Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder - Only 9 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder trained in record time
  2. Our MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder 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 MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder. 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 MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder 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
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  7. You'll do more than study MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder 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

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What

On this accelerated 9-day MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder, course you'll learn to create and implement modern web applications as well as develop the skills needed to build a modern mobile and web applications service.

Combining skills and knowledge from MCSA: Web Applications and MCSD: App Builder certifications, you'll master programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and developing Microsoft Azure solutions.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainers will guide you through further web application development including:

  • Designing and implementing application architecture, security and user experience
  • Querying data
  • Creating and consuming Web API-based services
  • Deploying web applications and services.

You'll be immersed in the curriculum through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review style of training, which combines theoretical and practical tasks to accelerate your learning and ensure you have the hands-on experience which can be applied in the office.

You'll be prepared for and sit three exams on-site during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Earning this certification qualifies you for a role as an application developer.

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Step 1: Attain MCSA: Web Applications

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 - 70-480

Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications - 70-486

Step 2: Take the following elective to achieve MCSD App Builder

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - 70-487

You will sit your chosen exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You’ll be trained by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers. This means you’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real life examples throughout the course.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand are Microsoft Learning Partners, meaning we can ensure that you’ll have access to the latest curriculums with the most up-to-date content.

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.

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MOC 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Module 1: Overview of HTML and CSS

On this module you'll get an overview of HTML and CSS, and you'll learn how to use Visual Studio 2012 to build a Web application.

Lessons

  • HTML Overview
  • CSS Overview
  • How to create Web Applications using Visual Studio 2012

Lab: How to explore the Contoso Conference Application

  • Contoso Conference Application walk-through
  • How to examine and modify the Contoso Conference Application

Module 2: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages

This module describes the new features of HTML5, and you'll learn how to create and style HTML5 pages.

Lessons

  • How to create HTML5 Pages
  • How to style HTML5 Pages

Lab: Create and Style HTML5 Pages

  • Create HTML5 Pages
  • Style HTML5 Pages

Module 3: Introduction to JavaScript

This module provides an introduction to the JavaScript language, and shows how to use JavaScript to add interactivity to HTML5 pages.

Lessons

  • JavaScript Syntax Overview
  • Program HTML DOM with JavaScript
  • jQuery Introduction

Lab: Display Data and Handling Events using JavaScript

  • Display Data Programmatically
  • Handling Events

Module 4: Creating Forms to Collect Data and Validate User Input

This module describes the new input types available with HTML5, and shows you how to create forms to collect and validate user input by using the new HTML5 attributes and JavaScript code.

Lessons

  • Forms and Input Types Overview
  • Validate User Input by Using HTML5 Attributes
  • Validate User Input by Using JavaScript

Lab: Create a Form and Validate User Input

  • How to create Forms and Validate User Inputs using HTML5 Attributes
  • Validating user Input using JavaScript

Module 5: Communicating with a Remote Data Source

On this module you'll learn how to send and receive data to and from a remote data source using a XMLHTTPRequest object and by performing jQuery AJAX operations.

Lessons

  • Send and Receive Data using XMLHTTPRequest
  • Send and Receive Data using jQuery AJAX operations

Lab: Communicate with a Remote Data Source

  • Retrieve Data
  • Serialize and Transmit Data
  • Refactor Code using jQuery ajax method

Module 6: Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3

On this module you'll learn how to style HTML5 pages and elements by using the new features available in CSS3.

Lessons

  • Style Text
  • Style Block Elements
  • CSS3 Selectors
  • Enhance Graphical Effects by Using CSS3

Lab: Style Text and Block Elements using CSS3

  • Style the Navigation Bar
  • Style the Page Header
  • Style the About Page

Module 7: Creating Objects and Methods by Using JavaScript

On this module you'll learn how to write well-structured and easily-maintainable JavaScript code, and how to apply object-oriented principles to JavaScript code in a Web application.

