JAVA/C expert. how to start preparing for MCSD?

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Guest, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am an Java(and C) guru. Am a colege Junior,I want to get MCSD
    certificaiton within next 2 years. Can anyone suggest me what I should do??I
    am a total newbie in .net techonolgy.

    do u think :
    MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams
    70-305, 70-315, 70-306, 70-316, 70-310, 70-320, and 70-300
    wopuld be helpful for a beginner.

    Guest, Nov 19, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Methinks you won't be having any problem with the test, then. :)
    Guest, Nov 19, 2004
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    Arthur Hsu Guest

    Since you know Java, you'd better choose C# track, that would make your
    switch to Microsoft world easier.
    (C# "looks" very similar to Java, however, when you dig in, you will know
    you still have a lot to learn.)

    You need 5 tests to get your MCSD. For a beginner, I'd suggest that you may
    consider to get an MCAD first, that is

    70-316 (Windows form programming)
    70-315 (Web programming)
    70-320 (XML Web service programming)

    You need to know SQL to some degree in order to pass the three tests. I
    personally favors Amit Kalani's books for the three topics, they helped me
    get my MCSD :) Do some research on and see if you can get a good
    discount (sorry, mine is sold already).

    For MCSD, I pick 70-229 (SQL server 2000) and 70-300 (design and
    architecture). However, it may be a bit hard for college students
    especially 70-300. By the way, SQL 2005 is coming out, and you may need to
    consider your test-taking schedule.

    Sybex's book on 70-229 is really good. For 70-300, I use Exam Cram 2. Exam
    Cram 2 itself is good but the accompanying CD simply sucks. I'm glad that I
    have enough field experience to pass that exam.

    Arthur Hsu, Nov 19, 2004
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    Rajamani Guest


    I had VC++ experience, how do i do MCSD exam to Visual C#
    and XML.

    Please guide me.


    Rajamani, Nov 25, 2004
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    sandeep Guest

    hello sir/mam
    i am basically from punjab
    but in this time i am in banglore
    i want to do mcsd
    so which center is good for preparting mscd exams.
    please reply me as soon as possible
    thanking you
    sandeep, Nov 26, 2004
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    Vipul Patel Guest

    Yes, the Self Paced training Kit is a good one for beginners. I would also
    recommend Amit Kalani's books for a sure-shot success at the exams.


    Vipul Patel, Dec 10, 2004
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    Vipul Patel Guest

    To begin with, You shall need to learn .NET concepts.

    Your programming skills will suerely help to pick up the language faster.

    Best of luck


    PS: MCSD in the C++ stream has been removed. You will need to clear in the
    C# stream or wait for possible C++.NET exams :)
    Vipul Patel, Dec 10, 2004
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