Xamarin Expands Its Mobile Developer Certifications

Xamarin Expands Its Mobile Developer Certifications

This one happened almost a month ago, but I somehow missed it: Xamarin has announced a new certification level at Xamarin University called the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional.

“This badge will be our initial certification level for developers to demonstrate fundamental competency in Xamarin mobile development,” Xamarin’s Mark Smith writes. “To make it easier to do the coursework, we’re making all required courses in the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional tier available to Xamarin University trial users for FREE through our Self-Guided Learning portal. Once course requirements are complete, you can upgrade your trial subscription on the Visual Studio Marketplace to become eligible to take the Xamarin Professional Certification Exam and earn this initial certification.”

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In other words, Xamarin now offers two certifications, Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional and Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer. The former one is the new certification that focuses on fundamental competency. And the latter tier builds on the first, with a deeper dive into patterns, complex debugging, and performance tuning.

Each is valid for one year, though the more expansive Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer supersedes the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional certification.

Additionally, Xamarin has released its completely redesigned Self-Guided Learning portal, which features easier navigation, full mobile compatibility, and six free new courses covering topics such as Azure, UWP, and preparing to publish your application. All 18 courses in the Self-Guided Learning portal are free.

You can learn more on the Xamarin University website.

 

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  • skane2600

    27 September, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    <p>I think there's some value in certifications as motivation to learn and to verify your personal competency, but I wonder how much value employers see in it.</p>

  • Martin Pelletier

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    27 September, 2017 - 10:01 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Sometimes, I think Microsoft likes to confuse developers. UWP is the thing. Go learn it now. But it is not getting developers support. They now tell us to go to Xamarin now? And then what, getting replaced by PWA? Can we have one tech to specialize in for once?</span></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • robinwilson16

      29 September, 2017 - 3:32 am

      <blockquote><a href="#183835"><em>In reply to MartinusV2:</em></a></blockquote><p>It does seem to be a repeating pattern where as soon as you learn the latest way of doing things the tools and methods change again. I think this was the main thing that killed Windows phone. Developers kept having to re-write their apps in whatever the latest system was otherwise legacy apps were de-supported.</p><p><br></p><p>To me it feels like Windows development tools change constantly, Google/Andriod tools are flaky/stop working and Apple/iOS tools are expensive as require the purchase of an Apple Mac. I really hope PWAs are the future to help avoid all this although it still sounds like each will require its own unique wrapper.</p>

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