Lessons

  • Write Well-Structured JavaScript
  • Create Custom Objects
  • Extend Objects

Lab: Refine Code for Maintainability and Extensibility

  • Inherit From Objects
  • Refactor Code to Use Objects

Module 8: Creating Interactive Pages using HTML5 APIs

This module describes how to use some common HTML5 APIs to add interactive features to a Web application. This module also explains how to debug and profile a Web application.

Lessons

  • Interact with Files
  • Incorporate Multimedia
  • React to Browser Location and Context
  • Debug and Profile a Web Application

Lab: Create Interactive Pages by Using HTML5 APIs

  • Incorporate Video
  • Incorporate Images
  • Use the Geolocation API

Module 9: Adding Offline Support to Web Applications

On this module you'll learn how to add offline support to a Web application, to enable the application to continue functioning in a user's browser even if the browser is disconnected from the network.

Lessons

  • Read and Writing Data Locally
  • Add Offline Support Using the Application Cache

Lab: Add Offline Support to a Web Application

  • Implement the Application Cache
  • Implement Local Storage

Module 10: Implementing an Adaptive User Interface

On this module you'll learn how to create HTML5 pages that can dynamically detect and adapt to different devices and form factors.

Lessons

  • Support Multiple Form Factors
  • Create an Adaptive User Interface

Lab: Implement an Adaptive User Interface

  • Create a Print-Friendly Stylesheet
  • Adapt Page Layout To Fit a Different Form Factor

Module 11: Creating Advanced Graphics

This module describes how to create advanced graphics for an HTML5 Web application by using a Canvas element, and by using Scalable Vector Graphics.

Lessons

  • Create Interactive Graphics using Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Programmatically Drawing Graphics using a Canvas

Lab: Create Advanced Graphics

  • Create an Interactive Venue Map using Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Create a Speaker Badge using a Canvas Element

Module 12: Animating the User Interface

This module describes how to enhance the user experience in an HTML5 Web application by adding animations.

Lessons

  • Apply CSS Transitions
  • Transform Elements
  • Apply CSS Key-frame Animations

Lab: Animate User Interface Elements

  • Apply Transitions to User Interface Elements
  • Apply Key-Frame Animations

Module 13: Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets

On this module you'll learn how to use Web Sockets to transmit and receive data between an HTML5 Web application and a server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Web Sockets
  • Send and Receive Data using Web Sockets

Lab: Implement Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets

  • Receive Data from Web Socket
  • Send Data to a Web Socket
  • Send Multiple Types of Messages To or From a Web Socket

Module 14: Creating a Web Worker Process

On this module you'll learn how to use Web Worker Processes to perform long-running operations asynchronously and improve the responsiveness of an HTML5 Web application.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Web Workers
  • Perform Asynchronous Processing using a Web Worker

Lab: Create a Web Worker Process

  • Improve Responsiveness using a Web Worker

MOC 20486C: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Module 1: Exploring ASP.NET MVC 5

The goal of this module is to outline the components of the Microsoft Web Technologies stack, which can be used to host a completed web application. You'll also learn about ASP.NET and be introduced to the web forms, web pages, and MVC programming models. You'll see an overview of ASP.NET MVC 5, including new features and configuration.

Lessons

  • Overview of Microsoft Web Technologies
  • Overview of ASP.NET
  • Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 5

Lab: Exploring ASP.NET MVC 5

  • Exploring a Photo Sharing Application
  • Exploring a Web Pages Application
  • Exploring a Web Forms Application
  • Exploring an MVC Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Describe the Microsoft Web Technologies stack and select an appropriate technology to use to develop any given application.

Module 2: Designing ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to introduce the typical design process that architects must complete when they plan an MVC 5 application. At this stage in the design process, MVC 5 has been selected as the most appropriate programming model, but the details of the application, such as the overall architecture, Controllers, Views, Models, and routes to create, have not been fixed. 

