Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

The MCSD for Microsoft .NET credential is the top-level certification for advanced developers who design and develop leading-edge enterprise solutions and applications, using Microsoft development tools and technologies as well as the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Choose the MCSD credential if you specialise in analysis and design of leading-edge enterprise solutions with Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platforms. You will also need to have experience in a lead developer role analysing business and technical requirements, and defining solution architecture.

The MCSD credential is one of the most widely recognised technical certifications in the industry. By earning the premier MCSD for .NET credential, individuals demonstrate that they have the skills necessary to lead organisations in the successful design, implementation, and administration of business solutions with Microsoft products.

Examples of your target job titles include:

• Software Engineer
• Software Development Engineer
• Software Architect and Consultant.

Candidates are required to pass four core exams and one elective exam. The core exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise in developing and maintaining enterprise applications that are based on Microsoft development tools, technologies, and platforms. The elective exam provides proof of expertise with a specific Microsoft server product.

What’s the salary for an MCSD?

The MCSE certification will help to increase your value in the workplace and qualify your IT skills. Junior software developers would expect to earn £25-35k and the average wage for a MCSD in the UK is £43,000.

Around 90% of UK companies use Microsoft techniologies to run their business networks, making the Microsoft certifications the most valuable and recognised in the industry. For more information on salaries and the job opportunities an MCAD certification will lead to click here.

How do the online interactive courses work?

We send you a user name and password and you will get a unlimited access for 12 months to the courseware. Once you have your login details you are free to access the course from any PC with an internet connection, there are no downloads or software to slow your PC down.Our certification courses will give you everything you need to pass the regulated exams, and even prepare you with exam questions and real world simulations. Plus if you do get stuck you can ask unlimited questions through our 24/7 instant mentor support.

  • 12 Months Unlimited Access
  • Free upgrades
  • 24 Hours Tutor support
  • Interactive Simulations
  • Reference and Search
  • Exam Preparation and Skill Assessments

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One Web Application Development

19 hour(s)
48 hour(s)

One Windows Application Development

14 hour(s)
12 hour(s)

One XML Web Services and Server Components Development

15 hour(s)
53 hour(s)

Solution Architecture (One Exam Required)

16 hour(s)


21 hour(s)

Bonus Courses Included with this Package


6 hour(s)
28 hour(s)
8 hour(s)
10 hour(s)

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