Microsoft Certified Solution Developer(MCSD)
The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential is for professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution in an organization. Hands-on experience with a product is necessary to successfully achieve certification.
Benefits of MCSD Certification
MCSDs for .NET receive these benefits, all accessible through the MCP Member Site:
Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft products and technologies.
Rebates or discounts on a one-year subscription to MSDN during the first year of certification.
Access to exclusive discounts on products and services from selected companies. Some offers are available only to MCSE+Is, MCSEs, MCDBAs, and MCSDs. Access these benefits by visiting the MCP Member Site.
Access to technical and product information direct from Microsoft through the MCP Member Site.
An MCSD logo, certificate, wallet card, and lapel pin to identify you as an MCP to colleagues or clients. Electronic files of logos and transcripts 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. (All MCPs may access 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 MCSD Certification
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET candidates are required to pass four core exams and one elective exam. The core exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in developing and maintaining enterprise applications that are based on Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platforms. The elective exam provides proof of expertise with a specific Microsoft server product.
An MCSD for Microsoft .NET candidate should have two years of experience developing and maintaining solutions and applications.
Microsoft Exam Guide
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