Mobile Course

course overview

Click to View dates & book now


In this course, you will learn how to use, test and secure your Apps with Azure App Service to rapidly build engaging cross-platform and native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac; you will learn how to store app data in the cloud or on-premises, you will learn how to secure local data and authenticate customers or add your custom back-end logic in C#.


This course is for developers that are already experienced with Xamarin, but want to deepen their Azure, Security and Testing knowledge.

Skills Gained

  • Introduction to Azure
  • Building an Azure Mobile App Service
  • Building an Azure Mobile App Client
  • Authentication with Azure
  • Securing Local Data
  • Introduction to OAuth 2
  • Accessing OAuth 2 Web Services with Xamarin.Auth
  • Mobile Application Architecture
  • Data Caching and Synchronization
  • Introduction to Testing
  • Xamarin.UITest


Students should have significant previous experience with the C# programming language and familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts such as inheritance and interfaces.

Five days


Outline of Xamarin: Azure, Security and Testing Training 1. Introduction to Azure

  • Survey the available Azure services to determine if Azure will meet your needs; create an Azure account and set up a virtual machine.

2. Building an Azure Mobile App Service

  • Create an Azure Mobile App, add a database to store your business objects, and define a web service to allow client access to the data.

3. Building an Azure Mobile App Client

  • Use the Azure Mobile Client SDK to access Azure data from your Xamarin client app.

4. Authentication with Azure

  • Use Azure authentication services to secure your Azure-hosted data.

5. Securing Local Data

  • Use Xamarin.Auth and PCL Crypto to securely store data on-device.

6. Introduction to OAuth 2

  • Register your app with an OAuth server and choose an appropriate OAuth flow.

7. Accessing OAuth 2 Web Services with Xamarin.Auth

  • Use Xamarin.Auth to authorize against an OAuth server and access a REST web service.

8. Mobile Application Architecture

  • Learn common architectural principals and styles to properly structure your mobile app.

9. Data Caching and Synchronization

  • Cache data locally, allow the user to edit the local data, and synchronize the changes to a server when a network connection is available.

10. Introduction to Testing

  • Write Unit Tests for your mobile apps using NUnit.

11. Xamarin.UITest

  • Use Xamarin.UITest to create acceptance tests for your iOS and Android applications in C#.

Talk to an expert

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. Its a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

All $ prices are in USD unless it’s a NZ or AU date

SPVC = Self Paced Virtual Class

LVC = Live Virtual Class

Please Note: All courses are availaible as Live Virtual Classes

Trusted by over 1/2 million students in 15 countries

Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.