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IT Trainers Newswire #36 – .NET certification, becoming Microsoft certified, assessing ICT skills…


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 36
20 February 2002

REFERENCE: Advice on becoming a Microsoft Certified trainer
NEWS and FEATURES: Official details on .NET certification
COMMUNITY FEATURES: Packages for assessing ICT skills?


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Editor's Note

Microsoft has released details about the long-awaited .NET
certification. The two new tracks are titled: Microsoft Certified
Application Developer for .Net (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified
Solution Developer for .NET (MCSD).

The new .Net tracks are aimed at those who specialise in
'department-level applications, components, web or desktop
clients, or back-end data services or work in teams developing
enterprise applications'.

Corporate Learning
Editors, IT Training News

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Top IT questions being asked by TrainingZONE members this month.
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I need to identify a way of assessing ICT skills. Does anybody
know of any packages in the marketplace for assessing and/or
training Microsoft skills? I'd be grateful for advice.
Richard Clarke

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vis-a-vis the traditional tutor led approach, I would appreciate
member's views and comments, with particular details of any
relevant books, references, journal articles etc.
Kenneth Deane

My company provides finance solutions to clients using complex
accounting software, I have to train the sales team to be
proficient in these systems. Every session I run is very flat as
I struggle to maintain enthusiasm in the subject matter - any
John Wright

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