Back in April I participated in three ‘beta’ exams for Microsoft:

  • 70-515 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Web Applications Development
  • 70-516 TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 4, Accessing Data with ADO.NET
  • 70-519 Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Being ‘beta’ means that you get to do the exams for free (as they are using you to find any mistakes etc), but if you pass then it counts as passing the real exam. These exams have just been publicly released, and I just found out I passed all three! As a result I can now add the following certifications to my list: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

  • .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
  • .NET Framework 4, Data Access with ADO.NET

~Microsoft Certified Professional Developer~

  • ~Web Developer 4~

Updated: Turns out I was incorrect, you do also need to complete 70-513 before you qualify for the MCPD Web Developer 4. This has now been clarified in the prerequisites for the certification.