Right on the heels of the upgrade to Web Developer 3.5, I took the test for an upgrade to .NET 4. I’ve finally caught up to the latest release. I have to say this was the longest Microsoft certification test that I’ve taken. It was over 80 questions long and split into 4 sections. For a second I thought my test would be lost. When I clicked to finish the exam the testing software crashed. Fortunately, everything was there just like I left it when they rebooted the computer.
Over the holidays, I upgraded my MCPD to .NET 3.5. Now only one more to go to catch up to latest release. This was my first upgrade so I didn’t know what was going on until after I was done. They split the upgrade up into 2 banks of questions representing the 2 tests for that MCPD. Just a heads up for those wondering why you get told you’ll get 40-something questions and end up with 1 of 20-something on the first screen.
It’s long overdue but I finally decided to take the MCTS Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Application Development certification test this past Friday. I now have both development certifications for SharePoint 2007 and just in time with SharePoint 2010 right around the corner.
I took the “MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development” test yesterday. I passed but there were a few curve balls. For the most part though, it seemed like if you study at all the process of elimination can get you through this test. Most questions had at least 2 answers that could easily be eliminated.
I took my third MS certification test Monday. The test was MCTS Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Application Developmetn. After working almost solely on SharePoint for the past year and cramming for the pass two weeks, I would have been extremely embarrassed had I not passed.