New MCSD: Web Applications certification!

New MCSD: Web Applications certification!

Krista Wall (Microsoft)

We are delighted to announce the latest offering in our reinvented Microsoft Certification Program, the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD): Web Applications certification.

Today's customers expect high-quality, interactive line-of-business and consumer applications. With Visual Studio 2012, developers can use a single integrated solution to create modern, interactive web applications that seamlessly integrate with data-driven services.  The MCSD: Web Applications certification is for developers who want the skills to build applications demanded in today’s market using MVC, Azure, HTML5, and CSS3.

Candidates must pass the following three exams to earn the MCSD: Web Applications certification:

Earning an MCSD: Web Applications certification helps developers build the skills needed to create tomorrow’s apps and provides a competitive advantage in the industry. Developers who achieve this challenging certification must regularly demonstrate their up-to-date and relevant skills on rapidly changing development technologies through recertification. The certifications will be achievable when the final versions of the exams release in mid-October.

The free beta period is running right now through August 12th for Exams 486 and 487, and there are still a limited number of free seats available! Register today with the promotional codes below to take these exams for free. Note that you will not receive your score until the live version of these exams are released.

  • Exam 486 promotional code: WWW486
  • Exam 487 promotional code: WWW487

The free beta period is already completed for Exam 480. (Missed it? Make sure you complete a Microsoft Learning SME Profile and keep it updated so we can send you a notification next time!) The good news is that you can still take the 480 beta exam, though at the regular exam price. Look for a 71- prefix when you register at Prometric.com, rather than the 70- prefix you see above. The live version of exam 480 is due out later this month, so you won't need to wait long to receive your result.

If you already hold an MCPD: Web Developer 4 certification, you're in luck. You can take advantage of a two-exam upgrade path. Upgrade exams will be available shortly after the live release of all the underlying exams.

Each exam will have a single, corresponding 5-day course that maps covers all that exam's objectives. Course 20480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3, is expected to be available in October, with 20486 and 20487 arriving a few months later. Exam prep books will also follow in early calendar year 2013.

Visit our new MCSD: Web Applications page for full details on this exciting new certification.

Comments
  • Jeff Wharton (MCT)
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    Hi Krista,

    Your post states that "The free beta period is running right now through July 12th for Exams 486 and 487".  I think you mean August 12th :-)

  • David Gardiner
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    As well as the wrong date, the links are broken too

  • Veronica Sopher - Microsoft
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    Thanks for the heads up, Jeff and David. The links have been updated.

  • kristapsozols
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    hello,

    i tryed to register at prometric with promo code WWW486, i got "The selected appointment Date is after the voucher expiration date" on date from August09th till September 11th. Whats wrong?

  • Krista Wall (Microsoft)
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    Update re beta exams: 486 is currently set up to end tomorrow, so if you're trying to schedule beyond that you'll get an error. I am inquiring into whether there is a possibility to extend the date for 486 given that there are still a few seats left...I'll update you when I find out. 487 is still available through 8/23.

  • Krista Wall (Microsoft)
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    By the way, I meant to apologize for the "July 12th" error...

  • Krista Wall (Microsoft)
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    Update regarding 486: the promotional code for the 486 beta was originally configured to expire on 8/9. The expiration date will be extended to 8/17...but not until tomorrow. So if you'd like to take it next week, please try the code again late tomorrow or Friday. Good luck, beta champs!

  • chandra.valavoju
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    Hi Krista,

    Is this Beta exams for only who receive an invitation or others also participate with the given promocodes?

    Can you please provide morre details. Thanks in advance.

  • toledo
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    Good to have last minute news.

    Now I cannot change the exam date.

    ;)

  • t_laurent
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    In Toulouse (France), all the 3 prometric center are closed for holidays until the end of the month. The period for this beta exams is really not smart, i can't take this exams because of that...

  • overcanyon
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    Hi Krista,

    This new MCSD: Web applications certification appears to supercede the MCPD: Web Developer 4. Does this mean the competency requirements for Gold Partner status in Web Development will move to referring to a requirement for four individuals with the MCSD: Web applications instead of the MCPD: Web Developer 4 (or a mix of both even)? And if so when do you envisage this will be made official?

  • Deepak Puri
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    All the last minute date changes, really upset my work schedule for the next couple of weeks....  tsk, tsk.

  • sharok
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    Hi,

    What books are recommend for training? particularly interested in 486.

    Thanks.

  • sttsan
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    Like Sharok I'm wondering what books are recommended for training.   According to MS Learning site, no MS Press books or e-learning are available yet for any of the exams, so I'm wondering what's the best way to start training.   A few months ago I bought "Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 3" Self-paced Training Kit book...would it be a waste of time to start with this?

  • sttsan
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    Oops....typo in prev post.  Make that "Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4" Self-paced Training Kit book (not Framework 3").

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