Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)

Definition of Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer)?

A Microsoft certification for individuals who have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Microsoft tools for designing and developing solutions for business, such as Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) is the premier designation for individuals who design and build custom solutions for Microsoft Windows operating system platforms. To become an MCSD, you must pass three core exams - Desktop Application Development, Distributed Application Development, and Solution Architecture - and one elective exam.

The benefits of MCSD designation include industry recognition, a subscription to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and access to technical and product information.