The Next Evolution of Xamarin Training: Microsoft Learn

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Karina

We’re excited to announce two new learning paths on Building Xamarin Apps in Microsoft Learn: A free and interactive learning portal.

Xamarin University Joins MS Learn

The Xamarin University team has joined the Microsoft Learn family! Building new content and incorporating many of the great features Xamarin University has. Features including hands-on learning, quizzes to help build skills required to advance your career, and more.

Transferring Progress

If you have completed any Xamarin.Forms courses in Xamarin University, you can now transfer your progress to Microsoft Learn. To begin this transfer, simply:

Once your progress is transferred, you will see achievement badges for completed courses. You will also see a special badge if you passed the Xamarin Mobile Developer certification exam. These achievements will appear on your new Learn profile.

It is important to note that: the Skills migration feature will only be available until June 28th, 2019. That is when the Xamarin University learning platform shuts down for good. For more details, please visit our FAQ page.

Thank You!

Thanks for being a part of the Xamarin University community! We look forward to seeing you on Microsoft Learn where we hope you continue to build your Xamarin development skills. There you can also learn about other cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, containers, cognitive services, and machine learning. All for free!

 

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    Ali Al-Khamis

    I completed Xamarin Profossinal Certification but i don’t see any badage proving that in Microsoft Learn.
    Is it goining to be added in the future or is it there somewhere?

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      Karina Ung

      Those who achieved the Xamarin Mobile Developer certification through Xamarin University will receive a unique badge in Microsoft Learn; there is not a badge in Microsoft Learn for those who have completed the Xamarin Mobile Professional certification in Xamarin University.

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        shabbir mohammad

        Thank you so much for your reply. When I transfer my progress from xamarin university to Microsoft Learn, can I expect all the classes that I took in Xamerin university, to be reflected in microsoft learn? I am not talking about the certification, rather the classes that I attended for the certification

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    Anthony Cool

    Thanks for bringing this content over.  It is much appreciated.  I do wish you guys would’ve organized the Learning Paths a bit better though, insomuch that they aligned with the order you had them in Xamarin University.  Also, I hope you bring over the Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS content; but if not, at least we got this I guess.  Hope you all will continue to add additional content as well to fill in the gaps left by the content you leave behind.

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    Danil Kurkin

    Also have this question – about Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS – at the moment portal has introduction to but its bearly touches the surface of the topic! Also, without covering those parts it is very difficult to progress o Custom renderers part imho.

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    Will Woo

    For those of us with no experience of the previous educational whatever … perhaps you might talk about the context, and the changes. thanks, ww

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      Karina Ung

      Xamarin University was live and interactive training program that offered C# mobile developers training on how to build cross-platform mobile apps with Xamarin, now a part of Visual Studio. We offered instructor-led online training as well as self-guided learning courses; all instructor-led training as well as the Xamarin certification was offered under a paid subscription within this program. Now that the Xamarin University is a part of Microsoft Learn, the Xamarin University platform will fully retire by 28 June 2019 and Xamarin content is made available for free in Microsoft Learn.

      You can learn more about Xamarin University, or see the FAQ about the transition to Microsoft Learn.

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    Lee Englestone

    When can we expect a Xamarin Cerification exam offered by Microsoft?
    Many people I’m sure would like to become certified in Xamarin whom aren’t already.
    It’s crazy to think one can get certified in Sharepoint by passing a Microsoft exam but not Xamarin.
    Thanks
    — Lee

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      Karina Ung

      At this time, we do not have plans to offer a Xamarin certification in lieu of the certification Xamarin Univeristy offered, which was never an official Microsoft certification. Moving forward, achievements can be unlocked in Microsoft Learn when modules and learning paths are completed; they can be publicly linked to show proof that you’ve actually completed relevant exercises and quizzes, similar to how you would’ve pointed people to on Xamarin University’s site to show you’ve earned the Xamarin certification. For more information on this topic, please see this forum thread.

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    shabbir mohammad

    Hi:
    I had actually completed all the courses required for the Xamarin Professional certification. Now when I log in they are all gone. I tried to transfer my progress to Microsoft Learn, and it transfered Zero. Could you please direct me to right place where I can resolve this issue. I could not find any contact info that I cand use.
    Thanks

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    Nidhi Sood

    I previously earned 3 badges and both Xamarin Certifications, “Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional” and “Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer” from Xamarin University and they got expired on 22-June-2019. Now, I transfered my progress to Microsoft Learn. But, I couldn’t see my Certifications and those earned badges anywhere on Microsoft Learn. Where can I find my certificates and badges?

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    Raleigh Mangune

    hello Karina, i completed my Xamarin Mobile Developer certification through Xamarin University and was not able to transfer it to Microsoft Learn. Is there any chance that I can retrieve my certificate? Thanks.

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    Ar, Nishad (NON-EMPL)

    I’m unable to see my course completions and badges in my new Microsoft Learn through I have transferred those from XAMU, Anyone knows whom to contact for getting this issue resolved ?

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