MCSD VS6.0 - is it make sense now?

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Andrew, Dec 18, 2003.

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    Andrew Guest

    Can anybody give a little advise... :)

    The fact, I use Visual Studio 6.0 for a long time, I
    think, about 5 years. I have not any MS certificates yet,
    but I think that if I systematize my knowledges a little
    I'll pass MSCD for Visual Studio 6.0 exams without serious
    problem. Also, I don't use .NET yet. Also, as everybody
    know, MS will discont MCSD VS6.0 exams after June, 2004.

    So, how do you think, is it make sense to pass these exams
    and get MSCD VS6.0 certificate now? As for me, I consider
    that it helps me to fix my knowledge and confirm my past
    experience in future for my future employer...
    So, how do you think, is it correct argumentation? :) And
    is it in requisition in future?

    Thanks for any comments.
    Andrew, Dec 18, 2003
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    Geoff Guest

    If you are looking to get certified and obviously have
    extensive experience with VS6 and not .Net then go for it.
    The exams are to stop being offered but the certification
    will still be valid after next June. We'll still be using
    VS6 for a good while yet !

    Geoff, Dec 18, 2003
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    ch_leong Guest

    Why don't you start to develop your .NET skills?
    Since you're so familiar with VS6, I believe you can
    catch up with .NET pretty fast. Better if you have some
    knowledge of C++ or Java. You need not struggle with
    object oriented jargon much if you learned C++ or Java


    ch_leong, Dec 18, 2003
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    Vitali Guest

    Vitali, Dec 18, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    You could save money buying the exam study books from eBay. However, keep in
    mind that you will end up paying about $75 for each exam (5 in all), and the
    same time could be spent learning .NET.
    Guest, Dec 18, 2003
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    emg Guest

    I'm in the "don't bother" camp. It's not a matter of whether or not your
    VS6 cert is valid after June - - it's a matter of where you spend your
    precious time. There's quite a bit to learn for .Net and even though you're
    not using it at work yet, you should probably get started on that learning

    Generally, the job market does not reward you for consolidating your
    knowledge of 6-year-old technologies. You have to keep pushing forward . .
    emg, Dec 18, 2003
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    anonymous Guest

    anonymous, Dec 18, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    thanks guys i had a similar question. but you don't think that having the cert or some of them finished won't look go as you press to learn .NET? It might confirm that yo have a good working knowledge of VB, don't you think?
    Guest, Dec 18, 2003
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    Eric Guest

    I agree with emg. Time is too valuable to waste. Prepare yourself for
    the futre, instead of the past.
    Eric, Dec 18, 2003
  10. I don't think that you can take 4 exams so fast, but you can try to
    pass one you think is easier, if you succeed than you can go for it, because
    after some time, you can show that you know "all technologies" (WDNA and

    cert or some of them finished won't look go as you press to learn .NET? It
    might confirm that yo have a good working knowledge of VB, don't you think?
    Daniel Joskovski, Dec 19, 2003
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    emg Guest

    No certification will "harm" your chances at a job. It *might* offer some
    small benefit. But a cert is no match for experience and there are
    literally tens of thousands of developers with ample experience in VS6. If
    you really have your heart set on it go ahead but don't expect much return
    on the investment.

    Remember, most employers don't care about certs AT ALL. The ones who do
    care, care because they are MS partners and are obligated to have X number
    of certified developers on their staff. If the cert topic is new enough it
    might help you because the employer doesn't have 50 other candidates with
    prior experience. I'm not even sure how much longer that will be true for
    ..Net. It certainly isn't true for VS6.

    cert or some of them finished won't look go as you press to learn .NET? It
    might confirm that yo have a good working knowledge of VB, don't you think?
    emg, Dec 19, 2003
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    Kline Sphere Guest

    The ones who do
    And are the ones going down the pan the fastest!
    Kline Sphere, Dec 19, 2003
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    David Guest

    I have 70-100 and 70-016 completed. I will be taking 70-
    015 sometime in February or March. I plan on making my
    elective 70-229. Will I need to complete that exam before
    June 30, 2004 even though it will not be discontinued?
    David, Dec 29, 2003
  14. In 045c01c3cddb$fb8c8c90$,
    As answered elsewhere, you'll need to complete the MCSD (for VS6)
    requirements on or before June 30, 2004.
    Cindy Winegarden, Dec 31, 2003
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