Microsoft - MCSD: Windows Store Apps Using C#



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MCSD: Windows Store Apps C#

Learn how to create Windows Store style apps using C#. This nine-day accelerated MCSD: Windows Store Style Apps course is 40% faster than traditional training. The MCSD certification will prove your ability to design and develop beautiful, elegant apps that are alive with activity for the cloud.

Windows 8 is at the core of millions of devices: PC, Windows Phone and Microsoft Surface. And Windows Store apps will bring Windows 8 to life. Now you can develop your own Windows Store style apps, while gaining an MCSD certification.

Please note: Exam 70-483: Programming in C# now results in the Microsoft Specialist certification.

Four reasons why you should sit your MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 9-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134.561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Programming in C#

  • Reviewing C# Syntax
  • Create Methods, Handle Exceptions, and Monitor Applications
  • Develop the Code for a Graphical Application
  • Create Classes and Implement Type-safe Collections
  • Create a Class Hierarchy by Using Inheritance
  • Read and Write Local Data
  • Access a Database
  • Access Remote Data
  • Design the User Interface for a Graphical Application
  • Improve Application Performance and Responsiveness
  • Integrate with Unmanaged Code
  • Create Reusable Types and Assemblies
  • Encrypt and Decrypt Data

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

  • Windows 8 Platform and Windows Store Apps Overview
  • Create User Interfaces using XAML
  • Present Data
  • Implement Layout using Windows 8 Built-In Controls
  • Handle Files in Windows Store Apps
  • Windows Store App Process Lifetime Management
  • Work with Templates and Resources
  • Design and Implement Navigation in a Windows Store App
  • Implement Windows 8 Contracts
  • Implement Tiles and User Notifications
  • Design and Implement a Data Access Strategy
  • Respond to Mouse, Keyboard and Touch
  • Plan for Windows Store App Deployment

Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

  • Windows Store Apps Essentials
  • Implement Animations and Transitions
  • Implement Globalization and Localization
  • Brand and a Seamless User Interface
  • Advanced Data Scenarios in a Windows Store App
  • Create Reusable Controls and Components
  • Implement Advanced Contract Scenarios
  • The Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
  • Capture Media
  • Background Tasks
  • Work with Sensors and Devices
  • Generat Revenue with your App
  • Secure Windows Store App Data
  • Trace and Profile Windows Store Apps

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exams, needed to gain your MCSD: Windows Store Style Apps Using C#:

  • Exam 70-483: Programming in C#
  • Exam 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store style Apps using C#
  • Exam 70-485: Advanced Store style App Development using C#

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20483: Programming in C#
  • MOC 20484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store style Apps using C#
  • MOC 20485: Advanced Store style App Development using C#
  • C# 6.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference - ISBN - 978-1491927069
  • Programming Windows: Writing Windows 8 Apps With C# And XAML, 6th Edition - ISBN - 978-0735671768

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Before attending this course, you must have some experience using C# to complete basic programming tasks and should have hands-on experience to show your understanding of the following:

  • How to name, declare, initialize and assign values to variables within an application
  • How to use:
    • Arithmetic operators to perform arithmetic calculations involving one or more variables
    • Relational operators to test the relationship between two variables or expressions
    • logical operators to combine expressions that contain relational operators
  • How to create the code syntax for simple programming statements using C# language keywords and recognize syntax errors using the Visual Studio IDE
  • How to create a simple branching structure using an IF statement
  • How to create a simple looping structure using a For statement to iterate through a data array
  • How to use the Visual Studio IDE to locate simple logic errors
  • How to create a Function that accepts arguments (parameters and returns a value of a specified type
  • How to design and build a simple user interface using standard controls from the Visual Studio toolbox
  • How to connect to a SQL Server database and the basics of how to retrieve and store data
  • How to sort data in a loop
  • How to recognize the classes and methods used in a program

You must also have the following experience:

  • At least one year's experience of creating applications
  • One-to-three months' experience creating Windows client applications
  • One-to-three months' experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012
  • Six-to–12 months' experience programming in HTML5
  • Three-to-six months' experience using Visual Studio 2012 (including experience using Windows 8's preview builds)
  • One month's experience working on Windows 8 apps

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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