Are you reading a lot about .NET 4? Are you keeping your certification record up-to-date? There there is a good news for you: Microsoft learning is making free beta exams on .NET 4 certification track for following exams in this period March 31, 2010 to April 20, 2010:
More info and FAQs on Microsoft Certification Blog.
It's been a long time since I went on MCP exam. I've been pretty busy these days but now is time to update my certification. Let's start with MS SQL Server 2008 exams. The best thing is these exams on beta stage now so this is a chance to be certified one idea before official release (or at least when the exams are released).
Gerry O'Brien posted an open invitation for two MS SQL beta exams that are extended to July 31, 2008 so hurry up.
The exams are:
NB: You need promo codes in order to register for these exams. These codes can be found on Gerry's blog post.
P.S. Note that you won't get exams results on exam completion as the criteria /scoring/ is not clear :). Setting scores is one of the goals of beta exams. Results will be announced in about 2 months from the end of beta period or around exam release date.
Today I passed my MCT exam and now I am part of that community of highly-qualified experts.
I would like to thanks to all my friends and supporters
First results from .NET 2.0 certification exams are out. They say I passed the following exams:
071-548: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft® Windows®-Based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
071-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft® .NET Framework
I am expecting results from UPGRADE exams: 071-554 and 071-553
I had very hard three weeks with new generation certifications. I received promo codes for beta exams for .NET 2.0 and I was eager to schedule and attend them.
I made a simple calculation that says for period Sept 2001 – January 2006 I took 8 exams and I earned three certifications:
MCSD for VS 6.0 (which is old now)
MCSD for VS .NET ( 2003 )
For last three weeks I was very very active as I went on 4 exams J
These are: as follows:
Exam 71-547 Pro - Designing and Developing Web-based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 71-548 Pro - Designing and Developing Windows-based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
MCSD Exam 71-553 - Upgrade: MCSD Microsoft .NET Skills to MCPD Enterprise
Application Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework - Part 1
MCSD Exam 71-554 - Upgrade: MCSD Microsoft .NET Skills to MCPD Enterprise
Application Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework - Part 2
There is one more dev exam I could attend but I am very exhausted.
These exams have been different that I expected but whatever… I am existed and I am looking forward to three relaxing days in Chepelare. I will post pictures when we are back here. I hope we wont have problems with traveling in deep snow and we will beck on time J
I am very busy lately and this is why I succeeded in scheluding the last (and on of easiest) exam for MCSD.NET so lately.
I planed to take it in begining of year but... you know... NOT (not of time) problem.
I placed new goals ahead
- MCDBA for SQL server 2005 - luckuly there are not exams yet
- MVP program - I am thinking about become MVP - it is relatively new and it is vary valuable in employers' eyes
Bye for now
I will try to keep my blog much more alive now
I have finally found time to prepare for exam 070-320 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with MS C# .NET and the MS .NET Framework. I got this exam and I am MCAD.NET
I need one more (very easy for me ) exam for MCSD.NET - it is 70-305: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with MS VB® .NET and MS Visual Studio® .NET that I am going to get it in begining of year 2005.