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MS-6368 - Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

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Course Description

​This five-day instructor-led course provides students with an introduction to developing n-tier applications for the Microsoft .NET 3.5 environment using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Both this course and the 6367A course prepare the student for the 646x series of Technology Specialist exams.

Course Objectives

​After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Manage a software development process
  • Create classes in Visual Studio 2008
  • Add data validation to ASP.NET and Windows Form applications
  • Debug and profile applications
  • Monitor and log .NET Framework applications
  • Test .NET Framework applications
  • Use the new language features in VB.NET and C# that support LINQ
  • Use LINQ to Datasets, LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, and LINQ to SQL
  • Implement security in .NET applications
  • Create and send an SMTP mail message
  • Create and set network credentials
  • Configure .NET Framework applications
  • Deploy a .NET Framework application
  • Build a shared folder implementation
  • Create a Windows Presentation Foundation application

Course Audience

​This course is intended for software development professionals that have a minimum of six months experience developing applications in an object-oriented environment using C#, Visual Basic, or Java (or delegates should have completed course MS-6367).

Delegates attending this course are planning to use the .NET Framework for future business application development . This course is intended for developers who wish to expand their understanding of application development in the .NET Framework. It provides an initial foundation in .NET that can be built upon with the more advanced .NET training. Programmers attending this course should ensure that they are familiar with the Visual Studio IDE.
Object-oriented programming and the .NET Framework are the basic building blocks that all professional developers need to acquire before moving on to the more advanced courses and TS Certification.

Course Outline

Module 1: Software Design and Development in Visual Studio 2008

This module helps students to design and develop software using Visual Studio 2008.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Software Design and Development
  • Introduction to Software Development Frameworks and Methodologies
  • Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • N-Tier Application Development
    Lab : Software Design and Development
  • Exercise 1: Managing a Software Development Process
  • Exercise 2: Recommend an Architecture
  • Exercise 3: Discussion
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe software design and development.
  • Describe Microsoft .NET Framework Applications.
  • Describe N-Tier Development.

    Module 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

    This module helps students to design and develop software using Visual Studio 2008.
    Lessons
  • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Defining a Class
  • Creating a Class Instance
  • Introduction to Inheritance
  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Creating and Using Delegates and Events
  • Generics
    Lab : Creating Classes in Visual Studio 2008
  • Exercise 1: Create a Customer and Person Class Using the Class Designer
  • Exercise 2: Create a BasicProduct and FullProduct in the Code Editor Window
  • Exercise 3: Extend the DAL to use the a class to pass data
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Define a Class.
  • Describe how to create a Class Instance.
  • Describe how to implement inheritance.
  • Describe how to define and implement an interfaces.
  • Describe how to create and use delegates and events.

    Module 3: Data Validation

    This module introduces data validation and explains how to validate Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Data Validation?
  • Validating Windows Forms Applications
  • Validating ASP.NET Applications
    Lab : Data Validation
  • Exercise 1: Adding data validation to the ASP.NET application
  • Exercise 2: Adding data validation to the sales interface
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the general concepts around data validation.
  • Describe the technologies and techniques to be used to validate Windows Forms applications.
  • Describe the technologies and techniques to be used when validating ASP.NET Applications.

    Module 4: Debugging and Profiling .NET Applications

    This module helps students to debug and profile applications using Visual Studio 2008.
    Lessons
  • Code Tracing and Debugging
  • Application Profiling
    Lab : Code Tracing
  • Exercise 1: Add Tracing to a Windows Forms Application
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Add trace and debug statements to applications to use for debugging .
  • Use the common language runtime (CLR) Profiler to optimize applications.
  • Use the Performance Explorer to analyze performance bottlenecks in applications.

    Module 5: Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications

    This module introduces the concept of instrumentation, as well as one of the instrumentation methods.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Event Logs
    Lab : Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications
  • Exercise: Writing to a Custom Event Log
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the basics of instrumentation
  • Name the various technologies that are available for instrumentation
  • Explain what the event logs are.
  • Use the event logs to instrument your application.

    Module 6: Testing Microsoft .NET Framework Applications

    This module helps students to implement software testing using Visual Studio 2008.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Software Testing
  • Using Visual Studio 2008 Testing Tools
    Lab : Software Testing
  • Exercise 1: Using the object test bench
  • Exercise 2: Creating and running a unit test
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basic concepts behind software testing.
  • Use the tools available in VS 2008 to implement software testing.

