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Microsoft Certification

for

Visual Studio 2008

VB Sig

of

Wisconsin .Net User Group

www.wi
-
ineta.org

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Intro: I’m Jim McLeod


I’m not a Microsoft certified anything.


I have never used VB in production.


I have never used .Net in production.


Please keep your questions simple
because I probably don’t know the answer.

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Microsoft Certification

Structure




MCTS


Validates core technical skills


Focus on single Microsoft
technology


Earn multiple MCTS to show
breadth or build on MCTS to earn
professional
-
series


1
-
2 exams


MCPD


Professional
-
series with focus on
single job
-
role


Builds on MCTS


2
-
6 exams total path

All MCTS and MCPD certifications
retire with mainstream product support

Visual Studio 2008 Overview

Six .NET Framework 3.5 MCTS

1.
Windows Forms Applications

2.
ASP.NET Applications

3.
Windows Communication Foundation Applications

4.
Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

5.
Windows Workflow Foundation Applications

6.
. ADO.NET Applications

Three .NET Framework 3.5 MCPD

1.
Windows Developer 3.5

2.
ASP.NET Developer 3.5

3.
Enterprise Application Developer 3.5

+ streamlined upgrades from MCAD/MCSD & VS2005

Step
-
by
-
Step Guidance

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Just starting out?


Exam 70
-
536

an excellent core skills
-
development goal and a requirement for Visual
Studio 2005 or Visual Studio 2008 certifications


Make use of free training and resources to begin
your studies

Tip:

Passing exam 70
-
536 does not
earn a credential, but it does earn
access to the MCP site, your Microsoft
transcript, and other community benefits

New to certification, where to start …

MCTS Exam Roadmap

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70
-
536:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework, Application
Development Foundation

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Presentation
Foundation Applications

70
-
502:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5, Windows
Presentation Foundation Application
Development

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Communication
Foundation Applications

70
-
503:

TS: Microsoft .NET Framework
3.5, Windows Communication
Foundation Application Development

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Workflow
Foundation Applications

70
-
504:

TS: Microsoft .NET Framework
3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation
Application Development

Required for all MCTS certifications.

Exam 70
-
536 is a core requirement for any Visual Studio 2008
certification. Pass one additional exam to earn any MCTS.

MCTS Exam Roadmap (cont)

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70
-
536:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework, Application
Development Foundation

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Forms
Applications

70
-
505:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5, Windows
Forms Application
Development

.NET Framework 3.5,
ADO.NET Applications

70
-
561:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5, ADO.NET
Application Development

.NET Framework 3.5,
ASP.NET Applications

70
-
562:

TS: Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5, ASP.NET
Application Development

Required for all MCTS certifications.

Windows Developer
3.5

MCPD Roadmaps

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MCTS:
.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Forms Applications

Exam 70
-
563:

PRO: Designing
and Developing Windows
Applications using Microsoft
.NET Framework 3.5

ASP .NET Developer
3.5

Enterprise
Application
Developer 3.5

+

MCTS:
.NET Framework 3.5,
ASP.NET Applications

Exam 70
-
564:

PRO: Designing
and Developing ASP.NET
Applications using Microsoft
.NET Framework 3.5

+

MCTS:

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Forms Applications

MCTS:

.NET Framework 3.5,
ASP.NET Applications

MCTS:

.NET Framework 3.5,
ADO.NET Applications

MCTS:

.NET Framework 3.5,
Windows Communication
Foundation Applications

Exam 70
-
565:

PRO: Designing
and Developing Enterprise
Applications using Microsoft
.NET Framework 3.5

+

MS Recommended Materials

PROGRAMMING MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC
2005: THE LANGUAGE [Feb 2006] by Francesco
Balena, Microsoft Press


ISBN
-
13: 9780735621831


$60


Although it follows the Microsoft line
-
of
-
thought, it makes
references to older, non
-
.Net versions which left me out in
the cold at times being new to Visual Basic.

MCTS Self
-
Paced Training Kit (Exam 70
-
536):Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Application
Development Foundation (Training Kit Series) [Jul
2006] Microsoft Press


ISBN
-
13: 9780735622777 $70


Pretty much required reading. It includes a CD
-
ROM which
contains over 300 sample questions from MeasureUp.

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MeasureUp & Prometric

MEASUREUP

provides Microsoft
-
specific training packages.


The Practice Test cost $150. It included a $125 coupon toward the full Prometric
exam fee for first
-
time users. There’s a one year expiration to apply the coupon.


http://measureup.com

PROMETRIC

is now the sole testing provider for Microsoft exams. The testing
centers are typically schools and Microsoft Partners. Eight weeks prior is the
longest an exam can be scheduled … but you’re given the option to change it at
any time.

http://prometric.com

Exam availability

Exam number and title

English
Live Date*

Loc Live
Date

70
-
536:

TS:.NET Framework, Application Development Foundation

Available today

Available

70
-
502:

TS: .NET Framework 3.5, Presentation Foundation Application Dev

Available today

TBD

70
-
503:

TS: .NET Framework 3.5, Communication Foundation Application Dev

Available today

TBD

70
-
504:

TS: .NET Framework 3.5, Workflow Foundation Application Development

Available today

TBD

70
-
505:

TS: .NET Framework 3.5, Forms Application Development

Jan 12, 2009

Feb 28, 2009

70
-
561:

TS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development

Aug 4, 2008

Sept 4, 2008

70
-
562:

TS:.NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

Aug 4, 2008

Sept 4, 2008

Exam 70
-
563:

PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications using Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5

Dec 18, 2008

Jan 18, 2009

Exam 70
-
564:

PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications using Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5

Nov 3, 2008

Dec 3, 2008

Exam 70
-
565:

PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications using Microsoft .NET
Framework 3.5

Nov 3, 2008

Dec 3, 2008

Exam 70
-
566:

Pro: Transition your MCPD Windows Developer Skills to MCPD Windows Developer
3.5

Dec 18, 2008

Jan 18, 2009

Exam 70
-
569:

Pro: Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD
Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Part 2

Nov 3, 2008

Dec 3, 2008

Exam 70
-
568:

Pro: Transition your MCPD Enterprise Application Developer Skills to MCPD
Enterprise Application Developer 3.5, Part 1

Nov 3, 2008

Dec 3, 2008

*Dates are subject to change.

Localization in


German


French


Japanese


Spanish


Simplified Chinese

Exam retirements

Twelve developer and SQL Server titles retire on
March 31, 2009


Complete MCAD, MCSD, and MCDBA certifications
before March 31, 2009


Titles and more information on
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/e
xamstoretire.mspx


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Related resources


Prep guides for exams:
:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70
-
{nnn}.mspx



Dev product planner Gerry O’Brien:
http://blogs.msdn.com/gerryo



Review Visual Studio 2008 certifications
:


http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/vstudio/2008/default.mspx



Download a poster
of Visual Studio 2008 certification paths:
http://cid
-
17971e0c952a3d0a.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/MSFT_Certification/VSMap.pdf



Retiring exams:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/status/examstoretire.mspx


Visit the Visual Studio 2008 learning portal
:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/vstudio/2008


Register to be the “first to know”

when VS2008 exams are available:
http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/sqlvs/offer/default.mspx



TechEd activities:
http://blogs.msdn.com/trika
, Tag: TechEd


MCP Newsletter:

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/newsletters/default.mspx



First time test
-
takers
-

Review Certification 101 Live Meeting:
https://www107.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft040908pmlm&pw=ATT11291LM&cn
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Thanks …

Jim McLeod

vbsig.net@jamesmcleod.net

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