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Stephen's Plan to Suck Less (at Software Development)

Stephen's Knowledge Portfolio Development

Principle Goal Target
Study other articles Study 'Design Principles and Design Patterns' 9 August 2009
Microsoft Certification 4+ hours exam study () Week ending 23 August 2009
Keep stuff in brain Update exam question recordings 16 August 2009
Study magazine articles Study July's MSDN magazine articles 16 August 2009
Study magazine articles Study August's MSDN magazine articles 30 August 2009
Study a book a quarter The Pragmatic Programmer End of October 2009
Learn one new language a year (and do something useful with it) Perl End of 2009
Microsoft Certification Pass 70-528 exam End of 2009
Study a book a quarter The Mythical Man Month End of January 2010
Study a book a quarter Code Complete 2 End of April 2010
Microsoft Certification Pass 70-562 exam End of June 2010
Microsoft Certification Pass 70-564 exam End of 2010
Attend local user group events Keep an eye on Intergen events, Christchurch .NET User Group and Canterbury Software Cluster events. (On going)
Read blogs Keep reading Coding Horror. (On going)
Podcasts Keep listening to Stack Overflow's podcast. (On going)
Learn new stuff SOLID Principles
Learn new stuff Unit testing (NUnit?)
Learn new stuff Build something with Microsoft MVC framework
Learn new stuff Build something using jQuery

Completed Goals

Principle Goal Target
Microsoft Certification 6+ hours exam study (5.9 H) Week ending 16 August 2009
Microsoft Certification 6+ hours exam study (6.2 H) Week ending 9 August 2009
Keep stuff in brain Update exam question lucky dip 9 August 2009
Keep stuff in brain Update exam question recordings 2 August 2009
Microsoft Certification 7+ hours exam study (7.2 H) Week ending 2 August 2009
Keep stuff in brain Create exam question lucky dip 2 August 2009

Microsoft Certification

ASP.NET

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 ASP .NET Applications
Exam 70-536 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
Exam 70-562 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
MCPD: ASP.NET Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008
Exam 70-536 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
Exam 70-562 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development
Exam 70-564 MCPD Requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing ASP.NET Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

Windows Forms

MCTS: .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications
Exam 70-536 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
Exam 70-505 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Forms Application Development
MCPD: Windows Developer 3.5 on Visual Studio 2008
Exam 70-536 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework – Application Development Foundation
Exam 70-505 MCTS Prerequisite: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Forms Application Development
Exam 70-563 MCPD Requirement: PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

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