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Re: MCAD/MCSD for someone who has been out of IT for a while

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Framework 3.0 has already been released so I think it is a waste of time to
focus on 1.0 or 1.1 IMHO


"Manno" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> With your background, you don't need the boot camps if and only if you are
> a
> motivated guy like me. I have a similar background a EE and BS in
> computer
> science plus 6 years experience. I took the MCSE course but I did my MCSD
> on
> my own. It took me 5 months to take all the 7 exam ( MCSD AND MCDBA). I
> was
> really focus and I'm working full time.
> It depends also what technology you are working with (.net 1.1 or 2.0).
> If
> you are currently working with VS 2005, go for MCPD but if you are still
> working with 1.1 and potentially upgrade to 2.0, get your MCSD and then
> upgrade to MCPD. That's what I'm doing and I'm hot out there right now.
> Every employer want a piece of me.
> Good luck, the hard work will definitely pay off. Stay focus
> --
> Jean-Louis
> West Palm Beach, FL
> "Emaa" wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am professionally a Software Developer (VB & SQL background) with a
>> Masters in Computer Science and couple of years of work experience. For
>> the
>> last 3 years, I had been taking a break from my professional life to grow
>> my
>> family.
>> Now that my kids are big enough, I was thinking of getting back into the
>> industry. I want to take up the MCAD and then MCSD certifications to
>> brush up
>> and also be able to prove to my potential employers that I can still do
>> my
>> job.
>> I have looked at the requirements and gone through the posts here
>> regarding
>> the approach for the exams. After having given a background story, here
>> are
>> my questions:
>> 1. Has anyone been in a situation similar to mine ?
>> 2. How long does it normally take an average programmer to study and then
>> take the MCAD and MCSD .NET using VB ?
>> 3. Other than books, has anyone attended the Boot Camps?
>> 4. If answered yes to the Boot Camp, how well do you think it helped you
>> and
>> what is the level og your skills?
>> I appreciate all the advise & thanks in advance ,
>> -EMAA-

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