I spent last week at TechReady12 and I have to say, it was AWESOME!! I met a lot of new people and attended some really great sessions. I could be mistaken, but I got the feeling that we as a company are somewhat interested in this whole cloud thing.
One of the things being offered there was free testing for Microsoft Certifications. Being the incredibly lazy developer that I am, I thought it would be smart take a few tests without studying just to see what happens. I figured if I study and pass a test that I would have passed anyway, all time spent studying was wasted effort on my part. Unacceptable..
Well, I took four tests and passed all four! That's right, after all these years I'm actually certified in something. These are the tests I passed:
- MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Web Applications
- MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Service Communication Applications
- MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access
- MCPD: Web Developer 4
The first three MCTS certificates are prerequisites to the MCPD. Having passed all four makes me:
Now the only decision is whether or not to go ahead and push on to the full MCITP. That will require my passing just three more certs:
- MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Windows Applications
- MCPD: Windows Developer 4
- MCPD: Windows Azure Developer
Passing any one of these however, will definitely require some studying on my part.
It's easy to play down the accomplishment so far since I didn't study. But I must say, I'm glad I did it. Feels great :)
2/23/2011 10:37 PM
Including link for the Windows Applications study guide: http://amzn.com/0735627428