Microsoft Certification

I used to be a Microsoft Certified Professional many years ago when the certifications were first introduced. I was certified in Windows 3.1. Yes, that’s how long ago it was.

I have been thinking about becoming certified again for quite a while and have been playing with Microsoft MVC3. This prompted me to finally take the plunge and I have now obtained a copy of the 70-515 self paced training book, thanks to a free book offer for O’Reilly that I picked up at Barcamp Blackpool 3 earlier this month.

I am hoping to gain more knowledge in web development using ASP.Net, C# and MVC.

The first exam that I am looking to take is 70-515. This will be the first of 4 exams that I need to take to get my Microsoft Certified Professional Developer 4 on Visual Studio 2010.

The exams for this certification are: –

MCTS prerequisite: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
MCTS prerequisite: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
MCTS prerequisite: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
MCPD requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Unfortunately I can’t afford at copy of Visual Studio Professional 2010 at the moment so I’m looking to complete the training using the free Express versions of the development tools. Since my company will not pay for certifications then I will be providing my own funding for the training resources and exams.

As I find bits of information and links I find useful I will add these to a new section on my site. This will be a location mainly for me to be able to store information and links that I have found and may be others will find the information of use too or be able to comment and provide additional information or links on any items.


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