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  • Hello.

    It may seem like a silly question, but it's important at least for me and I'm interesting to hear from you. I'm a .NET developer 4 years ago, even before I went to university, I'm currently earning an MCTS in web development, and some of them told me that it's invaluable for my position, I'm not and wouldn't be an IT student anyway, just because I believe that in IT field, knowledge could be gained from experience and self-teaching (via books and videos) , I know lot of IT students (in my region at least) fight just for the sake of having a degree and to get a job, no more...

    I'm currently looking forward to complete my path in MS Certifications and hold the MCPD, is it really that you should be an IT guy in order to be certified? does it make sense for you that non IT students never need those certifications?

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Web Development with .NET 4.0.

    Friday, July 8, 2011 1:19 PM

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  • Hi,

    I think it's great that a non it person takes time and effort to develop themselfs. I enjoy learning very much. In fact i come from a non it background and was always working with pc's and software just because i liked it. In that restrospect it helped me in the choice i made years later when i wanted to make a career switch from teaching at schools to teaching in the IT world. At such a time you see that developing yourself besides your regular 'work' studies can pay of. At least that's how it worked for me.

    So i can only say that if you like completing you MCPD you should! You never know what it might be useful for in later time. I mean there are several post here in this forum from people who are starting out new jobs or looking for new jobs and don't know where to start when they are telling us they want to work in IT.


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    Saturday, July 9, 2011 7:14 PM