Exam 70-562:

TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development

Published:August 04, 2008
Language(s):English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Technology:Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Type:Proctored Exam

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Exam Topics Covered
This certification exam measures your ability to develop applications using ASP.NET in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Questions that contain code will be presented in either VB or C#. Candidates can select one of these languages when they start the exam.
Audience Profile
Candidates for this exam use Microsoft Visual Studio in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Candidates should have a minimum of two to three years of experience developing Web-based applications by using Microsoft ASP.NET. Candidates should also have a minimum of one year of experience with the following:
  • Database access by using Microsoft ADO.NET classes in the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Web services
  • State management
  • ASP.NET configuration
  • Monitoring Web applications
  • Debugging
  • Application and page life-cycle management
  • Security aspects such as Forms Authentication and membership and roles
  • ECMAScript (JavaScript, Microsoft JScript)
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
Candidates should be very familiar with Visual Studio 2005 or later and the .NET Framework classes that are related to ASP.NET and ADO.NET. In addition, candidates should have a good grasp of ASP.NET AJAX.
Credit Toward CertificationExam 70-562: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ASP.NET Application Development: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.
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.
Configuring and Deploying Web Applications (10 percent)
  • Configure providers. May include but is not limited to: personalization, membership, data sources, site map, resource, security
  • Configure authentication, authorization, and impersonation. May include but is not limited to: Forms Authentication, Windows Authentication
  • Configure projects, solutions, and reference assemblies. May include but is not limited to: local assemblies, shared assemblies (GAC), Web application projects, solutions
  • Configure session state by using Microsoft SQL Server, State Server, or InProc. May include but is not limited to: setting the timeout; cookieless sessions
  • Publish Web applications. May include but is not limited to: FTP, File System, or HTTP from Visual Studio
  • Configure application pools.
  • Compile an application by using Visual Studio or command-line tools. May include but is not limited to: aspnet_compiler.exe, Just-In-Time (JIT) compiling, aspnet_merge.exe
Consuming and Creating Server Controls (20 percent)
  • Implement data-bound controls. May include but is not limited to: DataGrid, DataList, Repeater, ListView, GridView, FormView, DetailsView, TreeView, DataPager
  • Load user controls dynamically.
  • Create and consume custom controls. May include but is not limited to: registering controls on a page, creating templated controls
  • Implement client-side validation and server-side validation. May include but is not limited to: RequiredFieldValidator, CompareValidator, RegularExpressionValidator, CustomValidator, RangeValidator
  • Consume standard controls. May include but is not limited to: Button, TextBox, DropDownList, RadioButton, CheckBox, HyperLink, Wizard, MultiView
Working with Data and Services (17 percent)
  • Read and write XML data. May include but is not limited to: XmlDocument, XPathNavigator, XPathNodeIterator, XPathDocument, XmlReader, XmlWriter, XmlDataDocument, XmlNamespaceManager
  • Manipulate data by using DataSet and DataReader objects.
  • Call a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service or a Web service from an ASP.NET Web page. May include but is not limited to: App_WebReferences; configuration
  • Implement a DataSource control. May include but is not limited to: LinqDataSource, ObjectDataSource, XmlDataSource, SqlDataSource
  • Bind controls to data by using data binding syntax.
Troubleshooting and Debugging Web Applications (16 percent)
  • Configure debugging and custom errors. May include but is not limited to: Configuring the customErrors mode and debugging options.
  • Set up an environment to perform remote debugging.
  • Debug unhandled exceptions when using ASP.NET AJAX. May include but is not limited to: client-side Sys.Debug methods; attaching a debugger to Windows Internet Explorer
  • Implement tracing of a Web application. May include but is not limited to: Trace.axd, Trace=True on @Page directive,
  • Debug deployment issues. May include but is not limited to: aspnet_regiis.exe; creating an IIS Web application; setting the .NET Framework version
  • Monitor Web applications. May include but is not limited to: health monitoring by using WebEvent, performance counters
Working with ASP.NET AJAX and Client-Side Scripting (15 percent)
  • Implement Web Forms by using ASP.NET AJAX. May include but is not limited to: EnablePartialRendering, Triggers, ChildrenAsTriggers, Scripts, Services, UpdateProgress, Timer, ScriptManagerProxy
  • Interact with the ASP.NET AJAX client-side library. May include but is not limited to: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) objects; handling ASP.NET AJAX events
  • Consume services from client scripts.
  • Create and register client script. May include but is not limited to: inline, included .js file, embedded JavaScript resource, created from server code
Targeting Mobile Devices (5 percent)
  • Access device capabilities. May include but is not limited to: working with emulators
  • Control device-specific rendering. May include but is not limited to: DeviceSpecific control; device filters; control templates
  • Add mobile Web controls to a Web page. May include but is not limited to: StyleSheet controls; List controls; Container controls
  • Implement control adapters. May include but is not limited to: App_Browsers; rendering by using ChtmlTextWriter or XhtmlTextWriter
Programming Web Applications (17 percent)
  • Customize the layout and appearance of a Web page. May include but is not limited to: CSS, Themes and Skins, Master Pages, and Web Parts, App_Themes, StyleSheetTheme
  • Work with ASP.NET intrinsic objects. May include but is not limited to: Request, Server, Application, Session, Response, HttpContext
  • Implement globalization and accessibility. May include but is not limited to: resource files, culture settings, RegionInfo, App_GlobalResources, App_LocalResources, TabIndex, AlternateText , GenerateEmptyAlternateText, AccessKey, Label.AssociatedControlID
  • Implement business objects and utility classes. May include but is not limited to: App_Code , external assemblies
  • Implement session state, view state, control state, cookies, cache, or application state.
  • Handle events and control page flow. May include but is not limited to: page events, control events, application events, and session events, cross-page posting; Response.Redirect, Server.Transfer, IsPostBack, setting AutoEventWireup
  • Implement the Generic Handler.
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.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
Microsoft E-Learning
Microsoft Press Books
Practice Tests
Microsoft Online Resources
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 – Learning Portal: Find special offers and information on related training and certification.
  • ASP.NET Developer Center: Visit the product group Web site for detailed technology information.
  • Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with your peers for suggestions on training resources and advice on your certification path and studies.
  • TechNet: Designed for IT professionals, this site includes how-to instructions, best practices, downloads, technical resources, newsgroups, and chats.
  • MSDN: Designed for developers, the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) features code samples, technical articles, downloads, newsgroups, and chats.
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