Microsoft - MCPD .NET 3.5 Web Developer



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The Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credential demonstrates your expertise using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in a specific, real-world job role.

This Accelerated Learning program will give you the skills necessary to build interactive, data-driven web-based applications and mobile web applications for both Intranet and Internet uses that run on the ASP.NET 3.5 platform and are hosted on Internet Information Server.

Audience profile

Candidates for this exam work on a team in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to build ASP.NET applications, and to access and modify data by using ADO.NET 3.5 applications. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience developing Web-based applications including one to two years of experience developing ASP.NET-based applications and a thorough understanding of the ASP.NET technologies in the .NET Framework 3.5.

This course prepares you for and tests you in the following certification:

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): ASP.NET Developer 3.5

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  • Allow you to achieve your certification in a fraction of the time of 'traditional training' while delivering industry-leading exam passing percentages
  • Helps students grasp complex technical concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
  • Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory


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  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Our Microsoft Certified Applications Developer certification program contains customised official Microsoft courseware which covers the following materials:

.NET Framework Development Fundamentals:

  • Developing applications that use system types and collections
  • Embedding configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features into a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing serialisation and input/output functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Improving the security of .NET Framework applications by using the .NET Framework security features
  • Implementing interoperability, reflection, and mailing functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing globalisation, drawing, and text manipulation functionality in a .NET Framework application

Visual Studio 2008: ASP.NET 3.5

  • Getting Started with ASP.NET 3.5
  • Implementing a User Interface with ASP.NET Server Controls
  • Displaying and Manipulating Data in ASP.NET 3.5
  • Creating Responsive Pages by Using Client-Side Technologies
  • Debugging and Deploying ASP.NET Applications
  • Writing ASP.NET Applications for Mobile Devices


  • Getting Started with ADO.NET 3.5
  • Modifying Data by Using ADO.NET Commands
  • Querying and Maintaining Data by Using DataSets
  • Querying and Maintaining Data by Using LINQ
  • Implementing an Entity Model by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • Building Occasionally Connected Solutions by Using Synchronization Services

Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications

  • Designing and Implementing Controls
  • Designing the Presentation and Layout of an Application
  • Accessing Data and Services
  • Establishing ASP.NET Solution Structure
  • Leveraging and Extending ASP.NET Architecture
  • Applying security principles

Exam Track

You will be prepared for, and sit the following Microsoft exams:

  • Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
  • Exam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
  • Exam 70-561: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development
  • Exam 70-564: PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

What's Included


  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft .NET Framework-Application Development Foundation - Book/CD Package ISBN: 9780735626195
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-562): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - ASP.NET Application Development - Book/CD Package ISBN: 9780735625624
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-561): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Application Development - Book/CD/DVD Package ISBN: 9780735625631
  • MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-547): Designing & Developing Web-Based Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework ISBN: 9780735623408

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 6464 AK (Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5)

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. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This 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 as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


An MCPD can operate as a Microsoft Windows-based client application developer, Web-based client application developer, and can develop data-access, middle-tier data or business logic components.

Candidates for the MCPD certifications are expected to have:

  • At least three to five years of on-the-job experience dedicated to enterprise application development
  • Worked in the following phases in the application life cycle:
    • Technical Envisioning and Planning
    • Designing and Development
    • Stabilising and Releasing

Candidates are also encouraged, but not required, to have a basic understanding of web protocols and HTML.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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