Exam 70-480

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

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  • Published: August 20, 2012
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Audiences: Developers
  • Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Credit toward certification: MCSD

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Create the document structure

    • Structure the UI by using semantic markup, including for search engines and screen readers (Section, Article, Nav, Header, Footer, and Aside); create a layout container in HTML

  • Write code that interacts with UI controls

    • Programmatically add and modify HTML elements; implement media controls; implement HTML5 canvas and SVG graphics

  • Apply styling to HTML elements programmatically

    • Change the location of an element; apply a transform; show and hide elements

  • Implement HTML5 APIs

    • Implement storage APIs, AppCache API, and Geolocation API

  • Establish the scope of objects and variables

    • Define the lifetime of variables; keep objects out of the global namespace; use the “this” keyword to reference an object that fired an event; scope variables locally and globally

  • Create and implement objects and methods

    • Implement native objects; create custom objects and custom properties for native objects using prototypes and functions; inherit from an object; implement native methods and create custom methods

  • Implement program flow

    • Iterate across collections and array items; manage program decisions by using switch statements, if/then, and operators; evaluate expressions

  • Raise and handle an event

    • Handle common events exposed by DOM (OnBlur, OnFocus, OnClick); declare and handle bubbled events; handle an event by using an anonymous function

  • Implement exception handling

    • Set and respond to error codes; throw an exception; request for null checks; implement try-catch-finally blocks

  • Implement a callback

    • Receive messages from the HTML5 WebSocket API; use jQuery to make an AJAX call; wire up an event; implement a callback by using anonymous functions; handle the “this” pointer

  • Create a web worker process

    • Start and stop a web worker; pass data to a web worker; configure timeouts and intervals on the web worker; register an event listener for the web worker; limitations of a web worker

  • Validate user input by using HTML5 elements

    • Choose the appropriate controls based on requirements; implement HTML input types and content attributes (for example, required) to collect user input

  • Validate user input by using JavaScript

    • Evaluate a regular expression to validate the input format; validate that you are getting the right kind of data type by using built-in functions; prevent code injection

  • Consume data

    • Consume JSON and XML data; retrieve data by using web services; load data or get data from other sources by using XMLHTTPRequest

  • Serialize, deserialize, and transmit data

    • Binary data; text data (JSON, XML); implement the jQuery serialize method; Form.Submit; parse data; send data by using XMLHTTPRequest; sanitize input by using URI/form encoding

  • Style HTML text properties

    • Apply styles to text appearance (color, bold, italics); apply styles to text font (WOFF and @font-face, size); apply styles to text alignment, spacing, and indentation; apply styles to text hyphenation; apply styles for a text drop shadow

  • Style HTML box properties

    • Apply styles to alter appearance attributes (size, border and rounding border corners, outline, padding, margin); apply styles to alter graphic effects (transparency, opacity, background image, gradients, shadow, clipping); apply styles to establish and change an element’s position (static, relative, absolute, fixed)

  • Create a flexible content layout

    • Implement a layout using a flexible box model; implement a layout using multi-column; implement a layout using position floating and exclusions; implement a layout using grid alignment; implement a layout using regions, grouping, and nesting

  • Create an animated and adaptive UI

    • Animate objects by applying CSS transitions; apply 3-D and 2-D transformations; adjust UI based on media queries (device adaptations for output formats, displays, and representations); hide or disable controls

  • Find elements by using CSS selectors and jQuery

    • Choose the correct selector to reference an element; define element, style, and attribute selectors; find elements by using pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes (for example, :before, :first-line, :first-letter, :target, :lang, :checked, :first-child)

  • Structure a CSS file by using CSS selectors

    • Reference elements correctly; implement inheritance; override inheritance by using !important; style an element based on pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes (for example, :before, :first-line, :first-letter, :target, :lang, :checked, :first-child)

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Microsoft Certification PREP Talk: Exam 480

In this episode of Prep tips from certification experts, James Seymour, Certification Planner, and Jeremy Foster, Developer Evangelist, discuss the relevancy of the skills being measured on Exam 480.

  • This course provides an accelerated introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript and helps students learn basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript programming skills. It focuses on using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript to implement programming logic, define and use variables, perform looping and branching, develop user interfaces, capture and validate user input, store data, and create well-structured applications. This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.

    The course is intended for developers who have at least six months of professional experience and who are interested in developing applications using HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (either Windows Store apps or IE10 apps for the Web). While the students may have little or no HTML5 coding experience, they should have some experience with HTML4.

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    Posted by Troy Whorten on 04 Apr 2014 at 21:18 GMT

    In preparing for the test, I wrote up a blog post for every entry in the "skills measured" section of the exam guide, so a total of 21 blog posts. Was quite an educational experience. I wanted to share here so others might also benefit. The following link is to the summary, which has links to all the other entries:

    70-480 Study Guide

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Training Guide: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Published: January 2013

Designed to help experienced programmers develop real-world, job-role-specific skills, this Training Guide focuses on creating applications with HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices—and help maximize your performance on the job.

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Exam Ref 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Published: September 2013 (estimated)

Prepare for Exam 70-480—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. Designed for experienced programmers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level.

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Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam should have one or more years of experience programming the essential business/application logic for a variety of application types and hardware/software platforms using JavaScript. Candidates should also have a minimum of one to two years of experience developing with HTML in an object-oriented, event-driven programming model.

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