Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD - Only 7 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCPD course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be MCPD certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be MCPD trained in record time
  2. Our MCPD course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCPD 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
  4. You’ll learn more MCPD. 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
  5. You’ll learn MCPD 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
  6. You’ll be studying MCPD 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 67,286 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCPD courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

Our 7 Day MCPD Upgrade is perfect for you if you have already gained the MCAD certification and are developing .NET Framework 2.0 applications that use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or creating Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0.

We offer two MCPD certification paths:

Professional Developer: Web Developer

  • You will have the skills necessary to build interactive, data-driven Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0 for both intranet and Internet uses

Professional Developer: Windows Developer

  • You will have the skills necessary to build rich client applications that target the Windows Forms platform using the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Our seven-day (7) Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) Upgrade Accelerated Course

  • Allows you to achieve your certifications 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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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

The MCPD Upgrade program is a highly interactive 7-day developer class designed to teach Web and Windows Application Developers how to build interactive, data-driven client applications, targeting the Windows Forms platform using the .NET Framework 2.0 as well as produce intranet and Internet Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course Materials

While attending this blended-learning program, you will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactual) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of:

  • Adapted Microsoft Press materials to address the demands of accelerated learners
  • Self Test Testing Software

Our MCPD program contains customized official Microsoft courseware which covers the following materials:

  • Developing applications that use system types and collections
  • Embedding configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features into a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing serialization and input/output functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Improving the security of .NET Framework applications by using the .NET Framework 2.0 security features
  • Implementing interoperability, reflection, and mailing functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing globalization, drawing, and text manipulation functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Creating and Programming a Web Application
  • Integrating Data in a Web Application by Using ADO.NET, XML, and Data-Bound Controls
  • Creating Custom Web Controls
  • Tracing, Configuring, and Deploying Applications
  • Customizing and Personalizing a Web Application
  • Implementing Authentication and Authorization
  • Creating ASP.NET Mobile Web Applications
  • Envisioning and Designing an Application
  • Designing and Developing a User Interface
  • Designing and Developing a Component
  • Designing and Developing an Application Framework
  • Testing and Stabilizing an Application
  • Deploying and Supporting an Application
  • Creating a UI for a Windows Forms Application by Using Standard Controls
  • Integrating Data in a Windows Forms Application
  • Enhancing Usability
  • Implementing Asynchronous Programming Techniques to Improve the User Experience
  • Configuring and Deploying Applications

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Existing MCAD certification candidates must pass one certification exam to earn MCPD: Windows Developer certification and one certification exam to earn MCPD: Web Developer. The exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise. During the MCPD Upgrade Firebrand Training, students will take the following exams:

  • Web Application Development Exam 70-551*-UPGRADE: MCAD Skills to MCPD Web Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Windows Application Development Exam 70-552*-UPGRADE: MCAD Skills to MCPD Windows Developer by Using the Microsoft .NET Framework

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Successful Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) candidates are expected to have taken and passed the following MCAD exams:

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)

plus

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)

In addition you should candidates should possess the following experience:

  • At least two years of experience developing applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • At least three to four years of on-the-job experience dedicated to Web application development
  • A working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 67,286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.63% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"My training experience at Firebrand was excellent. The instructor really knew about the technologies being taught and the facilities used created an environment that allows you to study without any distractions. "
Glenn Haworth, Solarweb. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (14/1/2008 to 20/1/2008)

"Overall my experience was excellent. The location of the training centre and equipement provided allowed for a zero distraction environment."
Glenn Haworth, Solarweb. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (14/1/2008 to 20/1/2008)

"Firebrand* saves time and achieves significant learning. The course covers only the relevant parts without all the padding of traditional courses. The environment is spot on to learn and pass exams, with all the staff going the extra mile, so you can go that extra mile."
DM. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (16/7/2007 to 22/7/2007)

"What can i say - excellent ! "
Richard Gale, ESRI UK. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (16/7/2007 to 22/7/2007)

"I had a positive experience at Firebrand*. The camp facilities, accommodation and tutors are all excellent. "
CMN. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (16/7/2007 to 22/7/2007)

"This was my third course at Firebrand*, I wont do Microsoft Training anywhere else"
James Inman, NSK Europe Ltd. - Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD (7 days) (16/7/2007 to 22/7/2007)

"It is definitely intense and quite hard but its worth it. "
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamberlain College birmingham. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Clear and concise, with practical lab examples."
M.W., TfL. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018)

"My experience at the Firebrand Training Centre has been comfortable. The environment is peaceful which aids concentration and thinking. Food is good with a variety and range that also meets my dietary requirements. "
P.A., Firebrand. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"I think the instructor has done really well to deliver a course which is technically demanding. He has a good way of breaking complex theory down to simple terms. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"- Trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and good at explaining concepts, very helpful when it came to clarifying things. - While the days were long, the frequent breaks ensured concentration could be maintained (infinite coffee also helped with this!) - Accommodation was excellent - Food and drink were excellent! Excellent variety of food on offer, and different food every day. - Wide range of facilities at Wyboston Lakes, and the lake is great for a walk after a long training session."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"Great course, very informative. We had a great instructor who has had practical experience. Lots of time spent with face-to-face instruction. Hands on material that we were able to work with as well. Really enjoyed my time here and will recommend to other colleagues as well. As an added bonus the food was great too!"
C.H.. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"I love the bootcamp format (tried other training provider that only deliver 9:00 am to by 5:00 pm just wont work)!"
Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Excellent speedy and professional learning environment. Knowledge on subject matter for the course superb by instructor."
Fredrik Olander, Max Matthiessen. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Having never had any working experience on any SQL Server product, I enrolled on this course. The accelerated nature and the efficient way the course was presented helped me absorb the concepts. I am over the moon to have passed my very first Microsoft exam at Firebrand!"
Gordon Hepburn , Kerry. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Highly focused training with experienced teacher and great documentation. "
Alfredo Hidalgo Iglesias, BYG. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"My first experience of Firebrand, training was fantastic, instruction as just the right combination of talking, demonstrating and practical work. Definitely recommend."
Tom Odell, BUUK Infrastructure. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (10/3/2018 to 12/3/2018)

