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Microsoft - MCSD: App Builder (Developing Windows Azure and Web Services)



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12/12/2020 (Saturday)


On this accelerated 3-day MCSD: App Builder (Developing Windows Azure and Web Services) course, you’ll learn how to design and develop services that access both local and remote data. You’ll get the knowledge needed to deploy these services in Windows Azure, on-premises servers and other hybrid environments.

This accelerated course is 40% faster than traditional training and uses Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC). You’ll be taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers who will immerse you in this course using Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review Technique.

On this Microsoft Developing Windows Azure and Web Services course you’ll learn how to:

  • Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework
  • Use ASP.NET Web API services
  • Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure environments
  • Store, configure and access data in Windows Azure Storage
  • Create scalable load-balanced services

Plus, get an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET framework and the Windows Azure cloud.

With Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) material and official practice exams, you’ll be prepared to take exam 70-487 - included at the end of your accelerated course. This exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course is a an elective for the MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder certification.

Seven reasons why you should sit your Azure and Web Services course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Azure and Web Services certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Azure and Web Services trained in record time
  2. Our Azure and Web Services course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Azure and Web Services first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Azure and Web Services. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Azure and Web Services faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Azure and Web Services with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76,555 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Azure and Web Services courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


You'll cover the following modules:

  • Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
  • Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
  • Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Core Web APIs
  • Module 4: Extending ASP.NET Core HTTP Services
  • Module 5: Hosting Services On-Premises and in Azure
  • Module 6: Deploying and Managing Services
  • Module 7: Implementing Data Storage in Azure
  • Module 8: Diagnostics and Monitoring
  • Module 9: Securing services on-premises and in Microsoft Azure
  • Module 10: Scaling Services

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

Exam 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Accessing Data (20-25%)
  • Querying and Manipulating Data by Using the Entity Framework (20-25%)
  • Creating and Consuming Web API-based services (20-25%)
  • Designing and Implementing Web Services (15-20%)
  • Deploying Web Applications and Services (15-20%)

Exam 70-487 provides credit towards your MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder certification.

This exam will assess your knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and Microsoft Azure.

This exam is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


Before attending this course, you must have:

  • Experience with C# programming and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ and anonymous types
  • An understanding of the concepts of n-tier applications
  • Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET
  • Knowledge of XML data structures

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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"Very intensive and covered a lot in 3 days so hard work but achieved a lot. This style of training worked well for me."
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"Good tutor and good subject."
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"Really good course. The trainer was very knowledgeable. Good experience doing the remote sessions, labs were really helpful too."
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"The instructor explained all the modals well, gave good insight in the exam and azure for administrators i hope to go further with my Azure and MS Certifications and this course has helped me greatly."
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