In the previous days, I’ve received confirmation that I achieved the new certification
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: App Builder – it validates that you have the skills needed to build modern mobile and/or web applications and services.
The exams required are fully explained on the certification website: interestingly, the new MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) path is now a mandatory step for earning the MCSD and can be chosen between Web Applications and Universal Windows Platform.
A valuable post in the “Born to Learn” site describes the changes and the transition options available from the existing MCSD.
The new certifications will not have an expiry date, and there will be the possibility to re-earn them by passing every year an additional exam taken from a list of electives.