MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

Solutions Developer

The globally recognised standard for developer excellence

Note This certification will be withdrawn on 31 March 2017. When the certification is withdrawn, all individuals whose transcripts list this certification as active on or after 26 September 2016 will retain the active status.

Find out about the replacement certification, MCSD: App Builder.

Be recognised for your expertise in managing the entire application development lifecycle. (New to IT? MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification will qualify you for jobs such as developer, applications engineer and IT project manager.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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Take exam 496MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management
2Software Testing with Visual Studio Take course 497Take exam 497
3Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

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Take exam 498

This MCSD certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

How to recertify the MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification

If you currently hold the MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification, and are approaching your two-year recertification date, you can recertify by taking this exam.

TitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
Recertification for MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

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Take course 497

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Take exam 499MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

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