My Certifications

Well I have finished quite a few certifications. The certification page contains the complete list in a timeframe with index to the related blog entries. I composed this page after getting motivated by reading Tim’s Certification from codeclininc .

I have completed MCAD, MCDBA and SCJP.

Exam Details

Exam ID Description Date Completed Related Blog entry
229 Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 8-Oct-04 Images and SQL Server,

My MCDBA Track

228 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 5-Mar-05 Setting Up Merge Replication,

Estimate the Size of a Table,

Unveil SQL Server Peak’s Performance

290 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment 19-Mar-05 Passed exam 70-290
315 Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 23-Apr-05 Free ASP.NET training from Microsoft eLearning,

Taking up 70-315 tomorrow,

Finally MCDBA – Cleared 70-315,

Received My MCDBA Welcome Kit

320 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework 28-May-05 Preparation for 70-320,

Taking up 70-320 tomorrow,

Cleared 70-320 – Became MCAD,

Received my MCAD Welcome Kit

310-035 Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4 13-Jun-06 SCJP Next,

Bought Sun Exam Voucher,

My Weekend – SCJP before the end of 2005,

Al last I became a SCJP,

Received my SCJP Welcome Kit

My SCJP Logo


Here are my certificaiton Logos

MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional

MCDBA - Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

MCAD - Microsoft Certified Application Developer

SCJP - Sun Certified Java Programmer

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  • dhans says:

    r u writing SCWCD by any chance

  • Sudar says:

    Hi Dhans,

    No I am not planning to write SCWCD. I have shifted my focus towards PHP, Ruby and ASP.NET from Java.

    All the best with your exam.

  • Haridas says:

    Hi Sudar,

    I am a working professional from Bangalore, i am looking for a .Net certification. can u please advice me on the steps i need to take to achieve my goals.

    thanks in advance

    ~ haridas

  • Sudar says:

    Hello Haridas,

    First identify which certification you are planning to take (Widows are Web Programming), then choose the language (VB or C#). Once you have identified it, choose the exams that you want to take and then prepare for them. I recommend Microsoft official training guides.

    Then register for the exams in any prometric centers near you like NIIT. Let me know if you need any more information. All the best 🙂

  • harsh says:

    Hello Sudar,

    I am a working professional from Chennai, i am looking for a .Net certification. in C# can u please advice me on the steps i need to take to achieve my goals. I went to Promatric center but they were not guiding me properly to choose the exam I am preparing from a book called “C#” from wrox publications is that fine or please suggest me or send me some free sample test papers at my mail ID .
    Thanks in advance:)

  • Sudar says:

    Hello Harsh,

    Let me know whether you are planning to do certifications in Windows Programming or Web Programming using C# and I can suggest you the exam which you can take.

    For preparation, I strongly recommend you to get Microsoft Self-based preparation books. They are the best. Let me know if you need any more information.

    All the best 🙂

  • Haridas says:

    Thanks for the Reply Sundar..

    Yes, i would like to go with the Framework 1.1 exams, based on the Web Platform using the C#….

    Currenlty i live in Bangalore…do you know any center here that i can contat for more information…

    I would like to know the syllabus, exam fee and other rules and regulations…

    Please help me..

    thanks in advance


  • Sudar says:

    Hi Haridas,

    The exam fees for each paper will be around 2500 Rs. You can take up the exam in any prometric center. NIIT and SSI are some of them.

    You can take up exam 70-315. You can get more details about the exam at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-315.mspx

    All the best

  • vovo says:


    I want to do MCSD in C#. I am not that familiar with programming windows or web…Anyways I want to be a software engineer….I need advice. Where do I begin…Where do I get books, study guides and so forth.Which exam do you think i should start with…..

  • Devakishor says:

    Hi Sudar,

    What can I say? Wow! you are like a walking talking library when it comes to computers, these many certifications!!

    Also, I’m undergoing a Java course in NIIT, and I’m planning to appear for SCJP in Feb, 09. Any tips on how to prepare for the same will be appreciated.


  • Sudar says:


    ha ha 🙂

    Regarding SCJP, there is a book from Sun Microsystems named “Sun Certified Programmer and Developer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exams 310-035 and 310-027)” which will surely help.

  • Devakishor says:

    Thanks Sudar, will be getting that book to prepare…

  • Sabarish says:

    Hello sudar,

    I’m a student. I’m planning to take up A certification . Can you please tell which centre to approach & other details? will be greatly obliged if you could help?

    • Sudar says:

      Hello Sabarish,

      I don’t have much information about A+ certification. I guess uou can contact any NIIT center which is near to your place.

      Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi All,

    Writting certification is waste of time, Learn more think innovative and build challenging applications, you will get enough knowledge.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Sudar

  • Sandeep says:

    Hii, I am a student and I want to be a MCP . My favourite topics are VB.NET and ASP.NET .. Can u please guide me which exams should i take?

  • Prashant says:

    Hi Sudar,

    Firstly I am impressed by your blog. Really insoiring one.
    I am a software professional in Java .I would like to take up SCJP exam , I am planning to go for SCJP 1.6 ( though 1.7 beta has come).

    Could you please advice on this ?

  • Ashok says:

    Hi Sudar,

    I have completed my BE in 2010. I am having experience in corePHP, Javascript, wordpress, joomla, Drupal, Cakephp, XML. Also integrated some of the API’s like flight ticket booking, Paypal, Authorize.net, CCavenue etc.. I have learned and implemented all these things within last two years.

    But most of my friends and relatives were asking me to shift from PHP to some other domains like Java,.NET. I am really in a dilemma stage now.

    Please advise me on this. Thanking you in advance.

    • Sudar says:

      I don’t think shifting completely from PHP to .NET or Java is going to give you tremendous benefits immediately. I would rather spend that time expanding or mastering PHP and other stuff you already know and would start a pet project in it.

      Having said that it is good to learn new technologies, but just completely shifting from one another (just on the advice from someone) is not going to help you.

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