MCSD: Web Applications Boot Camp
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Duration: 14 Days
The lab scenarios in this course are selected to support and demonstrate the structure of various application scenarios. They are intended to focus on the principals and coding components/structures that are used to establish an HTML5 software application.
This course uses Visual Studio 2012, running on Windows 8.
In this course, students will learn to develop advanced ASP.NET MVC applications using .NET Framework 4.5 tools and technologies. The focus will be on coding activities that enhance the performance and scalability of the Web site application. ASP.NET MVC will be introduced and compared with Web Forms so that students know when each should/could be used. This course will also prepare the student for exam 70-486.
In this course, students will learn how to design and develop services that access local and remote data from various data sources. Students will also learn how to develop and deploy services to hybrid environments, including on-premises servers and Windows Azure.
The Academy's MCSD Web Applications Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications: 486 (exam 70-486)
Developing Windows Azure and Web Services: 487 (exam 70-487)
Before attending this course, students must have at least three months professional development experience.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have a combination of practical and conceptual knowledge related to HTML5 programming. This includes the following prerequisites:
• Understand the basic HTML document structure:
• Use HTML tags to display text content.
• Use HTML tags to display graphics.
• Use HTML APIs.
• Understand how to style common HTML elements using CSS, including:
• Separating presentation from content.
• Managing content flow.
• Managing positioning of individual elements.
• Managing content overflow.
• Basic CSS styling.
• A minimum of two to three years of experience developing web-based applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft ASP.NET, proficiency in using the .NET Framework, and some familiarity with the C# language.
• Experience with C# programming, and concepts such as Lambda expressions, LINQ, and anonymous types.
• Understanding the concepts of n-tier applications.
• Experience with querying and manipulating data with ADO.NET.
• Knowledge of XML data structures.
- Authorized Courseware
- Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
- Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
- Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing
- Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
- Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation
The Academy is proud to be the #1 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS) in Florida.
Overview of HTML and CSS
This module provides an overview of HTML and CSS, and describes how to use Visual Studio 2012 to build a Web application.
Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages
This module describes the new features of HTML5, and explains how to create and style HTML5 pages.
Creating Forms to Collect Data and Validate User Input
Communicating with a Remote Data Source
This module describes how to send and receive data to and from a remote data source by using an XMLHTTPRequest object and by performing jQuery AJAX operations.
Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3
This module describes how to style HTML5 pages and elements by using the new features available in CSS3.
Creating Interactive Pages using HTML5 APIs
This module describes how to use some common HTML5 APIs to add interactive features to a Web application. This module also explains how to debug and profile a Web application.
Adding Offline Support to Web Applications
This module describes how to add offline support to a Web application, to enable the application to continue functioning in a user's browser even if the browser is disconnected from the network.
Implementing an Adaptive User Interface
This module describes how to create HTML5 pages that can dynamically detect and adapt to different devices and form factors.
Creating Advanced Graphics
This module describes how to create advanced graphics for an HTML5 Web application by using a Canvas element, and by using Scalable Vector Graphics.
Animating the User Interface
This module describes how to enhance the user experience in an HTML5 Web application by adding animations.
Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets
This module explains how to use Web Sockets to transmit and receive data between an HTML5 Web application and a server.
Creating a Web Worker Process
This module describes how to use Web Worker Processes to perform long-running operations asynchronously and improve the responsiveness of an HTML5 Web application.
Exploring ASP.NET MVC 4
The goal of this module is to outline to the students the components of the Microsoft Web Technologies stack, which can be used to host a completed web application. Students will also learn about ASP.NET 4.5 and be introduced to the web forms, web pages, and MVC programming models. Finally they will see an overview of ASP.NET MVC 4, including new features and configuration.
Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to introduce students to the typical design process that architects must complete when they plan an MVC 4 application. At this stage in the design process, MVC 4 has been selected as the most appropriate programming model, but the details of the application, such as the overall architecture, Controllers, Views, Models, and routes to create, have not been fixed. How to plan such details is shown during this module.
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Models
The goal of this module is to enable the students to create Models within an MVC application that implement the business logic necessary to satisfy business requirements. The module also describes how to implement a connection to a database, or alternative data store, using the Entity Framework and LINQ.
