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  • I am studying c++ for over an year (and I recently moved to c++/cli) already and I feel that I would like like make a living of it but for this i need a diploma.

    Because of my job I cannot study at a proper university and i would like to know where I cannot continue online my studies and get an acredited diploma.

    Thanks

    Saturday, May 7, 2011 1:17 AM

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  • Thank you veryuch for your advice.

    I am gonna take it in consideration because I really want to hve a career in computer programming.

    • Marked as answer by Eduard77 Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:31 AM
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:31 AM

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  • Hi,

    I don't think Microsoft currently supplies certification for C++. Also if you are looking to use certification to get your first job in programming I certainly don't recommend C++ as your first language for your first programming job. Please consider C# instead.

    I would look to do; - Exam 70-511: TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

    You can choose to sit these exams using C#.NET or VB.NET which are languages which are now much more in demand and much easier to create working solutions with as opposed to C++.

    You can download Visual C# 2010 Express from; - http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/visual-csharp-express

    Kind Regards,

    Kieran.


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Saturday, May 7, 2011 9:27 PM
  • Thank you veryuch for your advice.

    I am gonna take it in consideration because I really want to hve a career in computer programming.

    • Marked as answer by Eduard77 Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:31 AM
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:31 AM
  • Thanks for your positive feedback. I also recommend; - http://www.learndevnow.com/,

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4 (Mcts 70-515 Exam Exam Prep) and

    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-511): Windows® Application Development with Microsoft® .NET Framework 4

    As stated in similar posts depending on where you are at the moment you might want to consider getting a job supporting an application written in .Net, then gradually move to .Net development.

    This is not an easy path to take, however I didn't have a university degree either before I got my first job as a computer programmer. If you work through one of these Self Paced Training kits and demonstrate that you have done this in your own time to a future employer. You may find you will earn a lot of respect for doing this.

    Keep me in the loop.

    Kind Regards,

    Kieran. 

     

     

     

     


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 2:31 PM
  • I was looking at the exams and the requirements are for all of them at least 2-3 years experience

    I do not have that experience.

    Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:19 PM
  • Those are guidlines. They are not set in stone. Having commercial experience is very useful, but not having the relevant commercial experience does not exclude you from any possibility of passing. It just means it will take you longer to be ready to pass the exam. Working towards an exam is also an excellent way of discovering best practice.

    Taking myself as an example I passed MCTS in Business Intelligence which contained data mining as major part of the course structure. I still have no commercial experience of data mining.


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:40 PM
  • Thank you very much for your answer and I think that I will start learning.
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:41 PM
  • You could also try joining a C# course in a local technical college in the evening if you need extra support. Don't forget to use MSDN forums if you get stuck completing exercises; - http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/visualcsharp

    (If you find any of my responses helpful, don't forget to mark them as an answer)

    Please tell me how you get on.

    Kind Regards,

    Kieran.


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:48 PM
  • For the moment I work in a casino in Morroco but I am a Romanian citizen.

    I cannot study here because I don't know french that well.

    Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:53 PM
  • But you know English well!

    See how you get on with your exam training kit first. If you need additional support maybe you could enroll on a distance learning course based in English or Romanian.

    Also book mark this link; - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kx37x362.aspx

     


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Monday, May 9, 2011 7:33 AM
  • That's what exactlly that I need a distance learning course but I just want to find the right one.

     

    Monday, May 9, 2011 1:48 PM
  • I'd still try to work through at least one of the training kits before choosing a distance learning course. So will be able to make an informed decision about which course to choose.

    I've not been able to find a Romanian .Net user group for you. However have a look at; - http://sqlserver.ro/

    Since most of your C# programs will need to be sat on a database, e.g. SQL Server. I have noticed some distance learning MCTS courses appearing, however these tend to be quite expensive.

    How's about voting some of my replies as helpful or even an making answers to your questions? :)

     


    If you have found any of my posts helpful then please vote them as helpful. Kieran Patrick Wood MCTS BI, PGD SoftDev (Open), MBCS, MCC http://uk.linkedin.com/in/kieranpatrickwood
    Monday, May 9, 2011 3:29 PM