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    MCSD: Applications Lifecycle Management

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: Applications Lifecycle Management

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    What is the MCSD Applications Lifecycle Management?

    The MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification focuses on every aspect of Visual Studio Team Team Foundation Server 2012, and covers software testing and application lifecycle management. It demonstrates a candidate's commitment to remain current on the latest technologies through recertification. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. TFS supports agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle. The globally recognized standard for developer excellence. Get recognized for your expertise in managing the entire lifespan of application development. Earning an MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification will qualify you for jobs such as developer, applications engineer and IT project manager.

    To get a MCSD: Application Lifecycle Managemen certification there are three exams to complete:

    Exam 496: Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
    Exam 497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
    Exam 498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management

    After finishing all of these exams you will be awarded a MCSD: Application Lifecycle Managemen qualification. See below for more information on the exams.

    Jobs and Career Opportunities with the MCSD Applications Lifecycle Management

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) is a globally recognised qualification in many industries such as application development, website development and game development. As of 2020, the average salary of a Microsoft MCSD Professional is £40,000pa with more than 90% being offered a salary of more than £35,000pa. The average salary for a MCSD graduate is estimated to be £26,000pa. After graduation, you can find work in roles such as Junior Developer and Graduate .NET Developer with relative ease. Below is a short list of the range of career opportunities offered to MCSD Windows Store Apps:


    • .NET Developer
    • C# Developer
    • Systems Architect
    • SQL Developer

    • Web Developer
    • PHP Developer
    • Microsoft Consultant
    • Analyst

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    We want to ensure you get the best training experience for the best price. Our state of the art and modern classes ensures you get the best and a fun learning experience while finishing your certification the shortest amount of time possible. While working through your MCSD course we offer 24 hour support 7 days a week and incase you get really stuck you can call your lecturers for a 1on1 chat whenever you need.

    Working with JobcentrePlus and our Recruitment Partners, we will work with you to ensure that you can find work in IT (and not in any job) through job interviews and guarantee you applications. We aim to get you on a graduate wage from as quickly as 4 months. If you have no qualification or background in IT, we will provide you with the necessary training for the experience required. For existing MCSD professionals, we can upgrade your qualifications and improve your career prospects. Do not allow your lack of experience or self-confidence deny you from a career in I.T - it is a lot easier (and enjoyable too) than most people think, once you learn the basics.

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