Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Visual Studio 2008 Certifications

Microsoft Learning have released six MCTS certifications on Visual Studio 2008. Two exams are required for each, just like for the 2005 track, and luckily the same code is required for all six, and it's the same core exam that was used for 2005 certifications.

The following core exam is required for all six certifications.
Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation

The actual certifications can be divided into two, ones which are the .NET Framework 3.5 versions of the previous tracks, and those wich are brand new technologies.

Similar to the previous ones are:
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications, Exam
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications, Exam 70-561
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications, Exam 70-562

Brand new technologies are:

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications, Exam 70-502
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications, Exam 70-503
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications, Exam 70-504

Most of these exams have not yet been released but should be available this month or next

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