Microsoft - Certified Application Developer (MCAD)

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Duration:

Just 7 Days

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Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

7/2/2022 (Monday)

Overview

Our seven-day Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) program is appropriate for professionals who use Microsoft technologies to develop and maintain department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services or work in teams developing enterprise applications.

The Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET 1.1 credential is aimed at developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework to develop, deploy, and maintain department-level applications and components for Microsoft Windows and the Web. These developers also build enterprise solutions incorporating data services and XML Web services.

The MCAD Certification validates job roles that include tasks such as building, testing, and supporting Windows and Web applications built on the Microsoft .NET 1.1 Framework, and .NET connected applications and services. Individuals working in this job role typically have at least one to two years of relevant work experience. The MCAD certification is appropriate for programmers, software analysts, and software developers.

To earn the MCAD credential, candidates are expected to have one to two years of relevant work experience or the equivalent in these functions. Typical job titles include programmer, program manager, and software applications specialist. As a MCAD for Microsoft .NET candidate, you will be required to pass two core exams and one elective exam in your area of specialization.

Four reasons why you should sit your MCAD course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be MCAD trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 7-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your MCAD course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass MCAD 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 MCAD 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 MCAD 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

Education Schedule

  • Microsoft Windows based Application Development
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Application Development
  • Developing Component-Based Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services

Exam 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)

Exam Track

Certification candidates must pass three or more certification exams to earn MCAD 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

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)

All MCAD 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.

Some basic knowledge of .NET, for example: "Have installed Visual Studio .NET and become familiarised with it over the course of a week.", and/or, "Have used Visual Studio (Visual Interdev) to create components using ASP, C# or VB Script"

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 09 - 42 419 397 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:

"PREPARE TO BE SHELL SHOCKED IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE AN ACCELERATED TRAINING COURSE BEFORE. THE DAYS ARE LONG AND THE COURSEWORK INTENSIVE. OVERALL I WOULD SAY THAT IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED OR THOSE WITH LITTLE OR NO KNOWLEDGE OF DOT NET"
ALAN COOMBER, GLOBAL ASSOCITES. (1/10/2007 (Monday) to 7/10/2007 (Sunday))

"Studying at Firebrand is a brilliant experience. The training is of such a high standard and the support facilities ensure you don''t have to think about anything but your training. I''d never go anywhere else for accelerated training!"
Jay Sweeney, Alt Valley Community Trust. (1/10/2007 (Monday) to 7/10/2007 (Sunday))

"I can say in all honesty that the 7 day MCAD course is tough and the work is very intense.If you have never done an accelerated training course before, be prepared for the ride of your life. You will come out at the end totally exhausted and wanting to sleep for another week. Given a second chance I would do it again."
Alan Coomber, A System Controls company. (1/10/2007 (Monday) to 7/10/2007 (Sunday))

"For some circumstances, I had stopped my career for long time and Firebrand* has helped me to get focus on it again. It has been one of the best and hardest experience in my life. "
J.A.. (6/8/2007 (Monday) to 12/8/2007 (Sunday))

"Does exactly what it says, if you dont have time to study while at work, come to Firebrand*. Focused environment and constant work leaves no time for very little else. Therefore, you are in the right frame of mind in sitting the exams with zero distractions. "
Glenn Sweeney, IBM. (11/6/2007 (Monday) to 17/6/2007 (Sunday))

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