MCSD: Web Applications
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June 6, 2014

Learning Paths for MCSD: Web Applications

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The Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification validates a developer’s ability to build complete software solutions that span technology and platform boundaries. To earn the MCSD credential, a developer must pass a series of exams, each of which focuses on a particular programming language, platform or service.

The MCSD: Web Applications certification validates a developer’s ability to design, build and deploy web applications and services using a variety of Microsoft technologies. Achieving this certification involves passing three separate exams. However, there are two different areas of programming language emphasis to choose from, which include C# or JavaScript. This means that there are actually four different exams related to the MCSD: Web Applications credential. These include the following:

  • 70-483: Programming in C#
  • 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
  • 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

In order to achieve the MCSD: Web Applications certification, you only need to pass one of the first two language exams, followed by both of the remaining two exams on ASP.NET and Azure/Web Services. The following individual learning paths provide guidance on which Pluralsight courses will help you prepare for these exams, and achieve your MCSD certification for web applications.

MCSD: Web Applications (C# option)

  1. Learning Path: Programming C# (Microsoft Exam 70-483)
  2. Learning Path: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications (Microsoft Exam 70-486)
  3. Learning Path: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (Microsoft Exam 70-487)

MCSD: Web Applications (JavaScript option)

  1. Learning Path: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (Microsoft Exam 70-480
  2. Learning Path: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications (Microsoft Exam 70-486)
  3. Learning Path: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services (Microsoft Exam 70-487)

Good luck!

About the Author

Mike is the VP of Developer Content - Enterprise Software at Pluralsight. A former Microsoft C# MVP and multiple U.S. patent holder, Mike has over 20 years of experience developing high performance software systems and training developers around the world.

Author's Website: http://pluralsight.com/training/Authors/Details/mike-woodring


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