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  • Hi everyone,

    I have recently finished getting my Associate's Degree in IT w/ a concentration in Programming. As could be guessed, I took courses in Java/C/C++, Web design, i also have some past experience with VB from high school. I don't have any certifications, and I know these are important and asked by many employers.

    My question is, what certification should I go for to start out with?

    Also, with .net framework 4 coming out soon, is it worth it to get the MCPD books that are sold online? they only have the .net framework 2...

    • Edited by thomas2388 Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:16 PM
    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:15 PM

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  • Hi,

    first of all: .Net Framework 4 is out for quite some time now. (It was released in April 2010 together with Visual Studio 2010). Now the previews of Visual Studio 2011 and windows 8 were published to developers so the development goes on :)

    And you are correct: The Training-Kit books for the MCPD exams was last published for the .Net Framework 2 exams (e.g. 70-549).

    But if you want to start certification, you should start with the MCTS exams that are the prerequisites to the MCPD e.g. 70-515, 70-511, 70-516. These are already available and can be bought at e.g. http://oreilly.com.

    So these are a good start in my eyes.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:34 PM
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  • Hi,

    first of all: .Net Framework 4 is out for quite some time now. (It was released in April 2010 together with Visual Studio 2010). Now the previews of Visual Studio 2011 and windows 8 were published to developers so the development goes on :)

    And you are correct: The Training-Kit books for the MCPD exams was last published for the .Net Framework 2 exams (e.g. 70-549).

    But if you want to start certification, you should start with the MCTS exams that are the prerequisites to the MCPD e.g. 70-515, 70-511, 70-516. These are already available and can be bought at e.g. http://oreilly.com.

    So these are a good start in my eyes.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:34 PM
    Answerer
  • Amm you might want to check your information the .NET Framework 4 was released last year... .NET 4.5 was just demoed at //build in Anaheim last week

    You can pick up books for the MCPD 3.5 and .NET 4 online (EG: 70-515 MCTS ASP.NET 4 http://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-515/dp/0735627401)

    If you are starting off, I would start by getting some experience through using the Visual Studio Express editions and the tutorials on the ASP.NET site http://www.asp.net/get-started

     



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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:35 PM
  • I appreciate your reply! The information you provided helped me. I wasnt aware .net framework 4 had already come out, i havent been keeping up to well with things. I ordered the 70-511 book and will start with that. I had the idea that MCPD cert. was before the MCTS, I was confused, so thank for the clarification.

     

    best regards,

    Tom

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:19 PM
  • thanks for the website suggestions, i have prior experience with Visual studio, but i will check out the asp.net web site.

    best regards,

     

    Tom

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:20 PM