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combining 70-536, 70-561 and 70-562 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have waited too long taking the certification and since I am in the process of taking the certification i have a few unanswered questions:
    1. Can i prepare for 70-536 using windows vista and visual studio 2008?
    2. What other certification shall I need to obtain MCAD and MCPD?
    3. what are the time frame for facing off of these certifications?
    4. If studying from home can i rely on the microsoft site alone?

    Thanks in advance
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jaimbo

    In 1 year you can get a lot done.

    You can also probably do the MCTS WCF (70-503) as this adds to a web developer toolkit and possibly you could also add ADO.NET (70-561). If you have those 2, its possible to just add 2 more exams and get the MCPD Enterprise credential as well. thats a total of 7 exams and you have 6 certs (MCTS ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, Windows Forms, MCPD Web and Enterprise). In 1 year that is about an exam every 7 weeks or so which is a significant but achievable workload. And if you were so inclined you need 1 more exam and you have all 3 MCPD certifications

    All is possible.

    Least amount of money. Well if you are relatively skilled in most aspects, you can get away without using books and just do it using blogs, forums and MSDN. I would say its easier for exams 70-562 and 70-564 to do this as it comes down to day to day technical knowledge. 70-536 I nearly always recommend getting a book to help but its not required all the time.

    For example, I have on my blog a set of posts on 2 of the exams listed 70-536 & 70-562 which have MSDN links from the objectives covered in the exams. Are these enough to pass the exam.. depends on your ability and additional knowledge.

    Hope this helps

    Links:
    70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7
    70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7

    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com
    • Proposed as answer by Niall MerriganMVP Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by jaimbo Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:07 PM
    • Edited by Niall MerriganMVP Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:05 AM
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:56 AM

All replies

  • Answers to your questions

    1. Yes you can, the version of Visual Studio doesnt matter as long as its 2005 or 2008. None of the UI/Tools are examined
    2. MCAD is now retired and so cannot be obtained again. If you want the MCPD Web 3.5 its
    • 70-536 +
    • 70-562 +
    • 70-564 (you can do them in any order its the combination)
    70-561 is only used in the MCPD Enterprise 3.5 and for that you need
    • 70-536 +
    • 70-505 +
    • 70-503 +
    • 70-562 +
    • 70-561 +
    • 70-565
    Again in any order its the combination

    3. Depending on your ability, skill level, experience and study habits it could be anything from a week to a year. On average most people do about 1 exam per month tho it can go quicker. There is no estimated time as it depends on the person

    4. Can you rely on the Microsoft site alone... depends on what you mean by the Microsoft site.. MSDN will provide a lot of information as well blogs and this forum. Again depends on your ability to hunt down the information you need.


    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:53 PM
  • Thanks Niall for the elaborate answer.

    As to Q2: What other certification can i achieve as a developer after obtaining MCPD web 3.5 certification? I have a one year certification plan
    As to Q3: I just want to use the least amount of money on this - Buying of an appropriate books (E-books), labs and softwares for my preparation and then as you say use MSDN, blogs and the forum.     

    Again thanks in advance
    Friday, October 23, 2009 7:28 AM
  • Hi Jaimbo

    In 1 year you can get a lot done.

    You can also probably do the MCTS WCF (70-503) as this adds to a web developer toolkit and possibly you could also add ADO.NET (70-561). If you have those 2, its possible to just add 2 more exams and get the MCPD Enterprise credential as well. thats a total of 7 exams and you have 6 certs (MCTS ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, Windows Forms, MCPD Web and Enterprise). In 1 year that is about an exam every 7 weeks or so which is a significant but achievable workload. And if you were so inclined you need 1 more exam and you have all 3 MCPD certifications

    All is possible.

    Least amount of money. Well if you are relatively skilled in most aspects, you can get away without using books and just do it using blogs, forums and MSDN. I would say its easier for exams 70-562 and 70-564 to do this as it comes down to day to day technical knowledge. 70-536 I nearly always recommend getting a book to help but its not required all the time.

    For example, I have on my blog a set of posts on 2 of the exams listed 70-536 & 70-562 which have MSDN links from the objectives covered in the exams. Are these enough to pass the exam.. depends on your ability and additional knowledge.

    Hope this helps

    Links:
    70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7
    70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7

    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com
    • Proposed as answer by Niall MerriganMVP Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by jaimbo Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:07 PM
    • Edited by Niall MerriganMVP Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:05 AM
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:56 AM
  • Hi Niall,
    This will help me a lot in my planning as it puts things into perspective.
    Once again thanks for the elaborate answer: shall be a frequent user of your blog!

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:31 AM
  • maybe this post is useful for u.
    Best advice for your preparation for 70-536


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    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:31 AM
  • Thanks for the link. I had seen it but now its in one place.
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:18 AM
  • Your link yields no return.
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:50 AM
  • I am sorry for this ,I can not help you .
    however ,hope you pass .
    Microsoft experience http://www.microsoftkit.com IT ceritificaton IT training http://www.my-dig.com Server 2008 OS blog http://www.microsoftbible.com
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:45 AM
  • Here is an 70-561 Objectives list similiar to that of Niall's above for the 70-561

    http://mileyja.blogspot.com/2011/02/70-561-adonet-35-objectives-with-useful.html

     

    Monday, February 14, 2011 4:13 PM
  • Links:
    70-536 Objectives List with MSDN Links : Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7
    70-562 Objectives List with MSDN Links: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7

    Blog: http://www.certsandprogs.com

         thank you for the links :D

         it helps a lot in my preparation for 70-536 this june 2011.


    -=johnjl=-
    Monday, February 28, 2011 5:03 PM
  • Thank you Jamie Miley

    I try to pa the 70-561 your link will be good for me!

    Thursday, July 7, 2011 2:05 PM