Lessons

  • Planning in the Project Design Phase
  • Designing Models, Controllers, and Views

Lab :Designing ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Planning Model Classes
  • Planning Controllers
  • Planning Views
  • Architecting an MVC Web Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Design the architecture and implementation of a web application that will meet a set of functional requirements, user interface requirements, and address business models.

Module 3: Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Models

The goal of this module is to create Models within an MVC application that implement the business logic necessary to satisfy business requirements. The module also describes how to implement a connection to a database, or alternative data store, using the Entity Framework and LINQ.

Lessons

  • Creating MVC Models
  • Working with Data

Lab :Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Models

  • Creating an MVC Project and Adding a Model
  • Adding Properties to MVC Models
  • Using Data Annotations in MVC Models
  • Creating a New Microsoft Azure SQL Database

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Create MVC Models and write code that implements business logic within Model methods, properties, and events.

Module 4: Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Controllers

The goal of this module is to add Controllers to MVC applications and to implement actions that respond to user input and other events. You'll learn how Controllers relate to Models and how to implement Controller actions that define the View used to display or edit data. This module also covers how to write action filters that run code before or after multiple actions in the Controller. You'll also learn about situations when action filters are useful.

Lessons

  • Writing Controllers and Actions
  • Writing Action Filters

Lab :Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Controllers

  • Adding an MVC Controller and Writing the Actions
  • Optional - Writing the Action Filters in a Controller

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Add Controllers to an MVC Application to manage user interaction, update models, and select and return Views.

Module 5: Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Views

The goal of this module is to describe the role of Views in an MVC web application and enable users to create and code them. The syntax of a Razor View is of critical importance for students to understand because it defines both the layout and the functionality of the data display. HTML Helpers will also be discussed in detail and common Helpers, such as Html.ActionLink() and Html.EditorFor(), will be described. Reusing code by defining Partial Views and Razor Helpers will be discussed as well.

Lessons

  • Creating Views with Razor Syntax
  • Using HTML Helpers
  • Re-using Code in Views

Lab :Developing ASP.NET MVC 5 Views

  • Adding a View for Photo Display
  • Adding a View for New Photos
  • Creating and Using a Partial View
  • Adding a Home View and Testing the Views

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Create Views in an MVC application that display and edit data and interact with Models and Controllers

Module 6: Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to increase the resilience and quality of an application by locating and correcting code errors, bugs, and other unexpected results. MVC applications are well suited to unit testing techniques and these techniques ensure a high quality of code by systematically testing the functionality of each small component. In addition, the debugging tools and exception handling available in Visual Studio will be explained.

Lessons

  • Unit Testing MVC Components
  • Implementing an Exception Handling Strategy

Lab :Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Performing Unit Tests
  • Optional - Configuring Exception Handling

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Run unit tests and debugging tools against a web application in Visual Studio and configure an application for troubleshooting.

Module 7: Structuring ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to structure a web application in such a way that users can rapidly locate the information they need. Two aspects of the design are emphasised: the URLs presented in the browser address bar should be understandable and can be controlled by adding routes to the ASP.NET Routing Engine, and the navigation controls, such as menus and breadcrumb trails, should present the most relevant links to frequently read pages. Search Engine Optimisation is important throughout this module.

Lessons

  • Analysing Information Architecture
  • Configuring Routes
  • Creating a Navigation Structure

Lab :Structuring ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Using the Routing Engine
  • Optional - Building Navigation Controls

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Develop a web application that uses the ASP.NET routing engine to present friendly URLs and a logical navigation hierarchy to users.

Module 8: Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to explore how to impose a consistent look and feel to an MVC application and share other common components, such as headers and footers, between all Views. Besides describing CSS styles and template views, the module will discuss how to migrate a look and feel created by a web designer into an MVC application. Techniques for adapting the display of a site for small screens and mobile devices will also be introduced.

Lessons

  • Using Layouts
  • Applying CSS Styles to an MVC Application
  • Creating an Adaptive User Interface

Lab :Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Creating and Applying Layouts
  • Applying Styles to an MVC Web Application
  • Optional - Adapting Webpages for Mobile Browsers

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Implement a consistent look and feel, including corporate branding, across an entire MVC web application.

