Get unlimited Microsoft training for just €6,750*.
Our accelerated courses are now also available online

Microsoft - MCSD App Builder Course



Only 3 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

31.8.2020 (Monday)


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.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 75912 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


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

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


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.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75912 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"The training is quite intense but the course itself has been very informative and helped me gain more knowledge on the course. The teacher has been great and is always there to help you out, answering questions you might have."
Anonymous. (14.4.2019 (Sunday) to 16.4.2019 (Tuesday))

"Very intensive and covered a lot in 3 days so hard work but achieved a lot. This style of training worked well for me."
Anonymous. (14.4.2019 (Sunday) to 16.4.2019 (Tuesday))

"Good tutor and good subject."
Anonymous. (14.4.2019 (Sunday) to 16.4.2019 (Tuesday))

"Very good experience, even if I was exhausted at the end."
Anonymous, IBM (16.12.2019 (Monday) to 21.12.2019 (Saturday))

"Very intense but learned a lot in a short space of time."
Anonymous (16.12.2019 (Monday) to 21.12.2019 (Saturday))

Microsoft Course Dates

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




Book now

17.5.2020 (Sunday)

19.5.2020 (Tuesday)



6.9.2020 (Sunday)

8.9.2020 (Tuesday)


Book now

Latest Reviews from our students