Thursday, December 28, 2006

Upgrade News For MCSD .Net

MCSD.Nets can upgrade to all three MCPD (i.e. Web Dev, Windows Dev and Enterprise Apps Dev) using only 3 Upgrade Exams instead of 4... So here is the quick FAQ...

Q: Can exam 554 be taken without 553 having already being taken and passed?
A: YES, 554 CAN BE TAKEN WITHOUT 553 (BUT ONLY MCSDs WILL GET CREDIT FOR 553 OR 554).
Q: If so would that mean that an MCSD.NET can obtain all MCTS and MCPD certs by passing just three exams 551, 552 & 554?
A: YES, AFTER AN MCSD EARNS THE MCPD: WEB AND MCPD: WINDOWS WITH EXAMS 551 AND 552 (AND IN DOING SO, BOTH MCTS WEB AND WINDOWS), HE OR SHE CAN TAKE 554 TO EARN MCPD: ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS (AND MCTS: DISTRIBUTED).

You can also see the rationale behind this on one of my previous posts... Click Here

We will upgrade the microsoft.com pages soon for more updates on this thread check Trika's blog too...

2 comments:

Sumit said...

Hey Vishal

I did these three exams in this order
70-554
70-551
70-552
But when I look at my transcript, it doesn't show the credit for MCPD - Enterprise (Ony Web and Windows are shown)

You might want to take a look at my transcript/profile if interested.

Transcript ID: 682992
Access Code: sumitamar

thanks
S.

Sumit said...

Discard my previous comment, it does show the MCPD-Enterprise in my transcript now. thanks