"Excellent venue, resources and friendly staff. Thank you! Excellent venue, that is accessible and very close to perfect accommodation."
Christopher Harvey, Grafton Merchenties GB. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Great way to learn x2 faster in a complete learning bubble A* I choose Firebrand to give me accelerated learning, certification and real world experience through the excellent trainers. Thank you Firebrand."
Roy Casana, Designated . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"Excellent facilities, and a world class trainer who went out of his way to delivery the course and more. I would consider doing another Firebrand course."
Tim Harborne, Carillionarmey. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (5/3/2018 to 10/3/2018)

"The trainer was excellent, as he was very informative, friendly and patient. I do wish that there was more time for the course, because I found it difficult to process such a vast amount of information, in such a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"The instructor was a very interactive and enjoyable tutor. His vast knowledge was clear and he explained everything in great detail."
J.H., Lloyds Banking Group. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learn a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great teacher"
A.N., Lloyds banking group . - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"At the beginning of the course, I had very little knowledge but feel as though I have learnt a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Great course and tutor who was very enthusiastic and helpful."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (8/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"Concise and highly informative, with a combination of clear theoretical and practical examples."
M.W., Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Very useful and insightful course!"
Rhys Banton-Laing, Schroders. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"Firebrand courses are accelerated and intensive but worth the effort. The Instructors do a very excellent job of ensuring all aspects of the course are covered"
Luis Gallagher-Munhica, Comp Consult Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/2/2018 to 20/2/2018)

"A fantastic intensive course that will cover installation and configuration. Don't expect it to be easy but DO expect it to be informative. Our instructor balanced real-world examples alongside the theoretical that enabled key technologies to simply Click. With sufficient pre-study this course would be the icing on the cake, as-it-were, and be a gateway into Microsoft certification. Recommended."
Robert Walker. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"It was great to be in an environment with minimal distractions to enable me to achieve the objectives of this course so quickly. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the accommodation is clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the training rooms were well equipped with modern equipment."
J.C., James T. Blakeman & Co. Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Training was great as usual. Feeling very prepared for my exam. Thanks to the instructor for all the great training, and to Firebrand once again."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"Firebrand has delivered another great course at Wyboston and honestly Ive learnt so much while being on this course its almost unreal. The last module has blown my mind with its depth. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who is starting their IT journey. Also OPS were awesome "
Steven Rincon. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"As long a you can handle the fierceness of the course, I would recommend this to any one who just wants to get on!"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (8/2/2018 to 18/2/2018)

"I had a great experience at firebrand, met loads of great people and had a great teacher."
Julian Lamprea, HEE. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (13/2/2018 to 16/2/2018)

"My best approach to rapid learning. Home studying is too slow and lacks discipline for me and time available. Would rather pay the premium, sleep little, get an awesome trainer, get the skills and then make money from the investment. Thanks Firebrand!"
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"VERY (and that's in capital letters!) intense training course, but very worthwhile. I took the training course to get in-depth knowledge of Office365, but ended up passing the exam, with an MCP, even when I didn't intend to take the exams."
John Oliver, Frontline Consultancy. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"My Firebrand experience has been, as always, great. I really enjoy it here, all the late nights and worrying are all part of the fun!"
Timothy Farmer. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Well organised, interactive and fun with a mixture of different teaching styles. Pleased with this course!"
S.C.. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Great Instructor. I love the Measure ups that help prepare for the exam and course content is relevant to today's technologies and older technologies that are still in the exam."
Chris Hunt, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"The instructor kept us engaged through long days of intense training. Educational and enjoyable, which isn't easy over a 12 hour day!"
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"Firebrand provides beneficial training in great detail. The days are long but engaging and free drinks keep me focused."
Joe Gibbons, Utilita. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/1/2018 to 13/1/2018)

"I started programming in C# 6 months ago. My time at firebrand has definitely as least doubled my prior knowledge."
Natalie Flower. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/1/2018 to 6/1/2018)

"For a robust and concentrated burst of structured learning you cannot do better then Firebrand. Your time in the classroom will be intense but you and your course mates will develop a rapport that will support your learning and provide for release during downtime. For best results come with your course material reviewed and fresh in your mind."
Christopher Helsby. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017)

"The course felt very well paced and was structured in a way that didn't feel like an overload of information all at once. The instructor was very helpful and willing to go through a topic multiple times to ensure you understand it fully. "
B.M., Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (16/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"The course was everything that I expected and more. The instructor made the subjects easy and simple to understand. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Deploying Enterprise Voice) (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business - Core Solutions) (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)

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