Module 9: Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to explain how partial page updates and caching can optimise the responsiveness of a web application. You'll see how to make use of AJAX helpers and partial views to update small portions of a page instead of refreshing the entire page. The module also covers the different caches developers can use to store rendered pages and discusses how to configure caching for maximum performance.

Lessons

  • Using AJAX and Partial Page Updates
  • Implementing a Caching Strategy

Lab : Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Using Partial Page Updates
  • Optional—Configuring the ASP.NET Caches

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Use partial page updates and caching to reduce the network bandwidth used by an application and accelerate responses to user requests.

Module 10: Using JavaScript and jQuery for Responsive MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to teach techniques that run code on the browser. This approach can increase the responsiveness of the application because a rendered page can respond to a user action without reloading the entire page from the server. You'll learn about the jQuery script library and how to use it to call web services and update user interface components.

Lessons

  • Rendering and Executing JavaScript Code
  • Using jQuery and jQueryUI

Lab : Using JavaScript and jQuery for Responsive MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Creating and Animating the Slideshow View
  • Optional—Adding a jQueryUI ProgressBar Widget

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Write JavaScript code that runs on the client-side and utilises the jQuery script library to optimise the responsiveness of an MVC web application.

Module 11: Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module to ensure good security in terms of strong authentication and authorisation for access. The lessons describe how to enable anonymous users to create their own user account and gain privileged access to content.

Lessons

  • Implementing Authentication and Authorisation
  • Assigning Roles and Membership

Lab : Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Configuring Authentication and Membership Providers
  • Building the Logon and Register Views
  • Authorising Access to Resources
  • Optional—Building a Password Reset View

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Implement a complete membership system in an MVC 5 web application.

Module 12: Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application

The goal of this module is to build applications that are stable and reliable. Such applications are not vulnerable to common hacking techniques such as cross-site scripting and also store state information such as the contents of a shopping cart and user preferences. This state information is preserved when servers or browsers restart, connections are lost, and other connectivity issues occur.

Lessons

  • Developing Secure Sites
  • State Management

Lab : Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application

  • Creating Favorites Controller Actions
  • Implementing Favorites in Views

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Build an MVC application that resists malicious attacks and persists information about users and preferences.

Module 13: Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of the module is to introduce the concept of a Web API and to describe how to make an application’s core functionality more broadly available for integration into other web and mobile applications. You’ll learn about the new Web API feature of MVC 5 and see how to build a RESTful Web API and call it from other applications.

Lessons

  • Developing a Web API
  • Calling a Web API from Mobile and Web Applications

Lab : Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Adding a Web API to the Photo Sharing Application
  • Using the Web API for a Bing Maps Display

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Describe what a Web API is and why developers might add a Web API to an application.

Module 14: Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal of this module is to describe how to write components that intercept requests from browsers before they are received by MVC Controllers. These components include HTTP Modules, HTTP Handlers, and the Web Sockets protocol. The module describes scenarios in which developers use such components and shows how to add them to an MVC application.

Lessons

  • Using HTTP Modules and HTTP Handlers
  • Using Web Sockets

Lab : Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Creating a SignalR Hub
  • Creating a Photo Chat View

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Modify the way browser requests are handled by an MVC application.

Module 15: Deploying ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

The goal for this module is to deploy a completed MVC application to a web server or Microsoft Azure. The module begins by describing testing, staging, and production deployments and the web server environments required for each. It also describes the advantages and disadvantages of using Microsoft Azure to host the application. You’ll also see all the available deployment options in Visual Studio.

Lessons

  • Deploying a Web Application
  • Deploying an ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application

Lab : Deploying ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Applications

  • Deploying a Web Application to Microsoft Azure
  • Testing the Completed Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

Describe how to package and deploy an ASP.NET MVC 5 web application from a development computer to a web server for staging or production.

