I am interested in fully pursuing my Developement/Coding training, certifications, and career. I have been involved with programming in VB classic, and VB.net for several years, and have kept it as just a hobby (and as side help with my System Admin job.)
Unfortunetly, I believe that my skills in programming at not up to corporate levels. - I would like to step up and feel comfortable in my knowledge, understanding, and ability to function as a developer/coder. - Any Advice from/for the questions listed below ->
From what I am hearing, it is more important to learn C# .NET when dealing with Visual Studios now, and seeing as how it is such a fast paced / ever changing career field, I don't have a lot of time to waste... I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on how I sould study to fast-track my progress with learning Visual Studios Developement.
I am all about transistioning over to C# .NET if needed, but I also want to make sure I am not wasting any time learning something that I don't need, So I need to get some feedback on what is the best / most knowledge intesive training out there.
What should I be focusing on for the development of my career?
I have looked at LearnDevNow.com (which seems good), but is basically just practical knowledge wrapped into DVD's. Is there anything I can look into that will give me a fast paced / head-on training for Visual Studios (probally C# and Web .NET based focused?)
I am not able to devote time to a traditional University, as I don't want to spend semester upon semester in classes, I want to grasp core knowledge and move forward with it. - Also I don't have ability to get involved in university classes as my schedule does not permit it.
Any help/advice is appreciated. Thank you.