So you think you good eh? Prove it, become a
Microsoft Certified Professional, or better yet, strive to become a Microsoft
Certified Solutions Developer. This site in general, is dedicated to
VB developers striving to be the best they can be, when you become an MCP
or MCSD, you know you have made it. Currently the Guru has written
3 of the four required exams for an MCSD, stay tuned. When he does
write the last exam, the MCSD logo will be posted here.
Will it make you a better Developer?
Of course it will, not only will you learn things that are taken for
granted, like the VB IDE, or proper error handling, all the way up to
creating DCOM, MTS (Microsoft Transaction Server) and COM+ with SQL,Applications.
Are The Exams Hard?
Yes, that is why MCP/MCSD developers are the best of the best. We are
not "Paper" experts. We have proven that we know our
stuff. When the Guru first started down the MCSD path, he had been
developing in VB for over 3 years, he studied half heartedly and
failed his first VB 5 exam. So do not kid yourself, it will be hard,
but well worth it.
Will my Employer benefit?
Yes, they know you will be designing and coding better applications,
that is why most employers are willing to pay for the courses and
exams. If your Employer is considering becoming a Solution Provider or
they must have 2 MCP's on full time staff, so it is a win-win for both of
OK, what is the bottom Line, what is in it for me (financial
benefit for you)?
On average, the Guru has received a $5000.00 raise after each exam
written, after his second exam, he was also promoted to a Lead
Developer. Your employer will realize you want to improve your skills
and want to be the best, they will also realize you are willing to learn,
things companies are looking for in employees.
So how do I get started?
To be an MCSD in VB, you are required to write 4 exams, three core and
K&K Consulting, along with FatBrain.com, have joined forces to help you
achieve your certification goals. The following are Microsoft
Approved study guides, The Guru has personally used each and every one of
these Mastering CD's and has passed each exam on the first try. The
exam that he failed, VB 5, was with a non-Approved study guide. Plus the
fact that he thought he knew everything about VB at the time, and did not
study that hard, did not help. =)