MCSD: Windows Store Apps

MCSD: Universal Windows Platform

Solutions Developer

The globally recognised standard for developer excellence

Note: This certification retired on March 31, 2017. Find out about the replacement certification, MCSD: App Builder.

This page is being retained for reference purposes only. This information is not being updated so may no longer be accurate. Exams formerly associated with this certification have been included as components of the replacement certification where appropriate.

Demonstrate your expertise at planning the designing and implementing of Universal Windows Platform apps that offer a compelling user experience, leverage other services and devices, and use best coding practices to enhance maintainability. (New to IT? Learn aboutMTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSD: Universal Windows Platform certification will qualify you for such jobs as software developer and quality engineer.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in C#Take course 483Take exam 483MCSD: Universal Windows Platform logo
2Universal Windows Platform – App Architecture and UX/UINot yet availableTake exam 354
3Universal Windows Platform – App Data, Services and Coding PatternsNot yet availableTake exam 355

Exam 483 validates programming skills in the C# language. By passing this exam, you will earn aMicrosoft Specialist certification.

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


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