Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MCTS Certification

Steve Samnadda, Director, Technology

I have decided to pursue my Microsoft Certification.  I am going to going after Microsoft's new generation of Certifications, which means I am first going for my .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

Update:  I am now confused as to what path to take. It seems like a more relevant Certification would be MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications.  Which is good because I have still completed the first exam for that certification (70-536).

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications Requirements

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

Exam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

 

Honestly the 70-536 exam was harder than I thought, because I mainly specialize in Web apps.  The reason I passed was honestly from reading about half the book in the office and half from taking the online practice exams.  I found at least 6 questions out of 40 that were on the exam verbatim.  Somebody leaked!  Sweet!

Here is a list of online resources:   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Certified_Professional - Good explanations but might be a little dated

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/vstudio/2008/default.mspx - This page gave descriptions of 3.5 Framework related certifications.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/webapps/default.mspx - 2.0 related Certification

http://www.dotnetfun.com/articles/certifications/Passing70536Certification.aspx - Good overview

Practice Tests:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4703652/Practice-Questions-for-Exam-70-536

http://www.testking.name/testking-microsof-mcts-70-536/

http://www.accelerated-ideas.com/aiMExamsChoose.aspx

 

Also see the attached zip file below.

Anyone else have resources?  What happened to the CDs in Conference Room C?