MCTS Development


.NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies.

Developers who earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications certification have demonstrated breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of Web services, .NET Framework remoting, Enterprise Services, and Message Queuing technology.

Technology Specialists typically pursue careers as Web developers, Microsoft Windows developers, or enterprise software developers. They may also be database developers and systems administrators who do not work with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 daily but who want to show their breadth of technology experience.

How to earn your MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications

Candidates for this certification must pass two exams: one that focuses on .NET Framework foundational skills and one that focuses on developing distributed applications.

You must earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications certification in order to earn the following certification:

Note If you plan to upgrade from a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification to an MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer certification, you do not need to obtain this MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications certification first. You will earn the applicable MCTS certifications when you pass the upgrade exams available for MCSDs to upgrade to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer.

The following table lists the exams that you must pass to earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Distributed Applications certification.

Required exams (two)

Preparation guide

Exam 70–536

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

Exam 70–529

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Distributed Application Development

.NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies.

Developers who earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification have demonstrated breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of Web application technology and data access in Web applications.

Technology Specialists typically pursue careers as Web developers, Windows developers, or enterprise software developers. They may also be database developers or systems administrators who do not work daily with the .NET Framework 2.0 but who want to show their breadth of technology experience.

How to Earn Your MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

Candidates who want to earn this certification must pass two exams: one that focuses on .NET Framework foundational skills and one that focuses on Web-based client development.

The MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification counts as credit toward the following Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications.

If you are a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) or a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and want to earn the MCPD: Web Developer certification, you do not need to first earn this MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification. You will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the MCAD or MCSD exam for upgrading to MCPD: Web Developer.

If you are an MCSD, you will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the exams for upgrading to MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer.

The following table lists the exams that you must pass to earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification.

Required exams (two)

Preparation guide

Exam 70-536

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-536:TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation

Exam 70-528

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-528:TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development

.NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies.

Developers who earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification have demonstrated breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology, in addition to expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications.

Technology Specialists typically pursue careers as Web developers, Windows developers, or enterprise software developers. They may also be developers and system administrators who do not work with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 daily but who want to show their breadth of technology experience.

How to earn your MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications

Candidates who want to earn this certification must pass two exams: one that focuses on .NET Framework foundational skills and one that focuses on Windows-based client development.

Also, you must pass the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification if you want to earn one of the following Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications: MCPD: Windows Developer or MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer.

If you are a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) or a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and want to earn the MCPD: Windows Developer certification, you do not need to first earn this MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification. You will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the MCAD or MCSD exam for upgrading to MCPD: Windows Developer.

If you are an MCSD, you will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the exams for upgrading to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer.

The following table lists the exams that you must pass to earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification.

Required exams (two)

Preparation guide

Exam 70–536

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

Exam 70–526

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development

BizTalk Server 2006

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 (MCTS: BizTalk Server) has a deep and broad understanding of the design and development of distributed applications that use BizTalk Server 2006. The credential holder has also demonstrated expertise in deploying and managing a BizTalk Server 2006 solution and can create a BizTalk orchestration, integrate business rules and human workflow services, manage business processes, troubleshoot BizTalk solutions, and consume and publish Web services.

The MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006 credential is part of the new generation of Microsoft certifications, which enables professionals to target specific technologies and to distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies.

This certification will be retired when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

How to earn your MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006 certification

MCTS candidates must pass one exam that focuses on the design and development of distributed applications that use BizTalk Server 2006 in addition to the deployment and management of BizTalk Server 2006.

Required exam

 

Exam 70–235

TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server

 

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0  Application Development

If you are a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), you not only thrive on the continuing challenges of the IT field, but you also take the initiative to develop and hone your skills so that you stay a step ahead. When you become Microsoft certified, you:

  • Stand out with proof of your specific, real-world technology skills
  • Are productive and help increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level
  • Achieve success with each Microsoft certification that you earn, which takes you further along the path to professional recognition

An MCTS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development certification validates the knowledge and skills required to develop applications for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. The successful candidate will have experience building systems by using the Windows SharePoint Services platform.


How to earn your Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development certification

MCTS candidates must pass one exam that focuses on the following:

  • Deploying Windows SharePoint Services and custom components
  • Creating site and feature provisioning components
  • Creating metadata and workflow provisioning components
  • Developing Windows SharePoint Services components by using the .NET Framework
  • Manipulating site content and configuration by using the API

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

MCTS exam

 

Exam 70-541

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-541: TS: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007  Application Development

If you are a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), you not only thrive on the continuing challenges of the information technology (IT) field, but you also take the initiative to develop and hone your skills so that you stay a step ahead. When you become Microsoft certified, you will:

  • Stand out. Prove your specific, real-world technology skills.
  • Be productive. Help increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level.
  • Achieve success. Each Microsoft certification takes you further along the path to professional recognition.

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development certification highlights your area of expertise and validates the knowledge and skills required to build Web portals and integrate business applications by using Office SharePoint Server 2007. A successful candidate will have prior experience working with XML, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services development.

