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Visual Studio 2005 certification series MCTS and MCPD

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on April 28, 2008


MCSD, MCAD is what most of the Microsoft developers have been looking forward to for quite some years now, being one I was planning to opt for MCAD, but a serious study on MS site revealed a new picture, with the introduction of VS 2005, a new set of exams have popped in, the MCTS [Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist] and the MCPD [Microsoft Certified Professional Developer].

Many developers are still not aware of the introduction of new exams and still opt for MCAD & MSCD, which involves only VS 2003, which most of the developers are not using.

Certifications can be achieved in 3 stages.

MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional, involves 1 paper) -> MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, 2 papers) -> MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, MCTS +1 paper).

  1. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

 

· Exam 70–536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation

· Exam 70–528: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development

Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications

 

· Exam 70–536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation

· Exam 70–526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development

Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications

· Exam 70–536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation

· Exam 70–529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development

Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2005

 

· Exam 70–431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Implementation and Maintenance.

    2.     Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

1. MCPD: Web Developer

MCTS + Exam 70–547: PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

 

2. MCPD: Windows Developer

MCTS + Exam 70–548: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

 

3. MCPD: Enterprise Developer
MCTS + Exam 70–549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

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5 Responses to “Visual Studio 2005 certification series MCTS and MCPD”

  1. Ravikumar said

    HI
    i am ravi . Thx for your posting i am junior developer which certification is right for me?
    so,that i will follow..
    and is there any training center in hyd for doing these certifications.
    Pls give the information to my above mail id

    I will consult you any time if you will give your number regarding any suggetions for this issue..

    Thanks and regards
    Ravikumar
    Developer
    iConcept Software services
    Hyderabad
    (9247866052)

  2. Abaid-ur-Rehman Zulfi said

    thank you very much for posting such a comprehesive and nice info regarding microsoft exams. Anyone interested in certifications should have an eye on this useful descriptions.

  3. Ron said

    Thanks for clearing this up … so far this is the clearest explanation that I’ve found thus far.

    Cheers!

  4. Deepan said

    Hi,

    I am newbie n wanted to do MCPD, bt cudn’t get the paper codes. Thanks 4 clearing it up.

  5. Thanks , I have just been searching for info approximately this
    subject for a long time and yours is the best I’ve came upon so far. But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you sure concerning the source?

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