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I am a fresher working in a MNC. I just want to do one .net Certification either in .net 3.5 or .net 4.0 which one'd be good for me to start certification. Please anybody suggest me with exam code and please tell me the good resourses for preparation.


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No sense in going back to 3.5 if you're still in school. I doubt anyone is going to hold a 4.0 cert. against you even if they are a 3.5 shop (there will be fewer of these by the time you graduate). Go to microsoft's website and search through the certification.

It would be nice if you could get certification materials to go along with a course at school. You're going to need hands-on experience. I don't think you should just study for the test, but you do need test preparation.

You will hear a lot of criticisms of certifications. No one is going to blindly assume you know what you're doing based only on your certification. Many believe you either know how to code or you don't and everything else is irrelevant. Remember, not everyone doing the hiring really knows what they are doing. They're not as adapt at identifying programming talent and often rely on degrees, experience and certification. Now, you may not want to work for a company like this, but sometimes you have to walk through a lot of snow to get to the cabin.

+1 for common sense - If you know .NET 4.0 you know .NET 3.5, 2.0, 3.0, 1.1, 1.0, .NET Framework Beta, and .NET X.Y honestly. –  Ramhound Apr 11 '11 at 14:16

Obviously certs in and of themselves are not very good for becoming a good developer. However, they can help you get a job and earn a bit more. Considering two people with the same number of years of expereince and both interview well. more times than not, the guy that has the cert will win out.

Anyways, what you want is to get the MCPD (Microsoft Certified Profesional Developer) on Visual Studio 2010 with the cert path of "Web Developer 4"

The above linked website has more info but basically you will need to take 4 exams.

  • Exam 70-515 - MCTS prerequisite: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-513 - MCTS prerequisite: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-516 - MCTS prerequisite: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-519 - MCPD requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

I'm actually just starting the study work for 70-515 right now, my plan is to finish all tests by the end of the year.

Also note that just passing 70-515 will get you MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) certification - in the .NET 3.5 path, you need to do two exams to get that title. –  Carson63000 Apr 11 '11 at 21:28

Do get certified!, I'm trying to get mine right now, but buy and read the books! (training kits and other .NET books). I recieved way to less studymaterial from my expensive course, they just contribute to less. Buy the books, use Visual Studio, and study yourself is the best way I think.

Welcome to P.SE... please expand your answer a bit more, with references and links –  Andrew Nov 4 '12 at 7:17