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Controllers
The goal of this module is to enable students to add Controllers to MVC applications and to implement actions that respond to user input and other events. The students will learn how Controllers relate to Models and how to implement Controller actions that define the View used to display or edit data. This module also covers how to write action filters that run code before or after multiple actions in the Controller. The students will learn about situations when action filters are useful.
Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Views
The goal of this module is to describe the role of Views in an MVC web application and enable users to create and code them. The syntax of a Razor View is of critical importance for students to understand because it defines both the layout and the functionality of the data display. HTML Helpers will also be discussed in detail and common Helpers, such as Html.ActionLink() and Html.EditorFor(), will be described. Reusing code by defining Partial Views and Razor Helpers will be discussed as well.
Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to enable students to increase the resilience and quality of an application by locating and correcting code errors, bugs, and other unexpected results. MVC applications are well suited to unit testing techniques and these techniques ensure a high quality of code by systematically testing the functionality of each small component. In addition the debugging tools and exception handling available in Visual Studio will be explained.
Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to enable students to structure a web application in such a way that users can rapidly locate the information they need. Two aspects of the design are emphasized: the URLs presented in the browser address bar should be understandable and can be controlled by adding routes to the ASP.NET Routing Engine, and the navigation controls, such as menus and breadcrumb trails, should present the most relevant links to frequently read pages. Search Engine Optimization is important throughout this module.
Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to explore how students can impose a consistent look and feel to an MVC application and share other common components, such as headers and footers, between all Views. Besides describing CSS styles and template views, the module will discuss how to migrate a look and feel created by a web designer into an MVC application. Techniques for adapting the display of a site for small screens and mobile devices will also be introduced.
Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to describe to the students how partial page updates and caching can optimize the responsiveness of a web application. Students will see how to make use of AJAX helpers and partial views to update small portions of a page instead of refreshing the entire page. The module also covers the different caches developers can use to store rendered pages and discusses how to configure caching for maximum performance.
The goal of this module is to teach the students techniques that run code on the browser. This approach can increase the responsiveness of the application because a rendered page can respond to a user action without reloading the entire page from the server. Students will learn about the jQuery script library and how to use it to call web services and update user interface components.
Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module to ensure good security in terms of strong authentication and authorization for access. The lessons describe how to enable anonymous users to create their own user account and gain privileged access to content.
Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application
The goal of this module is to enable the students to build applications that are stable and reliable. Such applications are not vulnerable to common hacking techniques such as cross-site scripting and also store state information such as the contents of a shopping cart and user preferences. This state information is preserved when servers or browsers restart, connections are lost, and other connectivity issues occur.
Using Windows Azure Web Services in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to introduce Windows Azure to the students and explain why a developer would write a Windows Azure service instead of code in a web application. Students will also see how to write such a service and call it from a web application or from other applications, such as a mobile device app.
Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of the module is to introduce the concept of a Web API to students and to describe how to make an application’s core functionality more broadly available for integration into other web and mobile applications. Students will learn about the new Web API feature of MVC 4 and see how to build a RESTful Web API and call it from other applications.
Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal of this module is to describe how to write components that intercept requests from browsers before they are received by MVC Controllers. These components include HTTP Modules, HTTP Handlers, and the Web Sockets protocol. The module describes scenarios in which developers use such components and shows how to add them to an MVC application.
Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
The goal for this module is to enable students to deploy a completed MVC application to a web server or Windows Azure. The module begins by describing testing, staging, and production deployments and the web server environments required for each. It also describes the advantages and disadvantages of using Windows Azure to host the application. Students also see all the available deployment options in Visual Studio.
Overview of service and cloud technologies
This module describes the Microsoft data, service, and cloud stacks. It also describes the various components that comprise Windows Azure.
Querying and manipulating data using Entity Framework
This module explains how to create Entity Framework models and use them to query and manipulate data.
Creating and consuming ASP.NET Web API services
This module explains how to create HTTP based services using the ASP.NET Web API.
Extending and securing ASP.NET Web API services
This module explains how to extend and secure ASP.NET web API services to support real world scenarios.
