Microsoft Announces New Developer Certification


Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) is a rebuilt certification for the modern application marketplace

As part of the reinvented Microsoft Certification Program, Microsoft today announces the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) credential for developers. Microsoft has rebooted the MCSD certification for the new world of cloud and the application marketplace. This early-to-market certification addresses new skills for a broader audience, including next generation developers who thrive on bleeding edge technology.


Built for Visual Studio 2012

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) helps you develop expertise with Visual Studio 2012 to build the apps consumers demand today—and tomorrow

With approximately 100 million people writing code today in a multi-billion dollar application marketplace, you need to stay at the forefront of technology to deliver fast, light, stunning applications that deliver high value and are accessible on any device.

Visual Studio 2012 provides the best tools and experience for you to develop apps that target platforms across devices and services. And Microsoft developer certification helps you extend your Visual Studio and developer skills beyond traditional platform boundaries. The Microsoft Certified Developer certification (MSCD) helps you get the essential skills you need to develop fast and fluid applications and web applications that run across the growing range of platforms your customers use every day.

Rebuilt, Not Just Renamed


Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) emphasizes solutions

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification is Microsoft’s new flagship set of certifications for Developers. These certifications validate the new skill sets needed to develop, deploy, and maintain Microsoft technology solutions, and recognize Developers and IT Pros who have skill sets that run both broad and deep.

With updated rigor and relevance built into the certifications to emphasize real world skills, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer is the destination for established Developers who have expertise developing solutions with Microsoft tools