Richard Costall (MVP, MCSD.NET) has over 19 years development experience and works for 1st Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner, and the UK’s leading software solution for Financial Adviser and Intermediaries, designing and implementing IFA applications in the financial services sector.
Previously specializing in VB, XML/XSLT, COM, ASP and MSMQ, Richard now lives and breathes the awesome world of .Net and in particular ASP.NET (including 2.0) Richard spent 5 1/2 years as the Midlands regional coordinator for VBUG (Visual Basic User Group) before co-founding NxtGenUG, the innovative UK user group for Microsoft Technologies.
Richard has written articles for publications such as ASP.NET Pro and International Developer Magazines and also co-authered the Apress title Professional MSMQ. He speaks a local user groups, Microsoft Conferences/Product launches, TechED Europe and the hugely successful Developer Events.
When not in .Net land, Richard enjoys relaxing at home with his wife and two sons, playing on the XBOX 360 or ultimately jetting off to Walt Disney World, Florida, for a trip on the Tower of Terror.
Richard tested the uCertify Windows Vista practice test and found it useful for the MCTS: Windows Vista Certification. He remarked, “One way you can think of uCertify, is as a confidence insurance you take out. If you pass, it was a good investment. If you fail you get your money back – either way you come out smiling.”
Read the complete review at NextGenUG to learn more about his findings.