MCPD TESTS


Microsoft Certified Professional Developer is for professional .NET developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for developments. The skills that are enhanced by this exam are to deploy, build, optimize and operate applications using Microsoft Visual Studio or the Microsoft .NET framework.

MCPD Benefits:

Once this certification is done the weight of your CV increases with expertise on Windows Development, Web Application Development , and Enterprise Applications Development. The certification clearly mentions your area of expertise from the above mentioned categories.

MCPD Certification Requirements:

This certification requires the candidate to have around two years of experience in these technologies. You can choose one out of three categories of certification depending on the field of your experience.

  • Windows Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

There are three papers to be cleared to attain this certification. They are

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework-Application Development Foundation
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5-Windows Forms Application Development
  3. PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008

This has three papers to clear which include exams on

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework-Application Development Foundation
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  3. PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Enterprise Application Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008
  1. Microsoft .NET Framework-Application Foundation
  2. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5-Windows Forms Application Development
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  4. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  5. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5-Windows Communication Foundation Application Development
  6. PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Application Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

The same papers can be taken for Visual studio 2005 for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 versions.

How to take MCPD test:

The test can be taken online from any of the authentic test sites like Pearson or Prometric and each paper costs around 125 USD. The options for re-scheduling exist and cancellation prior to a specific period of exam is possible. All the papers prescribed to clear the certification need to be taken.

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