70-551-CSHARP : UPGRADE: MCAD to MCPD Web Developer C#.NET

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The Microsoft MCAD certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including Visual Studio 2005 and a sound knowledge of the new features of ASP.NET 2.0. Candidates should have at least two years of experience developing applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework.
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UPGRADE: MCAD to MCPD Web Developer C#.NET

Here's what you will get

The upgrade: MCAD to MCPD certification exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 70-551-CSHARP. The certification is targeted at professionals who are full-time developers who develop server-side ASP.NET code that creates the browser-based, client-side interface to an application.

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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? 150
Where do I take the exam? The 70-551-CSHARP is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of linear, multiple choice.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam? There is no technical pre-requisites for this exam.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 55 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 minutes
What is the passing score? 700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the MCAD certification, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait at least a 24-hour period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait at least a 14-day period before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A 14-day waiting period will also be imposed for the fourth and fifth subsequent exam retakes. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification? This exam was retired on June 30th, 2011.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-551-CSHARP, click here.
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam? A Microsoft MCAD certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including: * Web Developer * ASP .Net Developer

Here's what you will learn

  • Manage data in a .NET Framework application by u...ForwardedToAttribute classes Boxing and UnBoxing
  • Improve type safety and application performance ...sses and generic LinkedList.Enumerator structure
  • Implement .NET Framework interfaces to cause com...le, IEquatable, INullableValue, and IFormattable
  • Embed configuration management functionality int...ider interfaces ConfigurationValidatorBase class
  • Debug and trace a .NET Framework application by ...ventlogTraceListener classes Debugger attributes
  • Serialize or deserialize an object or an object ...atterServices classes StreamingContext structure
  • Control the serialization of an object into XML ...vided by the System.Xml.Serialization namespace.
  • Access files and folders by using the File Syste...ventArgs class, and RenamedEventHandler delegate
  • Compress or decompress stream information in a ....ileStream, DeflateStream, and GZipStream classes
  • Implement access control by using the System.Sec... CompoundAce, GenericAce, and GenericAcl classes
  • Implement a custom authentication scheme by usin...ace) Authentication algorithms and SSL protocols
  • Encrypt, decrypt, and hash data by using the Sys...es Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC)
  • Control permissions for resources by using the S...tyPermission, and ZoneIdentityPermission classes
  • Control code privileges by using System.Security...ition, and IIdentityPermissionFactory interfaces
  • Access and modify identity information by using ...ference, and IdentityReferenceCollection classes
  • Send e-mail to a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (...lternateView and AlternateViewCollection classes
  • Enhance the user interface of a .NET Framework a...Framework application by using shapes and sizes.
  • Add and configure Web server controls. Add Web s...lly add Web server controls to a Web Forms page.
  • Configure settings for a Web application. Config...ation by using the Web Site Administration Tool.
  • Program a Web application. Redirect users to ano.... Convert HTML server controls to HTML elements.
  • Implement data-bound controls. Use tabular data ...ues of a single table record from a data source.
  • Manage connections and transactions of databases...actions by using the ADO.NET Transaction object.
  • Create, delete, and edit data in a connected env...ry large object (BLOB) data types in a database.
  • Create a composite Web application control. Crea...de-behind file. Create a templated user control.
  • Copy a Web application to a target server by using the Copy Web tool.
  • Precompile a Web application by using the Publish Web utility.
  • Optimize and troubleshoot a Web application. Cus...e performance by using the ASP.NET Cache object.
  • Implement a consistent page design by using mast...ed master page. Change master pages dynamically.
  • Customize a Web page by using themes and user pr...d controls in a Placeholder control at run time.
  • Implement Web Parts in a Web application. Track ...controls on a page by using EditorPart controls.
  • Establish a user s identity by using forms authe...o manage users. Enable anonymous identification.
  • Use authorization to establish the rights of an ...ict access to files by using file authorization.
  • Use login controls to control access to a Web ap...ls can be used to send e-mail messages to users.
  • Create a mobile Web application project.
  • Use device-specific rendering to display controls on a variety of devices.
  • Use adaptive rendering to modify the appearance of Web server controls.
  • Use the mobile Web controls to display content on a device.
  • Evaluate the technical feasibility of an applica...xisting solutions for similar business problems.
  • Evaluate the technical specifications for an app... UML diagrams. Suggest component type and layer.
  • Evaluate the design of a database. Recommend a d...procedures that are required for an application.
  • Evaluate the logical design of an application. E... Evaluate the logical design for data integrity.
  • Evaluate the physical design of an application. ...y, security, recoverability, and data integrity.
  • Choose an appropriate layout for the visual inte... the user experience throughout the application.
  • Evaluate a strategy for implementing a common la...rating systems, technologies, and browser types.
  • Choose an appropriate control based on design sp...nclude screen size and browser type and version.
  • Choose an appropriate data validation method at ...ck, such as a message box or color, is required.
  • Choose appropriate user assistance and applicati...Design an application status feedback mechanism.
  • Establish the required characteristics of a comp...e located. Decide which type of object to build.
  • Create the high-level design of a component. Est...nce, performance vs. maintainability, and so on.
  • Develop the public API of a component. Decide th...es. Decide whether to require constructor input.
  • Develop the features of a component. Decide whet...the base class, abstract class, or sealed class.
  • Develop an exception handling mechanism. Decide ... exception; catching and terminating, and so on.
  • Develop the data access and data handling featur...e the data handling requirements of a component.
  • Consume a reusable software component. Consume a...ied component that is based on the requirements.
  • Choose an appropriate exception handling mechani...nism. Design a new exception handling technique.
  • Choose an appropriate implementation approach fo.... Choose an appropriate decision flow structure.
  • Choose an appropriate event logging method for t...e logging levels based on severity and priority.
  • Evaluate the application configuration architect...Choose when to use ASP.NET Administrative tools.
  • Perform a code review.
  • Evaluate the testing strategy. Create the unit t...es. Evaluate the test environment specification.
  • Design a unit test. Describe the testing scenari.... Decide the type of assertion tests to conduct.
  • Perform integration testing. Determine if the co...t interactions and dependencies. Verify results.
  • Resolve a bug. Investigate a reported bug. Repro...associated cost and timeline for fixing the bug.
  • Evaluate the performance of an application that ...s. Track page response times. Track logon times.
  • Analyze the data received when monitoring an app... when to use ASP.NET 2.0 Health Monitoring APIs.
  • Evaluate the deployment plan. Identify component... Identify scripting requirements for deployment.
  • Validate the production configuration environmen...ing settings. Verify the deployment environment.