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

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by jbj, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. jbj

    jbj Guest

    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

    jbj

    "Manno" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    > MCAD,MCSD,MCDBA
    > 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-
    >>
    jbj, Jan 17, 2007
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