This is what Avanade calls your time between projects. Last week I rolled off my first major project and started my bench time. This time is meant for training and getting certified. So I did just that.
The first four days of this week I spent training on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 where I utilized independent study materials that I obtained through Avanade’s internal training department.
Friday was spent craming for Exam 70–528: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development, which I ended up passing on Saturday. This was my second Microsoft exam but my first with Avanade. As part of being a Solution Developer at Avanade you are required to become a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer. This was the first of five exams that make up the MCPD certification. And with five exams, I thought I should better get crackin’.
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I just happened to stumble across your blog while looking at the MISA site lol. Sounds like you’re doing some pretty cool stuff at Avanade. Grats on passing 70-528. I’m studying right now for Exam 70–536 Framework 2.0 – Application Development Foundation. Then I will need to take 70-528 to get my mcts in web apps. Did you pick up one of those self paced study guides? Or what would you recommend?