MCSD App Builder

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to build modern mobile and/or web applications and services.

What is involved

Earning an MCSD: App Builder certification qualifies you for a position as an application developer.


Earn your MCSA certification in either Web Applications or Universal Windows Platform.

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Pass 1 required exam. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.

Exam 70-532/Course 20532C

Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions

This exam is for candidates who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions. Candidates are also proficient with development tools, techniques, and approaches used to build scalable and resilient solutions.

Exam 70-535/Course 20535

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Candidates for this exam define the appropriate cloud native, cloud migration, and hybrid cloud solutions to meet the required functional, operational, and deployment requirements through the solution lifecycle. Candidates should know the features and capabilities of Azure services to be able to identify tradeoffs and make decisions for designing public and hybrid cloud solutions.

The candidate should understand DevOps technologies, provisioning Azure resources using ARM templates, and designing highly resilient workloads running on Azure.

Exam 70-487/Course 20487B

Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

This exam is intended for developers with a minimum of three to five years of experience developing Web Services, including one or more years developing Web API and Azure solutions.

Exam 70-496/MVA Course

Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Candidates for this exam are senior developers, server administrators, or technical product managers who manage software development using Team Foundation Server in an enterprise development environment.

Exam 70-497

Software Testing with Visual Studio

Candidates for this exam are software testers. They manage the process of running tests, creating and monitoring bugs, and managing and mitigating issues that a software organization has in controlling test coverage for project requirements. The qualified candidate typically has a strong understanding of the software testing role and modern testing practices, and the ability to implement testing practices by using Microsoft technologies.

Exam 70-498

Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifestyle Management

This exam is designed to provide candidates with an assessment of their knowledge of fundamental server administration concepts. It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts.


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