Q. What is the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. Microsoft’s 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam is designed to test your knowledge of the Enterprise Application Developer. The 70-554 exam measures your skills that include developing and implementing distributed applications by using ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework with CSHARP. The exam measures your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the new features of ASP.NET 2.0, developing and designing Enterprise applications, designing and developing a user interface, designing and developing a component, designing and developing an application framework, deploying and supporting an application, and testing and stabilizing an application.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. This is one of the two Professional Developer (PRO) Upgrade Exams for those who have obtained the MCSD on Microsoft .NET certification. Therefore, MCPD: Enterprise Developer candidates must first earn the MCSD .NET Certification, which consists of four mandatory core exams:

  • Web Application Development: If you have a working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET language, you will have to take the 70-305 exam. If you have a working knowledge of CSHARP .NET language, you will have to take the 70-315 exam. Therefore, you have to take any one of these two exams. These exams measure your ability to develop and implement Web-based applications with Web forms, ASP.NET, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Windows Application Development: If you have a working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET language, you will have to take the 70-306 exam. If you have a working knowledge of CSHARP .NET language, you will have to take the 70-316 exam. Therefore, you have to take any one of these two exams. These exams measure your ability to develop and implement Windows-based applications with Windows forms and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Web Services and Server Components Development: If you have a working knowledge of Visual Basic .NET language, you will have to take the 70-310 exam. If you have a working knowledge of CSHARP .NET language, you will have to take the 70-320 exam. Therefore, you have to take any one of these two exams. These exams measure your ability to develop and implement middle-tier components, server components, and XML Web services by using Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Solution Architecture: You have to take the 70-300 exam irrespective of a working knowledge of any language. This core exam measures your ability to analyze requirements and define Microsoft .NET solution architectures.
  • Elective Exam for MCSD .NET certification

    In order to achieve the MCSD .NET certification, you also have to pass one elective exam out of the following exams:

  • 70-229 Exam: This exam measures your ability to design and implement database solutions by using the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. However, this exam is a core exam for the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certification.
  • 70-230 Exam: This exam measures your ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000. This exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification, Microsoft Certified Application Developer for Microsoft .NET certification, and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer certification.
  • 70-234 Exam: This exam measures your ability to design and implement solutions by using Microsoft Commerce Server 2000. This exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Microsoft Windows 2000 certification, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer certification, and Microsoft Certified Application Developer for Microsoft .NET certification.
  • 70-235 Exam: This is a new exam and measures your ability to plan, implement, configure, and manage a Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 environment. Before taking this exam, you should have a minimum of one year of experience in creating business process and integration applications by using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 or BizTalk Server 2006.
  • 70-301 Exam: This exam measures your ability to manage, organize, and deliver IT projects by using Microsoft Solutions Framework version 3.0. This exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 certification.
  • 70-330 Exam: This exam measures your ability to implement code using methods to minimize security risks and take advantage of the security functionality built into the .NET Framework. For taking this exam, you should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Basic .NET language. This exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET certification.
  • 70-340 Exam: This exam measures your ability to implement code using methods to minimize security risks and take advantage of the security functionality built into the .NET Framework. For taking this exam, you should have a working knowledge of Microsoft CSHARP .NET language. This exam is also an elective exam for the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET certification.
  • 70-431 Exam: This is a new exam and measures your ability to implement and maintain a SQL Server 2005 database. This exam also completes the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2005 certification. This exam is also a requirement for the following certifications:
    • MCITP: Database Administrator
    • MCTS and MCITP upgrade from MCDBA
    • MCITP: Database Developer
    • MCSA on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSA on Windows Server 2003
    • MCSE on Microsoft Windows 2000
    • MCSE on Windows Server 2003
  • 74-135 Exam: This exam is a new Technology Specialist exam. It measures your ability to develop E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. For taking this exam, you should have a minimum of one-year experience in designing and developing distributed applications by using Microsoft technologies. You should also have an experience in developing, deploying, and managing a BizTalk server 2004 solution.

Q. What credit does the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam provide?

A. When you pass Exam 70-554-CSHARP: UPGRADE: MCSD Microsoft .NET Skills to MCPD Enterprise Application Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework: Part 2, you earn credit towards the following certifications:

Q. What is the price of the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. The net price of the exam is USD 125.

  • Note: The net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts.

Q. How to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm an exam?

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Q. How to locate a testing center?

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Q. How to update personal information, viewing test history, etc?

A. Please visit the following link to update personal information, viewing test history, etc:

Q. Is the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam right for me?

A. The test is appropriate for you if you are working or want 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. What to expect in the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Spot, Drag and Drop, Build list and reorder, and Build a Tree questions. The test can be adaptive, and simulation questions might be asked. There are no case study type questions. The 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam is divided into two sections:

  1. Section-I : It consists of questions from Distributed Application Development.
  2. Section-II: It consists of questions from Enterprise Application Development.

The 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam is conducted in two parts:

  1. First part from Section-I: It consists of around 40 questions with time limit of about 90 minutes.
  2. Second part from Section-II: It consists of around 40 questions with time limit of about 90 minutes.

Q. What is the passing score for the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. To pass the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam, you need a score of 700 out of 1000 in part 1 as well as in part 2.

Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-554 exam?

A. There are two code languages available for the 70-554 exam:

  • Microsoft Visual CSHARP
  • Microsoft Visual BASIC

Q. What are the skills being measured for the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

A. This certification exam measures your ability to build interactive Web applications, data-driven Web-based applications that use Web forms, ASP.NET, and the .NET Framework. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills. Click below the Skills Being Measured link:

Q. How to prepare for the 70-554 -CSHARP/VB exam?

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uCertify’s 70-554 Prepkit consists of eight tests and one final test:

Test Name Description
Test A It contains questions from Section-I.
Test B It contains questions from Section-II.
Test C It contains questions from Section-I.
Test D It contains questions from Section-II.
Test E It contains questions from Section-I.
Test F It contains questions from Section-II.
Test G It contains questions from Section-I.
Test H It contains questions from Section-II.
Final Test It contains questions from Section-I and Section-II both.

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