MTA Obtained

The first real step towards my MCSD has been successfully completed. Today I earned my MTA for Web Development! I was really nervous, I have never taken any certification exams and how humiliating would it be if I failed. After all, I have been a Web Developer for over 13 years. Now the harder parts; MVC, Azure, and HTML5 with JavaScript.

These last three tests will be a bit more challenging for me personally. As a developer in a corporate environment you tend to get pigeon holed into what works. Not just what works but can be completed quickly and securely developed. If you want to branch out you really need to do a lot outside of work, after all you do not want work projects to be your learning projects. I have been doing MVC, but personally I do not feel I am as strong with it as I would like. Azure, I have only done some tutorials and Microsoft events; we do not use Azure at work. HTML5 with JavaScript, not all users at work are using a good browser for it yet, and to be frank the need for straight HTML5 and JavaScript just doesn’t come up. I have been trying to use some HTML5 in my MVC projects though.

So, I will be doing more tutorials, videos from Microsoft Virtual Academy, and of course studying.

About SheldonS

Web developer for over 15 years mainly with Microsoft technologies from classic ASP to .NET 4. Husband, father, and aspiring amateur photographer.

Posted on April 5, 2014, in Microsoft Certification and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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