Three New Facts on the SharePoint 2013 MCSD Certification! – A Name, Exam Numbers and a Date!


I got good news for all the current and future SharePoint 2013 Microsoft Certified Solution Developers.
I have been actively looking for information on the not-yet released MCSD SharePoint 2013 Certification and last week I did a post about the  Leaked MCPD SharePoint 2010 to MCSD: SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Path

However, today  I got some Three New Facts from J. Seymour, Content Publishing Manager at Microsoft Learning.


The SharePoint 2013 MCSD will be named:  MCSD: SharePoint Applications

Exam Numbers

As you all know by now, new developers will need 4 exams to get the MCSD: SharePoint Applications title.

Web Focused

  • Exam 70-480— Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • Exam 70-486— Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

SharePoint Focused

  • Exam 70-488— SharePoint Rest ( Exam Number Confirmed, Name not confirmed)
  • Exam 70-489— SharePoint Collaboration  ( Exam Number Confirmed, Name not confirmed)


The beta of the 70-488 and 70-489 exams should be available in the first week of April  and run until the exams go “live” the first week in July.


The Links to the two SharePoint Focused exams will be :

If you clicked on them.. they don’t work yet (at the time of writing this post) and they will be working once we are closer to the betas.

Other Remarks

As Confirmed in my first post about the SharePoint 2013 Certification, this certification contains two Web focused exams and two SharePoint exams. What is interesting is that  once you have the 70-480 and the 70-486,  you only need the 70-487 to also have the  MCSD: Web Applications Certification.

For those who are curious, here is the original comment left by  J. Seymour.

I hope this article cleared all your questions and rumors regarding the MCSD: SharePoint Applications Certification!

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  • February 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks a ton! Already shifting focus towards 70-486 🙂

    • February 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Cool! Don’t forget that 74-324 you got in a month haha

    • February 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      I know, taking that one first :-). Been a while since I worked with pure ASP .NET web apps, so need some time to prepare for 486

  • September 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Any word on the upgrade exam from MCPD to MCSD? Is there even going to be an upgrade path?


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