Upgrade! Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD)

November 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on Upgrade! Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD)
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The MCAD certification meets a distinct industry demand for a certification that enables developers to show they can successfully implement functional specifications and build, deploy, and maintain Windows and web applications.

Consider earning an MCAD certification if your current or desired job role includes developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining department-level applications, components, web or desktop clients, or database and network services that are based on Microsoft tools and technologies. Candidates should have one to two years of experience in building, deploying, and maintaining applications. Related job titles include programmer, programmer/analyst, and software developer.

A Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) certification helps enable IT professionals to demonstrate their ability to use Microsoft technologies to develop and maintain department- level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services. As an MCAD, you can upgrade your certification to reflect your expertise in using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 by earning a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification.

Upgrade from MCAD to MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications
Exam 70-558: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCTS Windows Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications
Exam 70-559: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCTS Web Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications
and
Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Web Developer on Visual Studio 2005
Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
 

Upgrade from MCAD to MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications
and
Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Windows Developer on Visual Studio 2005
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
 

Upgrade from MCAD to MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications
and
Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer on Visual Studio 2005
Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using
 

If you are an MCAD: Windows Developer, you can upgrade to a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification by selecting one of the following two paths.
Upgrade from MCAD: Windows Developer to  MCPD: Windows Developer
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
or
Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD: Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development
Exam 70-548: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows-Based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

If you are an MCAD: Web Developer, you can upgrade to a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification by selecting one of the following two paths.
Upgrade from MCAD: Web Developer to  MCPD: Web Developer

Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
or
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD: Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-528: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development
Exam 70-547: PRO: Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
 

Select one of the following five paths to upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer.

Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer

Exam 70-558: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCTS: Windows Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-528: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer

Exam 70-559: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCTS Web Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer
Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-528: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer
Exam 70-551: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-552: Upgrade: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development
Exam 70-549: PRO: Designing and Developing Enterprise Applications by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework