Visual Studio 2005 to 2008 upgrades


I have seen a lot of people asking about when they can upgrade from MCPD on Visual Studio 2005 to MCPD on Visual Studio 2008.

Short answer: In about 6 months.

Longer answer: (quoting Gerry) The upgrade exams are a composite exam that pulls from the requisite MCTS and MCPD exams. As a result, they rely on the completion of those exams first. Our MCPD exams for 3.5 won’t be live until the end of [2008] and beginning of [2009]. So upgrade exams won’t be available until early 2009. Sounds like the prep guides for PD and upgrade exams will be posted in the next month or two. In the meantime, you can read about what’s being planned here.


Comments (3)

  1. giggio says:

    Hey, Trikah, what about exam 70-565, when will it become available? About the same time as 568 and 569?

    I would’t like to become a MCPD on .Net 3.5 only six months after the guys that are not upgrading…

    If we upgrade with the 568 and 569, do we still get a charter certification, if it’s after 6 months of 565? In other words, if 565 is released now, does the charter period start to count?

    Thanks!

  2. int19h says:

    Finally, a definite date; thank you!