All you wanted to know about MCP/ MCAD / MCSD but where afraid to ask

From: Alistair (anonymous_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: 09/01/04


Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 18:09:22 -0700

OMG!!!!! Is the ability to READ now a requirement? When
did that happen??? Next they'll be asking for a basic
understanding of development methodologies or (heaven
forbid) the ability to communicate!
>-----Original Message-----
>Seeing the types of questions posted here, I doubt very
>much those type of people can read :)
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Kline and Jar are the only people i reckon who have read
>the FAQs in past
>>but what the heck... here it goes. Will try to update
>with a few extra links
>>
>>if you are a beginner and think that MCAD or MCSD will
>look good on you !!!
>>hold you guns... lapel pins okay... but i havent used it
>till date..
>>get yourself .net sdk at
>>http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&DisplayLang=en
>>
>>for info on visual studio
>>http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/
>>
>>if you to try the new Visual studio 2005 tools.. express
>products are here
>>just for you.. help yourself.
>>http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/
>>
>>Now one you know in's and out's of programming ... on to
>certification..
>>
>>Basic info on what MCP/MCAD/MCSD is
>>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/
>>
>>pointers to the right places...
>>MCP.. you give one exam you become MCP
>>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcp/default.asp
>>
>>MCAD.. do 3 select MCP exmas and you become MCAD
>>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcad/default.asp
>>
>>MCSD.. do all the required MCPs for a particular stream
>and you become MCSD
>>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsd/default.asp
>>
>>For .NET certification(s) MCP/ MCAD/ MCSD:
>>you have 55 questions
>>passing score is 700 of 1000
>>its a 2 hour exam (plus 15 mins for tutorial + 15 for
>comments)
>>it costs 103.something GBP in uk...
>>you can find out the cost for your country at
>>www.2test.com
>>
>>Also... you can take the exam in any order.. start with
>elective or a core
>>MCP.
>>the only requirement is that you do the least number of
>MCPs required for
>>your cert
>>
>>If you program in C#.. get Amit Kalani's stuff... its
not
>too bad... infact
>>i am doing my 70-320 with this book and it all looks
good
>so far.
>>http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-
>url/index=books-uk&field-keywords=amit%
>20kalani/ref=xs_ap_sai1_xgl/026-0445228-0087606
>>
>>if you want MS training material...
>>http://www.microsoft.com/learning/Books/default.asp
>>
>>Please dont request dumps and or training material or
>information to be
>>emailed to you. if you are smart enough to finish a
>newsgroup to spam then
>>please remember that google is your best friend. first
>find out what mcad /
>>mcsd is.
>>
>>--
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Hermit Dave
>>(http://hdave.blogspot.com)
>>
>>
>>.
>>
>.
>



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