MCPD Certifications

  Microsoft retired its MCPD certification in 2016. These were replaced by the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification class which you can explore here.

mcpd certification trainingMCPD Certifications prove mastery of Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Framework.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) certification validates the software development skills to successfully deploy, build, optimize, and operate applications using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The MCPD certificate provides hiring managers with an unbiased indicator of your capabilities as an application developer and your willingness to upgrade your credential to support new releases as business needs evolve. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer typically requires two or more years of relevant experience.

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There are 3 MCPD Certification Paths in Visual Studio 2010

1Windows Developer 4 is for developers who build rich client applications for the Windows Forms platform in the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.

You must pass four (4) exams to become a Windows Developer:

  • MCTS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-511
  • MCTS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-513
  • MCTS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-516
  • MCPD: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-518

2Web Developer 4 is for developers who build interactive, data-driven ASP.NET applications in ASP.NET 4.0 for use on both the intranet and Internet.

You must pass four (4) exams to become a Web Developer:

  • MCTS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-515
  • MCTS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-513
  • MCTS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-516
  • MCPD: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-519

3Microsoft Azure Developer is for developers who build cloud-based applications that will be hosted on the Windows Azure platform. The MCPD Azure credential requires recertification every two years to stay current with rapidly evolving cloud technology.

You must pass three (3) exams to become an Azure Developer:

  • MCTS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-513
  • MCTS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 | Exam 70-516
  • MCPD: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications | Exam 70-583

MCPD certifications validate the skills and expertise to succeed in Microsoft development job roles.

MCPD Salary

Mean annual wage for Microsoft Certified Professional Developers and related Microsoft certification holders:

  • MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist: $53,000
  • MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate: $55,000
  • MCDST: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician: $57,000
  • MCSA: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: $59,000
  • MCSA: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: $73,000
  • MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer: $80,000
  • MCTS: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: $81,000
  • MCITP: Microsoft Certified IT Professional: $90,000
  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: $91,000
  • MCPD: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: $94,000
  • MCDBA: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator: $96,000
  • MCAD: Microsoft Certified Application Developer: $97,000
  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: $97,000
  • MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: $100,000
  • MCA: Microsoft Certified Architect: $113,000

Average Salary by Microsoft Certification Class.
Source: Payscale.com

MCPD Certification Training

Browse undergrad & graduate degrees, vocational certificates and self-paced online training programs that align with the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer credential:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: Software Engineering

  • Gain the Expertise to Pursue Sought-After Roles in Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Full Stack Software Design and Engineering
  • Build Systems Architectures to Meet Business Needs
  • Design UIs for Embedded, Cloud & Mobile Systems
  • Analyze and Design Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Cybersecurity Tools & Techniques ft. Secure Coding
 

Associate of Applied Science in IT: Programming & Software Development

  • Develop Software for Web and Mobile Devices
  • Learn Marketable Languages inc. Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Objective-C
  • Graphic Design Training ft. Adobe's Creative Suite
  • User-Interface and User-Experience Design
  • Software Product Development using Agile
 

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

  • Cross-Platform Application Development Training
  • User Interface (UI) & User Experience (UX) Design
  • Software Testing, Security and Quality Assurance
  • Learn Marketable Languages inc. Java & Javascript
  • Advanced Data Modeling and Database Development
  • Manage Software Projects with Agile Best Practices
  • Transfer Previous College Credit to Lower Tuition
 

Master's in Technology Management

  • Prepare to Lead Personnel and Use Emerging Technologies to Achieve Organizational Goals
  • Choose from courses such as:
    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • Cyber Security Threats & Vulnerabilities
    • Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World
    • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
    • Cryptography & Network Security
    • Computer Systems Analysis
  • No GRE or GMAT Required for Admission
 
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