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C# Certification

Hi there,
I am thinking about the possibility of getting certified (till reaching
the MCSD.NET). A few questions for you experts:

1) I was thinking to start with the Web Exam (c#). What do you think
about this choice?
2) I have both Kalani's guide and Microsoft's guide. Which one would
you use if you had to pick only one of them? I'd like to read both of
them but they sum up to almost 1800 pages.
3) Considering that I am just starting out in .NET but certifications
are essential to me. Is it stupid starting studying _NOW_ for the
certification 1.1 when the 2.0 are next to come out?

Thanks in advance for any advice. JC

Dec 5 '05 #1
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ja***********@gmail.com wrote:
I am thinking about the possibility of getting certified (till reaching
the MCSD.NET). A few questions for you experts:

1) I was thinking to start with the Web Exam (c#). What do you think
about this choice?
2) I have both Kalani's guide and Microsoft's guide. Which one would
you use if you had to pick only one of them? I'd like to read both of
them but they sum up to almost 1800 pages.
3) Considering that I am just starting out in .NET but certifications
are essential to me. Is it stupid starting studying _NOW_ for the
certification 1.1 when the 2.0 are next to come out?


I'd suggest learning .NET and C# before considering becoming certified
in them. Is certification something you feel you definitely need? In
some situations it can help, but I've never found a particular need for
it myself.

Jon

Dec 6 '05 #2
Thank you Jon, I see you are even an MVP, so a very affirmed person in
your field.
At the moment I don't have much working experience as developer and
without working experience nobody wants to hire me. If I can get a
certification, I have a piece of paper that states: "this guys knows
how to program" (unless one cheats, but that's not my case). The
certification will be my chance to get a job.

Dec 6 '05 #3
javachalle...@gmail.com wrote:
Thank you Jon, I see you are even an MVP, so a very affirmed person in
your field.
At the moment I don't have much working experience as developer and
without working experience nobody wants to hire me. If I can get a
certification, I have a piece of paper that states: "this guys knows
how to program" (unless one cheats, but that's not my case). The
certification will be my chance to get a job.


Unfortunately, a certification isn't nearly as important as experience.
Personally, I'd suggest getting involved in an open source project or
two. Obviously hiring policies vary, but I'd rather have someone who
can talk about what he's actually experienced in writing code than
someone who has all the theory but no practice.

Jon

Dec 6 '05 #4

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