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MCSD for Microsoft .NET Certification Requirements

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET 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 on the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. The elective exam provides proof of expertise on a specific Microsoft server product.

An MCSD for Microsoft .NET candidate should have two years of experience developing and maintaining solutions and applications.

NEW You may now choose to apply the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 as electives toward your MCSD credential.

Candidates who use Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 should consider pursuing the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credentials. These credentials give developers a simpler and more targeted framework to showcase their technical skills and their ability to develop rich solutions that meet business needs.

 

How to Earn Your MCSD

The following tables list Official Microsoft Learning Courses and Microsoft Press books that are designed to help MCSD candidates prepare for the required exams. See individual Exam Preparation Guides for exam availability.

 


Core exams (four exams required)
Core Exams: Web Application Development (One Exam Required) Classroom Training Microsoft E–Learning Microsoft Press Books

Exam 70–305: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Course 2310: Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET (five days)

Course 2640: Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET (three days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2310: Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET (17 hours)

Course 2640: Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET (14 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Second Edition

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300

Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step

Exam 70–315: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Course 2310: Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET (five days)

Course 2640: Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET (three days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2310: Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio .NET (17 hours)

Course 2640: Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET (14 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Second Edition

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300

Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step


Core Exams: Windows Application Development
Core Exams: Windows Application Development (One Exam Required) Classroom Training Microsoft E–Learning Microsoft Press Books

Exam 70–306: Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Course 2565: Developing Microsoft .NET Applications for Windows (Visual Basic .NET) (five days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2565: Developing Microsoft .NET Applications for Windows (Visual Basic .NET) (13 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Second Edition

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300

Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step

Exam 70–316: Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Course 2555: Developing Microsoft .NET Applications for Windows (Visual C# .NET) (five days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2555: Developing Microsoft .NET Applications for Windows (Visual C# .NET) (14 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing Windows-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET, Second Edition

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300

Microsoft ADO.NET Step by Step


Core Exams: Web Services and Server Components Development
Core Exams: Web Services and Server Components Development (One Exam Required) Classroom Training Microsoft E–Learning Microsoft Press Books

Exam 70–310: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework

Course 2663: Programming with XML in the Microsoft .NET Framework (three days)

Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (three days)

Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (five days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (12 hours)

Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (22 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300

Exam 70–320: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework

Course 2663: Programming with XML in the Microsoft .NET Framework (three days)

Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (three days)

Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (five days)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (three days)

Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (12 hours)

Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (22 hours)

Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300


Core Exam: Solution Architecture
Core Exam: Solution Architecture (One Exam Required) Classroom Training Microsoft E–Learning Microsoft Press Books

Exam 70–300: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures

Course 2710: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures (five days)

Course 2710: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures (21 hours)

MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures (Exam 70-300)

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft .NET Core Requirements, Exams 70-305/70-315, 70-306/70-316, 70-310/70-320, and 70-300



Elective Exams (One Exam Required)
Elective Exams (One Exam Required) Classroom Training Microsoft E–Learning Microsoft Press Books

Exam 70–229: Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

Course 2071: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL (two days)

Course 2073: Programming a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database (five days)

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

MCAD/MCSE/MCDBA Self-Paced Training Kit: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Design and Implementation, Exam 70-229, Second Edition

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Exam 70–230: Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

There are no Official Microsoft Learning Products currently available.

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

MCSE Training Kit: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 (Exam 70–230) This book is out of print. Check with your local retailer for availability.

Exam 70–234: Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft Commerce Server 2000

Course 2185: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 (two days)

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 Pocket Consultant

Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 Resource Kit

NEW: Exam 70–235: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft Biztalk Server 2006

Course 2933: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 (five days)

Course 2934: Deploying and Managing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 (two days)

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

There are no Microsoft Press Products currently available.

Exam 70–301: Managing, Organizing, and Delivering IT Projects by Using Microsoft Solutions Framework 3.0

Course 1846: Microsoft Solutions Framework Essentials

Course 2710: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures

Course 2710: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures (21 hours)

There are no Microsoft Press Products currently available.

Exam 70–330: Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET

Course 2840: Implementing Security for Applications (five days)

Course 2350: Developing and Deploying Secure Microsoft .NET Framework Applications (three days)

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET

Exam 70–340: Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual C# .NET

Course 2840: Implementing Security for Applications (five days)

Course 2350: Developing and Deploying Secure Microsoft .NET Framework Applications (three days)

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

MCAD/MCSD Self-Paced Training Kit: Implementing Security for Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET

NEW: Exam 70–431: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 — Implementation and Maintenance

Course 2779: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database (three days)

Course 2780: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database (three days)

Collection 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Transact–SQL (18-hour series)

Courses 2936-2944: Free** Microsoft E–Learning Series for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence Developers

MCTS Self–Paced Training Kit (Exam 70–431): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Database Essentials Step by Step

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2005

NEW: Exam 74–135: Developing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004

Course 2157: Developing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004

Course 2158: Deploying and Managing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004

There are no E-Learning courses currently available.

There are no Microsoft Press Products currently available.

** Microsoft E–Learning Series 2936–2944 for SQL Server 2005 is free until November 1, 2006. This is a limited time offer. Internet connection time charges may apply.





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