Course 6368A: Programming with the Microsoft® .NET Framework Using Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008

Type: Course
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Cross-Platform Development
Level:200
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days
Language(s):English

First published:

02 February 2010
Overview
About this course
This five-day, instructor-led course provides an introduction to developing n-tier applications for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 environment using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Both this course and the 6367Acourse prepare students for the 646x series of Technology Specialist courses.
Audience profile
This course is intended for software development professionals that have a minimum of six months experience developing applications in an object-oriented environment using Microsoft Visual C#®, Microsoft Visual Basic®, or Java. Delegates should have completed course 6367.

Delegates attending this course are planning to use the .NET Framework for future business application development. This course is intended for developers who wish to expand their understanding of application development in the .NET Framework, and it provides an initial foundation in .NET that can be built upon with more advanced .NET training. Programmers attending this course should ensure that they are familiar with the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Object-oriented programming and the .NET Framework are the basic building blocks that all professional developers need to acquire before moving on to the more advanced courses and TS Certification.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Manage a software development process
  • Create classes in Visual Studio 2008
  • Add data validation to ASP.NET and Windows Form applications
  • Debug and profile applications
  • Monitor and log .NET Framework applications
  • Test .NET Framework applications
  • Use the new language features in VB.NET and C# that support Language-Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Use LINQ to Datasets, LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, LINQ to Entities, and LINQ to SQL  
  • Implement security in .NET applications
  • Create and send a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mail message
  • Create and set network credentials
  • Configure .NET Framework applications
  • Deploy a .NET Framework application
  • Create a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Software Design and Development in Visual Studio 2008This module helps students to design and develop software by using Visual Studio 2008.Lessons
  • Introduction to Software Design and Development
  • Introduction to Software Development Frameworks and Methodologies
  • Introduction to the Microsoft .NET Framework Applications
  • N-Tier Application Development
Lab : Software Design and Development
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe software design and development.
  • Describe Microsoft .NET Framework Applications.
  • Describe n-tier development.
Module 2: Object-Oriented Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
This module helps students to design and develop software by using Visual Studio 2008.
Lessons
  • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Defining a Class
  • Creating a Class Instance
  • Introduction to Inheritance
  • Defining and Implementing Interfaces
  • Creating and Using Delegates and Events
  • Generics
Lab : Creating Classes in Visual Studio 2008
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Define a class.
  • Explain how to create a class instance.
  • Explain how to implement inheritance.
  • Explain how to define and implement interfaces.
  • Explain how to create and use delegates and events.
  • Explain how to create and use generics.
Module 3: Data Validation
This module introduces data validation, and explains how to validate Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Data Validation
  • Validating Windows Forms Applications
  • Validating ASP.NET Applications
Lab : Data Validation
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the general concepts of data validation.
  • Describe the technologies and techniques for validating Windows Forms applications.
  • Describe the technologies and techniques for validating ASP.NET applications.
Module 4: Debugging and Profiling .NET Applications
This module helps students debug and profile applications by using Visual Studio 2008.
Lessons
  • Code Tracing and Debugging
  • Application Profiling
Lab : Code Tracing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Add trace and debug statements to applications to use for debugging.
    • Use the common language runtime (CLR) Profiler to optimize applications.
    • Use the Performance Explorer to analyze performance bottlenecks in applications.
Module 5: Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework ApplicationsThis module introduces the concept of instrumentation, as well an instrumentation method.Lessons
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Event Logs
Lab : Monitoring and Logging .NET Framework Applications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Discuss the basics of instrumentation.
    • Name the various technologies that are available for instrumentation.
    • Explain what event logs are.
    • Use event logs to instrument an application.
Module 6: Testing Microsoft .NET Framework ApplicationsThis module helps students to implement software testing by using Visual Studio 2008.Lessons
  • Introduction to Software Testing
  • Using Visual Studio 2008 Testing Tools
Lab : Software Testing
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basic concepts behind software testing.
  • Implement software testing by using the tools available in Visual Studio 2008.
