MCSD: Windows Store Apps

MCSD: Windows Store Apps

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Demonstrate your expertise in designing and developing fast and fluid Windows 8 apps. There are two paths to achieving this type of Windows certification—using HTML5 or C#. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

If you’re leveraging your existing web programming skills in JavaScript, or starting from scratch on a new website, we recommend choosing the HTML5 path. If you‘re a .NET developer and are planning to create Windows 8 apps, choose the C# path.

Earning an MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification will qualify you for such jobs as software developer, web developer, and quality engineer.

Get your MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3Take course 480Take exam 480MCSD: Windows Store Apps logo
2Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScriptTake course 481Take exam 481
3Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScriptTake course 482Take exam 482
Get your MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#
StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Programming in C#Take course 483Take exam 483MCSD: Windows Store Apps logo
2Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#Take course 484Take exam 484
3Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#Take course 485Take exam 485

Exam 480 and Exam 483 validate programming skills in a specific language. By passing one of these exams you will earn a Microsoft Specialist certification.

These MCSD certifications require you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

Additional options
How to upgrade to the MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification

You can upgrade this certification to the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification.

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StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#Take course 484Take exam 484MCSD: Windows Store Apps logo
2Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#Take course 485Take exam 485

There is no upgrade path to earn MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5.

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: Windows Store Apps certification

If you currently hold the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 certification and are approaching your two-year recertification date, you can recertify through the following process:

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 Not available Take exam 490MCSD: Windows Store Apps logo

If you currently hold the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification and are approaching your two-year recertification date, you can recertify through the following process:

StepTitleOptional trainingRequired examCertification earned
1Recertification for MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# Not available Take exam 491MCSD: Windows Store Apps logo

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