MOC 20487C: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies

This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Azure cloud.

  • Key Components of Distributed Applications
  • Data and Data Access Technologies
  • Service Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines' Travel Companion Application

Exploring the work environment

  • Creating a Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Creating an Entity Data model
  • Managing the Entity Framework Model with an ASP.NET Web API Project
  • Deploying a web application to Windows Azure

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the key components of distributed applications
  • Describe data and data access technologies
  • Explain service technologies
  • Describe the features and functionalities of cloud computing
  • Describe the architecture and working of the Blue Yonder Airlines Travel Companion application

Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework

This module Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data.

  • ADO.NET Overview
  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Querying Data
  • Manipulating Data

Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

  • Creating a Data Model
  • Querying and Manipulating Data

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain basic objects in ADO.NET and asynchronous operations
  • Create an Entity Framework data model
  • Query data by using Entity Framework
  • Insert, delete, and update entities by using Entity Framework

Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

This module describes HTTP-based services that are developed, hosted, and consumed by using ASP.NET Web API.

  • HTTP Services
  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
  • Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service

  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Consuming an ASP.NET Web API Service

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Design services by using the HTTP protocol
  • Create services by using ASP.NET Web API
  • Use the HttpRequestMessage/HttpResponseMessage classes to control HTTP messages
  • Host and consume ASP.NET Web API services

Module 4: Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services

This module describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how you can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.

  • The ASP.NET Web API Pipeline
  • Creating OData Services
  • Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API Services
  • Injecting Dependencies into Controllers

Extending Travel Companion's ASP.NET Web API Services

  • Creating a Dependency Resolver for Repositories
  • Adding a New Media Type for RSS Requests
  • Adding OData Capabilities to the Flight Schedule Service
  • Applying Validation Rules in the Booking Service
  • Secure the communication between client and server

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Extend the ASP.NET Web API request and response pipeline
  • Create OData services using ASP.NET Web API
  • Secure ASP.NET Web API.
  • Inject dependencies into ASP.NET Web API controllers

Module 5: Creating WCF Services

This module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.

  • Advantages of Creating Services with WCF
  • Creating and Implementing a Contract
  • Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
  • Consuming WCF Services

Creating and Consuming the WCF Booking Service

  • Creating the WCF Booking Service
  • Configuring and Hosting the WCF Service
  • Consuming the WCF Service from the ASP.NET Web API Booking Service

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe why and when to use WCF to create services
  • Define a service contract and implement it
  • Host and configure a WCF service
  • Consume a WCF service from a client application

Module 6: Hosting Services

This module describes how to host web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.

  • Hosting Services On-Premises
  • Hosting Services in Windows Azure

Hosting Services

  • Hosting the WCF Services in IIS
  • Host the ASP.NET Web API Services in a Windows Azure Web Role
  • Host the Flights Management Web Application in a Windows Azure Web Site

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Host services on-premises by using Windows services and IIS
  • Host services in the Windows Azure cloud environment by using Windows Azure Cloud Services and Web Sites

Module 7: Windows Azure Service Bus

This module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.

  • What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
  • Windows Azure Service Bus Topics

Windows Azure Service Bus

  • Use a Service Bus Relay for the WCF Booking Service
  • Publish Flight Updates to Clients by Using Windows Azure Service Bus Queues

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and functionality of relayed and buffered messaging
  • Provision, configure, and use the service bus queues
  • Enhance the effectiveness of queue-based communications using topics, subscriptions and filters

Module 8: Deploying Services

This module describes different techniques for deploying web applications

  • Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012
  • Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
  • Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
  • Deploying Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure
  • Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
  • Best Practices for Production Deployment

Deploying Services

  • Deploying an Updated Service to Windows Azure
  • Exporting and importing an IIS deployment package

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Deploy web applications with Visual Studio
  • Create and deploy web applications by using IIS Manager
  • Deploy web applications by using the command line
  • Deploy web applications to Windows Azure environments
  • Use continuous delivery with TFS and Git
  • Apply best practices for deploying web applications on-premises and to Windows Azure

Module 9: Microsoft Azure Storage

This module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.

  • Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
  • Windows Azure Blob Storage
  • Windows Azure Table Storage
  • Windows Azure Queue Storage
  • Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage

Windows Azure Storage

  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Storage
  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Table Storage
  • Creating Shared Access Signatures for Blobs

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Windows Azure Storage
  • Implement Blob Storage in your applications
  • Use Table Storage in your applications
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure Queues as a communication mechanism between different parts of your application
  • Control access to your storage items

Module 10: Monitoring and Diagnostics

This module describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.

  • Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
  • Configuring Service Diagnostics
  • Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • Collecting Windows Azure Metrics

Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • Configuring WCF Tracing and Message Logging
  • Configuring Windows Azure Diagnostics

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Perform tracing in the .NET Framework with the System.Diagnostics namespace
  • Configure and explore web service and IIS tracing
  • Monitor services by using Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • View and collect Windows Azure metrics in the management portal

Module 11: Identity Management and Application Security using Microsoft Azure Active Directory

This module describes the basic principles of modern identity handling and demonstrates how to use infrastructures such as Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) to implement authentication and authorisation with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

  • Claims-based Identity Concepts
  • Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
  • Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
  • Handling Federated Identities on the Client Side

Identity Management and Access Control

  • Configuring Windows Azure ACS
  • Integrating ACS with the ASP.NET Web API Project
  • Deploying the Web Application to Windows Azure and Configure the Client App

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of claims-based identity
  • Create a Security Token Service (STS) by using Windows Azure ACS
  • Configure WCF to use federated identity
  • Consume a WCF service that uses federated identities

Module 12: Scaling Services

This module describes the ways in which you can ensure services can handle increasing workloads and user demand.

  • Introduction to Scalability
  • Load Balancing
  • Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
  • Windows Azure Caching
  • Caveats of Scaling Services
  • Scaling Globally

Scalability

  • Use Windows Azure Caching

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the need for scalability
  • Describe how to use load balancing for scaling services
  • Describe how to use distributed caching for on-premises as well as Windows Azure services
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure caching
  • Describe how to deal with common challenges and issues that appear when services need to scale
  • Describe how to scale services globally

Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services

This module covers designing Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, creating services that support distributed transactions, and extending the WCF pipeline with custom runtime components and custom behaviors.

  • Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
  • Handling Distributed Transactions
  • Extending the WCF Pipeline

Designing and Extending WCF Services

  • Create a Custom Error Handler Runtime Component
  • Add Support for Distributed Transactions to the WCF Booking Service

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Design and create services and clients to use different kinds of message patterns
  • Configure a service to support distributed transactions
  • Extend the WCF pipeline with runtime components, custom behaviors, and extensible objects

Module 14: Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services

This module deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorisation, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.

  • Introduction to Web Services Security
  • Transport Security
  • Message Security
  • Configuring Service Authentication and Authorisation

Securing a WCF Service

  • Securing the WCF Service
  • Using authorisation rules to validate the client's requests
  • Configure the ASP.NET web API booking service for secured communication

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe web application security
  • Configure a service for transport security
  • Configure a service for message security
  • Implement and configure authentication and authorisation logic

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You'll be prepared for and sit your exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement and manipulate document structures and objects (20-25%)
  • Implement program flow (25-30%)
  • Access and secure data (25-30%)
  • Use CSS3 in applications (25-30%)

Exam 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Design the application architecture (15-20%)
  • Design the build and deployment architecture (10-15%)
  • Design the User Experience (15-20%)
  • Develop the User Experience (15-20%)
  • Troubleshoot and Debug Web Applications (20-25%)
  • Design and Implement Security (15-20%)

Exam 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Accessing Data (20-25%)
  • Querying and Manipulating Data by Using the Entity Framework (20-25%)
  • Creating and Consuming Web API-based services (20-25%)
  • Designing and Implementing Web Services (15-20%)
  • Deploying Web Applications and Services (15-20%)

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Included in your training will be the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • MOC 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • MOC 20486B: Developing ASP .NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications
  • MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

You'll also receive the following books:

  • HTML5 for Masterminds, 2nd Edition: How to take advantage of HTML5 to create amazing websites and revolutionary applications - ISBN: 978-1481138505
  • Pro ASP .NET MVC 5 5th Edition - ISBN: 978-1430265306
  • WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework - ISBN: 978-1849687669

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.

