MCSD Windows Store Apps (MCSD)

Demonstrate your expertise at designing and developing fast and fluid Windows 8 apps. There are two paths to achieving this certification—using HTML5 or C#. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

If you’re leveraging your existing web programming skills in JavaScript, or starting from scratch on a new website, we recommend choosing the HTML5 path. If you‘re a .NET developer and are planning to create Windows 8 apps, choose the C# path.

Earning an MCSD: Windows Store Apps certification will qualify you for such jobs as software developer, web developer, and quality engineer.


You can upgrade this certification to the MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C# certification.

MCPD: Windows Developer 4


Required exam:


Optional training:

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C# (MOC 20484)
Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C# (MOC 20485)

There is no upgrade path to earn MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using HTML5.


Required exam:

  • 70-480
  • 70-481
  • 70-482

Required exam:

  • 70-483
  • 70-484
  • 70-485


These MCSD certifications require you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

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Exam 480 and Exam 483 validate programming skills in a specific language. By passing one of these exams you will earn a Microsoft Specialist certification.