hi all,

Is doing MCITP certification a worth for person working on windows Installer technology.It will be beneficial in as from future perspective.

thanks in advance
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I have been packaging for more years than I care to remember and can tell you that the number of employers who looked for formal qualifications in packaging technology has been exactly zero.

Learn the technology, learn the tools, then get some exerience. If you're confident, do it on a freelance basis: nothing spells "Trust me, I know this stuff" more than a list of long contracts for big-name companies.
Answered 11/07/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Hi Ian!
As a newbie to the packaging world could you take a second to list some of the tools you refer to? I am interested in being good at this but feel a little adrift coming up with a learning path with all the options out there.

Answered 11/07/2010 by: happyscott
Yellow Belt

Hello vbscab,

i just want to know whether doing it is a worth for knowledge purpose.

regards ,
thanks in advance
Answered 11/07/2010 by: mayur_mak
Senior Purple Belt

some of the tools I was mainly referring to the two main authoring tools, Wise and InstallShield, but my list of "tools only an idiot would this job without" would include:

- VMWare Workstation (or VPC or VirtualBox: some means of creating and managing VMs, anyway)
A VM tool is easily top of the list by a H U G E margin
- InstEdit (essentially, what Orca should be) \_ essential for QAD edits
- Orca /
- ProcMon (actually, all the SysInternals tools)
- Dependency Walker
- A proper text editor (TextPad is my preference but I read good things about NotePad +)
- A proper file manager (PowerDesk is my preferred tool. The 2-window view is indispensable - why doesn't Explorer have one?)
- A file/folder comparison tool (Beyond Compare can't be beaten, IMV)
- An object browser

If anything else comes to mind, I'll add it.
Answered 11/08/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

I would dare to add the Windows Adminpak tools to that. Not strictly packaging related but for the 'side-jobs' that inevitably become part of your day-to-day work (AD manipulation, ODBC, services...)
Answered 11/08/2010 by: pjgeutjens
Red Belt