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I want to get some Microsoft certifications RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have always wanted to work as a programmer, but I have never got any degree or certificate in programming. About two years ago, I needed to write a program to manage a home-based business. I bought the books and taught myself C# programming, then wrote the program myself. The codes are clumsy but the program works. By doing this, I learned a lot programming skills and concepts.

    I am currently learning .NET 4 with Visual Studio Express 2010. I am thinking of getting some Microsoft certificates for C#. I know that having some certificates do not guarantee a job, but at least I have something to put on my resume. I have searched Microsoft site but there are too much and confusing information. I don't know what to start with. Can someone tell me which tests I should take, starting with the easiest one first? I am looking at Exam 70-511. Is it a good one to start with?

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-511&locale=en-us#tab3

    Of course this is just a start. I am planning to take many more tests as I continue to learn the language. Please give some advise. Thanks

    Henry

    • Moved by Lisa Zhu Tuesday, January 1, 2013 6:37 AM Training and Certification related (From:Visual C# )
    Monday, December 31, 2012 6:15 AM

Answers

  • Hi Henry,

    Welcome to the training and certification forum and to the wonderful world of programming. Before we can help, please answer a couple of questions.

    What types of programming are you interested in?  Classic Windows Desktop applications?  Windows Store apps (for Windows 8)? Web applications?  Also, are you planning on sticking with Visual Studio 2010?  Just so you know, Visual Studio 2012 express is available and it adds a lot of new features over the earlier versions. Please let us know so that we can point you in the correct direction.

    Happy New Year!


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:46 PM
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  • Hi,

     If you have any doubts in Microsoft training and certification ,try asking in the following forum.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/CertGeneral/threads


    Gopinath.S

    Monday, December 31, 2012 9:09 AM
  • Look at this picture: http://algebra.hr/mta/MTA_CertificationPathways_sve.pdf.pdf

    I am currently possesing MTA: Software Development Fundamentals which is entry level in certification. As far as I know you have to pass every node. If there is two exams in one node, then you just have to pass one of them to move further.


    Microsoft Student Parnter Microsoft Technology Associate

    Monday, December 31, 2012 5:21 PM
  • Hi Henry,

    From your description, I ‘d like to move this post to Training and Certification forum.

    There are more  experts in this aspect, so you will get  better support and  may have more luck getting answers.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Regards,


    Lisa Zhu [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 6:36 AM
  • Hi Henry,

    Welcome to the training and certification forum and to the wonderful world of programming. Before we can help, please answer a couple of questions.

    What types of programming are you interested in?  Classic Windows Desktop applications?  Windows Store apps (for Windows 8)? Web applications?  Also, are you planning on sticking with Visual Studio 2010?  Just so you know, Visual Studio 2012 express is available and it adds a lot of new features over the earlier versions. Please let us know so that we can point you in the correct direction.

    Happy New Year!


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:46 PM
    Moderator