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Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by phonics3k, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. phonics3k

    phonics3k Nibble Poster

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    Is it possible todo the "MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications" exam with only "home" learning? or is it better to go to one of these intensive courses where it costs an arm and a leg?

    P.S sorry if the post is in the wrong section, but MCAD is the predessor of this Cert :D
     
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  2. zimbo
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    Yes it is possible... look at amazon for the book... do you have any programming experience or do any?
     
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  3. phonics3k

    phonics3k Nibble Poster

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    Ye,

    I used to program in VB 6 but now I have moved on to VS 2005 C#, I have only just started with this language but I am picking it up quickly. I have a book for C# already "Beginning Visual C# 2005 Express Edition" by Apress. I am thinking of getting another one that shows more advanced stuff.
     
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  4. jcb

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    I'm self-studying for the MCTS too. I don't think it's neccessary to go on a course. There's plenty of information on the web. I recommend the Que books, I've found it really helpful with the step by step examples. And I just google for additional information to supplement my learning.
     
  5. phonics3k

    phonics3k Nibble Poster

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    Que books?

    Did you get them from amazon?

    and if you could post a couple of links to the info you have found, that would help me loads :D

    Thanks
    James
     
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  6. Hangleton

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    I just passed 70-536 purely from self-study.

    I got the Microsoft Press book, which is not well written and contains a lot of errors, but in strange a way that helps as you have to think more while reading it.

    I had some previous VB6 experience and knew some Java which helped a little, but I took the exam in C#.

    It took me 6/7 weeks at a rate of probably a couple of hours a day.

    It helps for some of the examination functionality if you have Professional versions of Visual Studio and XP , but it's by no means essential.

    Hope this helps a little.
     
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  7. phonics3k

    phonics3k Nibble Poster

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    Thanks :D

    I have the MS Press Self Study book and I am working through it by doing about 3 hours a day. I am currently on the Regular Expressions lesson and I am fininding it a breeze.

    Congrats on passing your exam btw, I should be joining you shortly hopfully :D
     
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