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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I want some advice regarding where to start for doing certification.I recently received my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.

    Actually I am confused whether to start at MTA(Developer track) level or MCSD level.Your advice will be valuable.

    Regards

    Venkat Ram Movva

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 3:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    like said above by Milton it depends on what kind of job your looking for. From what I understand is that you are a developer. If that is the case you should have a look at the MCPD and MCSD certification tracks. MTA certifications started as entry exams for students, but they are now also open for non-students. I cannot say if they are worth the money. I have done most of them myself, but MCTS, MCPD, and other Microsoft certification are more known in the industry, because MTAs exists just since 2 to 3 years. If I were in your position I would not take one of the MTA exams and concentrate on one of the higher level certifications.


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    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:24 PM
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  • Why not first ask yourself what kind of job you are looking for? What kind of technologies you are interested in? You may not end up doing Microsoft Certification. So play around with various technologies, make yourself comfortable in understanding the underlying before deciding further.

    Certification ranging from Developer (.NET Framework, Javascript etc) to IT Pro type such as Administration of Exchange, SharePoint... Too many products to choose from, so you have to narrow down to what you actually like to handle.

    Cheers.


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:24 PM
  • Hi,

    like said above by Milton it depends on what kind of job your looking for. From what I understand is that you are a developer. If that is the case you should have a look at the MCPD and MCSD certification tracks. MTA certifications started as entry exams for students, but they are now also open for non-students. I cannot say if they are worth the money. I have done most of them myself, but MCTS, MCPD, and other Microsoft certification are more known in the industry, because MTAs exists just since 2 to 3 years. If I were in your position I would not take one of the MTA exams and concentrate on one of the higher level certifications.


    Best Regards. When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer. This helps us build a healthy and positive community.

    @Horizon_Net | Blog

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:24 PM
    Answerer
  • Thank you for your reply.
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:50 AM
  • Thank you for your time and reply.
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:51 AM
  • yes you should follow as miltongoh and Horizon said.

    I would like to add one thing more that you should start with basic level. 

    MCSD is a good way to start and capture the new things earlier than others.

    MCTS and MCPD certifications are going to be expired but in current market, these are still valuable.

    If you are interested in MCSD exams then you can get some helping material.

    Here

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    Sincerely,
    Mehmood Ahmed
    MCSD | MCP



    Friday, February 22, 2013 3:30 AM