MCSD Certifications

mcsd certification logoMCSD certification demonstrates the skills to design and build software applications.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developers use modern programming and scripting languages - including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, C# and .Net - to develop web and mobile applications that meet a range of business needs. Skill sets validated by MCSD certifications revolve around numerous popular Microsoft technology platforms, including Azure, Office, Windows, Visual Studio and SharePoint.

MCSD certifications can help you get hired and advance your career in IT positions like web developer, software engineer, and mobile application developer.

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MCSD Certifications List

MCSD: App Builder

In March of 2017, Microsoft retired all of its other MCSD certifications to focus on the new, highly flexible MCSD: App Builder credential. Essentially, this certificate proves you have the expertise to build software systems and applications in both Microsoft and non-Microsoft environments.

Prequisites:

Before sitting for the required MCSD exam(s), you must first earn these Microsoft certifications:

  • MCSA: Web Applications
  • MCSA: Universal Windows Platform

Required Exams:

After earning the prerequisite MCSA certifications, candidates must pass ONE of the following exams to become a certified MCSD: App Builder:

  • Exam 70-534 | Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Exam 70-355 | Universal Windows Platform – App Data, Services, and Coding Patterns
  • Exam 70-532 | Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Exam 70-487 | Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services
  • Exam 70-488 | Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
  • Exam 70-489 | Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
  • Exam 70-354 | Universal Windows Platform – App Data, Services, and Coding Patterns
  • Exam 70-496 | Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Exam 70-497 | Software Testing with Visual Studio
  • Exam 70-498 | Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifestyle Management

MCSD Certification Salary

This is wage data for the latest generation of Microsoft certifications, according to Global Knowledge's IT Skills & Salary Report. Remember, some of these certifications have launched relatively recently, so the higher the respondent count the more reliable the salary data.

Microsoft Certification

Salary

Respondents

MCSA: Linux on Azure
$90,707
56
MCSA: Office 365
$83,036
106
MCSA: SQL Server
$90,303
188
MCSA: Windows 10
$79,109
99
MCSA: Windows 8
$82,037
103
MCSA: Windows Server
$89,952
627
MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
$119,128
23
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
$92,326
28
MCSD: Universal Windows Platform
$95,647
35
MCSD: Web Applications
$98,643
62
MCSE: Business Intelligence
$92,502
21
MCSE: Communication
$95,329
29
MCSE: Data Platform
$105,519
24
MCSE: Enterprise Devices & Apps
$93,604
29
MCSE: Messaging
$98,565
78
MCSE: Private Cloud
$99,729
51
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
$94,921
329
MCSE: SharePoint
$95,020
35
MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (prev. gen)
$94,231
727
MCSA: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (prev. gen)
$87,667
301
Average salary by Microsoft certification (U.S. and Canada)
Source: 2017 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge

MCSD Training

Browse accredited online courses, certificates and degree programs that align with MCSD certification.

School

Training Program

Course Highlights & Certifications

BS - Computer Science: Software Engineering

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • 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

BS - Software Development

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • 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

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's
  • Prepare to Lead IT Personnel and Wield Emerging Technologies to Achieve Business Goals
  • Choose from courses like:
    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
    • Cyber Security Threats & Vulnerabilities
    • Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World
    • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
    • Computer Systems Analysis
    • Cryptography & Network Security
  • No GRE or GMAT Required for Admission

AAS - IT: Programming and Software Development

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Associate
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • 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
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