Microsoft makes available two more core exams for the MCAD.NET and MCSD.NET tracks.
Exam 70-310 went live Aug. 14; exam 70-320 went live today. Both exams are
available through Prometric
Coinciding with the availability of exam 70-310 last week, Microsoft issued
102 MCAD certificates, mainly to participants in that exam's beta testing program
(see "MCAD Numbers
Adding Up" in the News archive). MCSD.NET candidates and those upgrading
from the existing MCSD will have to wait until next year to finish up all the
requirements for the .NET track—Microsoft won't release Exam 70-300: Analyzing
Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures until February 2003 (see
Microsoft's MCAD-MCSD comparison chart at http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/mcad/compare.asp).
Microsoft offers beta exams on an invitation-only basis. To find out more about
participating in future beta exams, go to http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcpexams/status/beta.asp.
[Note: Read Chris Golubski's review of the 70-320:
Web Services/C# exam in the Sept. 2002 issue.—Editor.]
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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.