Microsoft Certification for freshers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    One of my friend is studying MCA(Master Of Computer Applications), now he is in final year, he has keen interest towards Microsoft technologies.

    He knows C#, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML,CSS and VB. He wants to take Microsoft certification which helps him to get job and start his carrier.

    Please suggest certification which suits him. MTA, MCTS or any other? Please guide.

    Thanks And Regards,


    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:37 AM


  • If he wants to work as a Software Developer I would suggest to check out the MCPD certifications. I would say that the Web Application one could be a good starting point.

    I also want to mention that he should drop a few languages / technologies and concentrate on one main stream (or maybe 2) and then master that! He knows all these languages and didn't master any - so company can use him. A .Net using company seeks developers who know more than just the language (so he should know ADO.Net, WCF, ASP.Net, WPF, ....) and a Java using company would expect him to know J2EE with Application servers e.g. JBoss. The core language does not matter and I expct that anyone can learn a new language in less than a week (They are more or less the same!) So when we looked for another developer we almost put CVs away where we saw mixed projects. We had discussions with Java based .Net developers in the past and I simply do not want to explain core elements of .Net (e.g. why we do not have to add log4net for a more or less simple logging - which is possible through TraceSources and TraceListeners which are configured inside the config file.)

    I hope this helps a little bit.

    With kind regards,


    • Proposed as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Monday, April 23, 2012 11:13 PM
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:26 AM