Free Exam Guides for MCPD Certification (Exam 70-553, 70-554)

Are you planning to upgrade your .NET 1.1. MCSD or MCAD Certification to .NET 2.0 MCPD Web, Window or Enterprise Developer Centificatoin?

First, Please read this page to understand about upgrading MCSD/MCAD to MCPD.

Then, Here are the free exam resources for Exam 70-553, 70-554. Thanks to David R. San Filippo and Michael Eaton.

Resx 1: MSDN’s Links Map
http://www.michaeleatonconsulting.com/MCSDUpgrade/index.html

Resx 2: David R. San Filippo’s Notes for Exam 553 and 554
Exam 70-553

Notes: If you have a lot of time and wanna know about each topic in details then, “MSDN’s Links Map”. Otherwise, Please use David R. San Filippo’s Notes for Exam 553 and 554 in case you wanna read short and valuable notes.

As of now, I dont have any good resource for Exam 70-551(Web) and 70-552(Window). Please email me if you have any good resource that you wanna share. I’m also currently working on MSDN’s Link Map of Exam 70-771. I will share with you all once done.

Best of Luck!! :)

Upgrading MCSD to MCPD

Are you MCSD.NET or MCAD?
Would you believe if I say that it’s possible to be MCPD Certified by giving only one upgraded exam?
Let me tell you a bit more about upgrading your MCAD, MCSD to MCPD ( One of the new generation certification of Microsoft). Microsoft release three types of MCPD Certification such as Web Developer, Windows Developer and Enterprise Developer as a part of new generation certificates. The answer for the question “how many papers you need to clear to earn MCPD certificate” is that it depends on what you wanna be. Suppose: If you are MCAD or MCSD and wanna earn MCPT-Web Developer Certification, you only need to give just ONLY ONE EXAM (Exam 70-551) as upgrading..

(You can check the details below.)

MCPD – Web Developer (only one exam required)

MCPD – Windows Developer (only one exam required)

MCPD – Enterprise Developer (only two exam required)

Self-Study – Microsoft Press Books

  1. Programming Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 Core Reference
  2. Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005: The Language
  3. Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference
  4. Programming Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics
  5. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-528): Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development
  6. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft NET Framework 2.0—Application Development Foundation
  7. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-529): Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Application Development
  8. CLR via C#: Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming, second edition
  9. Debugging, Testing, and Tuning Microsoft .NET 2.0 Applications
  10. MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-526): Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 Windows-Based Client Development (available late 2006)
  11. MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-547): Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework (available late 2006)
  12. MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-548): Designing and Developing Windows-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework (available late 2006)
  13. MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-549): Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework (available late 2006)

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