From the July 2002 issue of MSDN Magazine
|Skills Development |
On this page, we provide information on the most current Microsoft developer resources available. This month you'll find the latest information on the new .NET MCAD certification, as well as books, articles, and training courses related to the topics covered in this issue of MSDN Magazine.
MCAD for Microsoft .NET Microsoft recently announced its new .NET developer credential—the Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET. This certification is for developers who use Microsoft tools and technologies to develop and maintain department-level applications, components, Web or desktop clients, or back-end data services. The first set of MCAD exams for Windows developers will be available in mid-June.
New training and books supporting the exams: MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET; MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET.
For more information on the MCAD credential and supporting materials, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcp/mcad/default.asp.
Visual Studio .NET Training Expand and sharpen your development skills with Visual Studio .NET with a four-step series of courses offered by Microsoft. The first step covers programming languages in Visual Basic, C#, and C++. The second step includes a choice of courses on the .NET Framework and the third covers .NET Applications. The fourth step is an in-depth look at XML Web Services. Each course provides a list of recommended books for further study. To sign up, visit http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/offers/devtrain/offer.asp.
New Books from Microsoft Press Building Web Solutions with ASP .NET and ADO .NET by Dino Esposito (2002), Programming Microsoft Windows with C# by Charles Petzold (2001), and Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET by Jeffrey Richter and Francesco Balena (2002).