9. Microsoft's new certifications for .NET developers

When Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 were introduced to the world, Microsoft decided to revamp its certification process. Once Windows Vista is released, the titles of Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) will no longer apply. Which of the following titles is NOT a category in Microsoft's new three-tiered certification framework?

9. When Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 were introduced to the world, Microsoft decided to revamp its certification process. Once Windows Vista is released, the titles of Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) will no longer apply. Which of the following titles is NOT a category in Microsoft's new three-tiered certification framework?
A) Microsoft Certified Application Developer
B) Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
C) Microsoft Certified Architect
D) Microsoft Certified IT Professional

ANSWER: A

The new categories, ranked form least to most advanced, are Certified Technology Specialist, Certified IT Professional or Certified Professional Developer, and Certified Architect. Read more about the new tests in the SearchVB.com article, Another round on the certification treadmill.

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This was first published in October 2006

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