MCPD: Updated info ?

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Cerebrus, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    Hi all,

    Has anyone seen this page :

    It mentions that if you're an existing MCSD.NET, you can give TWO exams
    (70-553, 70-554) and get the following certifications:

    1. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications
    2. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications
    3. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications
    4. MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer

    4 certifications with 2 exams !!! I can't believe this ! This should be
    very good news for those debating on whether to give the MCTS exams in

    If you're an MCAD.NET, you can earn two certifications with ONE exam
    (70-551 / 70-552):

    1. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications
    2. MCPD: Web Developer / MCPD: Windows Developer

    As if it weren't enough, they're offering a 25% discount till March 31.
    Cerebrus, Oct 25, 2006
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  2. Yup. That's how I got my MCPD. It worked great.

    As far as I know, all the other MCPD's have also gone that route.
    Chris Mullins, Oct 25, 2006
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  3. Cerebrus

    Guest Guest

    MCAD is a subset of MCSD, so the MCAD upgrade paths are available to MCSD
    holders too. So why should I take the two recommended exams (70-553 and
    70-554) to upgrade to MCPD Ent if I could earn both MCPD Win and MCPD
    Web by taking exams 70-551 and 70-552?

    If you follow this path, the only area not covered by combined MCPD Win and
    MCPD Web credentials compared to a single MCPD Ent is the area of distributed
    applications. However, if you look at the skills measured by 70-529 - they
    all become absolete with the release of of WCF/Indigo in November.
    Guest, Oct 25, 2006
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