Microsoft - MCTS .NET 2.0 - Web and Windows Applications Training



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27/3/2023 (Monday)


If you are developing .NET Framework 2.0 applications that use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or creating Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0, the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) credentials highlights your job role, featuring your specific area of expertise. Now you can easily distinguish yourself as an expert in both web and Windows applications development.

Our 9 day Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Web and Windows Applications certification course will prepare you for the following:

Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications

  • You will have the skills necessary to build interactive, data-driven Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0 for both intranet and Internet uses

Technology Specialist: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications

  • You will have the skills necessary to build rich client applications that target the Windows Forms platform using the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

This is an accelerated, residential, fully-immersed course, designed for IT professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. You will live, learn, and test on-site.


The MCTS applications program is a highly interactive 9-day developer class designed to teach Web, and Windows Developers how to build interactive, data-driven client applications, targeting the Windows Forms platform using the .NET Framework 2.0, and produce intranet and Internet Web applications that use ASP.NET 2.0.

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


Course Materials

While attending this blended-learning program, you will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactual) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of:

  • Proprietary Lab Manual & Microsoft Courseware - developed in conjunction with Microsoft, adapting the Microsoft Offical Curriculum extended by Microsoft Press Books
  • Self Test - Testing Software

Our MCTS program contains customized Microsoft courseware which covers the following materials:

  • Developing applications that use system types and collections
  • Embedding configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features into a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing serialization and input/output functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Improving the security of .NET Framework applications by using the .NET Framework 2.0 security features
  • Implementing interoperability, reflection, and mailing functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Implementing globalization, drawing, and text manipulation functionality in a .NET Framework application
  • Creating and Programming a Web Application
  • Integrating Data in a Web Application by Using ADO.NET, XML, and Data-Bound Controls
  • Creating Custom Web Controls
  • Tracing, Configuring, and Deploying Applications
  • Customizing and Personalizing a Web Application
  • Implementing Authentication and Authorization
  • Creating ASP.NET Mobile Web Applications
  • Envisioning and Designing an Application
  • Designing and Developing a User Interface
  • Designing and Developing a Component
  • Designing and Developing an Application Framework
  • Testing and Stabilizing an Application
  • Deploying and Supporting an Application
  • Creating a UI for a Windows Forms Application by Using Standard Controls
  • Integrating Data in a Windows Forms Application
  • Enhancing Usability
  • Implementing Asynchronous Programming Techniques to Improve the User Experience
  • Configuring and Deploying Applications

Exam Track

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) enables professionals to target specific technologies and distinguish themselves by demonstrating in-depth knowledge and expertise in their specialised technologies. This combined certification allows you to pursue a career as a web or windows developers. At Firebrand Training we offer an efficient approach to achieve both certifications in one combined class. The exams provide a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise. During the MCTS .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Firebrand Training, students will take the following exams:

  • MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation Exam 70-536*-TS: .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation, Prerequisite Exam for all 3 MCTS Certifications
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications Exam 70-528*-TS: .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development
  • MCTS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows Applications Exam 70-526*-TS: .NET Framework 2.0 Windows-Based Client 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 any of the MCTS certifications are expected to have:

  • Basic knowledge working with SQL (Structured Query Language) in retrieving and populating data from and to a database
  • 1-2 years of software development experience in an object oriented (OO) type language (i.e. VB.NET, C#.NET, VB, C++, Java, Delphi, etc.)


  • 2+ years experience in structured language programming (e.g. C, Cobol, Main Frame Languages, Pearl, 4-GL language, Jscript, VBScript, etc.) plus some, but not necessarily extensive, exposure to OO programming concepts


  • A basic navigational knowledge of the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (this experience could be in earlier versions of Visual Studio)

Candidates are also encouraged, but not required, to have the following additional experience for the individual MCTS certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Web Developer - A basic understanding of web protocols and HTML.
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Developer - A basic understanding of desktop applications development.
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Distributed Applications Developer - A basic understanding of multi-tier software development

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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