MCPD 70-723: Web Developer 4

If you’ve been reading my blog these past couple of months, you probably know that I am studying for the MCPD Exam 70-523: Upgrade: Transition your MCPD .NET Framework 3.5 Web Developer Skills to MCPD .NET Framework 4 Web Developer.

This exam is scheduled to retire on July 31, 2014 (I know, I’m late for the party and I don’t have much time left) and it covers a broad variety of topics:

  • AJAX
  • JavaScript
  • MVC2
  • Data access with ADO.NET
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • .NET 4

I will complete the requirements for the following certifications when I pass the exam:

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
  • MCPD: Web Developer 4

There is no individual learning plan for the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-523 but it is a combination of MCPD Web Dev 4 track: 70-513, 70-515, 70-516 and 70-519. I am basically going through these one by one and also checking the skills measured for 70-523.

I decided to share my learning plan with you. I will be updating this list regularly until the exam which I will probably take at the beginning of July.

Exam 70-513 MCTS prerequisite: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-515 MCTS prerequisite: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Exam 70-516 MCTS prerequisite: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

  • Learning Plan
  • Programming Entity Framework, second edition by Julie Lerman
  • ADO.NET Fundamentals by Herve Roggero on Pluralsight
  • Entity Framework 4.0 By Example by Julie Lerman on Pluralsight
  • Querying The Entity Framework by Julie Lerman on Pluralsight

Exam 70-519 MCPD requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

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