“The certification process itself consists of three levels –
-> MCSD for the
.NET Framework 1.1 track.
You need to take 6 papers in all 5 compulsory and the last one you have a
You are an MCP when you clear any one paper of your liking!! You need to make up
your mind whether you want to follow the VB.NET track or the C#.NET track before
starting to prepare. You cannot take one paper from one track and take a
parallel paper from the other track and claim credits.
The papers are as follows:
1) C#.NET / VB.NET
2) ASP.NET (C# or VB.NET track)
3) XML and Web Services (C# or VB.NET track)
4) SQL Server 2000 or higher
5) Project Management
6) You have to choose one of several papers – (Commerce Server/ Exchange Server
You become an MCP if you clear any one of the first 5 papers. You are an MCAD
when you clear papers 1 through 4. When you have all 6 you are an MCSD.NET.
However, with 2005, Microsoft has already started upgrade exams. In another
year, they would have a separate track for VS 2005!!
still continue to be recognized at least for the next three years!!
My suggestion – go for paper 1 and make up your mind which track you want to
So I chose to sit for MCP 70-315 (ASP.NET with C#).
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