Useful links for exam 70-357: Developing Mobile Apps

Last week I received confirmation that I passed the exam Developing Mobile Apps which I took in beta last July while I was preparing for UWP – App Architecture and UX/UI & UWP – App Data, Services, and Coding Patterns.

Since this last exam completes my certification journey for MCSD / MCSA: App Builder – Universal Windows Platform, I think it’s useful to share some resources that I found valuable for preparation.

First of all, I’ve been asked a couple of times what’s the procedure to participate in beta exams (these are the ones that are not yet in final form): I found that the best way to be notified when a new one is available is by following the Born to Learn website (I got my free voucher for 70-357 after I read this blog post).

The exam objectives are listed below and are explained here in the official exam description: I found useful going through every single topic in order to cover as many cases as possible.

  • Develop a XAML page layout for an adaptive UI (10–15%)
  • Implement page navigation and lifecycle events (10–15%)
  • Implement data access and data binding (20–25%)
  • Implement feature detection for adaptive coding (10–15%)
  • Manage user input and custom user interactions (10–15%)
  • Manage authentication and identity management (10–15%)
  • Implement notifications, background tasks, and reusable components (20–25%)

Some tips are also available in this Microsoft Ignite session by Mark Rosenberg.

Another resource that I found valuable is the official preparation test: the questions are different from the ones available in the certification exam, but the coverage of the measured skills is properly done and I found it precious for highlighting the topics I needed to review.

I took the exam using the proctored modality from home and worked quite well since I didn’t have to take time off from work and also had much more choices in term of time-slot availability: in the future, I will definitely look forward to using it for other exams.

Other links that I used for preparation are available in my previous post here.

Happy coding!

2 thoughts on “Useful links for exam 70-357: Developing Mobile Apps”

  1. Hi,

    I took the 70-357 exam too and was wondering what is happening with certification 70-358?

    I didn’t see any information about it. It was supossed to be in beta in September 2016 but I can’t find nothing in Microsoft’s web.

    Do you know something about it?

    Thank you!

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