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info about MCTS

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by razainrkgec, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. razainrkgec

    razainrkgec New Member

    I am new to this forum.
    Will any tell me that:
    1.How many papers I have to qualify for MCTS in total?
    2.How many papers I have to qualify for MCSD in total?
    3.How many papers I have to qualify for MCPD in total?
    4.What are the basic criteria to appear in these three tests?
    5. Is it neceesary to be a MCTS before appearing for MCPD or MCSD?
    6.How many questions come in tests & what is the time duration & what will be the minimum % to qualify?
    Actaully I have not total information about these tests.So will anyone help me? Pleassssssse.
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Go to the source for information :-

    1. MCTS - 2 Exams to get a .Net development related MCTS, some others are only 1.
    2. MCSD - 5 Exams
    3. MCPD - 3-5 Exams
    4. How to use .Net framework and Visual Studio. How to design, develop and deploy applications. Some C# or VB.Net syntax. Some basic SQL, HTML and XML knowledge may also be required.
    5. Nope, you can take exams in any order, the most common order would mean you get MCTS first before MCPD. The old track for MCSD has no MCTS only MCP, so again no.
    6. Again check the microsoft site, a general approximation would be :-

    Tests take 2-3 hours, 40-50 questions, roughly 70% pass mark, the exact details are somewhat more complex, read around the forums to find out...

    Microsoft provide training kits to give you an idea of the objectives, MeasureUp provide self test software, generally you want to be in the 85-90% range to think about taking a test.

    Currently Prometric and Microsoft are running a second shot promotion, when you think you are ready, take the exam, you will then know what it is like.

    Best of luck ! :D
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Please introduce yourself here.

    As for your questions, the best place to find information about MS exams is directly with Microsoft, see here.

    1. To gain the MCTS credential, all you have to do is pass one MCTS exam.
    2. See here.
    3. See here.
    4. See the above links
    5. The MCTS/MCP credential is awarded when you pass one qualifying exam.
    6. It varies, but the pass mark is always the same: 700

    Hope this helps

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