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Visual Studio 2008

Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
(Microsoft Training Course: 6368) - 5 days - £2095 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course provides students with an introduction to developing n-tier applications for the Microsoft .NET 3.5 environment using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. It is intended for software development professionals that have experience developing applications in an object-oriented environment using C#, Visual Basic, or Java.
> Course outline
  1. Software Design and Development in Visual Studio 2008
  2. Object-Oriented Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  3. Data Validation
  4. Debugging and Profiling .NET Applications
  5. Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications
  6. Testing Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  7. Introduction to LINQ
  8. Data Access with LINQ
  9. Implementing Security in .NET Applications
  10. Network Programming
  11. Creating Distributed Applications
  12. Configuring .NET Framework Applications
  13. Deploying .NET Framework Applications
  14. Windows Presentation Foundation Applications


Module 1: Software Design and Development in Visual Studio 2008
  • This module helps students to design and develop software using Visual Studio 2008.
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe software design and development.
  • Describe Microsoft .NET Framework Applications.
  • Describe N-Tier Development.
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Module 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • This module helps students to design and develop software using Visual Studio 2008.
  • 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
Skills
  • 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 interface.
  • Describe how to create and use delegates and events.
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Module 3: Data Validation
  • This module introduces data validation and explains how to validate Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications.
  • Introduction to Data Validation?
  • Validating Windows Forms Applications
  • Validating ASP.NET Applications
  • Lab: Data Validation
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 4: Debugging and Profiling .NET Applications
  • This module helps students to debug and profile applications using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Code Tracing and Debugging
  • Application Profiling
  • Lab: Code Tracing
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 5: Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications
  • This module introduces the concept of instrumentation, as well as one of the instrumentation methods.
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Event Logs
  • Lab: Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 6: Testing Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • This module helps students to implement software testing using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Introduction to Software Testing
  • Using Visual Studio 2008 Testing Tools
  • Lab: Software Testing
Skills
  • Describe the basic concepts behind software testing.
  • Use the tools available in VS 2008 to implement software testing.
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Module 7: Introduction to LINQ
  • This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.
  • What Is New in VB.NET and C#
  • Introduction to LINQ
  • LINQ Data Providers
  • Lab: Using New Language Features
  • Lab: Simple LINQ-to-Object Queries
  • Lab: Using LINQ to Datasets and LINQ to Objects
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 8: Data Access with LINQ
  • This module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.
  • LINQ to XML
  • LINQ to Entities
  • LINQ to SQL
  • Lab: Data Access with LINQ
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 9: Implementing Security in .NET Applications
  • This module explains important security concepts and how to apply them in .Microsoft NET Framework applications.
  • Security Overview
  • Implementing Code Access Security
  • Implementing Role-Based Security
  • Using Cryptography Services
  • Lab: Security in the .NET Framework
Skills
  • Describe security in the .NET Framework.
  • Implement code access security.
  • Implement role-based security.
  • Use the cryptographic services in the .NET Framework.
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Module 10: Network Programming
  • This module explains how to extend our applications onto the network to access resources and send email.
  • Introduction to Network Programming
  • Setting Credentials
  • Sending Mail
  • Lab: Network Programming
Skills
  • Explain the basics of network programming.
  • Create and send an SMTP mail message.
  • Create and set network credentials.
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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.
  • Introduction to Distributed Applications
  • Creating and Consuming XML Webservices
  • Building Windows Communication Foundation Services and Clients
  • Lab: Creating a Windows Communication Foundation Service
Skills
  • 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.
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Module 12: Configuring .NET Framework Applications
  • This module helps students to configure applications using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Introduction to Configuring Applications
  • Using .NET Configuration Files
  • Lab: Application Configuration
Skills
  • Describe.NET configuration files.
  • Name the most common configuration files.
  • Explain how the various configuration files interact.
  • Configure applications using .NET configuration files.
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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.
  • 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
Skills
  • 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.
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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.
  • Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Introduction to XAML
  • Programming Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
  • Lab: Building Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
Skills
  • Discuss the basic concepts behind WPF applications.
  • Explain the basic concepts behind XAML.
  • Create a simple WPF application.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • 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.
> Purpose
After completing the 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.