The "consumerization of IT" is a hot topic these days--and it's not just hype. Consumers have more choice, more options, and more flexibility in the technology they use every day--from mobile devices and computers to the social networks they use to connect with each other. As that technology spills over into their professional lives, customers have higher expectations than ever before. They want fast, light, stunning applications that deliver high value and are accessible on any device. For developers--including your developers-in-training--this can mean an opportunity to turn bright ideas into applications.
Introducing the all-new MSCD certifications
With the launch of Visual Studio 2012, we are thrilled to introduce new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications, designed for the future of the Windows applications marketplace:
• MCSD: Windows Store apps for Windows 8 developers reflects expertise in architecting and building Windows Store apps. • MCSD: Web Applications validates the ability to create and deploy modern Web applications and services.
MCSD certifications recognize developers who demonstrate the ability to design and develop leading-edge business solutions in the cloud. That means your students are provided an objective, meaningful way to identify advanced technical competence and significant real-world solution-building expertise.
Get started with free courses and examsWe're making it easy to get started on the path to earn an MCSD. To help you along the way, Microsoft is currently hosting two limited-time special offers (note: these offers can not be combined):
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Sign up today for your Second Shot exam or exam pack and, for a limited time, you’ll be able to retake any exam you don’t pass the first time—at no extra cost. And if you purchase a certification pack of exams, you can save up to 15 percent in addition to getting a second shot. Learn more >