Industry forecasts indicate that Windows Phone will become the second most popular mobile operating system by 2015. Do not get left behind! The new Microsoft Certified Professional Developer certification on Windows Phone helps validate a candidate's knowledge and skills on designing and developing applications for the Windows Phone platform. Candidates can earn the Windows Phone Developer MCPD by passing these three required exams:
Some great resources are available to help developers get started on the Windows Phone platform:
See the table below for information about training materials and learning plans that map to these exams.
Microsoft Press books
Exam 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
10265A: Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Learning Plan for Exam 70-516
Exam 70-506 TS: Silverlight 4, Development
10553A: Fundamentals of XAML and Expression Blend1
10554A: Developing Rich Internet Applications using Microsoft Silverlight 42
Learning Plan for Exam 70-506
Exam 70-599 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications3
Learning Plan for Exam 70-599
Proud to say we have one on staff already! @DavidRGardiner passed all three exams in beta.
Same here Rob! Proud do say we have one on staff already. @CaioProiete passed all three exames in beta as well.
Congratulations, DavidRGardiner and CaioProiete!
Great news for the exam for WP7
Thx 4 the info;
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The Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification validates a comprehensive set of skills that are necessary to develop applications successfully by using Microsoft Visual Studio, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and other development technologies. The MCPD certification is designed to provide hiring managers with a strong indicator of your potential job success. It requires two to three years of relevant experience and a commitment to remaining current in best practices and technologies.
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