Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Santa Clarita, CA USA
Skill Level: Intermediate Status: Active
Low Cost: $450 (shortest track)
Currently available MCSD certifications are:
MCSD: Windows Store Apps - There are two tracks: HTML5 and C#. You must pass 3 exams on your chosen track.
MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management - You must pass 3 exams: Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012, Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012, and Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management.
Exams cost $150 each.
Don't want to wait for these to fully roll out? Microsoft suggests developers earn the current MCPD credential on Visual Studio 2010 and plan to follow the upgrade path that will be provided to transition to this new MCSD credential when it becomes available.
Initially, recertification requires passing one or two exams or earning the associated Masters certification. Microsoft is exploring other recertification options and will announce those options as appropriate.