- October 4, 2012Published:
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- Visual Studio 2012Technology:
- MCP, MCSDCredit toward certification:
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As of November 18, 2013, this exam includes content covering Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013.
- Develop Windows Store apps (15-20%)
Create background tasks
- Implement the Windows.applicationmodel.background classes; implement WebUIBackgroundTaskInstance; create a background task to manage and preserve resources; create a background task to get notifications for an app; register the background task by using the BackgroundTaskBuilder class; prioritize tasks by using the Scheduler namespace
Consume background tasks
- Use timing triggers and system triggers; keep communication channels open; request lock screen access; use the backgroundtransfer class to finish downloads
Integrate WinMD components into a solution
- Create background tasks
- Discover and interact with devices (15-20%)
Capture media with the camera and microphone
- Use CameraCaptureUI to take pictures or video, and configure camera settings; use MediaCapture to capture pictures, video, and audio; configure camera settings; set media formats; handle media capture events; implement advanced photo capabilities, such as sequence mode, thumbnails, and focus mode
Get data from sensors
- Determine the availability of a sensor (Windows.devices.sensors); add sensor requests to the app manifest; handle sensor events; get sensor properties; determine location via GPS; enable geofencing
Enumerate and discover device capabilities
- Discover the capabilities and properties of available devices, for example, GPS, removable storage, accelerometer, and near field communication
Implement device access
- USB; Bluetooth; Human Interface Device (HID); 3D printer support; Point of Service (PoS) devices
- Capture media with the camera and microphone
- Program user interaction (15-20%)
Implement printing by using contracts and charms
- Implement the print contract; create a custom print template; construct a print preview; handle print pagination; implement in-app printing; expose printer settings within an app
Implement Play To by using contracts and charms
- Register an app for Play To; use PlayToManager stream media assets; register an app as a PlayToReceiver; programmatically implement PlayTo functionality
Notify users by using Windows Push Notification Service (WNS)
- Authenticate with WNS; request, create, and save a notification channel; call and poll the WNS; configure and implement push notifications by using Azure Mobile Services
- Implement printing by using contracts and charms
- Enhance the user interface (15-20%)
Design for and implement UI responsiveness
- Choose an asynchronous strategy between web workers and promises; implement web workers; nest and chain promises; make custom functions promise-aware; improve interface performance by using the Scheduler namespace
Implement animations and transitions
- Apply animations from the animation library (WinJS.UI.animation); create and customize animations and transitions by using CSS; apply transformations; create animations by using keypoints; apply timing functions; animate with the HTML5 <canvas> element
Create custom controls
- Create custom controls using WinJS.Namespace, WinJS.Class.define, and HTML; bind to custom controls with data-win-bind; inherit from and extend an existing WinJS control
Design apps for globalization and localization
- Implement .resjson files to translate text; implement collation and grouping to support different reading directions; implement culture-specific formatting for dates and times; bind JSON properties to resources by using the data-win-res property
- Design for and implement UI responsiveness
- Manage data and security (15-20%)
Design and implement data caching
- Choose which types of items (user data, settings, application data) in your app should be persisted to the cache based on requirements; choose when items are cached; choose where items are cached (Microsoft Azure, Azure Mobile Services, remote storage); select a caching mechanism; store data by using indexDB, LocalStorage, and SessionStorage
Save and retrieve files
- Handle file streams; save and retrieve files by using the StorageFile and StorageFolder classes; set file extensions and associations; save and retrieve files by using file pickers and the folder picker; compress files to save space; access libraries and KnownFolders, for example, pictures, documents, and videos; manage appearance of the file picker; improve searchability by using Windows Index; integrate OneDrive with apps; compare files; manage libraries
Secure application data
- Encrypt data by using the Windows.Security.Cryptography namespace; enroll and request certificates; encrypt data by using certificates; revoke file permissions
- Design and implement data caching
- Prepare for a solution deployment (15-20%)
Design and implement monetization features in an app
- Set up a timed trial; set up a feature-based trial; implement in-app purchases; transition an app from trial to full
Design for error handling
- Design the app so that errors and exceptions never reach the user; handle device capability errors; handle promises errors
Design and implement a test strategy
- Design a functional test plan; implement a coded UI test; design a reliability test plan, including performance testing, stress testing, scalability testing, and duration testing; simulate in-app purchases
Design a diagnostics and monitoring strategy
- Design profiling, tracing, performance counters, audit trails (events and information), and usage reporting; decide where to log events (local vs. centralized reporting)
Evaluate and configure for Windows Store deployment
- Configure app options to submit to the Windows Store, such as age restrictions, privacy statement, permissions, images, and contact information; create application files, resource files, and application bundles; verify application readiness by using the Windows Application Certification Kit (WACK)
- Design and implement monetization features in an app
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