Web development course and Microsoft qualifications

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Project Management Methodology
SQL Server 2008
Visual Studio 2010
Web development
I recently left my job in the UK as a project manager from a niche organisation that provides business services to public service bodies. I am thinking of sharpening my skills by doing some web development training and getting certified with some Microsoft and Adobe products and moving into Web Development project management.

I have done some research into a course but really want to know if the qualifications (especially with the MS certificates) I obtain are well regarded in the industry? Basically I want to know if it is worthwhile doing. The course is over 3 months and covers the following areas:


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Exam 70-516)

Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Introduction to Web Development with Visual Studio 2010

Dreamweaver CS5 (Exam 9A0-146) Photoshop CS5 (Exam 9A0-15) Flash CS5

I can also do the following modules: Java Script, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and the following exams:

 Developing Web Application with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Exam 70-515)

Developing Windows Communication Foundation Application with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (exam 70-513)

Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio (exam 70-516)

The whole idea would for me to use some of my existing skills as a PM and combine it with the knowledge from the course to move into Website Project Management rather than just expect to do development work after a three month course.

Any advice about how these modules are regarded by industry would be very much appreciated.


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It is not a good idea to change the path from ur current skills. The job u have done and the course u chosen is entirely different from each other. Web development is a course and the contents of the course are basically for developer or the persons who r doing the same from their earlier stage. It is necessary, to know some or more knowledge on the same field. I am not going to discourage u, rather I am telling the fact. Certification and specially global certifications are obviously valuable, but u have to do that way which u know or working before.
Why r u not interesting in SAP course or Project Management course ! These r very good and lucrative. Of course money is the matter.

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  • Tobeeornot
    Hi Rechil, Thanks for responding. I am not sure these areas are mutually exclusive, as you suggest. I already have PM qualifications but it is my opinion that is better to specialise in a particular field and apply the principles of PM to that. I am not looking to become a developer overnight. I am looking to understand the development process to drive web projects forward.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    According to ur reply, if u want to understand development process of web projects, I think, first of all u have to understand some basics, which help u to grab the above course. Try online learn or search for good books for that purpose. After getting some knowledge and confidence u may join for course. Here is one of the Good Reference
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  • Tobeeornot
    Thanks very much Rechil - I appreciate your comments and the link.
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