MSDN in offering more free training! Their new program titled Ramp Up will teach you Visual Studio 2005, C#, and .NET 2.0 after you choose a route based on your current status of Aspiring Developer, Java Developer, Visual Basic 6.0 Developer, or Microsoft Visual Studio 2002/2003 Developer. The online courses and tests are free. Course graduation awards you with major discounts on Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exams, E-Learning, and Self-Paced Training kits.
If you choose the path of certification or not, this and other types of training has made becoming a software tester with .NET development skills (SDET) so easy. Being a tester with development skills is the way of the new testing world. Do it.