Xamarin Certification FAQ
I've started Xamarin University and I've almost completed the required courses for the certification exam. What do these changes mean for me?
We're now offering two certifications: Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional and Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer. To become a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, you'll need to complete the Professional Certification prior to taking the Developer Certification exam. Note: there will be new requirements for the Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer exam starting Oct 15, 2017. If you complete the existing requirements and pass the exam before that date, then there are no changes.
I've finished all the required courses, but I haven't taken my exam yet. What do these changes mean for me?
You have until Oct 15, 2017 to pass the existing Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer exam. After Oct 15th, you’ll need to complete the new requirements to earn the Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer certification, which includes earning the Xamarin Mobile Professional Certification.
I've completed the Xamarin Mobile Certified Developer certification, but haven't started on my certification renewal progress yet. What do these changes mean for me?
The renewal process remains the same for both Professional and Developer certifications; you will need to complete new six elective courses. This can be any six courses that you haven’t previously completed.
Do I need to pay to take the certification exam(s)? Will a free account work?
You must upgrade your subscription from a free account to access any of our certification exams.
How long is each certification valid for?
Certifications are valid for one (1) year. Note that the Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer certification supersedes the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional certification.
What happens if I pass the exam, but stop paying month to month?
Your certification will still be valid for one (1) year. To renew your certification, you will need to reactivate your subscription.
How much does it cost to take the Xamarin Certified Professional/Developer certification test?
The Xamarin Certification exams are included as part of the full Xamarin University subscription which includes unlimited access to 80+ live, instructor-led classes, 1 on 1 office hours, Self-Guided learning, lightning lectures, Guest lectures and more. See here for details.
What is the difference between a Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional and a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer?
The Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional certification is our initial certification level for developers to demonstrate fundamental competency in Xamarin mobile development. The Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer certification supersedes the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional certification. Certified Mobile Developers understand both native UI and Xamarin.Forms design and how to performance-tune and diagnose issues in their mobile applications. They are also trained to leverage platform-specific APIs, display and interact with native data collections, and choose and implement navigation patterns.
What are the benefits of becoming certified?
The Xamarin certification tells potential employers and colleagues that a that a developer is proficient in creating mobile applications with Xamarin. Certified developers are featured on Xamarin DevConnect which is a place to showcase your professional profile for mobile development opportunities.
What courses are required for the Xamarin Professional/Developer Certification?
For a detailed breakdown of classes required for either certification, please see the requirements diagram on our Certifications Page.