After an intense two months of studying, today I passed Microsoft exam 070-306, Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Micrososft Visual Studio .NET.

Microsoft’s .NET initiative is very exciting, and I am happy to be an official participant of its rollout.  Please feel free to talk to me about what exactly .NET is, and how upgrading your company’s systems to .NET, or implementing new .NET applications, can help streamline your operations and increase B2B synergy.

This exam alone now categorizes me as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).  It is also the first in a series of three exams required to become a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).

There are a lot of acronyms behind professionals’ names these days.  Are these acronyms just for show, or do they really have value?  The answer is that qualified certifications can help to provide a client with the confidence that their consultant(s) can get the job done right.  Certifications also help establish consultants’ legitimacy.  Most importantly, Microsoft certifications are Microsoft’s way of giving a professional the official authority to implement its products (Windows, .NET, etc.).

I look forward to talking to you about the new offerings I can now bring to the table.