Covers both the Desktop and Distributed exams in one book!
Visual FoxPro certification is the way for you to present contract customers and employers with an objective assessment of your technical skills as Visual FoxPro developer. Microsoft certification also provides contract customers and employers with additional confidence in their decision to contract with, or hire you as they solve business problems and move forward in our data-driven, digital economy.
Microsoft has moved their certification emphasis from knowledge assessment to measuring of the real-life skills we need to do the job at hand. As an experienced developer, you have a good foundation, but don't necessarily have a lot of time to 'fine tune' yourself for an exam. In addition, you might not have an understanding of exactly what Microsoft considers important in your developer skill set. As a new developer, you might think that certification is out of your reach, or not know where to begin your preparation, or how far you have to go to reach your goal. This study guide will assist you in efficient, focused VFP certification exam preparation.
Cindy Winegarden is the Senior Information Officer for Duke Children's Information Systems, Duke University Medical Center, developing applications in Visual FoxPro for Pediatrics Business Office budget and financial statements, decision support ad hoc reporting, and for Duke Children's patient-related statistics and reporting. Cindy was one of the major players in the Fall, 1999 VFP Beta Exam Online Study Group and edited and posted all of the chat summaries for the group. Cindy is a UniversalThread VisualFoxPro Chat OP, a Microsoft Certified Professional and a new Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP. This is Cindy's first book.
Cindy was part of Duke University's first Computer Science graduating class and lives with her family in Durham, North Carolina. You can reach Cindy at email@example.com.
Evan Delay is a Visual Studio developer from Vancouver Canada, specializing in Visual FoxPro. Evan has been active on the Universal Thread since 1997 and was recently hired as one of their consultants. He helped to organize the VFP exam study groups and currently organizes the Wednesday Night Lectures. In 2000, he was one of the first to earn an MCSD on the VFP track and was named a Visual FoxPro MVP.
Tamar E. Granor, Ph.D., has developed and enhanced numerous FoxPro and Visual FoxPro applications for businesses and other organizations. She served as Editor of FoxPro Advisor magazine from 1994 to 2000, and is co-author of the magazine? popular Advisor Answers column.
With Ted Roche, Tamar is co-author of the Hacker? Guide to Visual FoxPro 6.0 (Hentzenwerke Publishing), one of the most widely recommended Visual FoxPro books ever, and its predecessor, the Hacker? Guide to Visual FoxPro 3.0 (Addison-Wesley).
Tamar is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Support Most Valuable Professional. Tamar speaks frequently about Visual FoxPro at conferences and user groups in North America and Europe. She served as Technical Content Manager for the 1997·999 Visual FoxPro DevCons and as part of the coordination team for the Visual FoxPro Excellence Awards.
Tamar earned her doctorate in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research focused on implementation of user interfaces. Tamar lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and two teenage sons. You can reach Tamar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter 1: Developing the Conceptual and Logical Design
Chapter 2: Developing a Logical Data Model
Chapter 3: Deriving the Physical Design
Chapter 4: Establishing the Development Environment
Chapter 5: Creating User Services
Chapter 6: Creating and Managing COM Components
Chapter 7: Creating Data Services
Chapter 8: Creating a Physical Database
Chapter 9: Testing and Debugging the Solution
Chapter 10: Deploying and Application
Chapter 11: Maintaining and Supporting an Application