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Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Training

New Horizons offers a full selection of official Microsoft training for all areas of Visual Studio programming.

Visual Studio 2012 Training

20480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Schedule Outline
20481 Essentials of Developing Windows® Metro Style Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript Schedule Outline
20483 Programming in C# Schedule Outline
20484 Essentials of Developing Windows Metro Style Apps Using C# Schedule Outline
20485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# Schedule Outline
20486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications Schedule Outline

Visual Studio 2010 Training

10262 Developing Windows Applications with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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10263 Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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10264 Developing Web Applications with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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10265 Developing Data Access Solutions with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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10266 Programming in C# with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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10267 Introduction to Web Development with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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50466 Windows Azure Solutions with
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
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Visual Studio 2008 Training

2310 Developing Web Applications Using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
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6367 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
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6368 Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework using
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
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6460 Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems:
Windows Presentation Foundation
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6461 Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems:
Windows Communication Foundation
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6462 Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems:
Windows Workflow Foundation
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6463 Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5 Schedule Outline
6464 Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5 Schedule Outline

Microsoft Visual Studio Certification

Microsoft has a wide array of certification programs to help you advance or start your programming career.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Certifications (MCSD)

Certification Path

With the release of Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft has brought back the coveted MCSD - Microsoft Certification Solution Developer - certification for three specialty areas. Explore each by clicking the tabs to the left:

  • MCSD: Windows Store Apps
  • MCSD: Web Applications
  • MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certifications

Before trying to obtain your MCSD for Visual Studio 2012 certifications, it is important that you have prior experience with .NET technologies. To bridge the gap for new .NET developers without prior experience, Microsoft has introduced a series of intro certifications. Explore each by clicking on the tab to the left.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and 2008 Certifications (MCTS, MCPD)

Microsoft developer certification for Visual Studio 2010 and 2008 are broken down into two levels:

  • MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    Entry-level, specific topic certifications
  • MCPD – Microsoft Certified Professional Developer
    Professional certifications requiring a wide variety of skills
 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are designed for individuals who want to start a programming career but who have little or no experience with Microsoft Visual Studio programming. The MTA is an entry-level certification to help bridge the knowledge gap for new programmers.

Who's it For?

If you are new to programming and Microsoft .NET technologies, these certification exams are an excellent way to build a foundation before pursuing your MCSD certification.

Certification Exams

Pass one or more exams and establish a solid foundation in core programming technologies. You earn your Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification by passing any of the following exams.

Exam 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-362 Windows Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-363 Web Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-372 .NET Fundamentals
Exam 98-375 HTML5 App Development Fundamentals

If you plan to develop database applications, you may also want to explore:

Exam 98-364 Database Fundamentals

MCSD: Windows Store Apps

Develop Windows 8 style applications for the Windows Store using either Visual Studio and C# or HTML5.

Certification Exams

There are three paths to obtain your MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification depending on your programming language of choice, C# or HTML5, or your prior Microsoft certifications.

Earn MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

If you develop Windows applications using HTML5, take these three exams to earn your certification.

Exam 480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Course: 20480 - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Exam 481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript
Course: 20481 - Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript
Exam 482 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript
Course: 20482 - Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

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Earn MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

If you develop Windows store apps using C#, take these three exams to earn your certification.

Exam 483 Programming in C#
Course: 20483 - Programming in C#
Exam 484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#
Course: 20484 - Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#
Exam 485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#
Course: 20485 - Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

Upgrade MCPD: Windows Developer to MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

If you hold the Visual Studio 2010 Certification, MCPD: Windows Developer, take two exams to upgrade your certification:

Exam 484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#
Course: 20484 - Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#
Exam 485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#
Course: 20485 - Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

MCSD: Web Applications

Develop powerful, rich and modern web applications using Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET MVC, HTML5 and CSS3. Then prove your knowledge and expertise by earning your Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) Web Applications certification.

Certification Exams

To achieve your Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) for web applications, you must pass three exams. If you are new to web development, before attempting these exams you should earn your MTA certifications.

Exam 70-480 Programming HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Course: 20480 - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Exam 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
Course: 20486 - Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
Exam 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
Course: 20487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

MVA

Upgrade your MCPD: Web Developer 4 to MCSD: Web Applications

If you hold your MCPD: Web Developer 4 certification, you can upgrade your certification by taking the following exam:

Exam 70-480 Programming HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
Course: 20480 - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

Use Microsoft Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Foundation server to manage the entire lifecycle of your application development from design, development, testing and deployment.

Certification Exams

To earn your MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification, you must pass three exams. If you are new to Visual Studio Development, you will need to earn your MTA certifications and have a solid foundation of .NET and Visual Studio programming.

Exam 70-496 Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012  
Exam 70-497 Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
Exam 70-498 Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management

Visual Studio 2010 Certifications

If you program in Visual Studio 2010, there are numerous certifications available to establish your programming skill and credentials.

Two Levels of Certification – MCTS and MCPD

Start with foundational specific skills by earning one or more Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications, then earn one or more advanced certifications, Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

Step 1 MCTS: Visual Studio 2010

MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development

Exam 70-506 TS: Silverlight 4, Development
Course: 10553 - Fundamentals of XAML and Expression Blend
Course: 10554 - Developing Rich Internet Applications Using Microsoft Silverlight 4

MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications

Exam 70-511 TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course: 10262A - Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications

Exam 70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course: 10263 - Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio

MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications

Exam 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course: 10264 - Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Course: 10267 - Introduction to Web Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access

Exam 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course: 10265 - Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Step 2 - MCPD: Visual Studio 2010

There are two primary areas of specialty for these advanced developer certifications, each require MCTS certifications as a prerequisite.

Windows Developer – MCPD: Visual Studio 2010

Prerequisite MCTS Certifications

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
Exam 70-518 Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Web Developer – MCPD: Visual Studio 2010

Prerequisite MCTS Certifications

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
Exam 70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Note: The MCPD: Visual Studio 2010 Azure developer and Windows Phone developer exams retire 7/31/2013. See the Microsoft website for more details on these certifications. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/visual-studio-certification.aspx  


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