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Visual Studio 2008 Connected Systems: ADO.NET 3.5
(Microsoft Training Course: 6464) - 2 days - £1200 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to access and modify data by using ADO.NET 3.5. It is intended for application developers who know how to create applications in Visual Studio 2005 or 2008.
> Course outline
  1. Getting Started with ADO.NET 3.5
  2. Modifying Data by Using ADO.NET Commands
  3. Querying and Maintaining Data by Using DataSets
  4. Querying and Maintaining Data by Using LINQ
  5. Implementing an Entity Model by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
  6. Building Occasionally Connected Solutions by Using Synchronization Services

Supplementary InformationThis Course covers new features of ADO.Net introduced with .Net 3.5. Students preparing for MCTS exams will need to have a much broader experience of data topics covered in the course. F1 suggest that the .Net 2.0 courses 2541 and 2542 would bridge any gaps especially in XML..
Module 1: Getting Started with ADO.NET 3.5
  • This module explains how to connect to a database and retrieve data by using ADO.NET commands.
  • The Structure of ADO.NET 3.5
  • Connecting to a Database and Retrieving Data
  • Best Practices for Managing Connections and Performing Queries
  • Lab: Connecting to a Database and Retrieving Data
Skills
  • Describe the purpose and structure of ADO.NET 3.5.
  • Explain the role of data providers in ADO.NET 3.5.
  • List the technologies and techniques available for managing data with ADO.NET 3.5.
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Module 2: Modifying Data by Using ADO.NET Commands
  • This module explains how to modify data by using ADO.NET commands.
  • Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Data
  • Managing Data Integrity and Concurrency
  • Lab: Modifying Data by Using ADO.NET Commands
Skills
  • Insert, update, and delete data by using ADO.NET Command objects.
  • Implement transactions to control data integrity and concurrency.
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Module 3: Querying and Maintaining Data by Using DataSets
  • This module explains how to use DataSets to fetch and modify data, and act as a local data cache.
  • Creating and Using a DataSet to Retrieve Data
  • Updating a Database by Using a DataSet
  • Using a DataSet in an Occasionally Connected Environment
  • Lab: Using a DataSet to Retrieve and Modify Data
Skills
  • Define and use a DataSet for retrieving data.
  • Use a DataSet to update a database.
  • Use a DataSet as a local cache in an occasionally connected environment.
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Module 4: Querying and Maintaining Data by Using LINQ
  • This module explains how to use LINQ to retrieve and update data.
  • Querying In-Memory Data by Using LINQ Query Expressions
  • Retrieving Data by Using LINQ to SQL
  • Modifying Data by Using LINQ to SQL
  • Lab: Using LINQ to SQL to Retrieve and Modify Data
Skills
  • Define LINQ queries for selecting data from an in-memory data structure.
  • Use LINQ to SQL to query data in a database.
  • Use LINQ to SQL to modify data and save changes to the database.
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Module 5: Implementing an Entity Model by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • This module explains how to use the Entity Framework to implement an entity data model for querying and maintaining data.
  • Creating an Entity Data Model by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • Querying and Modifying Data by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • Lab: Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework to Implement an Entity Data Model
Skills
  • Explain how to use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to map a database schema to a logical business model.
  • Use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to query and manage data.
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Module 6: Building Occasionally Connected Solutions by Using Synchronization Services
  • This module explains how to use Synchronization Services to build occasionally connected solutions.
  • Understanding Microsoft Synchronization Services
  • Downloading Data by Using Synchronization Services
  • Uploading Data by Using Synchronization Services
  • Lab: Building Occasionally Connected Solutions by Using Synchronization Services
Skills
  • Explain how Synchronization Services supports occasionally-connected solutions.
  • Use Synchronization Services to download data from a SQL Server database.
  • Use Synchronization Services to upload data to a SQL Server database.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Experience developing applications using previous versions of Microsoft Visual Studio.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the purpose and structure of ADO.NET 3.5; explain the role of data providers in ADO.NET 3.5; list the technologies and techniques available for managing data with ADO.NET 3.5; insert, update, and delete data by using ADO.NET Command objects; implement transactions to control data integrity and concurrency; define and use a DataSet for retrieving data; use a DataSet to update a database; use a DataSet as a local cache in an occasionally connected environment; define LINQ queries for selecting data from an in-memory data structure; use LINQ to SQL to query data in a database; use LINQ to SQL to modify data and save changes to the database; explain how to use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to map a database schema to a logical business model; use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to query and manage data; explain how Synchronization Services supports occasionally-connected solutions; use Synchronization Services to download data from a SQL Server database; use Synchronization Services to upload data to a SQL Server database.
> Supplementary Information
This Course covers new features of ADO.Net introduced with .Net 3.5. Students preparing for MCTS exams will need to have a much broader experience of data topics covered in the course. F1 suggest that the .Net 2.0 courses 2541 and 2542 would bridge any gaps especially in XML..