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Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types
  • Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications
  • Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET
  • A minimum of two to three years of experience developing web-based applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft ASP.NET
  • proficiency in using the .NET Framework

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +971 4 3199019 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.73% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"Great way to study in an intensive learning environment without the distractions often attributed to E Learning."
Daniel Middleditch, React Computer Partnership. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (1/12/2018 to 3/12/2018)

"Its Good."
Lyndon Martin, Nottinghamshire Healthcare. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I will happily use firebrand again the staff and the teachers are great, its hard work but completely worth it. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I love training at Firebrand. As a consultant, every day matters as you do not get paid if you do not work. The immersive bootcamp allows myself to cover twice the material in half the time. I also like getting into my bubble by it being residential so I can focus on absorbing and recalling. Great having the test centre onsite.. Maximises exam cram time. Thank you FB Wyboston."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The trainers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first experience of Microsoft exams and I would not hesitate to recommend Firebrand for anyone looking to achieve certification."
Darren Conley, Nicander Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Studying with Firebrand is tough, theres no getting away from the fact that the days are long and full of content, however, the trainers are knowledgeable and the training is delivered professionally, in excellent facilities."
Rob Sims. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Great experience and staff, training setup and instructor."
K.W., Midwich Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Course had plenty of useful information and very helpful."
Connor Venton, Ringway Jacobs. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"My experience of this intensive course was a good one! This was due to my instructor who was so helpful and engaged us all from the beginning to the end. Thanks to the instructor for being an amazing , intelligent , funny and caring instructor"
Louise-Clair Elliot, Freightliner. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (22/11/2018 to 25/11/2018)

"This is how training should be imparted especially the accelerated approach. Thanks a ton."
Sanjeev Putla, NA. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (22/11/2018 to 25/11/2018)

"Intense but worth it"
R.V.. - Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Financials (5 days) (19/11/2018 to 23/11/2018)

"Different type of training and it was intense. Covered many topics in express speed. It was a good learning experience. "
John Jesudason. - Microsoft Managing SharePoint Server 2016 (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"The instructor is a great trainer that will help you understand SharePoint much better and get certified."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016) (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"I have learn a lot of new things in a short time."
A.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (20/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Great Teacher, Interesting Courses and the instructor Is the best"
Jo Van Vosselen. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (13/9/2018 to 15/9/2018)

"Another great course with the instructor. Very enjoyable and pleasant, lots of knowledge transfer and helpful real-life cases where to apply these techniques. I'm looking forward for another course in the future with him."
Christian Dornetto, CRM Dynamics Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (20/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Very efficient training course."
Adel Flici, London Metal Exchange. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (14/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

"Great course, and really engrossing way to learn."
Ben Lewis, Kagool. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"The instructor was great yet again. teaching subjects that are not covered, but allows for a better understanding of the course. Highly recommend. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The course was delivered well and taught a broad range of skills, both exam related and functional."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The courses are very well structured at Firebrand, the instructors are patient and helpful. "
B.M.. - Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL (3 days) (5/11/2018 to 7/11/2018)

