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MS C# cert have value?

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I haven't seen any request for MS Certitified C# developers during my
current job search. Is there any value to getting the single cert (as
opposed to the four)?

I don't have quite as much C# experience and believe the cert may compensate
for some of that. Is that a valid reasoning?

Thanks,
Brett
Nov 17 '05 #1
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Hi,

If you are quite junior with C# I recommend it , it will give you a good
idea of the lenguage capabilities and a better understanding of the .NET
libraries. I have MSAD but the only benefit was for my development, employers
want to see experience on the CV to be honest.

Nobody will hire you only for your Academic qualification (unless they are
looking for an apprentice), but these will help you to develop your career
and to gain experience.
best regards
Salva
"Brett" wrote:
I haven't seen any request for MS Certitified C# developers during my
current job search. Is there any value to getting the single cert (as
opposed to the four)?

I don't have quite as much C# experience and believe the cert may compensate
for some of that. Is that a valid reasoning?

Thanks,
Brett

Nov 17 '05 #2

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Do you know of any good study guides for the C# test. Amazon.com has bad
ratings on nearly all of the C# test books.

Brett

"Salvador" <Sa******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

If you are quite junior with C# I recommend it , it will give you a good
idea of the lenguage capabilities and a better understanding of the .NET
libraries. I have MSAD but the only benefit was for my development,
employers
want to see experience on the CV to be honest.

Nobody will hire you only for your Academic qualification (unless they are
looking for an apprentice), but these will help you to develop your career
and to gain experience.
best regards
Salva
"Brett" wrote:
I haven't seen any request for MS Certitified C# developers during my
current job search. Is there any value to getting the single cert (as
opposed to the four)?

I don't have quite as much C# experience and believe the cert may
compensate
for some of that. Is that a valid reasoning?

Thanks,
Brett

Nov 17 '05 #3

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The QUE books are quite good, send me your email and I can send you some
practice tests.

cheers
Salva
"Brett" wrote:
Do you know of any good study guides for the C# test. Amazon.com has bad
ratings on nearly all of the C# test books.

Brett

"Salvador" <Sa******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

If you are quite junior with C# I recommend it , it will give you a good
idea of the lenguage capabilities and a better understanding of the .NET
libraries. I have MSAD but the only benefit was for my development,
employers
want to see experience on the CV to be honest.

Nobody will hire you only for your Academic qualification (unless they are
looking for an apprentice), but these will help you to develop your career
and to gain experience.
best regards
Salva
"Brett" wrote:
I haven't seen any request for MS Certitified C# developers during my
current job search. Is there any value to getting the single cert (as
opposed to the four)?

I don't have quite as much C# experience and believe the cert may
compensate
for some of that. Is that a valid reasoning?

Thanks,
Brett


Nov 17 '05 #4

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Thanks. brett1_at_cygen_dot_com.

Brett

"Salvador" <Sa******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:41**********************************@microsof t.com...
The QUE books are quite good, send me your email and I can send you some
practice tests.

cheers
Salva
"Brett" wrote:
Do you know of any good study guides for the C# test. Amazon.com has bad
ratings on nearly all of the C# test books.

Brett

"Salvador" <Sa******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F**********************************@microsof t.com...
> Hi,
>
> If you are quite junior with C# I recommend it , it will give you a
> good
> idea of the lenguage capabilities and a better understanding of the
> .NET
> libraries. I have MSAD but the only benefit was for my development,
> employers
> want to see experience on the CV to be honest.
>
> Nobody will hire you only for your Academic qualification (unless they
> are
> looking for an apprentice), but these will help you to develop your
> career
> and to gain experience.
>
>
> best regards
> Salva
>
>
> "Brett" wrote:
>
>> I haven't seen any request for MS Certitified C# developers during my
>> current job search. Is there any value to getting the single cert (as
>> opposed to the four)?
>>
>> I don't have quite as much C# experience and believe the cert may
>> compensate
>> for some of that. Is that a valid reasoning?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brett
>>
>>
>>


Nov 17 '05 #5

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I liked the TestKing practice exams with explanations.

http://www.testking.com/certificatio...-Microsoft.htm

It turned out that many of the questions on the Test King exams were
word-for-word exactly the same as those on the actual test (even
answers were same and in same order). Someone from MS should probably
look into how they got the exact questions from the real exam on the
test exams (I did report it to MS as part of the evaluation).

I also read one of the official test prep books from MS (bought the 4
book set) and it was horrible. Didn't explain things well at all,
glossed over stuff, and was just flat out a bad read. There was very
little information in it I didn't already learn from other better
books. I also didn't really notice any correlation to material in the
prep book and material on the exam.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

I'm hoping the other 3 books in the set will be better (I read the
winforms one).

HTH,

Sam
On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 11:19:15 -0400, "Brett" <no@spam.com> wrote:
Do you know of any good study guides for the C# test. Amazon.com has bad
ratings on nearly all of the C# test books.

Brett

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developer for WinForms + WebServices position.
Seaking mid to senior level developer. For
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sam_blinex_com.
Nov 17 '05 #6

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"Samuel R. Neff" <bl****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
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I liked the TestKing practice exams with explanations.

http://www.testking.com/certificatio...-Microsoft.htm

It turned out that many of the questions on the Test King exams were
word-for-word exactly the same as those on the actual test (even
answers were same and in same order). Someone from MS should probably
look into how they got the exact questions from the real exam on the
test exams (I did report it to MS as part of the evaluation).

I also read one of the official test prep books from MS (bought the 4
book set) and it was horrible. Didn't explain things well at all,
glossed over stuff, and was just flat out a bad read. There was very
little information in it I didn't already learn from other better
books. I also didn't really notice any correlation to material in the
prep book and material on the exam.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

I'm hoping the other 3 books in the set will be better (I read the
winforms one).


I saw that set and it has a 3.5 star rating. You're saying it is a good
set?
Nov 17 '05 #7

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