Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Upcoming VS2010/.NET 4.0 Certification Exams

Details are slowly coming out from Redmond and Gerry O’Brien about the upcoming exams for Visual Studio 2010.

Similar to the exam structure that has been used for .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 exams, the new .NET 4.0 exams will have what looks like 3 MCPDs and a number of MCTS certifications. To date the ones that have been announced (or passed the initial exam design stage with SMEs) are

  • 70-511 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications Development (WPF)
  • 70-515 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications Development
  • 70-513 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Windows Communication Foundation Development
  • 70-516 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Accessing Data with ADO.NET
  • 70-518 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET 4
  • 70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

These exams have finished their initial exam design stage. Betas for these exams should be around March 30 maybe.

EDIT: My 100th post this year! :)

UPDATE: 70-515 Study Guide / Objectives now available

8 comments:

Dhinesh said...

Hi,

I like to do certification in ASP.NET 4.0. Please provide the study material links when the exam will start to contact. I am in India, when this reflect to my country.

Niall Merrigan said...

Hi

You will probably see the live exam around June in India. I dont know if the beta will be available there.

There is no official courseware or books as of yet because it is still not finished and the exam is not even in beta.

Check the MSDN for the most up to date documentation on .NET 4.0

RredCat said...

Hello Niall.
Why do you sure that 70-511 likes to Exam 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development ?? Why not Exam 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development???

Niall Merrigan said...

Hi RredCat

There will probably be a Windows forms exam as well

RredCat said...

seems.. it can be mix of WPF and WinForm.. right?

PRASAD KANAPARTHI said...

Hi Niall,

I have done certification in ASP.NET 2.0, I have not done any certification in 3.5.

Shall i take ASP.NET 4.0 certifications without ASP.NET 3.5 certification?

Rakesh said...

Hi Niall,
I am planning to take exam 70-516 .Net 4.0, Data Access in future. When can I expect the MCTS to release the book officially?

Thank you
Rakesh

sameer said...

hi,

I like to do certification in WPF 4.0.Please provide the study material links when the exam will start to contact. I am in India, when this reflect to my country.