Follow-Up: App Review To Cert Pilot Program

Larry Kaye

​Microsoft Learning and Premier Field Engineering are off to a great start with the App Review To Cert Pilot Program launched on July 3rd, 2014.


Over 60 MCPs have applied for the program to earn credit towards MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification through review and submission of a C# or HTML5-based Windows Store App.


Space is still available, so review the program details here and sign up today at

  • Chris Gardner (Regional Lead - Eastern US)

    Why can't the program also accept Windows Phone apps?  They're written in the same language, with the same basic framework, with the same design principles.

    My app for The Krewe ( ) should easily pass the requirements for the exam. However, since I targeted a mobile platform, I can't prove my skills?

    This would be less annoying if there was still a valid path for certification in Windows Phone. However, with the shift to universal apps, the 1 MCPD in Windows Phone was left to whither without being replaced.

    I would love to take part in this pilot program. However, all my large scale app that shows the breadth of skills required for the exam is a phone app.