The MCPD or the Microsoft Certified Product Developer is a series of exams offered by Microsoft that cover a wide variety of programming products offered by Microsoft. These series of exams cover a number of different products within the Microsoft product platform, and show IT professionals the certification they need in today’s IT world, and to present them to their employer for knowledge of these products.
The MCPD certification path consists of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Windows Phone, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Silverlight 4, and Microsoft Upgrade Paths. Each one of these MCPD exams covers a different path, and has a series of exams that show the knowledge in these products.
Generally within each one of the MCPD paths, are a number of exams that show the ability to develop applications using the Microsoft product chosen and has a subset of specific exams within that subset. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 path for example has the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, ASP.NET 4, and Windows Azure platform subset series of exams to choose from.
Those seeking the Windows Phone MCPD path, have three different exams that cover TS Silverlight 4 Development, Accessing Data With Microsoft .NET Framework 4, and Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications. This examination and certification shows the ability to adapt to changing mobile technologies and build on that platform for years to come.
The SharePoint 2010 certification path shows Application Development exams and Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications as well. For those IT industries that use SharePoint, this MCPD certification can prove very valuable for the chosen IT professional.
For those looking to broaden their programming language or to show their Microsoft programming skills to a new level, the MCPD certification process is surely the right path to prove your worthiness in the competitive IT world of today.