MCPD

MCPD certifications will not be updated for versions later than Visual Studio 2010, and your MCPD certification will decline in value as companies move to newer versions of our products. Take advantage of special upgrades to earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and protect your investment in your certifications.

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 See lists of withdrawn exams and withdrawn certifications.

This certification validates your ability to develop applications by using Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4. You should have two to three years of experience using the technologies covered in the exam. The available certification paths include the following:

Windows Developer 4

Build rich client applications for the Windows Forms platform by using the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

Title

Required exam

TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

511

TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

513

TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

516

PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

518

Web Developer 4

Build interactive, data-driven ASP.NET applications by using ASP.NET 4 for both intranet and Internet uses.

Title

Required exam

TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

515

TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

513

TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

516

PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

519

This certification is for developers who design and develop applications for the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform.

Title

Required exam

TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development

573

PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

576