Core Foundations of Microsoft® .NET 2.0 Development Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 2956
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Course Description

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to program Microsoft .NET Framework applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development system. This course helps students to prepare for Exam 70-536, which is a core requirement for the MCTS certification. With the release of this course, Microsoft Partners will be able to provide their customers with a complete certification track in the classroom.



Audience

The audience for this course consists of application developers with the skills to develop business applications by using Visual Studio 2005 and either Microsoft Visual Basic development system or Microsoft Visual C# development tool.


Prerequisites

Understand the purpose and components of the .NET 2.0 Framework and the common language runtime.

Understand and use the .NET Framework 2.0 common type system (CTS).

Understand basic language syntax for decision structures, loop structures, and variables.

Write code by using language-specific functionality such as the My. classes for Visual Basic.

Understand and use classes, objects, methods, properties, and functions.

Write code to implement overridden methods, static (Visual C#) or Shared (Visual Basic) methods, and properties.

Use type conversions and text conversions.

Create and use solutions and projects by using Visual Studio 2005.

Use the Visual Studio 2005 object browser and the Visual Studio help system.


Course Completion Skills:
  • After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Develop applications that use types and standard contracts.
  • Manage common data by using collections.
  • Deploy and configure assemblies.
  • Monitor and debug applications.
  • Read and write files.
  • Serialize data.
Module 1 Developing Applications by Using Types and Standard Contracts
This module describes the differences between reference types and value types. The module also describes how to create generic data types, implement standard .NET Framework interfaces, use delegates and events, and use attributes and exceptions.
Lessons
Explaining Value Types and Reference Types
Working with Generic Types
Implementing .NET Standard Contracts
Implementing Delegates and Events
Working with Attributes and Exceptions

Labs

  • Lab: Developing Applications by Using Types and Standard Contracts
  • Using Nullable Types
  • Defining a Generic Type
  • Implementing Standard .NET Framework Interfaces
  • Throwing and Catching Exceptions (If Time Permits)
  • Raising and Handling Events (If Time Permits)

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Manage data in a .NET Framework application by using the .NET Framework 2.0 system types.
  • Implement generic types.
  • Implement .NET Framework interfaces to cause components to comply with standard contracts.
  • Control interactions between .NET Framework application components by using delegates and events.
Module 2 Managing Common Data by Using Collections
This module introduces the object-based collection classes in the System.Collections namespace. The module also describes the generic collection classes in the System.Collections.Generic namespace and outlines the benefits of the generic collections. The module also covers several specialized collections in the System.Collections.Specialized namespace.
Lessons
Working with Object-Based Collections
Working with Generic Collections
Working with Specialized Collections

Labs

  • Lab: Managing Common Data by Using Collections
  • Using the Dictionary Generic Collection
  • Using the List Generic Collection
  • Using the NameValueCollection Specialized Collection

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Use the object-based collections that are defined in the System.Collections namespace.
  • Use the generic collections that are defined in the System.Collections.Generic namespace.
  • Use the specialized collections that are defined in the System.Collections.Specialized namespace.
Module 3 Deploying and Configuring Assemblies
This module describes the key features of assembly configuration and installation. It also explains how to install assemblies and how to configure assemblies and the .NET Framework.
Lessons
Installing and Configuring Assemblies
Installing Assemblies by Using the Installer
Configuring Assemblies
Configuring the .NET Framework

Labs

  • Lab 3: Deploying and Configuring Assemblies
  • Managing the Configuration Settings of an Assembly
  • Deploying an Application by Using Windows Installer

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the purpose of deployment and configuration.
  • Create a custom Microsoft Windows Installer for the .NET Framework components by using the System.Configuration.Install namespace.
  • Embed configuration management functionality in a .NET Framework application.
  • Configure the .NET Framework and applications by using configuration files, environment variables, and the .NET Framework Configuration tool.
Module 4 Monitoring and Debugging Applications
This module describes how to use the available classes of the System.Diagnostics namespace to monitor and debug a .NET Framework application.
Lessons
Working with Application Processes
Managing Application Performance
Reading and Writing to an Event Log
Debugging and Tracing Applications

Labs

  • Lab: Monitoring and Debugging Applications
  • Monitoring Application Performance
  • Logging Information in a Custom Event Log
  • Adding and Configuring Tracing Statements in an Application

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Manage system processes by using the Process class of the System.Diagnostics namespace.
  • Monitor the performance of a .NET Framework application by using the diagnostics functionality of the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Manage the Windows Event Log by using the System.Diagnostics namespace.
  • Debug and trace a .NET Framework application by using the System.Diagnostics namespace.
Module 5 Reading and Writing Files
This module describes how to use the classes in the .NET Framework 2.0 Class Library to manipulate files and folders and how to read and write data to and from files and memory.
Lessons
Managing the File System
Reading and Writing Data by Using Streams
Compressing and Protecting Data by Using Streams
Improving Application Security by Using Isolated Storage

Labs

  • Lab: Reading and Writing to File and Folders
  • Archiving Files
  • Compressing Files
  • Storing and Retrieving User Preferences

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Access files and folders by using the .NET Framework file system classes.
  • Use streams to read and write data held in files and in memory.
  • Compress, decompress, encrypt, and decrypt data as it is streamed.
  • Create and manage isolated data stores for an application.
Module 6 Serializing Data
This module describes how the .NET Framework Class Library implements serialization and explains how to use the classes provided to serialize and deserialize classes and structures. This module also describes how to customize the serialization mechanism implemented by the .NET Framework.
Lessons
Serializing and Deserializing Objects by Using Runtime Serialization
Customizing the Runtime Serialization and Deserialization Processes
Serializing and Deserializing Objects As XML Data

Labs

  • Lab 6: Serializing Data
  • Serializing and Deserializing Data Across a Network by Using Runtime Serialization
  • Customizing the Runtime Serialization Process
  • Serializing and Deserializing Data as XML

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Serialize and deserialize an object graph to a stream by using runtime serialization techniques.
  • Customize the runtime serialization and deserialization processes.
  • Serialize and deserialize an object graph into XML format data.

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