    Module 7: Introduction to LINQ

    This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts
    Lessons
  • What Is New in VB.NET and C#
  • Introduction to LINQ
  • LINQ Data Providers
    Lab : Using New Language Features
  • Exercise 1: Define variables using local type inference
  • Exercise 2: Define objects using the new object initializers
  • Exercise 3: Define an anonymous type
  • Exercise 4: Create an extension method for a string
  • Exercise 5: Use a Lambda expression
    Lab : Simple LINQ-to-Object Queries
  • Exercise 1: Extract a subset of objects from a collection
  • Exercise 2: Order the objects according to a specific field
    Lab : Using LINQ to Datasets and LINQ to Objects
  • Exercise 1: Filter the rows of a dataset according to a specific customer code
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe some of the new language features in C# 3.0 and VB.NET 9.0.
  • Describe what LINQ is.
  • Describe the basic architecture of LINQ.
  • Describe the various LINQ constructs.
  • Write a basic LINQ query.
  • List the various LINQ Data Providers that Microsoft provides.
  • Use the LINQ to Objects provider.
  • Use the LINQ to Datasets provider.

    Module 8: Data Access with LINQ

    This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts
    Lessons
  • LINQ to XML
  • LINQ to Entities
  • LINQ to SQL
    Lab : Data Access with LINQ
  • Exercise 1: Replace a XSLT solution with LINQ to XML
  • Exercise 2: Build a Data Access Layer around a new Entity Framework model of the AdventureWorksLT database
  • Exercise 3: Build a tool to update Product information in the AdventureWorks database
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe LINQ to XML
  • Use LINQ to XML to create new XML trees
  • Use LINQ to XML to query XML trees
  • Describe the Entity Framework
  • Describe LINQ to Entities
  • Create an Entity Framework Model
  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to query a database
  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to modify a database
  • Describe LINQ to SQL
  • Create a LINQ to SQL Model
  • Use LINQ to SQL to query a database
  • Use LINQ to SQL to modify a database

    Module 9: Implementing Security in .NET Applications

    This module explains important security concepts and how to apply them in .Microsoft NET Framework applications.
    Lessons
  • Security Overview
  • Implementing Code Access Security
  • Implementing Role-Based Security
  • Using Cryptography Services
    Lab : Security in the .NET Framework
  • Exercise 1: Use Code Access Security to lock down file permissions
  • Exercise 2: Use role-based security to implement security requirements
  • Exercise 3: Encrypting data
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe security in the .NET Framework.
  • Implement code access security.
  • Implement role-based security.
  • Use the cryptographic services in the .NET Framework.

    Module 10: Network Programming

    This module explains how to extend our applications onto the network to access resources and send email.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Network Programming
  • Setting Credentials
  • Sending Mail
    Lab : Network Programming
  • Exercise 1: Use Code Access Security to Lock Down File Permissions
  • Exercise 2: Sending Email on Receipt of an Order
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the basics of network programming.
  • Create and send an SMTP mail message.
  • Create and set network credentials.

    Module 11: Creating Distributed Applications

    This module introduces the concept of distributed applications and shows you how to create and consume XML Web services by using the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. It also covers the key features of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and explains how to build WCF services and clients.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Distributed Applications
  • Creating and Consuming XML Webservices
  • Building Windows Communication Foundation Services and Clients
    Lab : Creating a Windows Communication Foundation Service
  • Exercise 1: Expose the DAL by Means of Web Services
  • Exercise 2: Adding Windows Communication Foundation to the Solution
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the options for creating distributed .NET Framework applications and the key features of WCF.
  • Create and consume XML Web services.
  • Build WCF services and clients.

    Module 12: Configuring .NET Framework Applications

    This module helps students to configure applications using Visual Studio 2008.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Configuring Applications
  • Using .NET Configuration Files
    Lab : Application Configuration
  • Exercise 1: Set the connectionstring in the web.config File
  • Exercise 2: Reading an Application Setting from a Configuration File
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe.NET configuration files.
  • Name the most common configuration files.
  • Explain how the various configuration files interact.
  • Configure applications using .NET configuration files.

    Module 13: Deploying .NET Framework Applications

    This module introduces many of the features and options that Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework provide to help you build, test, and deploy applications.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Assemblies
  • Overview of MSBuild
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using ClickOnce
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using Windows Installer
    Lab : Deploying a .NET Framework Application
  • Exercise 1: Publish the MiddleTierWS Web Service and Secure It
  • Exercise 2: Create a Windows Installer Package for the SalesInterface Application
  • Exercise 3: Deploy the SalesInterface Application Using Click-Once Deployment Technologies
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe assemblies and explain features of assemblies that relate to deployment.
  • Explain how to use MSBuild to build an application.
  • Deploy applications by using ClickOnce.
  • Deploy applications by using Windows Installer.

    Module 14: Windows Presentation Foundation Applications

    This module introduces the concepts of using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications to extend the range and flexibility of the applications that can be developed using the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.
    Lessons
  • Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Introduction to XAML
  • Programming Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
    Lab : Building Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
  • Exercise 1: Creating a Windows Presentation Foundation Application
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the basic concepts behind WPF applications
  • Explain the basic concepts behind XAML
  • Create a simple WPF application

Course Prerequisites

​Before attending this course, students must have:

  • An understanding of problem-solving techniques that apply to software development
  • A basic understanding of Web, Macro and Windows scripting techniques and some experience writing scripts
  • A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of the .NET Framework
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2008
  • Experience in object oriented design and development
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