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  • What exams should be taken to become a c# developer?
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 10:16 AM


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  • I think that here is answer to your question.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:13 AM
  • do you have any working knowledge in c#? if not you can get some introductory to c# programming and from there you can grow.

    i can recommend a book for a fresh start.

    • Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Step by Step

    by: John Sharp


    hope it can help you attain your goal .. thank you! 

    Microsoft (.net) and MSDN User :)
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:05 PM
  • Okay - I see a lot of partial answers to this question and I have noticed that the official answer has a dead link because the question was asked three (3) years ago.

    Normally these threads fade away over time but it's back at the top so I will give the most current answer.

    A simple choice is available for those interested in passing a single C# exam to earn a certification title. You can earn the C# Programming Specialist title by passing the 70-483 exam. All Specialist titles with links to the exams are defined here:

    If you want a bigger developer certification, you must decide which one you want to pursue. You can either go for the older MCPD certifications or the newer MCSD certifications.

    The older MCPD certifications are based on .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. These exams are retiring this summer (July 31, 2014). Learn more here:

    Alternately, you can pursue the newer MCSD certifications that are based on .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. Learn more here:

    You can learn about which exams are retiring and when exactly they are retiring here:

    The older MCPD certification title will not appear retired on your transcript after July, 2014. Instead, it will eventually (years from now) be marked as Legacy on your certification transcript.

    The newer MCSD certification title requires you to recertify every two (2) years. It will initially be marked as Active on your certification transcript. If you do not recertify after the two (2) year deadline, it will be marked as Inactive.

    Learn more about recertification here:

    As well, there is free developer training at Microsoft Virtual Academy, a free online classroom environment. You can even perform a search on the site to find training for a particular exam, here:

    Good luck! 

    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1:59 PM