Improve your Web development career with ASP trainingJane Smallman, July 24, 2006
If you want a career in web development, a good working knowledge of ASP (Active Server Pages) is invaluable. This system is used to add dynamic content to web pages, something that is becoming more and more common. You can do your ASP training at a campus college, or online.
What Is ASP Used For?Have you bought anything over the Internet lately, taken part in a real-time web chat, or "signed" a web guest book? If you have, then the web pages you were visiting would be described as "interactive", i.e. they collected certain information from you, processed it, and then gave you a response. Active Server Pages was developed by Microsoft specially to create interactive pages like these.
Why Should You Do ASP Training?ASP training is becoming increasingly important for people working in web development as web pages become more and more complex. These days, for example, the sort of site that enables the user to access a stock inventory to check whether certain items are available, or that updates an E-commerce shopping cart, are very common. We have probably all used them already if we've ever bought anything over the web.
In fact, the use of the Internet for all sorts of different functions has grown tremendously and continues to grow. Employment opportunities in computing systems design and related services (such as web design) are forecast by the U.S. Department of Labor to grow 40% by the year 2014 - compared to only 14% for the rest of the economy.
ASP training will help to prepare you for a career developing cutting-edge web pages with a dynamic, interactive content. It will also mean that you are better qualified to take advantage of the expected job boom.
Enrolling for an ASP Training CourseMany schools and colleges offer short ASP training courses; alternatively you can do an ASP course online.
Before tackling ASP, you should ideally already have a good working knowledge of basic web site design, databases, and HTML.
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