Creating WCF services
This module explains how to create WCF services, host them, and consume them from other applications.
Designing and extending WCF services
This module explains how to design a WCF service contracts with duplex support, async operations, and one-way operations. It also explains how to create services that use various instancing and concurrency modes. In addition, it describes how to extend a WCF service with custom behaviors and runtime components.
Implementing Security in WCF services
This module explains how to implement security in WCF services by using transport and message security. It also describes how to configure and implement authentication and authorization for a service
Windows Azure Service Bus
This module explains how to use the Windows Azure Service Bus for advanced routing and messaging scenarios.
This module explains how to host services on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites
This module explains how to deploy services to both on-premises and cloud environments.
Windows Azure Storage
This module explains how to store and access data stored in Windows Azure Storage. It also explains how to configure storage access rights for storage containers and content.
Monitoring and diagnostics
This module explains how to monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure
Identity management and access control
This module describes claim-based identity concepts and standards, and how to implement federated authentication by using ACS to secure an ASP.NET Web API service. It also explains how to use ACS to secure Windows Azure Service Bus connections.
This module explains how to create scalable services and applications.
At Course completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Explain how to use Visual Studio 2012 to create and run a Web application.
• Describe the new features of HTML5, and create and style HTML5 pages.
• Send and receive data to and from a remote data source by using XMLHTTPRequest objects and jQuery AJAX operations.
• Style HTML5 pages by using CSS3.
• Use common HTML5 APIs in interactive Web applications.
• Create Web applications that support offline operations.
• Create HTML5 Web pages that can adapt to different devices and form factors.
• Add advanced graphics to an HTML5 page by using Canvas elements, and by using and Scalable Vector Graphics.
• Enhance the user experience by adding animations to an HTML5 page.
• Use Web Sockets to send and receive data between a Web application and a server.
• Improve the responsiveness of a Web application that performs long-running operations by using Web Worker processes.
• Describe the Microsoft Web Technologies stack and select an appropriate technology to use to develop any given application.
• Design the architecture and implementation of a web application that will meet a set of functional requirements, user interface requirements, and address business models.
• Create MVC Models and write code that implements business logic within Model methods, properties, and events.
• Add Controllers to an MVC Application to manage user interaction, update models, and select and return Views.
• Create Views in an MVC application that display and edit data and interact with Models and Controllers.
• Run unit tests and debugging tools against a web application in Visual Studio 2012 and configure an application for troubleshooting.
• Develop a web application that uses the ASP.NET routing engine to present friendly URLs and a logical navigation hierarchy to users.
• Implement a consistent look and feel, including corporate branding, across an entire MVC web application.
• Use partial page updates and caching to reduce the network bandwidth used by an application and accelerate responses to user requests.
• Implement a complete membership system in an MVC 4 web application.
• Build an MVC application that resists malicious attacks and persists information about users and preferences.
• Describe how to write a Windows Azure web service and call it from and MVC application.
• Describe what a Web API is and why developers might add a Web API to an application.
• Modify the way browser requests are handled by an MVC application.
• Describe how to package and deploy an ASP.NET MVC 4 web application from a development computer to a web server for staging or production.
• Query and manipulate data with Entity Framework
• Use ASP.NET Web API to create HTTP-based services and consume them from .NET and non-.NET clients
• Extend ASP.NET Web API services using message handlers, model binders, action filters, and media type formatters
• Create SOAP-based services with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and consume them from .NET clients
• Apply design principles to service contracts and extend WCF services using custom runtime components and behaviors
• Secure WCF services using transport and message security
• Use Windows Azure Service Bus for relayed messaging and brokered messaging using queues and topics
• Host services on on-premises servers, and on various Windows Azure environments, such as Web Roles, Worker Roles, and Web Sites
• Deploy services to both on-premises servers and Windows Azure
• Store and access data in Windows Azure Storage, and configure storage access rights
• Monitor and log services, both on-premises and in Windows Azure
• Implement federated authentication by using ACS with ASP.NET Web API services
• Create scalable, load-balanced services
Academy Code of Honor:
The Academy guarantees that students shall pass all vendor examinations during the training program or may re-attend within one year of the program completion date. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.