MCSD News

MCSD News

Don Field
As part of the reinvented Microsoft Certification Program, I am thrilled to announce the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) credentials.  Microsoft has reinvented the MCSD for the cloud and the future of the applications marketplace.  The MCSD addresses new skills and a broader audience, including next generation of developers who thrive on leading edge technology.
 
The technology landscape has changed with the consumerization of IT, resulting in higher customer expectations than ever before. Customers want fast, light, stunning applications that deliver high value and are accessible on any device.  For developers, that spells opportunity.  With approximately 100 million people writing code today in a multi-billion dollar application marketplace, developers want to stay at the forefront of technology.  Visual Studio 2012 provides the best tools and experience for developing apps that target platforms across devices and services.   The MCSD certification validates developer skills beyond traditional platform boundaries by focusing on the essential skills necessary to develop fast and fluid applications that run on the platforms customers use every day.
 
The first MCSD certification, called MCSD: Windows Store Apps , is for developers who want the skills to create amazing apps for Windows 8.  With Windows 8, developers can build these applications using multiple programming approaches, including C# and HTML5 with JavaScript, that work across devices.   To underscore our enthusiasm  we will be offering FREE MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps beta exams at TechEd North America and TechEd Europe.  To inspire budding developers, we will provide all Microsoft Student Partners with FREE  MCSD: Windows Store Apps exams over the next year. 
 
For developers working for companies or organizations, the MCSD certification provides an objective, meaningful way to identify a developer’s advanced technical competence and significant real-world solution-building expertise. Through recertification, MCSD certification shows employers and peers that developers have the current skills to take on an expanding market.  The Microsoft Certification Program is raising the bar, evolving with leading edge technology to ensure that certifications provide developers a competitive edge in our rapidly changing industry. 
 
Check back for ongoing updates on Born to Learn.  Meanwhile, please let us know what you think!

 

 

 

Comments
  • rellufgerg
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    How about free exams in Asia and other regions?

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    @Marlon Franco -- We have a great 2-for-1 exam voucher offer right now. Take a look at http://aka.ms/Prometric241

  • rellufgerg
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    does this mean there will not be free vouchers for everyone as for Visual Studio 2010?

  • rellufgerg
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    When and where can we try to pass the Metro Style app beta exam at TechEd Europe? Do I need to register before the event?

  • rellufgerg
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    (By registering I meant registering for the beta-exam; I already registered for TechEd Europe. :) )

  • rellufgerg
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    I can't find anywhere on the net what exams comprise MCSD - Web applications.

    I understand that exam 70-480 or 70-483 is a good place to start.

    However, what other exams will comprise this certification.

    Suerly they require something like 70-536 ?

  • rellufgerg
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    The MCSD Web Application Certification will release soon. Check back here (www.microsoft.com/.../mcsd.aspx) to find the details once it's available. In the meantime, you can check out the MCSD Windows Metro Style Apps certification requirements on this same page.  

  • rellufgerg
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    And YES 480 will count towards both the MCSD Web Applications and the MCSD Windows Metro style Apps using HTML5 certifications.

  • lenf
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    Any plans to release new MCSD certification for Visual Studio 2010? The announcement that exams 511, 513, 515, 516 would be retired so soon was unexpected. The exams were only released less than 2 years ago. I thought that there would be more of a transition period where both certification paths were valid. Are there 2012 equivalents for 511, 513, 515, 516 and maybe some MVC and Workflow as well?