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A Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) is an individual who has successfully passed Microsoft's exam in designing and development of business applications using Microsoft’s toolkits and technologies. A large number of developers from all across the globe apply for the certification annually. An MCSD is certified by Microsoft to be skilled and knowledgeable enough to specialize in development.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer is someone who is approved by Microsoft to be able to provide solutions to project and business management challenges. This certification requires recertification every two years. Microsoft provides online material for self-study or one can utilize certified training centers which are located throughout the United States. A total of four courses are chosen based on one’s field of interest from a given set of courses.
MCSD is part of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) training programs, which also includes Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).