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									Microsoft Certification for Visual
Studio




• James Hippolite
  Senior .NET Developer
  Telecom New Zealand Limited
Agenda
• Certification Overview
  – Certification Benefits
  – Technology Specialist Exams
  – Professional Exams
• VS2008 MC:TS Roadmap
  – What went before?
  – What’s available?
  – Which is right for me?
• Questions?
Certification Overview
                 • Show off your unique skills!
                 • Validate your hands-on
                   experience by obtaining a
                   certification that matches your
                   current or desired job role with
                   an existing or evolving
                   technology.
                 • Start by exploring Specialist
                   certifications, designed to
                   validate your expertise using a
                   specific technology.
                 • Then consider earning a
                   Professional series certification
                   or becoming a Microsoft-
                   authorized trainer.
Another View
Certified individuals realize the
following benefits:
• Increased opportunities on the job. These
  opportunities range from salary and bonus increases to
  project involvement and promotion.
• Increased breadth of knowledge. Certification is a
  catalyst for learning new technologies in a structured
  and comprehensive way.
• Increased value to the organization. Organizations
  with 25 percent or more of their staff certified have been
  shown to deploy projects on time and within budget
  more often, rely less on external support, have less
  downtime, and have higher user satisfaction with their
  IT staff.
Technology Specialist Exams
• Go into greater depth on technology features,
    functions, and how-to skills than previous
    exams.
•   Are targeted to a specific technology so that you
    can demonstrate your expertise in that area.
•   A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    (MCTS) is consistently capable of implementing,
    building, troubleshooting, and debugging a
    particular technology.
•   The Technology Specialist has the depth of skills
    to fully support the technology.
Professional Exams
• Focus on technology job-role skills—for example,
  deployment, planning, and project management skills.
• Candidates should have direct, hands-on experience with
  a technology and job role before taking these exams.
• A Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or a
  Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) are
  consistently and fully capable of deploying, building,
  designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a
  particular job role.
• They have demonstrated the comprehensive skills that
  are required to perform the job successfully, and they
  must remain current in best practices and technologies.
    Visual Studio 2005
                        .NET Framework 2.0                                                Web Developer
                        Web Applications


•70-536: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – App Dev Foundation          •70-547: Designing and Developing Web Applications by
•70-528: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-based Client Dev        Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework




                        .NET Framework 2.0                                                Windows Developer
                        Windows Applications


•70-536: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – App Dev Foundation          •70-548: Designing and Developing Windows®
•70-526: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows®-based Client Dev   Applications by Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework




                        .NET Framework 2.0                                                Enterprise Application
                        Distributed                                                       Developer
                        Applications

•70-536: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – App Dev Foundation          •70-549: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by
•70-529: Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed App Dev         Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework
                                                                     •Requires all 3 Technology Specialisations
VS2008 MCTS Roadmap
    Visual Studio 2005                   Visual Studio 2008
• NET Framework 2.0 Windows          • .NET Framework 3.5 Windows
    Applications                         Forms Applications
•   .NET Framework 2.0 Web           •   .NET Framework 3.5 ASP.NET
    Applications                         Applications
•   .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed   •   .NET Framework 3.5 Windows
    Applications                         Communication Foundation
                                         Applications
                                     •   .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET
                                         Applications
                                     •   .NET Framework 3.5 Windows
                                         Workflow Foundation Applications
                                     •   .NET Framework 3.5 Windows
                                         Presentation Foundation
                                         Applications
VS2008 MCTS Roadmap (cont)
 70-536: TS: Microsoft.NET
 Framework, Application      Required for all MCTS certifications.
 Development Foundation

 70-502: TS: Microsoft.NET                 .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, Windows                    Windows Presentation
                                           Foundation Applications
 Presentation Foundation
 Application Development
 70-503: TS: Microsoft.NET
                                           .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, Windows                    Windows Communication
 Communication Foundation                  Foundation Applications
 Application Development
 70-504: TS: Microsoft.NET
                                           .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, Windows                    Windows Workflow
 Workflow Foundation                       Foundation Applications
 Application Development
VS2008 MCTS Roadmap (cont)
 70-536: TS: Microsoft.NET
 Framework, Application      Required for all MCTS certifications.
 Development Foundation

 70-505: TS: Microsoft.NET                 .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, Windows                    Windows Forms
                                           Applications
 Forms Application
 Development
 70-561: TS: Microsoft.NET
                                           .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, ADO.NET                    ADO.NET Applications
 Application Development

 70-562: TS: Microsoft.NET
                                           .NET Framework 3.5,
 Framework 3.5, ASP.NET                    ASP.NET Applications
 Application Development
Choosing the Right Path
   Title                             Formerly           VS6.0   VS2003   VS2005   VS2008
                                                                  1.x      2.0      3.5

   Technology Specialist
   Windows Presentation Foundation                                                70-502
   Windows Comm Foundation           XML Web Services           70-310   70-529   70-503
   Windows Workflow Foundation       BizTalk Server                               70-504
   Windows Forms App Dev             Desktop Apps     70-176    70-306   70-526   70-505
   .NET Framework App Dev Found.                                         70-536   70-536
   ADO.NET App Development                                                        70-561
   ASP.NET App Development           Distrib. Apps    70-175    70-305   70-528   70-562

   Professional Developer
   Enterprise Developer                                                  70-549   70-565
   Windows Developer                                                     70-548   70-563
   Web Developer                                                         70-547   70-564
   Analyzing Reqs and Def Sol Arch   Solution Dev     70-100    70-300
Q&A
• http://www.geekzone.co.nz/JamesHip/
• http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpex
  ams/
• www.prometric.com = book exam
• Practice Test:
  – www.selftestsoftware.com
  – www.measureup.com
  – www.transcender.com

								
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