.NET Programmer Thoughts

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

MCTS/MCPD Certifications

I found a great blog that helped me understand which exams I need to take to get my MCPD's.

MCTS/MCPD Requirements Simplified

Since I have my MCSD.NET I'm going to take the following tests:

70-551 Web (DONE)
70-552 Windows
70-554 Enterpise

This will give me an MCTS in Win/Web/Ent and an MCPD in Win/Web/Ent.

New Certification

I just wanted to say something about the new certifications. THEY ARE HARD! I have my MCTS - SQL Server 2005 and MCITP - Database Administrator. I have also just received my MCTS - Web and MCPD - Web. It was an upgrade from my MCAD. I failed it the first time but managed to pass it the second time. I'm dreading taking the next two. They had added a section which is "conceptual". You may not agree with the choice but you better pick Microsoft's choice.