MCTS candidates must pass one exam that focuses on the following:

  • Managing enterprise content
  • Creating Business Intelligence solutions by using Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Integrating business data with Office SharePoint Server 2007 by using the Business Data Catalog (BDC)
  • Accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007 Application Platform Services
  • Searching data by using Search
  • Targeting content based on audience membership
  • Customizing functionality by using profiles

The new generation of Microsoft certifications

The MCTS: Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development credential is part of the new generation of Microsoft certifications, which emphasizes primary skill sets and job roles, providing a more relevant, flexible, and cost-effective way to validate core technical, professional, and architectural skills.

While the new generation of Microsoft certifications is being rolled out gradually to align with new product releases, the classic Microsoft professional certifications will continue to be supported for as long as Microsoft supports the corresponding software. To learn more, read the frequently asked questions about the new generation of Microsoft certifications.

This certification will be retired when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

How to earn your MCTS: SharePoint Server 2007 ― Application Development certification

MCTS candidates must pass one exam. The following table provides a list of training resources.

Required exams (one exam required)

Classroom training

Microsoft E-Learning

Microsoft Press books

Exam 70-542: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Application Development

There are no official Microsoft Learning products currently available.

There are no e-learning courses currently available.

Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (ISBN 0-7356-2368-6)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007  Configuration

If you are a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), you not only thrive on the continuing challenges of the IT field, but you also take the initiative to develop and hone your skills so that you stay a step ahead. When you become Microsoft certified, you:

  •  Stand out with proof of your specific, real-world technology skills
  • Are productive and help increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level
  • Achieve success with each Microsoft certification that you earn, which takes you further along the path to professional recognition

The MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration certification highlights your area of expertise and validates the knowledge and skills required to configure and deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007. If you have the MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration credential, you typically have an understanding of how to configure Office SharePoint Server 2007, and you have a general understanding of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 and .NET 2.0 as they relate to SharePoint Server 2007.

Here are some job tasks associated with the MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration certification:

  • Deploy Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Upgrade Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Manage Search
  • Configure content management
  • Configure business forms
  • Manage Business Intelligence
  • Manage administration
  • Help secure Office SharePoint Server 2007


How to earn your MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Configuration credential

To earn this certification, you must pass one exam.

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

 

MCTS exam

 

Exam 70-630

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-630: TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0  Configuration

If you are a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), you not only thrive on the continuing challenges of the IT field, but you also take the initiative to develop and hone your skills so that you stay a step ahead. When you become Microsoft certified, you will:

  •  Stand out with proof of your specific, real-world technology skills
  • Be productive and help increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level
  • Achieve success with each Microsoft certification that you earn, which takes you further along the path to professional recognition

An MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Configuration certification validates the skills to configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and focuses on deploying, monitoring, administering, customizing, securing, and configuring a network infrastructure for Windows SharePoint Services. The successful candidate has the skills to configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and has a general understanding of Internet Security and Acceleration Server (IIS) and network load-balancing for applications.  

How to earn your MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Configuration certification

Candidates seeking the MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Configuration credential must pass one exam that focuses on the following:

  • Monitoring and configuring security settings
  • Administering Windows SharePoint Services
  • Managing customization
  • Configuring a network infrastructure for Windows SharePoint Services

This certification will retire when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for the related technology.

MCTS exam

 

Exam 70-631

Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-631: TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Configuring

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Validate your skills and knowledge with an MCTS certification

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 certification tracks are based on six Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications that demonstrate your understanding of application development. Each certification focuses on the features and functionality of key technology areas in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.

MCTS certifications

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications

Candidate profile

Candidates for the MCTS certifications are professionals who use Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, or who anticipate working with these technologies in the near future. You should have at least one year of experience using the underlying technologies that are covered in the corresponding exam.

Benefits of MCTS certification

  • An MCTS certification highlights your areas of expertise, so that your skills and knowledge stand out to hiring managers and project leads.
  • By earning multiple MCTS certifications, you can demonstrate your breadth of knowledge of Visual Studio 2008. You can also build on your MCTS certifications to earn a Professional Series credential.
  • MCTS certification grants you access to the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) community and benefits, including a personal profile on Microsoft.com and access to the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

How to earn your MCTS certification on Visual Studio 2008

Each MCTS certification requires that you pass Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework, Application Development Foundation, in addition to the exam related to your desired certification listed in the following table.

Read the preparation guide for Exam 70-536

Note If you currently hold any .NET Framework 2.0 MCTS or Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications, you have already fulfilled this requirement and do not need to pass Exam 70-536 again; you must pass only the exam related to your desired certification.

Technology

Usage

Certification

Exam

Visual Studio 2008

Creating applications that run on the Windows platform and compelling user interfaces with Windows Presentation Foundation

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development

Visual Studio 2008

Creating distributed applications that communicate with servers or other applications in a connected or disconnected state

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development

Visual Studio 2008

Creating applications that host workflows for your organization

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-504: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Workflow Foundation Application Development

Visual Studio 2008

Creating Windows-based applications that run on corporate servers or user desktop computers

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-505: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms Application Development

Visual Studio 2008

Creating data-driven applications that access data from various sources, such as SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Office Access, object data sources, XML, or other flat-file sources

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development

Visual Studio 2008

Creating Web-based applications that run on the ASP.NET platform and are hosted on Internet Information Server

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications

Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation

and

Exam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development