Exam 70-529:

TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Distributed Application Development

Published:April 07, 2006
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese
Technology:Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Type:Proctored Exam

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When the exam begins, you can choose the programming language in which the code segments will appear. The available code languages for this exam are:
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 2005
  • Microsoft Visual C# 2005
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam work on a team in a medium or large development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer or Visual Studio 2005. Candidates should have at least one year of experience developing distributed applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Visual Studio 2005.
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-529: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Distributed Application Development: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
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Skills Being MeasuredThis 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.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Creating and Accessing XML Web Services
  • Create and configure an XML Web service method.
    • Create a public method.
    • Attach the WebMethodAttribute attribute.
    • Create a OneWay Web method.
    • Configure a Web service method.
  • Configure a Web service method by using the properties of the WebMethodAttribute attribute.
  • Use discovery files to publish a list of Web services that are installed on a Web server.
  • Build and deploy a Web service application.
Configuring and Customizing a Web Service Application
  • Configure SOAP messages.
    • Configure a Web service application by using a Machine.config file.
    • Configure a Web service application by using a Web.config file.
    • Configure the formatting of SOAP messages for a Web service method.
    • Specify the basic information for a Web service application.
    • Specify the bindings of a Web service application by using the WebServiceBindingAttribute attribute.
  • Configure the Web services communication protocol.
    • Select the formatting of SOAP messages.
    • Specify the parameter formatting.
    • Specify the parameter style.
  • Manage session state in Web services.
    • Implement session state by using the Application object.
    • Implement session state by using cookies.
    • Implement session state by using the Session object.
  • Implement SOAP headers.
    • Add a custom SOAP header class.
    • Create a public instance of the custom SOAP header class in a Web service class.
    • Apply a SoapHeader attribute to a Web method.
    • Access and process a SOAP header in a Web method.
    • Set the direction of a SOAP header.
    • Handle unknown SOAP headers.
  • Implement SOAP extensions.
    • Create a custom SOAP extension.
    • Configure a SOAP extension.
    • Process a SOAP header in a client application.
Creating, Configuring, and Deploying Remoting Applications
  • Create and configure a server application.
    • Create a server application domain.
    • Configure a server application programmatically.
    • Configure a server application by using configuration files.
    • Compile and build a server application.
  • Create a client application to access a remote object.
    • Create a remote object.
    • Configure a client application programmatically.
    • Configure a client application manually by using configuration files.
    • Access the remoting service by calling a remote method.
    • Call a remote method synchronously in a client application.
  • Debug and deploy a remoting application.
    • Use performance counters to monitor a remoting application.
    • Debug a remoting application.
    • Host and deploy a remoting application.
  • Create and serialize remotable types.
    • Create a remotable type.
    • Create generic types.
    • Configure a serialization formatter programmatically.
    • Configure a binary formatter.
    • Configure a SOAP formatter.
    • Implement Version Tolerant Serialization (VTS).
  • Manage the lifetime of remote objects.
    • Initialize the lifetime of a remote object.
    • Renew the lifetime of a remote object.
Implementing Asynchronous Calls and Remoting Events
  • Call Web methods asynchronously.
    • Call a Web method.
    • Poll for the completion of a Web method.
    • Get Web method results.
    • Implement callback.
    • Call a OneWay Web method.
  • Call remoting methods asynchronously.
    • Implement one-way methods by using the OneWay attribute.
    • Call a remote method asynchronously.
    • Implement callback.
  • Implement events in remoting applications.
    • Create and fire events.
    • Implement event handler for the events of a remote object.
Implementing Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0
  • Enable WSE in client and server applications.
    • Add references to WSE assemblies in client applications.
    • Edit the Web service proxy class to derive from the WebServicesClientProtocol class.
    • Add a element under the element in a configuration file.
    • Add a element to add the section to a configuration file.
  • Add a digital signature to a SOAP message and verify an existing SOAP message signature.
    • Sign a SOAP message digitally.
    • Verify a signed SOAP message.
  • Encrypt and decrypt a SOAP message.
    • Encrypt a SOAP message.
    • Decrypt an encrypted SOAP message.
  • Implement a policy for a Web service application.
    • Create a policy file manually.
    • Declare the set of policies in a policy file.
    • Map policies to SOAP endpoints.
    • Configure a policy file in a configuration file.
    • Create and enforce a custom policy.
    • Create a policy file by using the WseConfigEditor3 tool.
    • Set a policy in a client application and in a client computer.
  • Implement filters in a Web service application.
    • Add a filter.
    • Remove a filter.
    • Shuffle the order of the filters.
    • Enable the Trace filter.
    • Create custom input and output filters.
  • Implement WSE SOAP messaging.
    • Select a protocol.
    • Implement one-way SOAP messaging.
    • Implement bidirectional SOAP messaging.
    • Send the attachments from a Web service application.
    • Receive attachments in a client application.
  • Route SOAP messages by using a WSE router.
    • Create a WSE router application.
    • Configure a WSE router application.
    • Configure a referral cache for routing.
  • Add and verify security credentials.
    • Add security credentials to a SOAP message.
    • Verify security credentials.
Creating and Accessing a Serviced Component and Using Message Queuing
  • Create, configure, and access a serviced component.
    • Add a reference to a serviced component in an application.
    • Create an instance of a serviced component.
    • Call the methods of a serviced component.
    • Create a serviced component.
    • Add attributes to a serviced component.
    • Register a serviced component.
    • Implement security.
  • Create, delete, and set permissions on a message queue.
    • Create a message queue manually.
    • Create a message queue programmatically.
    • Delete a message queue.
    • Set permissions for a message queue programmatically.
  • Send messages to a message queue and delete messages from a message queue.
    • Create a message.
    • Post a message.
    • Receive a message synchronously.
    • Decide which formatter to use.
    • Read a message body.
    • Delete queued messages.
  • Sign and encrypt messages.
    • Sign a message.
    • Encrypt a message by using UseEncryption and EncryptionAlgorithm properties.
    • Handle acknowledgments.
  • Receive messages.
    • Peek at messages.
    • Enumerate messages.
    • Receive a message asynchronously.
    • Use BeginReceive/BeginPeek methods.
    • Respond to a ReceiveCompleted or PeekCompleted event.
  • Process messages.
    • Verify a message source by using a certificate.
    • Decrypt a message.
    • Extract response queue details from a message.
    • Compose and send a response to a response queue.
    • Apply a rule to a message queue.
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
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