Review of Transcender Exam Simulations
For those nerds that haven't actually had the pleasure of sitting an amazingly exciting Microsoft examination, allow me to elucidate.
Back in the good ol' days I was talking about, folks like myself had a problem. Anyone could put "Visual Basic" on his or her CV - there was no real way of measuring knowledge.
Heck, I once read a pamphlet on economics, but don't want the job of Eddie George.
So in order to distinguish the I've-clicked-on-the-Visual-Basic-icon-'ers from the I-kinda-know-what-I'm-doing-'ers, Microsoft introduced a set of examinations covering everything from Windows NT to Visual Basic to, err, Windows NT.
Now because Bill Gates is a really, really evil man - he made these computer-based exams darn difficult and threw in a billion trick questions just for fun.
But this cold reputation makes them a highly prestigious addition to your resume.
Pass one single examination and you become a "Microsoft Certified Professional". Pass a number of examinations from a predefined list and you may even reach "Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer" (programmer) or "Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer" (network guy) status. With these qualifications on your CV, you will truly be a head geek.
The two products I'm looking at here are part of the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer route, which basically covers new development technologies such as Visual Basic 6 (more at www.microsoft.com/train_cert/).
I have here two CDs in rather fancy cases, containing the Transcender products for:
- 70-176: Designing and Implementing Desktop Applications with Visual Basic 6.0
- 70-175: Developing Distributed Applications with Visual Basic 6.0
So, without further blabbling, let's get installing!
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