Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
The Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) credential provides industry recognition for professional developers who build powerful applications using Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET and Web services. Do something new for your career today.
Benefits of MCAD Certification
Microsoft Certified Application Developers (MCADs) for Microsoft .NET will receive the following benefits:
Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
Access to technical and product information direct from Microsoft through a security-enhanced area of the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Web site.
Access to exclusive discounts on products and services from selected companies. Current Microsoft Certified Professionals can gain access to these benefits by visiting the MCP Member Site.
MCAD for Microsoft .NET certificate, transcript, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as an MCP to colleagues or clients. Electronic files of logos and transcript may be downloaded from the MCP Member Site upon certification.
Invitations to Microsoft conferences, technical training sessions, and special events.
Free access to Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online, a career and professional development magazine. Security-enhanced content on the Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online Web site includes the current issue (available only to MCPs), additional online-only content and columns, an MCP-only database, and regular chats with Microsoft and other technical experts. Additional online benefits are available to individuals with the MCSE+I, MCSE, MCSD, or MCDBA certifications. Enter the MCP Member Site for access to Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online. (All MCPs are eligible for the online magazine's security-enhanced content. Some MCPs may also be eligible to receive the print version of the magazine free; eligibility is determined by the magazine.)
Requirements for MCAD Certification
If you are not currently building .NET applications, Microsoft recommends getting started with fundamental Visual Studio .NET development skills.
How to Earn Your MCAD
Core Exams (2 Exams Required)
To fulfill the core certification requirements, pass one exam focused on either Web Application Development or Windows Application Development in the language of your choice. Then pass one XML Web Services and Server Components exam.
Elective Exams (1 Exams Required)
In addition to the core exam requirements, you must also pass one elective exam that provides proof of expertise with a specific Microsoft server product.
Microsoft Exam Guide
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