Now, I’m a “MCPD – Enterprise Application Developer for .NET 2.0”

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May 15, 2007

I recently obtained my MCPD (Enterprise Applications Developer) credentials. I’ll admit probably this is one thing which stayed in my TODO list for more than a year. Microsoft re-organised their certification program after the release of Visual Studio 2005, .NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005. Not everyone is aware of this new certification model and its requires some explanation here. According to new certification model, the two main categories of certification for people on Software development falls under either Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and eventually upgrading to Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) MCTS are targeted to specific technology so that you can demonstrate your expertise in that area. You can get your MCTS credentials in one of the following areas. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications In addition to the above credentials, which applies to all the .NET 2.0 developers based on their choosen field (Windows, Web and Distributed), developers can also obtain MCTS credential for some of the server products example: MCTS: SQL Server 2005 MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006 Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: Enterprise Applications Developer (MCPD): MCPD demonstrates comprehensive skills that are required to perform the job successfully, and must remain current in best practices and technologies. It also demonstrates that you have the comprehensive skills required to build n-tier solutions targeting both Web and rich-client user experiences. In order to obtain MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer candidates must first meet the requirements for the following three Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credentials for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications In addition the candiate also required to pass a design paper “PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework” –Saravana