70-300 Analyzing .NET Requirements Debuts Next Week

Anyone for MCSD on .NET? Exam 70-300, Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures, the final exam requirement for this premium title, is expected to be released next week, possibly

Anyone for MCSD on .NET? Exam 70-300, Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures, the final exam requirement for this premium title, is expected to be released next week, possibly as early as this Monday. However, a scan of certification newsgroups (including the ones on Microsoft's Training and Certification site) as late as Thursday afternoon indicate that 71-300 beta testers' scores hadn't been released.

Exam 70-300, which was announced more than a year ago, is the seventh and last in the list of core exams necessary for completion of the MCSD.NET title. Microsoft hasn't released any details on whether it would offer charter membership benefits to the first wave of candidates who complete the MCSD.NET requirements, but it's likely—the company has done so with every title, including its latest, the Microsoft Certified Application Developer.

Except for Microsoft Official Curriculum, study sources for this exam are sparse. Microsoft Press will publish a training kit for this exam: MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures, Exam 70-300; this book is expected to be available in April. MeasureUp so far is the only Microsoft Certification Practice Test Provider to offer a sample practice test questions for this exam.

For exam details and objectives, go to To read a review of the beta exam, see "70-300: Architectural Artistry" by Chris Golubski, in the Feb. 2003 issue of

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Reader Comments:

Fri, Jun 25, 2004 shyju balakrishnan trivandrum

i konw the result of mcp

Fri, Apr 4, 2003 Kevin G Anonymous

Is this test considerably different than the 70-100 Analyzing Requirements test. If I did well on 70-100 and have just starter looking at .NET can I pass it or should I leave it to be the last test I take?
Any recommended order?

Wed, Feb 19, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I had mailed They mailed me my results. !

Fri, Feb 14, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I just checked. Passed!

Thu, Feb 13, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

Check your transcripts on the MCP secured site if you took your exam through Prometric. I passed!!

Wed, Feb 12, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I had to call Prometric to find out if I passed or not. I called MS and they told me I had to call Prometric. I called Prometric and they confirmed that MS told me to call them and then they told me my results.

Wed, Feb 12, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I called MCPHelp and was told over the phone and emailed that the Prometric results were not yet delivered to Microsoft, and to check my transcript in 7 - 10 business days. That was 2-10

Tue, Feb 11, 2003 ClaudeV Qc, Canada

Allez voir vos transcript!! Moi j'ai vu apparaitre "Architecture" ce matin :):)

Tue, Feb 11, 2003 Phil Austin, TX

I just checked the MCP secure site and it says we should all have been notified yesterday. I even checked my transcript and still no word from MS. Has anyone heard from them with a test result yet?

Mon, Feb 10, 2003 Farhan NJ, US

VUE has updated the status of beta exam result on their web site.

I just passed !!!

Mon, Feb 10, 2003 Robert Maryland

C'est vrai que Microsoft devrait faire un effort pour ecourter cette periode d'attente.

Mon, Feb 10, 2003 JMD CANADA

Looks like I'm in the same boat as you guys. I'm still waiting for my result. I can't wait to get it (good or bad)!! I just want to know if I have to reschedule for it or not!

Sun, Feb 9, 2003 ClaudeV Chicoutimi Qc, Canada

Je suis des plus decu de la maniere de faire de Microsoft concernant les resultats des examens BETA :( Il envoit les resultats beaucoup trop tard! PAr exemple, j'ai passé l'examen 70-305 en version release croyant l'avoir echoué en version BETA! Quel ne fut pas ma surprise lorsque j'ai recu une note de Reussite pour la version BETA :( Ca m'a donc couté 180$ pour rien!!!!!!

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

I've been waiting the beta result for more than 12 weeks... I If I understand correctly, the ones who will take the live exam next week are going to know the result even before the ones who took the beta? I'm afraid that taking the 71-300 wasn't a good idea after all.

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 anynomous Anonymous

.Net what? .Net has gone already per Microsoft. So, MCSD is just MCSD not big difference, except for the exams.

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 Paul Thiel Houston

I just got laid off today, so it would be nice to know if I passed. I'd like to add MCSD for .Net to my resume.

I emailed MCP help, and they shot me back their standard response.

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 Joe Kokosinski Maryland

Not yet!

Fri, Feb 7, 2003 Anonymous Anonymous

anyone get a beta grade?

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