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  • Question

  • I would like to start a Microsoft certification.  As a C# developer, I looked at the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer route but when checking the web site, it seemed to state that this certification is moving towards a MCSD and more confusing it seems that MCSD was reintroduced to support Cloud.

    I would appreciate where one should start with Microsoft Developer Certifications

    TIA


    Steven Hawkes

    Monday, May 21, 2012 6:09 AM

Answers

  • MCPD certification is still a valid certification path and Microsoft recommends using this certification path for Visual Studio 2010 and earlier. More information about the MCPD certification path can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx.

    Microsoft recently released a new certification program called MCSD however the naming of this new program uses the same acronym used for the old MCSD .Net 2.0 certification which is confusing.  As the new MCSD certification is still in the early stages of development, there are currently no exams assigned to this new certification path i.e. you cannot currently get the new MCSD certification.  Once the new MCSD certification path has been fully released, upgrade exams will become available to upgrade from MCPD to MCSD.  More information about the new MCSD certification path can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd.aspx


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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Monday, May 21, 2012 6:25 AM
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  • MCPD certification is still a valid certification path and Microsoft recommends using this certification path for Visual Studio 2010 and earlier. More information about the MCPD certification path can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx.

    Microsoft recently released a new certification program called MCSD however the naming of this new program uses the same acronym used for the old MCSD .Net 2.0 certification which is confusing.  As the new MCSD certification is still in the early stages of development, there are currently no exams assigned to this new certification path i.e. you cannot currently get the new MCSD certification.  Once the new MCSD certification path has been fully released, upgrade exams will become available to upgrade from MCPD to MCSD.  More information about the new MCSD certification path can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcsd.aspx


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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Monday, May 21, 2012 6:25 AM
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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Monday, May 28, 2012 1:00 AM
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