current certifications/wait for new certifications

Discussion in 'MCTS' started by Abhishek, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Abhishek

    Abhishek Guest

    I am planning to take Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Web
    Applications exams i.e. Exam 70–528 and Exam 70–536.

    But I read at some forums that these exams would soon be outdated.
    And the new certifications for VS 2008 and .NET3.5 are to be released early
    next year.

    In the light of this information, should I go ahead with current
    certifications or should I wait for the new certifications?
    Abhishek, Dec 17, 2007
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  2. Abhishek

    Cesar Guest

    That is not the case. The .NET framework 3.0 and 3.5 are extensions to the
    framework. There will be a series of new MCTS exams and each MCTS will
    consists of the 70-536 + one more exam.
    Cesar, Dec 19, 2007
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  3. Abhishek

    gravz84 Guest

    Although your existing certifications or test scores won't become
    invalid when the new mcts is released, it is correct that you will
    have to take at least 1 exam per certification to upgrade ur MCTS from
    2.0 to MCTS 3.5.
    You should check this discussion. Microsoft certification's GERRY O
    BRIEN has answered the questions and you shouldn't really need any
    other better source!
    The gist of it is that if you have finished your MCTS or MCP 2.0 in
    web/windows/distributed by the release then you will have to take 1
    exam to upgrade from 2.0 to 3 or 3.5..(don't know the test version
    but if you've only completed it partially I really don't know what'll
    happen. Like I have passed 536, but should I take 528 to complete MCTS
    web devt? or will 536 will still be relevant for the MCTS 3.. Or will
    microsoft still offer the older exams or just offer the new ones and
    recognise the older ones.
    As far as your MCTS certification goes it won't be retired for at
    least 10 years, but u have to update every 3 years.
    gravz84, Dec 27, 2007
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