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  1. #1
    shawn Guest

    certification?


    I am a C++ developer who recently obtained the MCSD in Visual Basic. I am
    looking for a VB position right now, because I realize that I need more experience
    working with VB, COM, IIS, MTS etc. I have done some work in VB at my current
    job and I have gotten good reviews on that work. The VB projects at work
    have been good experience but they do not utilize most aspects of VB. What
    concerns me is that I am getting the feeling from recruiters that they don't
    feel I am qualified for VB development.

    any suggestions on what I should do? Should I go after more certifications?
    and if so, which?

  2. #2
    John Cantley Guest

    Re: certification?

    Considering that I have VB and C++, I would say that the recruiters are more
    interested in getting the most from you that they can. I don't know what
    region you are in but I would guess that C++ developers make more than VB
    guys and they aren't thrilled with the idea of getting less of a commission.
    Sell your C++ skills while keeping in mind that you want to work in a place
    that uses other dev languages. Concentrate on your C++ study on gaining COM
    skills amoung the others. Keep trying for the VB stuff and tell them that
    you use VB for the UI and C++ for the backend stuff. I don't see the need
    for more certs but they don't hurt. Recruiters will push you towards
    whatever is the highest commission for them and not that you are
    unqualified. Use other recruiters, there are many.

    John Cantley

    "shawn" <sfultz@csc.com> wrote in message news:39f5cebf$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am a C++ developer who recently obtained the MCSD in Visual Basic. I am
    > looking for a VB position right now, because I realize that I need more

    experience
    > working with VB, COM, IIS, MTS etc. I have done some work in VB at my

    current
    > job and I have gotten good reviews on that work. The VB projects at work
    > have been good experience but they do not utilize most aspects of VB. What
    > concerns me is that I am getting the feeling from recruiters that they

    don't
    > feel I am qualified for VB development.
    >
    > any suggestions on what I should do? Should I go after more

    certifications?
    > and if so, which?




  3. #3
    simon Guest

    Re: certification?

    You don't need any more certification. Certification is not as important to
    programmers/developers as they are to network/system professionals. You
    should stick with C++, and use VB as a supplemental tool. Meanwhile, try
    to learn C#. It is the new language that targets to C++ developers who need
    the "ease of use" of VB. You can download the .NET SDK from Microsoft for
    free.

    Hope this helps.

    simon.



    "shawn" <sfultz@csc.com> wrote in message news:39f5cebf$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am a C++ developer who recently obtained the MCSD in Visual Basic. I am
    > looking for a VB position right now, because I realize that I need more

    experience
    > working with VB, COM, IIS, MTS etc. I have done some work in VB at my

    current
    > job and I have gotten good reviews on that work. The VB projects at work
    > have been good experience but they do not utilize most aspects of VB. What
    > concerns me is that I am getting the feeling from recruiters that they

    don't
    > feel I am qualified for VB development.
    >
    > any suggestions on what I should do? Should I go after more

    certifications?
    > and if so, which?



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