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I am interested in doing a course in JAVA Programming:
You have to do the following courses in the following sequence:
I am interested in the VB.NET certifications.I would like find out ,what steps need I take in oder to get certified? I have developed a POS(Point Of Sale) system for three local stores.I am familiar with the language contents and do not want to take a long route. I would like to find what would be the best route for me to have papers for Programming in VB.NET and ASP.NET. Please advise.
If you know programming and VB.NET, my advice is to
do the ASP.NET (Forms) course. Then to take the
Just one important thing: C# is Microsoft's flagship language and even if you can get to MCTS certification without C#, you should consider learning C# sooner or later.
I have no knowledge of programming - What steps would you recommend I follow? Also, what are the costs involved?
If in doubt and we cannot go by a Matric Certificate with at least a pass in mathematics - we always recommend you should do an aptitude test like the one on http://www.3smartcubes.com http://www.3smartcubes.com . (There are many more ...) and send us the results.
Complete beginners should :
HI - most certainly our courses are very well-know in the IT Industry. What makes our offering unique is that we issue 2 certificates per course - 1 for attendance and one for the practical project - it is the latter that is invaluable in job seeking. We also offer free prac support assistance to all our students to enable them to get that practical project up to scratch.
Our courses are also aligned to cover the international certification syllabus, so as to make it easier for you when you prepare for an international exam.
Would you be able to advise me on which course I should do?
It is most important to have something practical on your CV that is why we recommend people from outside the industry to do the :
PHP Beginner or (C#.NET or Java Beginner)
PHP Advanced or (ASP.NET or Java Advanced)
The PHP track is more practically oriented - therefore you are able to develop working websites when you are done - this makes it is easier to get experience on your CV and it is also a good introduction as to what a Software Developer really does every day of his life.
Not really - it is better to get experience first and then study further. The reason why they prefer Computer Science is that the students also do a working practical verifyable programming project in their final year of study.
Do I get a Microsoft certificate or similar when completing the SQL DBA1, SQL DBA2 and SQL DBA3?
You do get a certificate from us (which on its own is well recognised nationally), with a (MCTS) Microsoft Exam 15% Discount Voucher after course 2. You then have to enroll and write the Microsoft Exam on your own at an exam centre of your choice (paying the difference of around R500).
After the 3rd course there is another Microsoft Exam (MCITP) for which there is not a discount voucher from us.