MCSD: Windows Store Apps

MCSD: Universal Windows Platform

Solutions Developer

The globally recognized standard for developer excellence

Note This certification retired on March 31, 2017. 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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