Exams That Test Your XML Expertise
Microsoft slates two more MCAD/MCSD core exams for beta testing in July.
July will be a busy month for Microsoft's certification group and potential
MCAD/MCSD.NET candidates. Microsoft recently updated exam guides for two
MCAD/MCSD exams that test XML-based Web development:
XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
and the Microsoft .NET Framework
Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual
C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework
It's likely that the exams will be numbered 71-310 and 71-320, respectively,
during the beta period, although this isn't specified in the exam guides.
The exam guides also don't divulge exact dates, but Microsoft already
plans to beta test two other exams70-305, Developing and Implementing
Web Applications with Visual Basic .NET and Visual Studio .NET; and 70-315,
Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Visual C# .NET and Visual
Studio .NETduring the same month. (See "More
MCAD/MCSD Exams Near Beta Testing" in the News archive.)
Exam objective guides for each exam can be found by clicking the exam
numbers above. Beta exams are free but are given by invitation only. For
more information on participating in a beta exam, go to http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcpexams/status/beta.asp.
Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.