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Go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/offers/html5.aspx get the voucher before March 2013 and before they run out.

EDIT: ** I just heard from a co-worker and a comment from a reader that they HTMLJMP promotion code is no longer working. My co-worker said he thought they ran out. ** February 21st, 2013. You can still get a second chance https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/second-shot.aspx as long as that is still valid.


EDIT: 3 for 1 offer until May 31, 2014: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/offers/mcsd-3-for-1?prid=WWLeX_MktgDAdv_3for1offer#?fbid=7IfQJq8NzKr

The pre-release of the book is now available as well: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145371133.do.

This counts for the first test of the MCSD: Web Applications

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-mcsd-web-applications.aspx

They didn't explain very well how to get the exam on the page (in my opinion), so I sent feedback to them. They replied with

"Dear User,

Thanks for contacting us. In the course description, there is this link: HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 exam (70-480), click on it. Once the page opens, click on the schedule button and you will be taken thru a series of steps to identify the exam and the center where you want the exam and on the final page where the you are supposed to click on commit registration there is a green button at the top of the page that says Enter Promo Code/Voucher. Click the button and in the popup that opens he should select discount type as promotion code and enter HTMLJMP as value and click on validate.  This will apply the discount on the total fee of the exam.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Regards,

Chris Falkenreck

Microsoft Virtual Academy"

Sign up for the test as www.prometric.com, click schedule test, and search for Microsoft as the provider. Then choose the correct test and continue on.

Also, there is free training for this to: https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start

You can also get a book for it: http://www.amazon.com/Exam-Ref-70-480-Programming-JavaScript/dp/0735676631 (not out until May)

EDIT: After the test, which I passed:

1. The videos cover 80% - 90% of the material. Checkout out the codeshow demos and code.

2. go to  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-480 - and look at the skills measured.

3. Here's someone else's take on it http://davidpallmann.blogspot.com/2012/08/microsoft-certification-exam-70-480.html.

4. Check out some html5 resouces like http://www.html5rocks.com or http://www.caniuse.com or http://www.sitepoint.com

5. Write some html, css and javascript.

I've been working with MVC and the HTML world straight for a few months now, so that helped, but I felt that any of us with a web background will be able to pick this up easily and be successful on the test.

EDIT:

I put together an outline for our first company study luncheon and thought I would share it with you here.

1. See how far everyone has gotten.

  • Watched the first video?
  • scheduled a test?
  • Any questions or things outstanding?

2. Talk about the first heading in Materials Covered (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480) while looking at their code show project.

Implement and Manipulate Document Structures and Objects (24%)

Video doesn't match this exactly.

The presentation pdf could be used too (https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/developing-html5-apps-jump-start)

use http://playground.html5rocks.com/ examples for demo code

3. Other things to mention

Show www.canIuse.com to know which elements are supported in which browser.

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/resources

http://playground.html5rocks.com/

http://html5readiness.com/

Bonus:  fallbacks and shims for old IE support snippet

<!-- The HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements and EcmaScript5, Modernizr instead? -->     <!--[if lt IE 9]>         <script src="http://html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script>         <script src="https://github.com/kriskowal/es5-shim"></script>     <![endif]-->

bonus #2: http://geekswithblogs.net/Aligned/archive/2013/01/15/setting-a-var-property-in-the-javascript-revealing-module-pattern.aspx

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:52 AM Certifications | Back to top


Comments on this post: Free Exam Voucher for 70-480 with Training Available

# re: Free Exam Voucher for 70-480 with Training available
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Hi Chris,
Exam vouchers still available? I'm not able to validate voucher no 'HTMLJMP'.

I have completed 100% of the MVA training materials for 'Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start', i couldn't find any code there either.

Regards,
Dinith
Left by Dinith on Jan 05, 2013 2:40 AM

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@Dinith: Thanks for the comment. I'm taking the test tomorrow. The code is in their Code Show project (http://codeshow.codeplex.com/) which is linked in each training section. Are you trying on Prometric? The offer page does say "Act now: This offer is available for a limited time only." Maybe it ran out?
Left by Kevin (me) on Jan 07, 2013 8:13 AM

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I had a co-worker sign up yesterday for this test with the voucher and it worked for him.
Left by Kevin on Jan 11, 2013 9:31 AM

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HTMLJMP worked for me today :)
Left by gby on Jan 29, 2013 10:38 AM

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Hei, Thank you for this info, I have not been able to create an account with prometric, everytime i try, i get this error "
HE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact our webmaster."

i have been trying to register since 2 days and still down with that error.
Left by udit on Feb 13, 2013 9:15 AM

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I Use Promotion Code HTMLJMP but its not working please help me the correct Promotion Code Please Thank You :'( :(
Left by Ahsan on Feb 21, 2013 2:04 PM

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I'm getting this feedback, when I enter the promotion code at the Prometric homepage:

"Promotion not found".

So it's not valid any more.
Left by Bob on Mar 25, 2013 9:10 AM

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