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General: .Net Certification Advice
From: Jason 7/2/2002 10:47:26 AM
Hello all!

My Name is Jason. I am currently beginning to study for exam 70-305: Developing and Implementing Web Application with VB .Net and C#.

I am currently a web developer (for 2 years) with good ASP knowledge and some VB knowledge. I have no .Net experince but realize that it is a powerful tool and I do not want to be left behind. I know that exam 70-305 is currently only offered in beta form (don't expect an invite) but i plan on taking it when it is offered (sometime in Sept from what I've heard) and was wondering if those of you that are more experienced could give me some advice or good books to use. The only book I am working with right now is the MS Press book: MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET.

Any advice would be greatly apprciated.

Thank you,

From: Jason 7/3/2002 9:27:23 AM

Thank you so much for your advice, it is greatly apprciated!

I recognize the need to know the actual .Net Framework itself. What books would you reccommend purchasing and reading in order to learn about the Framework?

I will take your advice into consideration when studying, I'm sure it will help me to get certified.


From: Vraiment Tredway 7/8/2002 1:44:38 PM
At the moment, I'm reading, "Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB.NET." It's a pretty good book if you already know ASP and VB pretty well and .NET ok.

I've also purchased, "Visual Basic programmer's guide to the .NET Framework Class Library"
Don Box has a book coming out soon called, "Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language Runtime" that I'm eagerly anticipating

For windows programming, Petzold is the obvious choice, "Programming Windows(r) with C# (Core Reference)"

You should learn some basics on OOP such as Grady Booch's, "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications (2nd Edition)." A third edition is forthcoming the end of the year in cooperation with Robert C. Martin. or "The Object Primer" by Scott Ambler.

You should also learn something about Analysis, Architecture and Patterns. I would recommend:
Applying UML and Patterns - Craig Larman
Design Patterns - Gang of Four(GoF)
Refactoring - Martin Fowler

Monti Tredway
Rational University

From: Jason 7/11/2002 4:09:13 PM
Wow thanks a lot Monti, I appreciate all the advice you guys have given me. I think I'll look into picking up "Moving to ASP.NET: Web Development with VB.NET", seems like a good book for me.

If anyone else has anything to add please feel free to add your advice, I check this post at least once a week.

Thanks again!

General: .Net Certification Advice


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