Microsoft - MCTS .NET 3.5 WPF Applications & Silverlight



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27/3/2023 (Monday)


This accelerated instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to create fully functional Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications by using .NET 3.5. This course is intended for application developers who know how to create applications in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008.

Did you know that Silverlight is the technology behind Windows Phone 7?

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Design and develop WPF and Silverlight applications by using Microsoft Expression Blend 2.5 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Build cross-platform, cross-browser HD media and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web by using Silverlight 2.0 and 3.0
  • Build rich and powerful applications for Windows by using WPF
  • Use WPF and Silverlight controls, styles and data binding
  • Program the Silverlight DOM by using JavaScript
  • Improve performance by downloading Silverlight assets just-in-time
  • Layout a WPF and Silverlight user interface by using XAML


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass 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 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 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 over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


Our .NET 3.5 WPF and Silverlight program covers the following subjects:


  • Introducing Silverlight
  • Understanding XAML
  • XAML Transforms and Animations
  • Expression Blend
  • Using Media
  • Deploying to a Web Page
  • Programming Silverlight with JavaScript

Windows Presentation Foundation

Course materials: MOC 6460A, Visual Studio 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Creating an Application by Using WPF
  • Building User Interfaces
  • Customizing Appearance
  • Data Binding
  • Data Binding to Collections
  • Creating New Controls
  • Managing Documents
  • Graphics and Multimedia

Exam Track

During this course you will take the following exam:

  • Exam 70-502: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Presentation Foundation Application Development

What's Included

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)



Candidates for the WPF exam use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 in a team-based, medium to large development environment. Candidates should have a minimum of two to three years of experience developing Windows or Web-based applications by using Microsoft .NET.

Candidates should also have a minimum of one year of experience with the following:

  • Creating Windows applications with Windows Forms or WPF.
  • Creating Web applications with ASP.NET and JavaScript.
  • Database access by using ADO.NET.
  • Web services.
  • .NET configuration and Debugging.
  • Security aspects such as authentication, authorization and membership systems.

Candidates should be very familiar with Visual Studio 2005 or later and the .NET Framework classes that are related to Windows Forms, WPF, and ASP.NET. In addition, candidates should have a good grasp of JavaScript.

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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