MCPD Beta Exams

17. January 2006 15:30
Late last week, I received an invitation from Microsoft to take the beta exams 71-553 and 71-554. These tests are part one and two of the upgrade path from MCSD to the new MCPD: EAD equivalent, which is my abbreviation for Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: Enterprise Application Developer. Quite a mouthful, eh?

Even though I hate exams, it is hard to turn them down when it is free. So, I have one scheduled for mid-February and the other for mid-March. It should give me some time to finish brushing up on some areas of .NET 2.0 prior to exam time. The NDA prohibits me from giving specific information about the exams, but I will post some "general" thoughts and let you know how it goes.
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