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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, June 03, 2007
MCPD: Web and Windows
Last week I sat and passed two Microsoft exams, 70-551 and 70-552. Whilst this does not make me a better developer than someone who does not pursue the certifications (I know several developers who have none and are exceptionally skilled), it does force me to look at areas I might not use day-to-day.
This post, by Vishal Joshi, details the various upgrade paths to certification with a great additional comment by Rob Farley, which is the direction I've taken [MCPD:EAD = MCSD +551 + 552 + 554]
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com