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MCTS - exam retiral / replacement

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by mrdo, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. mrdo

    mrdo New Member

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    hi there,

    i'm basically looking to get certification in web programming but can never seem to find which is the most current qualification and exam set.

    i have started studying for the MCTS .Net framework 3.5 ASP.NET (exams 70-536 and 70-562) but have just noticed that these exams are due for retiral on July 31st, 2013.

    i can't seem to find any direct replacement for these exams - there is a single .Net framework 4.0 Web Applications exam (70-515) but i can't seem to find an overview that clarifies the situation.

    have both of these exams been replaced by a single exam ? do i just need to pass the new single exam (70-515) to get an MCTS ?

    i'm basically looking to find the most recent certification in a .Net Web Technology - what relationship does the MCTS certification have to the MCSD certification ?

    any assistance gratefully received !
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Its all on the MS Training website.

    MCTS is a mid range certification for technical professionals.
    MCPD is a high end certification for programmers that requires you already hold 2+ MCTS.

    They have just re-branded again and renamed the MCPD back to the MCSD.

    There is an MCSD web applications now.
    MCSD: Web Apps Certification | Microsoft Learning

    or

    You can still attempt the MCPD on .NET 4
    Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

    70-515 is the .NET 4 MCTS exam for ASP.NET
    TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

    70-536 was initially designed to be a core framework exam on .NET framework v2, its not web specific. MS have dropped this approach. I suspect because arguably it was their hardest developer exam.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013
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  3. mrdo

    mrdo New Member

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    thanks for the quick reply. :-)

    ok, so it looks like a starting point would be to switch to the MCTS .NET 4 for ASP.NET (a single exam 70-515) and then work towards the MCPD (a total of 4 exams including 70-515) ?
     

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