"My trainer was very very helpful"
J.T.. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Overall I feel that the course was very well presented and the trainer was a great instructor, He explained everything in great detail. I hope to get this instructor in future courses."
T.P., GES. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"I enjoyed the way the instructor taught, he used a more interactive method that increased my understanding"
Tom Macdonald. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructor was very good to learn with. Went through at a quick enough pace not to be boring. Very interactive and easy to ask questions and get responses. Was better than just going through and learning what the book says to pass the exam, as you wouldn't learn anything other than passing. This course will be beneficial to me in the future as I now know more about the area of the course. "
Bradley Tweddle, Citrix R & D. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Value for money with quality tutoring, good learning material, good accommodation, good surroundings, result oriented, etc."
Venkata Thummalapenta, ukpowernetworks. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Great training experience!"
Arran Trouse, nTrust Systems Ltd. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Intense but a great way to learn. Great instructor who help not just in the course but will help with preparing mentally for the exams."
Simon Gilson, Prodrive IT. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The training through firebrand was all in all a good experience. The instructor was a brilliant tutor who made sure we were all engaged. I feel as though the course needed an extra day in each subject for the information to sink in properly, and the one main issue I had was that the course resources were outdated for the exams we were sitting which made it harder to revise, but the trainer did recognise this and put some material into his lessons to try and overcome this. "
M.G., utilita. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The week spent at Firebrand has been very helpful and although there is a only a short amount of time to learn a lot of content, we were given plenty of opportunity to ask questions and even go into more depth, the course has been very helpful and I feel that I learnt a great deal in a short amount of time."
T.P., GES. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The course is intense but well worth it, i came with a 0% knowledge and left with a lot of information in my head and a couple of certificates as well. "
Alejandro Brea Capeans. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Excellent trainer and course delivery, well worth it for fast track qualifications, but be aware of the intense long days."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructor is a humorous and knowledgeable instructor. She has mastered that art of keeping the student engaged by using a mixture of theory, labs and breaks – although she has trouble spelling the word colour! :O)"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The instructors are always knowledgeable but the courses wont make you a superior developer alone."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Quick to the point training, with plenty of breaks and time to learn."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Very experienced trainer"
Hannes Kopitz, Fresenius Kabi. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Excellent facilities and learning environment. Very knowledgeable and experienced tutor. Very intense, but also very enjoyable."
Joe Lower, ArjoWiggins Chartham Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Software was correctly setup, and I learnt a lot! I would highly recommend this course!"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"Firebrand have a great facilities and staff. We have invested significantly this year in training for all out production staff and they have all come away with positive comments. Lucid developers will be coming back again."
Adrian Lloyd-Owen, Lucid Partnership LLP. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"A lot of information to take in 2 days, but it came to no shock as that what was expected, and what I signed up for. I do believe I would benefit more if the course was delivered in 3 days rather than two. That way we could put into practice what we had learnt. We didn't have much time to do actual coding, but it was a great starting point and gave me the boost I needed. The instructor was knowledgeable in the field and answered any questions I had. "
Ria Hilfi, N/A. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"Our course instructor was very personable."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"The course moved at a good pace. I learnt and reinforced a lot of information."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (8/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"A nice, informative atmosphere to study the course you have elected to take, complete with experienced instructors."
Richard Swann, Yesss Electrical Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (25/9/2018 to 28/9/2018)

"A great, informative atmosphere to study the course you have elected to take, complete with experienced mentors."
Connor Hyde, Yesss Electrical Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (25/9/2018 to 28/9/2018)

"Good environment for learning."
Steven Barker, Nicander Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (17/9/2018 to 22/9/2018)

"Great course. Intense training but a fast way to learn. Trainers are knowledgeable and positive which helps with the long days involved. "
C.B.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (17/9/2018 to 22/9/2018)

"If time is of the essence."
Adrian Taplin, Contractor. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (17/9/2018 to 22/9/2018)

"I was unsure I would pick a lot of knowledge about SQL as my previous experience was not good. However, the teaching style and pace has really given me the chance to absorb everything I need to become more knowledgeable in database administration. I will definitely leave this course with a broad understanding of SQL DBA, and I thank the instructor for helping me with this area."
Jonathon Kindred, Optionis. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (17/9/2018 to 22/9/2018)

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