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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) courses
  2. You'll be MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) trained in record time
  3. Our MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) 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
  5. You’ll learn more. 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
  6. You’ll learn MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) 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
  7. You’ll be studying MCSD: Windows Store Apps (C#) 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 111,358 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


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. 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 (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

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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