MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

Applications for Today’s Marketplace

Microsoft reinvented its Certification Program (MCP), and has re-introduced MCSD - it now stands for Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

The new MCSD certification is for developers and has been reinvented for the cloud. It validates your knowledge on how to develop fast and fluid applications across multiple technologies. The new MCSD replaces the old MCPD certifications.

Get certified to learn how to develop adaptable and scalable applications for Azure and the Universal Windows Platform. You'll learn how to use C# and HTML5 to develop the apps.

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Microsoft MCSD: App Builder

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Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect

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Microsoft MCSD: SharePoint 2013 Applications – Developing Server Solutions

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Microsoft MCSD: SharePoint Applications

12 Days

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Microsoft MCSD: Universal Windows Platform

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Microsoft MCSD: Web Applications

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Microsoft MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

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Microsoft MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does the new MCSD affect my existing Microsoft Certifications?

A. The current MCTS and MCPD certifications are currently relevant in the market and will remain valuable while the technology covered in your certification continues to be used.

Q. How can I recertify my MCSD?

A. Under the new Microsoft certifications, there is no longer a requirement for re-certification. Once earnt, the certification will remain on your transcript.

However, there is an opportunity to re-earn your certification every 12 months by passing an additional elective aligned to your chosen pathway. This demonstrates you have the latest skills and a desire for continued learning.

Q. What is the difference between the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications and the old Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications?

A. The new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification validates your ability to design and build apps. It establishes your commitment to remaining current on the latest technologies through recertification.

Q. Is MSCD being replaced too?

A. MSCD doesn't exist. It's a common misspelling.

Q. Why has Microsoft re-invented MCSD?

A. Watch Microsoft explain why it has revamped MCSE, MCSA and MCSD for the cloud: