Does it need to get 70-536 certification to get MCTS certified RRS feed

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  • Hello all,

    I am planning to get MCTS certification. I am planning to get it through the 70-515. But to do this should I need to appear for both the 70-536 and 70-515 exams or only 70-515 is sufficient enough to get the MCTS certification.


    thanks in advance.

    Saturday, April 2, 2011 11:58 AM


  • Hello, Madhusmitarout.

    I understand your question.

    The short answer is "No". Once you pass 70-515 for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4, you will have earned the certification "MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications". No additional exams required. Great!

    However, if you want to become an MCTS in one of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 technologies, you need to pass 70-536 (.NET 2.0 App Foundation) and also an exam for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5. The reason Microsoft requires this is because .NET 3.5 is mostly (80%) still based on the .NET 2.0 libraries. Thankfully, .NET 4 was a totally new framework, not requiring an earlier version to exist. Learn more here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-vstudio.aspx#tab3

    Please let me know if I didn't answer your question.

    Good luck on you certification goals!

    Best wishes,
    Davin Mickelson

    Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:48 PM