Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

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Microsoft Certified Professional Developers resolve a wide range of issues facing customers. They must be able to resolve issues relating to routers and server administration, and they must have strong knowledge about various programming languages. They also must have knowledge of refactoring databases and profiling applications, in order to optimize application performance.

The certified professional will have comprehensive skills that can come in handy to deploy, build, optimize, and operate applications successfully by using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Job Description

The main responsibility of Microsoft Certified Professional Developers is to help organizations solve problems related to Microsoft technologies. They must know how to use development tools such as Visual Studio, SharePoint and .NET Framework. They should develop and deploy Microsoft technologies.

The professional must resolve issues related to cloud development, such as the Windows Azure Platform. They must have practical experience with various routers and knowing how to perform server administration.

It is the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer task to resolve issues relating to programming languages. The developer must optimize network performance by using refactoring databases and profiling applications. They should have a strong understanding of technologies such as Microsoft Silverlight, Visual Studio and other applications.

The professional must develop Internet-based applications and systems and resolve computer issues of users. They can define detailed software development processes and use data structures and other advanced programming techniques to develop system and application software.

The developer should perform tasks to make computer networks run more efficiently and troubleshoot issues relating to testing and development

Educational Requirements

Microsoft Certified Professional Developers should have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or another related discipline. They should have also taken courses in database management, information systems management, hardware and software for information systems and application development. Some organizations seek those who have prior work experience or specializations.

Useful Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

This MCPD certification helps professionals enhance their skills in designing, developing, and deploying applications using Microsoft Visual Studio, the Microsoft .NET Framework, and other development technologies. The candidate should have a basic understanding of programming and computer operating systems. Unfortunately, MCPD certification will not be updated for versions later than Visual Studio 2010. The individual will have to enhance their development knowledge by using technologies such as ADO.NET and Microsoft SQL server database.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer Salary

According to, Microsoft Certified Professional Developers on average earn about $93,000 in the United States. The salary estimate state that on an average Microsoft Certified Professional Developer salary ranges from approximately $65,768 per year for Computer Programmer to $111,278 per year for Salesforce Developer.

Future Outlook

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 24% increase in such jobs from 2016 to 2026. The MCPD job role has some great opportunities in the future. According to the BLS prediction, the market is going to boom for regular computer programmers. But MCPD professionals are expected to get placed in some competitive positions, and the pay package also seems to be 10 to 20 percent higher than the median salary for all developers.

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