Exam 98-362

Windows Development Fundamentals

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  • Published: August 2, 2010
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Academic
  • Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Credit toward certification: MTA

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I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 98-362. The registration fee is $150.00 USD.

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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.

Please note: This exam retires June 30, 2014.

  • Identify Windows application types

    • Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Services, and Win32 applications

  • Implement user interface design

    • Core user interface design principles for creating graphical-based applications

  • Create Windows-based applications by using Visual Studio

    • Project types, importance of the various aspects of a Windows application project

  • Create and handle events

    • Methods for creating events in an application, handling events raised in an application

  • Understand Windows Forms inheritance

    • Implement forms inheritance in applications for visual inheritance

  • Understand how to create new controls and extend existing controls

    • Create a new GUI control or inherit functionality from an existing control

  • Validate and implement user input

    • Implement the correct user input model based on application design and requirements; accept keyboard and mouse input; validate user input through GUI controls, such as text boxes and dialog controls

  • Debug a Windows-based application

    • Use breakpoints and debugging techniques to identify issues in code, debug a Windows Services application

  • Create a Windows Services application

    • Inherit the ServiceBase class, write code in the Main method, override the OnStart and OnStop procedures

  • Install a Windows Services application

    • Create installers for Windows Services, install services on a target computer

  • Understand data access methods for a Windows Application

    • Connect to a database

  • Understand databound controls

    • How data is bound to controls, how to display the data in the appropriate manner, forms and WPF binding, validate databound items

  • Understand Windows application deployment methods

    • Different methods of deploying Windows applications, choose the appropriate method for deployment

  • Create Windows setup and deployment projects

    • Create setup projects for applications, specify custom actions, create special folders, security requirements, x64 deployment and program files location

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed to allow candidates to assess their knowledge and skills on developing applications to run on the Windows operating system. Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove Windows programming and application development knowledge and skills. Before taking this exam, candidates should have a solid foundational knowledge of the topics outlined in this preparation guide. It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the concepts of and have hands-on experience with the technologies described here, either by taking relevant training courses or by working with tutorials and samples available on MSDN and in Visual Studio. Candidates are expected to have some experience with a Microsoft .NET language, such as C# or Visual Basic .NET.

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