Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Release dates for upcoming exams

Gerry O'Brien has some updates for the release dates of a lot of exams coming up

So without further ado

SQL Server 2008
  • 70-433 MCTS SQL Server 2008 Database Development 27-Jan-2009
Visual Studio 2008
  • 70-563 MCPD .NET 3.5 Windows Developer 03-Feb-2009
  • 70-505 MCTS .NET 3.5 Windows Forms Application Development 05-Feb-2009
  • 70-565 MCPD .NET 3.5 Enterprise Applications Developer 23-Feb-2009
  • 70-566 Upgrade Transition your MCPD Windows Developer Skills to MCPD Windows Developer 3.5 10-Mar-2009
  • 70-567 Upgrade Transition your MCPD Web Developer Skills to MCPD ASP.NET Developer 3.5 03-Mar-2009
  • 70-568 Upgrade Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer 3.5, Part 1 26-Mar-2009
  • 70-569 Upgrade Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD Enterprise Applications Developer 3.5, Part 2 26-Mar-2009
Embedded
  • 70-577 Windows Embedded Standard Development 2009 05-Feb-2009
Please be aware that these dates can change without notice

2 comments:

LaPuyaLoca said...

Hey Niall, I have one question... I'm almost done with all the preconditions exams (ASP, WCF, ADO, winforms), so I have started to check for documentation and info about this 70-565 but I'm surprised there is nothing, null, nada, zero. No tests in measure up, nor in test king or other test simulators, no books, no self training kits, no Microsoft press.

Do you have any idea where to find something? Will the documentation for the MCPD 2.0 enterprise developer work for the 3.5 exam?

I will really appreciate your help.

Thanks

Nicolas

Niall Merrigan said...

Hi

This is a problem. Unfortunately the only real way to get around it is this.

If you have already passed the 2.0 Enterprise MCPD, you will probably have a good idea of how it all works. Otherwise what you need to do is use the 2.0 books to act as a base for the 3.5 exam. Ideally create a comparison match between the 2.0 and 3.5 topics and check the book. Everything that is 3.5 specific can probably be done through some blog hunting and the MSDN.

I will look into this and see what I can come up and blog about it at a later date. I will be doing the MCPD exam for 3.5 possibly in the new year so should have something before that.