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What exam to write to complete my MSCD? RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    Please help. I need advise on what exam to take to complete my MSCD : App Builder

    I have completed my MSCA by passing 70-483 and 70-486.

    According to "https://www.microsoft.com/en-za/learning/mcsd-app-builder-certification.aspx" I need to pass
    one of the following exams:

    • 70-532 : Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • 70-535 : Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • 70-487 : Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

    The remaining exams will either retire end of July or have been retired and as such is not an option:

    • 70-488
    • 70-489
    • 70-496
    • 70-497
    • 70-498
    • 70-538 : Implementing Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions" exam is still in the planning stages.

    It therefore seems that I have to choose one of the three remaining exams (532,535 or 487) to complete my MSCD.

    However if I go to "https://mycertificationplanner.one.microsoft.com/CertificateDetails/CertificateDetail/2945?achievementYear=2018" to have a look at my recommended path from my Dashboard, a number of other exam options are shown as part of my "requirements needed" namely

    • 70-534 : Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
    • 70-354 : Universal Windows Platform - App architecture and UX/UI
    • 70-355 : Universal Windows Platform - App Data, Services, and Coding Patterns

    My question:

    Does this mean that if I pass one of these "requirement needed" exams (534, 354, 355) I will get my MSCD or must I pass 532, 535 or 487? 

    I ask this because if I can avoid Azure and rather do 354 or 355 it would be the solution I really want. Nothing against Azure but in the company I work for Azure is blocked/banned and it limits my experience in regards to exposure. Till now I have used my own personal account at Azure to get exposure but it is costly.

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts.


    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:40 AM