Module 7: Introduction to LINQThis module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.Lessons
  • What Is New in VB.NET and C#
  • Introduction to LINQ
  • LINQ Data Providers
Lab : Using New Language FeaturesLab : Simple LINQ-to-Object QueriesLab : Using LINQ to Datasets and LINQ to Objects
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe new language features in Microsoft C# 3.0 and Microsoft VB.NET 9.0.
    • Describe LINQ.
    • Describe the basic LINQ architecture.
    • Describe the various LINQ constructs.
    • Write a basic LINQ query.
    • List the various LINQ Data Providers that Microsoft provides.
    • Use the LINQ to Objects provider.
    • Use the LINQ to Datasets provider.
Module 8: Data Access with LINQThis module introduces new language features and LINQ concepts.Lessons
  • LINQ to XML
  • LINQ to Entities
  • LINQ to SQL
Lab : Data Access with LINQ
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe LINQ to XML.
  • Use LINQ to XML to create new XML trees.
  • Use LINQ to XML to query XML trees.
  • Describe the Entity Framework.
  • Describe LINQ to Entities.
  • Create an Entity Framework Model.
  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to query a database.
  • Use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to modify a database.
  • Describe LINQ to SQL.
  • Create a LINQ to SQL model.
  • Use LINQ to SQL to query a database.
  • Use LINQ to SQL to modify a database.
Module 9: Implementing Security in .NET ApplicationsThis module explains important security concepts and how to apply them in .NET Framework applications.Lessons
  • Security Overview
  • Implementing Code Access Security
  • Implementing Role-Based Security
  • Using Cryptography Services
Lab : Security in the .NET Framework
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe security in the .NET Framework.
  • Implement code access security.
  • Implement role-based security.
  • Use the cryptographic services in the .NET Framework.
Module 10: Network Programming
This module explains how to extend applications onto the network to access resources and send e-mail.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Network Programming
  • Setting Credentials
  • Sending Mail
Lab : Network Programming
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Explain the basics of network programming.
    • Create and send a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mail message.
    • Create and set network credentials.
Module 11: Creating Distributed ApplicationsThis module introduces the concept of distributed applications, and shows you how to create and consume XML Web services by using the Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio 2008. It also covers the key features of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and explains how to build WCF services and clients.Lessons
  • Introduction to Distributed Applications
  • Creating and Consuming XML Web Services
  • Building Windows Communication Foundation Services and Clients
Lab : Creating a Windows Communication Foundation Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the options for creating distributed .NET Framework applications and the key features of WCF.
  • Create and consume XML Web services.
  • Build WCF services and clients.
Module 12: Configuring .NET Framework Applications
This module helps students configure applications by using Visual Studio 2008.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Configuring Applications
  • Using .NET Configuration Files
Lab : Application Configuration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe .NET Framework configuration files.
    • Name the most common configuration files.
    • Explain how the various configuration files interact.
    • Configure applications using .NET Framework configuration files.
Module 13: Deploying .NET Framework ApplicationsThis module introduces many of the features and options that Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework provide to help you build, test, and deploy applications.Lessons
  • Introduction to Assemblies
  • Overview of MSBuild
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using ClickOnce
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications by Using Windows Installer
Lab : Deploying .NET Framework Applications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe assemblies, and explain features of assemblies that relate to deployment.
    • Explain how to use MSBuild to build an application.
    • Deploy applications by using ClickOnce.
    • Deploy applications by using Windows Installer.
Module 14: Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
This module introduces the concepts of using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications to extend the range and flexibility of the applications that you can develop by using the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.
Lessons
  • Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Introduction to XAML
  • Programming Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
Lab : Building Windows Presentation Foundation Applications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Discuss the basic concepts behind WPF applications.
    • Explain the basic concepts behind Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).
    • Create a simple WPF application.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • An understanding of problem-solving techniques that apply to software development.
  • A basic understanding of Web, Macro, and Microsoft Windows® scripting techniques, and some experience writing scripts.
  • A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of the .NET Framework.
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Experience in object-oriented design and development.
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