2 Comments to “February .NET Lunch Recap”

  1. Chad

    Feb 10th, 2010

    I wish that I could have made it. I’ve learned a lot in the past 24 hours about certifications. I met with a technical guy from a consulting company who did a technical interview. I was MCSD certified in 2003, but haven’t been super active in developing software. He pounded me with questions that in my opinion didn’t make a bit of sense. Are variables stored on the stack or heap? I mean really… who cares as long as you clean them up? He had a ton of other technical questions that were both syntax based as well as general technology based. I’m not certain, but I think that the point he was trying to make to me, was that an MCSD certification doesn’t mean much to him. My take on the deal, was that with my trusty books as references and google, who needs to memorize that stuff? I’m not sure what I’m saying with all of this, but it was a learning experience.

    The other 2 cents I have is in regards to the PMP exam. They’ve taken another approach. They have been trying to validate experience versus memorization. Their certification exam attempts to throw off the person that has just memorized facts by using word problems and general generic terms to test conceptualization and understanding of the content. It’s made it a bear to study for. I understand the general ideas, but the test leaves you to interpret what exactly they are asking. For a fact driven guy like me, that is tough. I’ll tell you Tuesday how it goes.

  2. Andy

    Feb 14th, 2010

    Here’s that quiz I mentioned – just for the notes, I guess

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