MCSD: SharePoint Applications

MCSD: SharePoint Applications

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 designing and developing collaboration applications with Microsoft SharePoint. To achieve the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): SharePoint Applications certification you must have a solid foundation of web programming skills using HTML5 with JavaScript and ASP.NET MVC. (New to application development? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSD: SharePoint Applications certification will qualify you for such jobs as software developer or web developer.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3Take course 480Take exam 480MCSA: Sharepoint Apps
2Developing ASP.NET MVC Web ApplicationsTake course 486Take exam 486
3Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core SolutionsTake course 488Take exam 488
4Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced SolutionsTake course 489Take exam 489

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

Additional options

You can substitute Exam 483: Programming in C# for Exam 480.

You can substitute Exam 492: Upgrade your MCPD: Web Developer 4 to MCSD: Web Applications for Exam 486.

How to recertify the MCSD: SharePoint Applications certification

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

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Recertification for MCSD: SharePoint Applications

Take course 486

Take course 488

Take course 489

Take exam 517MCSA: Sharepoint Apps


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