MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications
The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credential enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialized technologies.
Developers who earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification have demonstrated breadth and depth of skills and knowledge of Windows Forms technology, in addition to expertise in data access in Microsoft Windows applications.
Technology Specialists typically pursue careers as Web developers, Windows developers, or enterprise software developers. They may also be developers and system administrators who do not work with the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 daily but who want to show their breadth of technology experience.
How to earn your MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications
Candidates who want to earn this certification must pass two exams: one that focuses on .NET Framework foundational skills and one that focuses on Windows-based client development.
Also, you must pass the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification if you want to earn one of the following Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications: MCPD: Windows Developer or MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer.
• Learn about Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certifications http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/
If you are a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) or a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) and want to earn the MCPD: Windows Developer certification, you do not need to first earn this MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification. You will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the MCAD or MCSD exam for upgrading to MCPD: Windows Developer.
• Learn about the MCPD: Windows Developer certification http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/windev/
If you are an MCSD, you will earn this MCTS certification when you pass the exams for upgrading to MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer.
• Learn about the MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer certification http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcpd/entapp/
The following table lists the exams that you must pass to earn the MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications certification.Required exams (two) Preparation guide
Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-536: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-536.mspx
Review the preparation guide for Exam 70-526: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-526.mspx