Advice on .NET Certification & how to pass Preliminary stage

By spandanasrinivas spandanasrinivas Points: 40 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 3/9/2010 5:17:57 AM | Views: 10797
Hello Sir,

I work in a MNC. I have 3 years of work experience. I am involved in "Proof of Concepts" and internal site maintenance (ASP.NET 1.1). My draw back is my education. After completing 10th I did Diploma in Computer Technology, then did BCA (had a backlog and completed it after 2 years) and did my MCA, both of them in Open University. Then I joined as tutor in a coaching center. though my total exp is 6 years. My IT experience is only 3 years.

Now I observe that lot of MNC ask only for Regular/Full time as qualification. So I guess my resume gets rejected as it does not fulfill the basic requirement.

Will my resume get a chance if I did some latest certification like?
.NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Applications
. Exam 70-536: .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation
. Exam 70-562: .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
.NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
. Exam 70-536: TS: .NET Framework - Application Development Foundation
. Exam 70-502: TS: .NET Framework 3.5, Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development

And one more thing should I be doing a Certification on .NET 2.0 before going for .Net 3.5?

I am confused with the certification that I should pursue. Please help.

Currently I am so down as I don't get a single call, is it because of the project that I am in or is it because I don't have regular UG/PG degrees. Please advise

Hoping to get a solution to my problem,
Thanks & Regards,
Spandana Srinivas

Sainath's Advice on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 :

Quite a few of the top Indian IT companies require you to have engineering degrees with a minimum cut-off percentage. However, this does not mean that all MNCs use this criteria -  for  a  fact, I personally know a Commerce graduate who has made it to the Indian branch of the World's no.1 software company by virtue of his skills. An interesting part of his resume is that he has completed a massive number of certifications.

Look at it this way -  there are things which you cannot change - your educational background and there are things which you can change -  gaining certifications and raising skills.It is always smarter to focus on things which you can change - and target the latest versions of the exams. The reason is simple - Microsoft is releasing new releases of Visual Studio and the base framework almost once every 2 years which is pretty fast-paced.

One of the reasons that you may not be getting calls is due to the recession last year but the situation is improving slowly. Also, if you are too de-motivated right now you may not be doing enough action - check for yourself, how many job openings have you applied for in the last month? Sometimes we can get so low mentally that the smallest positive action may seem like a burden whereas the opposite is true - massive, consistent action will surely produce results.

Also, I noticed  that you are one of the few people who have actually started on the distance learning mode and actually completed your degrees. Many people leave midway - so you should feel proud of the same.

Just do the following things:

  • Massive ,consistent action
  • Measure your results
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Refine your approach till you succeed.

All the best !


Sainath Sherigar,

Spandanasrinivas said on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thank you so much.... for giving the boost up...and appreciating me for completing my PG... :-)

Something which no one did till day :-(

I will definitely do what you advised..

Massive ,consistent action
Measure your results
Learn from mistakes
Refine your approach till you succeed.

I think this road is going to be tough.. but I will not give up that easily .. just needed the push which you gave me...:-)

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