MCSD: Windows Store Apps

MCSD: Universal Windows Platform

Solutions Developer

The globally recognized standard for developer excellence

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

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

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 about MTA 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 available Take exam 355

Exam 483 validates programming skills in the C# language. By passing this exam, you will earn a Microsoft 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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