Q: What are the prerequisites for taking the exam 70-553 (CSHARP)?
A: This exam is meant for those candidates who have achieved the MCSD .NET certification. Microsoft recommends you to have at least two years of experience developing Microsoft Windows-based applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework and a working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005.
Q: Which programming languages can you choose for this exam?
A: You can choose the Microsoft Visual C# 2005 programming language for this exam. Other programming language is Microsoft Visual Basic 2005.
Q: What credit does it provide?
A: This exam is a Professional Developer Upgrade exam for those candidates who have already achieved the MCSD .NET certification. After passing the exam, you will achieve the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. This exam credits you towards the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Enterprise Applications Developer certification. You will also automatically become the MCTS: .NET 2.0 Web Applications and the MCTS: .NET 2.0 Windows Applications certifications.
Q: Which certification does it cover?
A: This exam covers three certifications that include the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Enterprise Applications Developer, the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications, and the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certifications.
Q: How many questions are asked in the exam?
A: You will be required to attempt approximately 55 questions.
Q: What is the duration of the exam?
A: You will be required to finish the exam in 90 minutes.
Q: What is the passing score of the exam?
A: The passing score of the exam is 700 out of 1000 score marks.
Q: Which type of the exam is it?
A: You will be required to test on the type of questions that include single and multiple choices, drag and drop, build list and reorder, and build a tree. The test can be adaptive and provides simulation questions, but there are no case study type questions.
Q: What are the areas on which the exam is focused?
A: The areas on which the exam is focused are totally objective-based. This exam focuses on the areas in which candidates are interested to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations that use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer or Visual Studio 2005.
Q: Where to take the exam?
A: You can register with a Prometric testing center. You can also register for the exam online, at your local test center, or a regional contact center.
Q: What is the exam fee?
A: The exam fee is US $125.
Q: What is the job prospective for the exam?
A: After qualifying the exam, it prepares you with various job roles that include Web Developers, Windows Developers, or Enterprise Software Developers.