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Exam 70-320 became available in August 2002.
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Candidates for this exam work on a team in a medium-sized or large development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Enterprise Developer Edition. Candidates have at least one year of experience developing Windows-based and Web-based applications. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Visual C# .NET and should have at least 6 months experience developing XML Web Services.
When you pass Exam 70-320: Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status.
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You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET certification.
Core or elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET certification.
Elective credit toward Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 certification.
In addition to your hands-on experience working with the product, Microsoft Learning recommends that you use the following tools and training to help you prepare for this exam. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.
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Course 2389B: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET
Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (three days)
Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (five days)
Course 2663: Programming with XML in the Microsoft .NET Framework (three days)
Course 2389: Programming with Microsoft ADO.NET (18 hours)
Course 2524: Developing XML Web Services Using Microsoft ASP.NET (12 hours)
Course 2557: Building COM+ Applications Using Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services (22 hours)
Self Test Software (Selftestsoftware.com)
Learning Plan: Get started with a step-by-step study guide that is based on recommended resources for this exam.
Microsoft Learning Community: Join newsgroups and visit community forums to connect with 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.
This certification exam measures your ability to develop and implement middle-tier components, server components, and XML Web services by using Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework. Before taking the exam, you should be proficient in the job skills listed in the following table. The table shows which Official Microsoft Learning Products may help you reach competency in the skills being tested in the exam.
|Skills measured by Exam 70-320||Course 2389||Course 2524||Course 2557||Course 2663|
|Creating and Managing Microsoft Windows Services, Serviced Components, .NET Remote Objects, and XML Web Services|
Create and manipulate a Windows service.
Create and consume a serviced component.
Create and consume a .NET Remote object.
Create and consume an XML Web service.
Implement security for a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
Access unmanaged code from a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
|Consuming and Manipulating Data|
Access and manipulate data from a Microsoft SQL Server database by creating and using ad hoc queries and stored procedures.
Create and manipulate DataSets.
Access and manipulate XML data.
|Testing and Debugging|
Create a unit test plan.
Instrument and debug a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
Use interactive debugging.
Log test results.
|Deploying Windows Services, Serviced Components, .NET Remote Objects, and XML Web Services|
Plan the deployment of and deploy a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
Create a setup program that installs a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
Publish an XML Web service.
Configure client computers and servers to use a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
Plan, configure, and deploy side-by-side deployments and applications.
Configure security for a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remote object, and an XML Web service.
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.
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