Microsoft - Certified Solution Developer (MCAD/MCSD)

Duration

Duration:

Just 12 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

7/2/2022 (Monday)

Overview

Our twelve-day Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCAD/MCSD) program is appropriate for lead developers who design and develop leading-edge enterprise solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies, platforms, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

The course is constructed to allow students to take their exams in either VB.NET or C#.NET.

The MCSD credential is one of the most widely recognized technical certifications in the industry. By earning the premier MCAD/MCSD for Microsoft .NET credential, individuals demonstrate that they have the skills necessary to lead organizations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of business solutions with Microsoft products. The MCSD for Microsoft .NET is credential is appropriate for software engineers, application analysts, software application developers, and software developers.

The MCSD job role includes analyzing business and technical requirements, and defining the solution architecture, as well as implementing the requirements and building, deploying, and maintaining the solution. We recommend candidates have at least two years of experience as a lead developer.

Four reasons why you should sit your Solution Developer course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Solution Developer trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 12-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Solution Developer course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Solution Developer first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Solution Developer with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 111.679 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Benefits

Reasons for Microsoft MCSD certification include career advancement, personal improvement, skills enhancement, and higher salaries. Certification garners industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft most current products and technologies.

Technical certification is a sound investment in your career. Although certification does not guarantee success, research has shown that it can have a significant impact on:

  • Morale and confidence
  • Efficiency and productivity on the job
  • Monetary rewards
  • Career advancement

Curriculum

Firebrand Training has an aggressive educational schedule that thoroughly covers all essential elements necessary to become certified as a Microsoft Certified Application Developer.

Education Schedule

  • Microsoft Windows based Application Development
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Application Development
  • Implementing Security for Applications
  • Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures
  • Study, Review & Testing Day

Examination Schedule

  • Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (70-306)
    or
    Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (70-316)
  • Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET(70-305)
    or
    Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET (70-315)
  • Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework (70-310)
    or
    Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework (70-320)
  • Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (70-330)
    or
    Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft C# .NET (70-340)
  • Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures (70–300)

Exam Track

Certification candidates must pass five certification exams to earn MCSD certification. The exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise.

Web Application Development

  • Exam 70-305 -Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
  • Exam 70-315 - Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Windows Application Development

  • Exam 70-306 - Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Exam 70-316 - Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio

Web Services and Server Components

  • Exam 70-310 - Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Exam 70-320 - Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework

Solution Architecture

  • Exam 70-300 - Analyzing Requirements and Defining .NET Solution Architectures Elective - Security
  • Exam 70-330 - Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET
  • Exam 70-340 - Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft C# .NET

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Suggested Experience (VB and C# Tracks)

The MCSD job role includes analyzing business and technical requirements, and defining the solution architecture, as well as implementing the requirements and building, deploying, and maintaining the solution. We recommend candidates have at least two years of experience as a lead developer.

All MCSD candidate should have at least one year of work experience developing and/or maintaining department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services. Additional basic knowledge of .NET, for example: "Have installed Visual Studio .NET and become familiarised with it over the course of a couple of weeks." is an advantageous.

It is also recommended that a student has at least 6 months of experience working with SQL Server or another relational database.

Visual Basic Track

VB 5 or 6 experience including creating and using classes to build Windows based, Web based, or component based applications.

Alternative knowledge in a different object-oriented language is also acceptable, but some Visual Basic (not VBA) coding experience is advisable.

C# Track

For developers intending to sit the C# exams, you must be competent with the C# language syntax before attending the course. In addition, practical knowledge of another object orientated language (such as C, C++ or Java) if the candidate does not have hands-on experience with C#.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

Reviews

We've currently trained 111.679 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,66% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

"Be prepared to work and work and work. "
Shazad Rehman, Contractor - inbetween contracts. (16/4/2007 (Monday) to 27/4/2007 (Friday))

"Thanks - It's been both the toughest and most enjoyable training course I've ever attended! "
Paul Price. (21/8/2006 (Monday) to 1/9/2006 (Friday))

"Fantastic trainer and hard work, but extremely productive."
Ian Rice. (26/6/2006 (Monday) to 7/7/2006 (Friday))

"The time spent at Firebrand* was well worth it. However, it is so intensive and the reading materials that had to be covered are so much in a short time. Unlike me, please read ALL the prereading materials sent to you before you get in. I will definitely recommend a Firebrand* experience to anyone going for a certification. I got the MCAD at least!"
George France, Contractor. (26/6/2006 (Monday) to 7/7/2006 (Friday))

"My experience at Firebrand was one I will never forget. It is very hard work and you need to be completly focused to get the best from it. This is made easier by the excellent staff and tutors. The instructor was by far the best tutor I have had the pleasure of being taught by. Not only did he know the course back to front, but his knowledge of .NET was second to none. I always felt comfortable that I would learn all I need to pass the exams. I will certainly be using Firebrand again! Well done to all staff"
Mark Ruby, Reuters. (1/5/2006 (Monday) to 12/5/2006 (Friday))

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