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    Hi Guys,

    I am quite interested in MS Developer Certifications.

    But the thing is that I don't know anything about MS Certs like which one to take first, which books to follow etc. I am interested in .NET Windows Applications and Web Applications Certs.

    I will really appreciate if someone can help me out with detailed info regarding the certifications. Please also provide info about which books to follow and how to prepare for the exam.

    A lot of Thanks in advance

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    There's already quite a bit of that information in the postings here in this forum. Have you read through the Visual Studio certification information on Microsoft's Web site?

    Microsoft Learning: Microsoft Visual Studio Certification

    You will basically need to decide if you will go for the Visual Studio 2005 (.NET 2.0) or 2008 (.NET 3.5) certification track. The first exam you should pass is 70-536, as it is required for both MCTS and MCPD certifications. From there you can go desktop application developer, distributed applications developer, Web developer, etc.
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    Hi JDMurray,

    Thanks for the quick response.
    I understood that first I have to clear 70-536 then I can go for specialization certs according to my interest

    Could you please provide info about which book should I follow for 70-536 ?

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    The MCTS Self-paced Training Kits are the most recommended. However, there is no single book that contains all of the information you will need to study for any of the MS exams. The MS developer exams assume that you have at least two years of .NET programming experience and will already know some of the material. You will need to check each topic in the 70-536 objectives list and see what you personally need to study and find study materials accordingly.
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    thanks for the idea....
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    I also am studying for the 70-536 right now. I have the Microsoft press 70-536 volume 2 book. I was also thinking about ordering videos from this website. Black Bear IT - .NET Framework Foundation Online Course for MCTS 70-536 Has anyone heard of them before. The company is BlackBear IT.

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    Nope, never heard of the UK company or the course. Their last posted customer testimonial is nearly two years old, so I hope their course covers the most recent exam material. Please post a review if you buy it.
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    Do you know of any company like this that does similar training on line or on dvd that you would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamNorman View Post
    Do you know of any company like this that does similar training on line or on dvd that you would recommend.
    Nothing off-hand that I would recommend. PrepLogic has Mega-Guides for .NET 2.0, but no actual training that I can find. Any nothing from TrainSignal and Lynda.com either. Check the Microsoft's Training Catalog for suggestions.
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    im trying to get Microsoft Developers Certifications but i dont know in witch framework i should invest 2.0 3.5 or 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilonline View Post
    im trying to get Microsoft Developers Certifications but i dont know in witch framework i should invest 2.0 3.5 or 4?

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    Well if you go to 4 there are only 4 exams. Enterprise developer is no more sort of like MCSE ended with server 2003. Going forward there is only MCPD Windows Developer 4 and MCPD Web developer 4. The ADO and communications stuff is common to both of them.

    Then following Apple's path there is Win-phone 7 which they are starting to give free seminars for. I have several emails wanting me to sign up for a 9am to 9pm bring your own laptop workshop for this Saturday. Unfortunately I can't go due to other commitments. They always have nice freebies at those events.

    As J.D. mentioned Microsoft is famous for dropping older frameworks in favor of their great idea of the day. Now what will the job market ask for?? Who knows but the consulting firms are already throwing 4.0 into their job ad's.
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    what do advise regarding the work market

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    Hi

    I went for MCPD certification bootcamp in CED solutions recently... They scheduled all the exams and training efficienctly and i was out with the MCPD certification in a Week. Their training schedule and everything else was well arranged. The trainng was pretty intense..

    i recommed attanding one of those bootcamps to anyone who wants to get MS Certifications and dont want to spends months on training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratneshnagori View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I am quite interested in MS Developer Certifications.

    But the thing is that I don't know anything about MS Certs like which one to take first, which books to follow etc. I am interested in .NET Windows Applications and Web Applications Certs.

    I will really appreciate if someone can help me out with detailed info regarding the certifications. Please also provide info about which books to follow and how to prepare for the exam.

    A lot of Thanks in advance

    Regards
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