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Microsoft Learning Retakes Available on MCSD Exams

Get a reprieve on a failed exam toward your MCSD -- popular Second Shot exam retake program runs to end of May.

Microsoft Learning is offering its popular Second Shot program for candidates taking exams through May 31, 2015. The program allows for one retake if a candidate fails an exam. Candidates have to register for the program prior to registering for an exam -- details are here.

The retake offer is available for a good number of Microsoft on-site and online proctor exams, including those for the Microsoft Certified Software Developer certifications:

MCSD Windows Store Apps Using HTML5

  • 480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS5
  • 481 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript
  • 482 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

MCSD Web Applications

  • (Elective) 480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS5
  • 486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
  • 487 Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

MCSD: SharePoint Applications

  • (Elective) 480 Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS5
  • 486 Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications
  • 488 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
  • 489 Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#

  • 483 Programming in C#
  • 484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#
  • 485 Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management

  • 496 Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Foundation Server
  • 497 Software Testing with Visual Studio
  • 498 Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

The retakes can also be applied to other Microsoft certification paths; to view them and the rest of the Skills Development Roadmap, go here.

Exams are $150 in the United States and are available at Pearson VUE testing centers, and some exams are available via online proctored delivery. To find out more about taking exams, start here.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: If you plan on taking any of the developer exams listed here and want to share your experiences, write to Editor in Chief Michael Domingo at [email protected]]


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