Today has been a busy, as per usual. However I had a small and pleasant surprise when I started to investigate the Microsoft certified professional courses that are available. After all, I have no qualifications whatsoever in web development (or indeed in anything even remotely technical) so I thought I’d try to get at least one certificate to hang on the wall. A helpful friend sent me this link to a sample Microsoft exam for the MCWD (Microsoft Certified Web Developer) qualification, which I think would be a good one for me.
I didn’t have high hopes, even though only 75 percent is needed to pass, because frankly I’m still learning this asp.net thing and wouldn’t consider myself a guru by any means. Still, armed with precisely no research or revision, I bravely had a go. And I got 80 percent. That’s right, 24 out of 30 if my matchs is correct.
So, either the exam is easy (possible) or I am a genius (unlikely). It’s funny that the questions that tripped me up were the ones where I tried to pick the ‘clever’ answer, but it turned out to be the simpler answer that was correct. I’ll learn that for next time. Plus a couple of the questions on web accessibility were, to be honest, well behind the times.