MCSD certification demonstrates the skills to design and build software applications.
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.
After earning the prerequiste 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.
MCSA: Linux on Azure
MCSA: Office 365
MCSA: SQL Server
MCSA: Windows 10
MCSA: Windows 8
MCSA: Windows Server
MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
MCSD: Universal Windows Platform
MCSD: Web Applications
MCSE: Business Intelligence
MCSE: Data Platform
MCSE: Enterprise Devices & Apps
MCSE: Private Cloud
MCSE: Server Infrastructure
MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (prev. gen)
MCSA: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (prev. gen)
Average salary by Microsoft certification (U.S. and Canada) Source: 2017 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge
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