Re: All you wanted to know about MCP/ MCAD / MCSD but where afraid to ask
From: M Bandu (m.bandu_at_btopenworld.com)
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 20:49:59 +0100
Is there any time limit to pass all the exam?
"Hermit Dave" <hermitd.REMOVE@CAPS.AND.DOTS.hotmail.com> wrote in 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
> 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
> for info on visual studio
> if you to try the new Visual studio 2005 tools.. express products are here
> just for you.. help yourself.
> Now one you know in's and out's of programming ... on to certification..
> Basic info on what MCP/MCAD/MCSD is
> pointers to the right places...
> MCP.. you give one exam you become MCP
> MCAD.. do 3 select MCP exmas and you become MCAD
> MCSD.. do all the required MCPs for a particular stream and you become
> 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
> Also... you can take the exam in any order.. start with elective or a core
> 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...
> i am doing my 70-320 with this book and it all looks good so far.
> if you want MS training material...
> 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.
> Hermit Dave