The IT Certification Resource Center

Featured Deal

Get CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft training courses free for a week.
Learn More ❯

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

Related Resources: Training   Practice_Exams   

This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Microsoft
Santa Clarita, CA USA
Phone: 800-636-7544
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Being phased out

Low Cost: $150 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who wish to demonstrate comprehensive skills in designing, developing, and deploying applications Microsoft Visual Studio, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and other development technologies. MCPD certifications will not be updated for versions later than Visual Studio 2010.

Initial Requirements:
MCPD certifications will not be updated for future versions of Visual Studio. This certification is being retired and developers should now look at the MCSD instead. Most MCPD exams on Visual Studio 2010 and all exams on Visual Studio 2008 are scheduled to retire on July 31, 2013.

If you are an MCPD on Visual Studio 2010, you will be eligible for special upgrade paths to new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications.

There are 5 MCPD certifications: Visual Studio 2010 & .NET 4, Visual Studio 2008 & .NET 3.5, Windows Phone, SharePoint 2010, and Silverlight 4. Some of the credentials, such as the Visual Studio certifications, offer a choice of tracks,

Each MCPD credential has a prerequisite list of 2-5 MCTS exams, depending on which certification and track you choose. In addition, you must pass the MCPD exam for your chosen certification. Exams are $150 each. Associated training is available but is not required.

Continuing Requirements:
Your certification will retire when mainstream support for the related technology is no longer available and will be listed on your transcript as having legacy status.


See all Microsoft Certifications


Vendor's page for this certification