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MCTS Certs - Im confused.

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by Abbid, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Abbid

    Abbid Bit Poster

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    Hi all,

    With my course provider i was on track to do the MCAD and while on this track my under standing was that as soon as i did one exam i would get an MCP and then upon completion of the course i would be a MCAD.

    But now that the MCAD has been discontinued my course outline has change to the 70-536 and then the 70-562 (ASP.NET).

    I am told that there is no MCP anymore.
    Once i complete the 70-536, i become a MCTS (in C#) and then i on completion of the 70-562 i get a MCTS in ASP.NET.

    Is this correct?
     
  2. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Incorrect.

    The MCTS track doesnt grant you an MCP, but MCP's still exist for other tracks.

    Also, the 70-536 on its own grants you nothing. Furthermore, the two exams you have listed arent even related. The 70-536 is the .Net Framework Application Development Foundation exam. This applies to various certifications as shown on the table at the link below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/vstudio/2008/default.mspx

    You need to take the 536 and one other exam (according to the appropriate MCTS you are aiming for) to gain the MCTS exam in the appropriate specialisation.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  3. Abbid

    Abbid Bit Poster

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    So the 70-536 AND 70-562 will give me my MCTS???

    And what do you mean that these two arnt even related.
    The link you provided shows both (see the last row on the table).
     
  4. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Yeah just ignore that part about them bein unrelated. I thought so when I started but changed my mind when i looked it up. Just forgot to remove that part of my post.

    But yes, both together will give you an MCTS qualification. On their own they give you nothing. Not for these exams anyway (There are other MCTS tracks that only have a single exam).
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  5. Abbid

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    cool, thanks for the clarification.
     
  6. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    No problem.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present

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