MCSD: Windows Store Apps

MCSD: Windows Store Apps

Solutions Developer

The globally recognized standard for developer excellence

Demonstrate your expertise at designing and developing fast and fluid Windows 8 apps. There are two paths to achieving this certification—using HTML5 or C#. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Have you heard about the upcoming Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 updates?

Read the FAQ to learn how we are updating our certifications.

If you’re leveraging your existing web programming skills in JavaScript, or starting from scratch on a new website, we recommend choosing the HTML5 path. If you‘re a .NET developer and are planning to create Windows 8 apps, choose the C# path.

Earning an MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification will qualify you for such jobs as software developer, web developer, and quality engineer.

Get your MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML

2

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

3

Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

Get your MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

1

Programming in C#

2

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

3

Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

Exam 480 and Exam 483 validate programming skills in a specific language. By passing one of these exams you will earn a Microsoft Specialist certification.

Recertify

These MCSD certifications require you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

You can upgrade this certification to the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification.

MCPD: Windows Developer 4

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

MCSD: Windows Store Apps

2

Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

There is no upgrade path to earn MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5.

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of retired exams and retired certifications.

If you currently hold the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 certification and are approaching your two-year recertification date, you can recertify through the following process:

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

Not available

490 (available in February 2014)

MCSD: Windows Store Apps

If you currently hold the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification and are approaching your two-year recertification date, you can recertify through the following process:

Step

Title

Optional training

Required exam

Certification earned

1

Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

Not available

491 (available in February 2014)

MCSD: Windows Store Apps