Sudar Blogs: My Certification Experiences

A record of my experiences with certifications. Starting with BrainBench, moving on to Microsoft (MCP, MCDBA, MCAD) and … surely one day with Sun (SCJP), together with things I come across my day to day life.

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Cleared 70-320 – Became MCAD

Hmm, Cleared my 70-320 exam also and attained my MCAD certification. As I told (in my blog) 70-320 was little difficult for me to prepare. But the exam wasn’t that difficult as I expected. But I had lot of questions from ADO.NET, which really helped me ;-) and I got 968 this time. As usual Microsoft Self-paced kit was very useful for this exam. So, now the big question, what is next? And the immediate answer is break ;-) I have been continuously writing exams for nearly 4 months now. So planning to take a break for about a week or two and then start with my next exam. And in the mean time I should decide my next exam. I have two options. • First one is to go for MCSD (I have only two more to go) or • Go for SCJP (Sun Certified Java Professional) Right now I am not able to decide which one to go for. So people give me your suggestions.
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  • At 5/31/2005 01:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Respect sir,

    You can go for PCMM certification. People with such high merits should get that certification too. After that become a CMMi person. It will be very useful.

  • At 5/31/2005 04:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Go all the way with MCSD.Net. I hope you do your certifications the hard way and not just cheat - as most people in India do !

  • At 6/02/2005 04:45:00 AM, Blogger Sunil said…

    Cool! Congrats!

  • At 7/01/2005 10:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations, it is a very good accomplishment.

    I would recommend that you stay with the Microsoft track until finished. I started with the SCJP and it is a very different exam from the microsoft exams - The MS exams require a minimal knowledge of the details of C# or VB and more about the uses of the various Framework details. The Sun exam is *all about* the fine details of the Java language syntax and API.

    Some further thoughts on the Sun exam - visit when you are ready to begin studying for the test, an excellent resource. Also, after passing any one of the MS MCAD exams (assuming real knowledge and not braindumps) a person could write real Web or desktop applications. After passing the Sun exam a person could pass a high school advanced placement course in programming or write simple command-line programs in Java.

  • At 5/15/2007 01:39:00 PM, Blogger S&eep said…

    Hello Sudar,

    I am new to Chennai and looking for some reputed IT related coaching centers in Chennai, especially for Java related skills. I know of NIIT and Aptech, but am not sure if these institutes will meet my needs.

    Do you recommend any institutes where I can obtain good Java skills related coaching. I am reachable at Looking forward to hearing from you.


  • At 11/22/2010 03:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I also completed my MCAD in 2005 Dec .But thn thr ws a break in my career.Nw I am wishing to come back.For that cud u pls provide me the details of the course like the version and contents etc so that I can update my CV.


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