Microsoft - MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Windows and Service Communication Applications

Duration

Duration:

Only 8 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

26/9/2022 (Monday)

Overview

The Microsoft MCTS .NET 4 Data Access, Windows and Service Communication Applications certification is designed to teach you the following:

  • Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

You will be tested on the following exams:

  • Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-511 - TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Why .Net 4.0?

Microsoft is positioning Visual Studio 2010 as its tool platform to support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Azure, SQL Server, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. The suite includes new drag and drop bindings for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation; interoperability with the ASP.Net model view controller (MVC), better multicore support and UML support.

Below is a detailed list of new enhancements:

Visual Studio 2010

  • Code Snippets
  • New Profiles
  • Generate from Usage
  • Multi-Trageting
  • Multi-Monitor
  • Code Navigation in Class Files
  • IntelliSense Improvements
  • Enable Persisted Selection
  • Add Reference Dialog
  • Dynamic Lookup

C#

  • Optional Parameters in C#
  • Named Parameters in C#

ASP.NET 4.0

  • Compressing Session Values
  • Web.Config Transformation
  • URL Routing
  • Meta Tags
  • Generating Client IDs
  • Permanent Redirects
  • New Browser Definitions
  • New Publishing Project Interface

WCF 4.0

  • Simple Configuration

Windows Applications 4.0

  • Inclusion of WPF in the Windows Applications Exam

ADO.NET 4.0

  • Foreign Keys in the Conceptual Model
  • Self-Tracking Entities for N-Tier Application Development
  • New Methods for N-Tier Application Development
  • EntityDataSource Support for the QueryExtender Control
  • Testability with IObjectSet
  • Direct Execution of Store Commands
  • Persistence-Ignorant Objects
  • Lazy Loading of Related Objects
  • Functions in LINQ to Entities Queries
  • OrderBy Improvements in LINQ to Entities
  • Customized Object-Layer Code Generation
  • Model-First Support
  • Complex Type Support
  • Improved Model Browser Functionality

You will get answers to these questions:

  • How is ASP.NET MVC different from building WebForms-based web applications?
  • How does Entity Framework 4.0 help me build n-tier applications?

You will learn how to:

  • Decouple your entity model from the data using Plain Old CLR Objects (POCOs).
  • Write classes that can track changes to their own state for n-tier development with Entity Framework.
  • Simplify your service deployment with zero config services with WCF 4.0.
  • Write rich web applications that are simpler to unit test.
  • Create REST based services based on the ASP.NET infrastructure

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCTS .NET 4.0 course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be MCTS .NET 4.0 certified in just 8 days. With us, you’ll be MCTS .NET 4.0 trained in record time
  2. Our MCTS .NET 4.0 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCTS .NET 4.0 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more MCTS .NET 4.0. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCTS .NET 4.0 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying MCTS .NET 4.0 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 125,505 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study MCTS .NET 4.0 courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Benefits

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

Curriculum

Modeling data

  • Map entities and relationships by using the Entity Data Model
  • Map entities and relationships by using LINQ to SQL
  • Create and customize entity objects
  • Connect a POCO model to the Entity Framework
  • Create the database from the Entity Framework model
  • Create model-defined functions

Managing Connections and Context

  • Configure connection strings and providers
  • Create and manage a data connection
  • Secure a connection
  • Manage the DataContext and ObjectContext
  • Implement eager loading
  • Caching data
  • ADO.NET Data Services

Querying data

  • Execute a SQL query
  • Create a LINQ query
  • Create an Entity SQL (ESQL) query
  • Handle special data types
  • Query XML data
  • Query data using ADO.NET Data Services

Manipulating data

  • Create, update, or delete data by using SQL statements
  • Create, update, or delete data by using DataContext
  • Manage Transactions
  • Create disconnected objects

Developing and Deploying Reliable Applications

  • Monitor and collect performance data
  • Handle exceptions
  • Protect data
  • Synchronize data
  • Deploy ADO.NET components

Building a User Interface by Using Basic Techniques

  • Controls and control hierarchies
  • Styles and theming
  • Reusable resources
  • Animation in WPF

Enhancing a User Interface by Using Advanced Techniques

  • Routed events in WPF and WPF commanding
  • User-defined controls and working with graphics
  • Multimedia in WPF
  • Control templates in WPF
  • Create data, event, and property triggers in WPF

Managing Data at the User Interface layer

  • Data Binding
  • Value Converters in WPF
  • Data validation
  • Consuming change notification events
  • Collections of data and binding hierarchical data
  • Data templates in WPF

Enhancing the Functionality and Usability of a Solution

  • Integration of WinForms and WPF
  • Asynchronous processing and threading
  • Globalization and localization
  • Drag and drop operations
  • Security
  • User and application settings
  • Dependency properties

Stabilizing and releasing a solution

  • WPF test strategies
  • Debug XAML using WPF visualize
  • Debug WPF using PresentationTraceSources
  • ClickOnce deployment
  • Windows Installer project
  • Deployment security settings

Creating Services

  • Create service and operation contracts
  • Create data contracts
  • Create message contracts
  • Implement generic message handling
  • Implement RESTful services
  • Create and configure a Routing service
  • Create and configure a Discovery service

Hosting and Configuring Services

  • Create and configure endpoints
  • Configure behaviors
  • Implement self hosting
  • Implement web server hosting

Consuming Services

  • Create a service proxy
  • Configure client endpoints
  • Invoke a service
  • Consume RESTful services
  • Implement service discovery

Securing Services

  • Secure bindings
  • Message security
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Impersonation
  • Security auditing

Manage the Service Instance Life Cycle

  • Service Instances
  • Sessions
  • Transactions
  • Concurrency
  • Manage consistency between instances, sessions, transactions and concurrency

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Distributed Systems

  • Configure message logging
  • Configure diagnostics
  • Debug client-service interactions

Exam Track

You will take the following exams as part of the course:

  • Exam 70-516 - TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-511 - TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Exam 70-513 - TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 10265A: Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • MOC 10262A: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • MOC 10263A: Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Prerequisites

This course is for developers who:

  • Want to gain experience of the new features of the .NET platform as soon as possible
  • Want to plan how .NET 4.0 will affect their applications and what new features can be used

Students successful on this course have:

  • Solid understanding of the .NET Framework
  • Six months' experience in Visual Studio
  • Minimum one to two years' experience developing application components that interact with a variety of data sources
  • Thorough understanding of relational database concepts
  • Minimum one to two years' experience using a relational database management system
  • Fundamental Knowledge of .NET programming languages (C# or VB.NET)
  • One year's experience developing Windows and web applications
  • Experience in creating data-driven web applications
  • Reasonable understanding of Web technologies (HTTP/HTTPS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience in creating data-driven user interfaces
  • Working knowledge of setup and deployment projects

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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