As for your first question, I would say certification is more useful
combined with experience. But, remember it always pays off to prepare and do
the certs than resorting to some braindumps and cheating your way through it !
Good luck !
> I have the following questions and hope you can help:
> 1. I'm thinking of obtaining a MCAD.NET certificate. How
> useful is it in today's market?
> 2. Which stream is more marketable and useful: MCAD.NET
> (Window-based applications or
> Web applications)?
> 3. Microsoft has its list of book recommendations for the
> MCAD.NET title, e.g.:
> - MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-
> Based Applications with
> Microsoft Visual Basic.NET and Microsoft Visual C#.NET,
> Second Edition
> - Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step
> I read the reader reviews on Amazon. And they are ALL very
> bad! So my question is How do you find these books, are
> they useful? If not, what books did YOU use in preparation
> for the exams?