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Exam
70-354

Windows

  • Published:
    October 5, 2015
  • Languages:
    English
  • Audiences:
    Developers
  • Technology:
    Windows 10
  • Credit towards certification:
    MCP, MCSD

Universal Windows Platform – App Architecture and UX/UI

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Create the design specification for a mobile line-of-business (LOB) app
  • Specify the app development and business requirements
    • Specify the tools and technologies that will be required during the development of the app, specify the method of source control that will be used during the development of the app, specify the quality attributes of the app that must be achieved, specify cross-cutting concerns that exist within the project space (related apps and data ecosystems), specify the deployment scenarios for the release of the app, specify the code maintenance requirements (post-release) for the app, specify the globalization and localization requirements for the app
  • Specify the architecture of the app based on environment, infrastructure, business, and usage criteria
    • Specify the layers of the app, specify the data sources for the app, specify the external services that the app will access, specify the cross-cutting concerns within the app, specify the components of the app
  • Design the app in association with user-experience (UX) criteria
    • Design and evaluate the app with respect to Windows 10 design principles (keep it simple, think universal, design as one, make it personal, create delight); design and evaluate the app with respect to personality and branding, including composition, typography, color, and motion; design and evaluate the app with respect to UX patterns and platforms, including user interface (UI) controls, navigation, commanding, and presentation; design and evaluate the app with respect to cross-platform support, including app and platform types
  • Develop quality and testing requirements Evaluate where cross-cutting concerns exist for the given app, and ensure that the design encompasses appropriate cross-cutting opportunities (or explain why not)
  • Establish performance requirements, establish security requirements, establish concurrency requirements, establish globalization and localization requirements, establish testing requirements, establish use cases
Implement application lifecycle management processes
  • Implement version control
    • Implement version control using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC), implement version control using Git
  • Implement team collaboration
    • Work with a development team to complete app development sprints, implement storyboarding, implement code reviews, implement (peer review) feedback, implement backlog management, implement automated team builds
  • Implement automated testing and progress tracking
    • Implement automated tests, implement exploratory tests, track progress against milestones
Develop an LOB app that supports windowing, adaptive layout, and in-app navigation
  • Create a layout for use within an app UI
    • Select the appropriate XAML control based on the UI requirement, including control categories: basic, text, scenario, and presentation; implement a XAML control within a layout; create a fixed layout; create an adaptive layout
  • Develop the code required to implement data binding within the app UI
    • Implement data binding; implement data templates
  • Develop code to support scaling and windowing
    • Develop code to support various screen sizes and resolutions, including window size, screen dpi, and window shape; develop code to support changing window size, including adaptive layout and content flow; use emulators to evaluate windowing implementations
  • Implement styles and themes
    • Implement a style as a resource for the app, implement a theme for an app, implement resource templates, implement resource dictionaries
  • Implement UI animations, transitions, and transformations
    • Implement animations within an app; implement transitions and transformations within an app
  • Create reusable controls and components
    • Create custom controls, create Windows runtime components
  • Implement app navigation patterns
    • Implement on-page navigation; implement panning, implement semantic zoom; single-page navigation (Frame.Navigate); implement an appropriate navigation structure; implement system-level navigation
  • Implement globalization and localization of presented UI content
    • Implement app resources, localize text resources, localize graphical resources
Develop an LOB app that supports user input and user interactions
  • Develop code to implement traditional input devices
    • Support touch input (for example, custom gestures); support mouse input (for example, specialized handling of the input device events, such as mouse wheel); support keyboard and virtual keyboard input; (for example, specialized handling of the input device events, such as keyup and keydown)
  • Develop code to implement speech and voice commands
    • Support speech synthesis; support speech recognition; support Cortana integration; support voice commands, including control of apps and devices
  • Develop code to implement natural user interface input (user input)
    • Implement support for touch gestures, implement support for digital pen input (inking), implement support for gaze tracking, implement support for facial expressions recognition
  • Develop code to implement command bars, flyouts, and dialogs
    • Implement standard app or command bars; implement command buttons; implement context menus; implement content dialogs; implement pickers, including file and contact
  • Implement localization of user input
Test and deploy an LOB app
  • Implement general diagnostics and testing code
    • Perform testing versus defined use cases, perform testing for cross-platform support, perform end-user testing
  • Implement profiling
    • Memory profiling, performance profiling, Windows Performance Toolkit
  • Integrate monetization techniques
    • Implementing in-app purchases and freemium models, implementing the Advertising SDK, implementing free trials
  • Prepare package for publication
    • Preparing the app manifest, packaging the app, completing the submission process

Who should take this exam?

This exam validates a candidate’s knowledge and skills for planning the development of Universal Windows Platform apps and designing and implementing a compelling user experience.

Candidates for this exam should have one or more years of experience designing and implementing enterprise LOB apps with a focus on the user experience. Candidates should also have a minimum of one to two years of experience developing with C# and XAML.

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