3.5 exams as they require to have exam 70-536 passed first. This means that only your first MCTS on .NET 2.0 or 3.5 requires passing this exam. Subsequent MCTS will only require one as you will have already passed the rereq.



    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com

    70-515 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-505 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links
    70-433 Objectives List with MSDN Links

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:05 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,


    I want to take Exam 70-515 in dotnet 4.0 . For that Is I need to pass any other exams?.

    Please suggest.


    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:20 PM
  • Hi,

    no, you don't need any exams before taking this exam. You can start right with it.


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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:27 PM
    Answerer
  • Dear SHINOJmm,

    No, you do not need to pass any other exam(s) than Exam 70-515: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications certification.

    However, if you want to earn Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification you'll have to pass other exam(s) corresponding to the particular MCPD Certification(s). For more information about various MCPD Certifications and corresponding exam(s) visit the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) web page on Microsoft Learning website.

    Towards your success.


    Shyam Singh
    MCTS

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    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:41 PM
  • Hi,

          According to some reply, it seems like not need to pass any other exam for 70-515, so we can direct move to 70-515.

    But i also have seen some posts that presenting we have to clear 2 - 3 exam before 70-515. I am new to .net plateform and wanna to clear .net 4.0 as web devlpmnt. But gotta confused yet that should i go for 70-515 direct or need to pass some pre-exam?

    So please let me know also.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:37 AM
  • There are no pre-requisites for sitting exam 70-515. 

    Can you please provide links to the other posts which state you need to do 2-3 exams before 70-515,


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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:40 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

         Thanks Mr. wharty for your reply. I was googled it too long ago and i found that, but do not remember now. I will post as i get that again.

    and do you have list of topic / syllabus which involved into exam 70-515, it will help me a lot to my self preparation.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:37 AM
  • Hi,

         Thanks Mr. wharty for your reply. I was googled it too long ago and i found that, but do not remember now. I will post as i get that again.

    and do you have list of topic / syllabus which involved into exam 70-515, it will help me a lot to my self preparation.

    Thanks.

    Best place to start would be http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-515

    Niall Merrigan has also put together a series of posts (6) on studying for this exam http://www.certsandprogs.com/2010/03/mcts-web-applications-net-4-70-515.html#axzz1nCFeafwG


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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:45 AM
    Moderator
    • Proposed as answer by jeet4v Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:32 AM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetMVP, Editor Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:35 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:23 AM
    Moderator
  • But mr. wharty,

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-515  this article(Audience Profile section) says candidate should have years of experience on .net 4.0.

    So experience is compulsion or not? (for 70-515)

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:23 AM
  • Of course it is.  Just like any exam.

    Why would you take an exam if you didn't have any experience in the technology?


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:24 AM
    Moderator
  • Of course, you need some practial experience (like in any other exam) for the exam, but it is not (officially) required for taking the exam. Like said you need no other exam before taking 70-515, but you should have hands-on experience with web technologies.

    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.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:27 AM
    Answerer
  • Article says:

    1. Candidates should have a minimum of two to three years of experience developing Web-based applications by using Visual Studio and Microsoft ASP.NET.

    2. Candidates should also have a minimum of one year of experience with the following: (.......)

    and you mean if candidate has experience then it will be more better.

    I have one year of experience in web development, So can i eligible for 70-515?

    I need you help.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:49 AM
  • The article is a guide to what's required.  Some poeple with less experience have sat and past the exam, some with more experience have failed.  Every person is different so there's no rule that fits all test takers.

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    • Proposed as answer by jeet4v Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:10 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by jeet4v Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:11 AM
    • Proposed as answer by jeet4v Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:11 AM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetMVP, Editor Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:35 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:51 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank You mr. wharty, cause of your help i came to know less or more experience it does not matter. Candidate will score according to his knowledge.


    Thanks again.

    And will you please guide me some more about its preparation, means how can i prepare more better for self preparation?

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:16 AM
  • The way I usually study is by doing what Niall has done in his posts on the exam (http://www.certsandprogs.com/2010/03/mcts-web-applications-net-4-70-515.html#axzz1nCFeafwG).  I look at the skills being measured in the exam and then research the content using MSDN Online.

    Check out this free training kit as well http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/VS2010TrainingCourse


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript


    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Mr. Niall, you mean experience not compulsory, but exp is there it will better to understand more?
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:32 AM
  • Hi,

    my personal opinion on this:

    1st: Yes, you should have experience. But that is nothing Microsoft / Prometric / the test center will check. When you take your test you do not have to give them a proove that you worked multiple years in this area or so.

    2nd: So you should simply try to get experience. 2 or 3 years experience in a job are not as good as multiple weeks of concentrated playing around with a technology. So one way to prepare could be to take the self-paced training kit and then go through all chapters. After each chapter make sure that you really play around with the technology covered in the chapter. You normaly have some examples you coud take or just create your own solution from the use-case or build your own test application. It must not be something usefull. But make sure to really play around! Also look up the classes on MSDN and make sure that you used all properties, methods and events in your examples. Then you should have a deep understanding together with the experience required. (But as said in 1st: Nobody will check that you did it!)

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:48 AM
    Answerer
  • Thanks Mr. kanrad, your response cleared all the things.

    Thanks a lot.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:07 PM
  • Mr wharty URL helped me as point of topics to be covered in the exam.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:35 PM
  • Thanks all for ur contributions
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:43 PM