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Can MSCE hold good for a developer

By MuthuVenkatsubramanian ·
Hi All,
Iam a SW developer with 2 yrs of experience of SW development in Microsoft Technologies.I wishes to do a certification namely MSCE since im interested in networking.Do that hold good for me in future?More over if i have to go for MSCD then i think i have to do in .NET platform.So can any body help?

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by timwalsh In reply to Can MSCE hold good for a ...

It depends on whether you are planning to switch tracks from development to network administration and design. A certification in one track says nothing about your expertise in another. While I don't want to trun you away from pursuing the MCSE certification if that is what you are interested in, it will do you no good if you plan on continuing in the software development field.

MCSD and MCSD for .NET are still considered 2 separate certifications by Microsoft.

Hope this helps.

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Can MSCE hold good for a ...

You really have to decide first whether you want to be on the applications development side of things, or the administration side. If you want to be a developer, then really concentrate on different programming languages, tools, databases, softwareengineering, all kinds of development platforms, etc. An MCSE won't do you any good if you want to be a developer. I would concentrate on the MCSD and perhaps certifications from database vendors, relating to applications.. Or specific applications such as SAP/R3 or JD Edwards. The advantage to being on the Applications side is that the skills are more portable, and people are always in a hurt for good applications people. But this has to be something you want to do and it has to fit your temperment. It's obviously not for me, but for others, it is a great thing. (I'm an administrator)

If you want to be an administrator, then learn everything you can about various operating systems (Microsoft-MCSE, Windows NT/2000/95/98,etc; OpenVMS, Unix, etc. Networking, Databases, Storage, Security) A good administrator has good knowledge of multiple areas here. Don't be thinking you can get your MCSE or your CCNA and now you have the ticket. That's a good start, but you need to know alot of things very well. Well you may have your MCSE, but how well do you know how to set up a firewall or a storage cabinet or troubleshoot a database issue. Expect to be chained to a pager.

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