MCSD: Universal Windows Platform

Description

This credential demonstrates expertise at designing and implementing Universal Windows Platform apps that offer a compelling user experience, leverage other services and devices, and use best coding practices to enhance maintainability.

 

Required exams for the certification are:

  • 70-483: Programming C# (M20483)
  • 70-354: Universal Windows Platform - App Architecture and UX/UI (beta)
  • 70-355: Universal Windows Platform - App Data, Services, and Coding Patterns (in development)

 

This MCSD certification requires that you show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

Prerequisites

C# to complete basic programming tasks. More specifically, students should have hands-on experience using C# that demonstrates their understanding of the following:

  • How to name, declare, initialize and assign values to variables within an application.
  • How to use:
    • Arithmetic operators to perform arithmetic calculations involving one or more variables;
    • Relational operators to test the relationship between two variables or expressions;
    • Logical operators to combine expressions that contain relational operators.
  • How to create the code syntax for simple programming statements using C# language keywords and recognize syntax errors using the Visual Studio IDE.
  • How to create a simple branching structure using an IF statement.
  • How to create a simple looping structure using a For statement to iterate through a data array.
  • How to use the Visual Studio IDE to locate simple logic errors.
  • How to create a Function that accepts arguments (parameters and returns a value of a specified type.
  • How to design and build a simple user interface using standard controls from the Visual Studio toolbox.
  • How to connect to a SQL Server database and the basics of how to retrieve and store data.
  • How to sort data in a loop.
  • How to recognize the classes and methods used in a program.
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