ASP.NET and ADO.NET 3.5 Beta Exams

Friday, 11 April 2008

In the latest MCP newsletter, it mentioned that new .NET 3.5 exams are on their way. Curious to know whether there were any beta exams available, I did a quick search and found Gerry O'Brien's blog. That looks like a good one to stay subscribed to.

The good news is I've managed to book both 70-562 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development) and 70-561 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Application Development) exams. The bad news is that I think I've taken up the last two slots for these left in Adelaide.

The bad news is that as examination is done by Prometric there are only two exam centres listed for Adelaide - Excom and Dimension Data. The exams are only available until 4th May, but when I was scheduling mine, it only listed Excom as having two free days left. Thanks to me, those days are probably taken now.

I'd also love to know why Prometric doesn't allow filtering the test site list by State. I might fire off an email to them to ask about that.

Adelaide International Cello Festival

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

I'm sure this will be of interest to all you .NET programmers - have you heard about the 2008 Adelaide International Cello Festival?

The main programme runs from Friday 11th - Sunday 20th April.

This is totally out of my league, but I might see if I can go and catch one or two things. Nothing like seeing experts in their field to inspire you.

Hooray for Ben

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Looks like UniSA's loss is Flinders University's gain - Ben has accepted a position there, seeing as UniSA didn't want to hang on to him.

This is fantastic for Ben, and I'm really pleased for him - apart from being a whole lot more convenient for him to get to work!

Hill Climb 2008

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Last month, members of the Blackwood Hills Baptist Church Bike Club had a Hill Climb race in Belair National Park.

Turns out none other than my Dad won on handicap! Check out some nice photos of the day (including a few with Dad, though they didn't manage to get one of him crossing the finish line).

The NHibernate FAQ

Monday, 7 April 2008

Ayende mentions the The NHibernate FAQ