Microsoft - MCSD App Builder Course



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30/5/2021 (Sunday)


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 course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass 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
  5. You’ll learn more. 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
  6. You’ll learn 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
  7. You’ll be studying 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 103427 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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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 at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • 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.


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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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"A new course from Microsoft that was delivered by an experienced trainer who really knew the topic in-depth."
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"Thank you for the course, I appreciate I was part of the 1st group of users to ever for this new SC-300 course. All materials were new, labs etc newly setup and i understand there was either limited details or unclear information, however the trainer leading the course was entirely honest and provided alot more information, demo and experience to the course. Highly recommend attending course led by trainer as not only reading text book paragraphes and slides to understand the concepts, instructor led will provide live demos and own experience in live environments."
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