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Thursday, July 28, 2005
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Last week I asked you people to suggest some good
Friday, July 22, 2005
Microsoft is changing its certification pattern with the release of the next version of Visual Studio. NET and SQL Server. They are introducing a new framework for certification that will pair up a credential with a skill-identifying certification based on a tiered approach consisting of three credentials:
- Tier 1: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
- Tier 2: Microsoft Certified IT Professional or Professional Developer
- Tier 3: Microsoft Certified Architect
Out of which the last exam Microsoft Certified Architect is supposed to be very rigorous, board-level certification. Microsoft released information about this exam somewhere in last April.
The following is the update path for the current exams
MCDBA + 2 exams – Microsoft Certified IT Professional
MCSD + 2 exams – Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Enterprise Application Developer)
MCAD + 1 exam – Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (either Windows or Web Developer)
Microsoft is yet to give information regarding MCSE and MCSA. But those people who have already taken the current titles (MCP/MCSE/MCSA/MCDBA/MCAD/MCSD) will still have their certifications intact.
My current plan is to take that one exam for Web Developer and upgrade my MCAD title to Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Web Developer). But who knows there is lot of time to decide though ;)
So guys share with me how your upgrade path is going to be.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Till now I was quite proud that I got MCAD and even posted my certificate. But I felt very bad about it when I found that a girl named Arfa Karim Randhawa in Pakisthan has finished her MCAD at the age of 9. Ya even I didn’t believe it at first (I read it twice before believing). Here is the link.
She made an impression through a combination of charm, flattery and boldness uncommon for someone her age. For example, during Arfa's meeting with Gates, she presented him with a poem she wrote that celebrated his life story. But she also questioned him about what she perceived to be the relatively small proportion of women on the campus."It should be balanced -- an equal amount of men and an equal amount of women," she explained afterward.
Here are some more excerpts
Later in the afternoon, she sat outside with S. "Soma" Somasegar, a Microsoft corporate vice president, and described her vision for a self-navigating car. He listened to her ideas and told her about some of Microsoft's existing software for cars.
To be sure, despite her question to Gates about employing people her age, Microsoft wasn't about to offer a job to someone so young. But Somasegar talked about the possibility of an internship in a few years.
"The thing that's exciting to me is her passion for technology at this age," said Somasegar, who decided to invite Arfa to
after reading a story about her in MicroNews, an internal company newsletter. Redmond
I think it is a big success for Microsoft and also a real booster for both Microsoft and also the developers who use Microsoft technologies.
Update: Some one in the comments said that this is news is a fraud. Here is the official news from Microsoft site itself.Certification | MCAD | Scoble | WorldRecord
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida has put up a very Interesting Java applet on their site. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms into towards Earth in powers of ten of distance. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and so on and then when it finally reaches a large Oak tree leaf. But that is not all it zooms into the leaf until it reaches to the level of the quarks viewed at 100 attometers. (wow) Here is the complete URL
This is a fantastic representation of how magnificent the Universe is and how vastly infinite it is both in the macroscopic and the microscopic level ;) Thanks Srikanth for pointing this out to me PS: Seeing a web site using Java Applet after a very looong time ;)
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Work has become hectic again and believe it or not I came to office even last Sunday too. So no time to update the blog :(
Sorry people for keeping you waiting.
Last week I brought the voucher from Sun Microsystem at 25% discount for my SCJP. It’s valid till July 2006. But I have put my preparation on hold due to the work pressure.
Oops my boss is calling me, will get back to you soon.