If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

Post by Msft Certi » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 09:59:35


Hi all,

I have read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for the NEW Generation of
Certifications at http://www.yqcomputer.com/

One of the answers to the questions says:

" [Are you currently a] MCSD [Microsoft Certified Solution Developer] or
MCAD [Microsoft Certified Application Developer]? Your credentials continue
to be recognized by Microsoft, and you do not need to do anything to
maintain them.
Upgrade options for the new Visual Studio 2005 credentials will be available
for those who are currently certified as either MCAD or MCSD in Microsoft
Visual Studio .NET "

So I conclude that if I'm a MCSD.NET now and do nothing, I will be a
MCSD.NET "forever". OK, that's great.

BUT, my question now is this: if I DO "upgrade" my MCSD.NET credential to
MCPD, namely through UPGRADE Exam 70-553 -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
70-554 - http://www.yqcomputer.com/
KEEP my MCSD.NET Certification (AND also get the new one - MCPD)... or by
upgrading my MCSD to MCPD (through the UPGRADE Exams), am I effectively
"losing" my MCSD status?

Sorry if this is a "dumb" question... but I'm not 100% sure on this one, and
would like to be! :-/

Could you answer this, please?

Thanks in advance!
 
 
 

If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

Post by Death from » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:21:47

No.


Death from Above
MCPD: EAD
MCSD.NET

 
 
 

If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

Post by Msft Certi » Sat, 08 Jul 2006 18:33:44

Hi,

"Death from Above" wrote :


OK, thanks a lot for your reply!
 
 
 

If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

Post by Lorenzo Ba » Sun, 09 Jul 2006 20:30:11


No, you keep your MCSD status.
--
Lorenzo Barbieri
MVP Windows - Virtual Machines, MCT, MCPD Web&Win, MCITPro DBA, MCTS
Web,Win,Dist,Sql IT: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
EN: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

If I do the UPGRADE Exams from MCSD.NET to MCPD will I lose MCSD?

Post by Msft Certi » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:50:56

Hi,

"Lorenzo Barbieri [MVP]" wrote :


OK Lorenzo. Thanks a lot for your informative reply! :)