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I am a part of a consulting company that says that it is very good on training their consultants. 

Well, more or less they would like you to attend at least 2 training events a year.

The problem that I have is that they don't want to send all the consultants off to Trade Shows like DevConnections and TechEd, because of the costs involved.  I can understand that.  The problem is that since I have acheived my MCT, all of the training that I can find in town is the same courses that I already have access to.  

So as the question that I posed in the title suggests, what do you do for training? 

I don't have much time to read books straight through unless they are quick reads, and I like to try out new things such as agile techniques, new areas of technology that I haven't used yet or much, and anything that generally would make my life as a developer easier and more fulfilling. 

If you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it. 

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:47 PM | Back to top


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I regularly check out dnrtv.com, channel9.msdn.com and of course geekswithblogs for insight about new technologies. It also helps to attend code camps and other free workshops that occur in your area. One thing that's great about working for a consulting company is you get to work on lots of diverse projects. I make it a point to expirement with a new technology on every project so I can have direct industry experience.
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I do listen to DotNetRocks on a regular basis, but I haven't had the chance to check out DNRTV. I haven't seen channel9.msdn.com. I will have to check that out. Thanks for the tips.
Left by Michael on Apr 21, 2006 9:53 AM

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