Re: Just a little venting
From: VB Student (MCPStudent_at_somewhere.org)
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 14:57:37 +0100
... and I hope you replied: A sales term!
Seriously though, what did you say?
"Mark the shark" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I recently had a job interview where the interviewer said,
> "Pretend I don't anything about .Net and explain to
> me what it is?"
> This was a chance for me to tell him all I knew about
> .Net and I don't think outlaws would do well in this
> Mark, 1 test from MCSD success?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >or.. would you like a little cheese with that whine?
> >I'm going to take 70-320 this week... my third and,
> hopefully, final exam
> >for MCAD, though MCSD and renewing my MCSE and MCDBA
> still loom over my
> >And with each exam, I have the same complaint. Microsoft
> sets the standards
> >and establishes the skill sets required to achieve
> certification. Having
> >done so, why do they not prepare training material that
> teaches those
> >skills. Teach what they test and test what they teach.
> If they did that,
> >they'd actually have much better control over the skill
> sets and technical
> >ability of their Microsoft Certified Professionals.
> >Novell does it.. Their white books teach everything they
> expect you to know
> >for the exams...
> >The whole "real world" component Microsoft tries to
> impart is not anyone's
> >real world since the exams are prepared long before
> anyone has enough real
> >world experience with the final release product to
> establish a definition
> >for real world. Or their real world experience is based
> on internal
> >experiences with in Microsoft... Like that's real world
> for the rest of
> >And while the NDA is basically a good thing, it has
> ruined the whole idea of
> >newsgroups. Why bother to have these newsgroups?
> Because of the NDA no one
> >will even talk about the content of the exam in general
> terms for fear of
> >the MS hammer falling on them. There's no peer
> discussions of the exams or
> >certification processes going on here; there's only
> people repeatedly asking
> >the same questions that are clearly answered on the
> train_cert site at
> >If you outlaw discussion about the exams, only outlaws
> will discuss the
> >Ok.... back to Kalani - second time through because I am
> trying to learn
> >everything under the sun since I don't know what else to
> do. Geeze, I am
> >tired of overstudying while the "outlaws" have all the
> answers before they
> >walk into the room!
> >Whew! I'm glad I got that off my chest.