Microsoft MCPD Upgrade from MCAD to MCPD - Only 7 Days

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 65,206 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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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,206 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.56% 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)

"Intense and knowledge filled, but the rewards are worth it."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)

"If you are capable of keeping up with intense training you will definitely be qualified by the end of your course!"
Ben Gerrard, Fourteen IP. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017)

"Great instructor and course content delivery. Highly recommended."
G.R.. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017)

"Really good course, great pace and the instructor was of course very knowledgeable about the subject. I feel like I have a greater understanding of the workings of server 2016, and I am very excited for the next part of the course. Cheers guys! "
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks Ltd. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017)

"Recommend this course for anyone in the IT industry as Firebrand has a great base of knowledge. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017)

"Great instructor, and a well lead course."
Anonymous - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Installation, Storage and Compute (4 days) (12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017)

"Have had a good experience at Firebrand. The instructor has been fantastic and has provided all the information needed to pass the exams."
B.R., Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSD: SharePoint 2013 Applications – Developing Server Solutions (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)

"Firebrand taught me 2 months ago for a networking course and was just as good this time, highly recommend Firebrand. Until next time!"
Jordan Duncan, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"This is now the 3rd time I have attended a Firebrand course and still cannot fault them. Each instructor I've had has been extremely knowledge and helpful. I have recommended FB to many colleagues."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy Limited. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"The course was intensive with a lot to take in during a short period but you have every resource you need. Great Staff, great atmosphere and you get well looked after too. I'll be back!"
D.W.. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Excellent tutor, all explained clearly and in detail."
Arkadiusz Rycyk, Environ Audio Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The teaching was dynamic, engaging, immersive and knowledgeable. The instructor made complex concepts simple. I enjoyed the course very much. "
Richard Barnes, Whale Tankers. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"Intense but very rewarding course, learned a lot in a few days."
S.S.. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The course was very intense and very informative, real examples were given to concepts hard to understand."
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"Training with Firebrand has been a great way to kick-start my IT certifications and to help me aim to progress in my careers. Instructors are knowledgeable and insightful and the learning experience was top notch!"
L.M.. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2/10/2017 to 3/10/2017)

"Great facilities, good teacher and an enjoyable course."
Adam Batten. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (28/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"This course was condensed but covered most of the topics. Will recommend to my colleagues and friends. One has to understand OOP, SDLC, VS, .net +Core. The Dev course was tough for me but the trainer made it understandable for me. "
P.A., kpdsolutions Ltd and contract client - TfL. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"As expected, I had an excellent experience here and the instructor knew the subject matter very well. I will definitely recommend Firebrand anytime and any day."
Ekhorutomwen Asemota, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (16/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Excellent and to the point, cannot not praise enough the instructor whose delivery was impeccable. "
P.V.. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The training was well structured and comprehensive. I filled in my Azure knowledge gaps and the instructor prepared me for the exams excellently, and was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly throughout. All hail Lord Chinzilla!"
Chris Smallman. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Lots of long days paid off - the course was tough but greatly rewarding. The instructor was a brilliant coach and we wouldn't have made it through the 9 days without him. The food wasn't bad either!"
Joseph Ellis, PA Consulting. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The instructor has been great. Extremely enthusiastic and engaging. Would definitely recommend him to my colleagues. The structure and coverage of the material will definitely help me succeed with Azure, thanks Victor!"
Tarun Julka, Diligent Corporation. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"I always enjoy my courses at Firebrand and would recommend people take their courses here."
Ridhan Romjon, Retail 247. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Intensive means just that. Long and exhausting training days but the quality of instruction makes the time fly by. Looking forward to part 2!"
C.P.. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)

"The instructor was very engaging and knew his stuff! "
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)

"The quality of the training at Firebrand is perfect for preparing your for the exams!"
Rachel Hillier, Computer-eye2. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"If you need massive amounts of knowledge in a short time, these are the guys to train with. Excellent facility and instructors. "
Darrall Jarman, Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"Great place to come if like me you cant sit at home and read through a book, as it just does not go in. I came here having read books and have learnt a lot in the 6 days I was here. The classrooms are quite a nice environment and if you get a good trainer then it makes the whole thing better. The days are long and a bit of a slog at times getting in at 8/8.30 and then leaving at 9. Obviously there are breaks in between but still long days and don't sleep much. Overall a great experience and will definitely be using Firebrand for training again. "
Ben Farnath-Jones, OC&C Strategy Consultants. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"Although the course consisted of very long days, the instructor was brilliant, it was a good laugh in the classroom and covered the subject areas very well! "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"The trainer was great and very engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that all of the modules were covered clearly and concisely."
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (17/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"After finishing the training for the MCSA course, I now feel confident in taking the examination!"
Callum Nocton-Gribben, Onefile ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (14/8/2017 to 19/8/2017)

"Had a great time at Firebrand. Thank you for all your support."
Jacob Johnson, St Johns School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)

"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"The course was of very high quality and has provided me with the relevant information to allow me to put it into practice. I attended the course with little knowledge of administering SharePoint and I am leaving knowing that I have the relevant knowledge to build and administer a SharePoint farm. This is all thanks to the instructor - he has been fantastic!"
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)

"Very experienced tutor also allowed flexible learning environment to discuss wider scope of applied knowledge. All In one location (accommodation and self contained classroom building that is 24 hours accessible)."
A.A.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)

"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them! I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)

"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)

"It has been a great course, the instructor takes a fast-paced & information dense course, yet somehow makes it feel relaxed. Its been a great 3 days."
Anonymous - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (8/8/2017 to 10/8/2017)

"Very good course, enjoyable under many aspects. The instructor was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient (I ask many questions). Thank you"
Christian Dornetto, CRM Dynamics Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (5/8/2017 to 7/8/2017)

"Firebrands intensive courses are great for achieving qualifications fast!"
Muhammed Haque. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (5/8/2017 to 7/8/2017)

"The training was very helpful and puts a lot of things into perspective and real life. It is explained in a way that makes sense, which isn't always captured from a book."
M.J., Knauf Insulation. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)

"Really enjoyed my short time here. I've made lots of new friends and learned a lot of new stuff within the 6 days that I've been here. Gareth has been great and has helped us through every section of the course."
James Laird, Jmfinn & Co. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)

"It was a great course, relevant information and a knowledgeable instructor. It helped to make a good bond with other attendees, helping with the evening revision and practice exams together in the hotel bar, or purely just moral support! Be prepared for a lot of intense information, take notes and use whatever vice you need; coffee, sugar, fizzy drinks to keep you alert! I had a great time and would definitely recommend."
KAYLEA REED, UTILITA ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)

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, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, 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.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888