MCSD: Web Application

MCSD: Web Applications

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The globally recognized standard for developer excellence

Get recognized for your expertise in creating and deploying modern web applications and services. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning an MCSD: Web Applications certification will qualify you for a position as a web developer or web administrator

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3Take course 480Take exam 480MCSA: Windows Server 2012
2Developing ASP.NET MVC Web ApplicationsTake course 486Take exam 486
3Developing Microsoft Azure and Web ServicesTake course 487Take exam 487

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. This exam substitution does not apply to certification upgrades.

See the optional training for Programming in C#.

How to upgrade to the MCSD: Web Applications certification

You can upgrade either the MCPD: Web Developer 4 or MCPD: Microsoft Azure Developer certification to the MCSD: Web Applications certification.

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3Take course 480Take exam 480MCSA: Windows Server 2012
2Upgrade your MCPD: Web Developer 4 to MCSD: Web Applications Not Available Take exam 492

The lifespan of a certification varies, based on certification track and certification technology. See lists of retired exams and retired certifications.

How to recertify the MCSD: Web Applications certification

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

TitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
Recertification for MCSD: Web Applications Not available Take exam 494MCSA: Windows Server 2012

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