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The .NET Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) provide developers common query language within ADO.NET applications, minimizing the amount of code required. This course explores the various ways you can use LINQ to develop and optimize data applications. Specific topics covered include LINQ to DataSet, LINQ to SQL and LINQ to Entities queries. The course also explores how XML data can be accessed and manipulated using ADO.NET applications, including coverage of LINQ to XML queries. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Technology Specialist: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Exam 70-516. Passing this exam will earn the learner credit towards the MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access certification.

Learning Objectives
  • Match the three ADO.NET LINQ technologies to their descriptions
  • Recognize how to use the language features supported by LINQ
  • Recognize the code used to perform different LINQ to DataSet queries
  • Recognize how to create a LINQ to SQL query
  • Recognize the steps for creating and executing a LINQ to Entities query
  • Use XmlReader
  • Use XPathDocument to query XML data
  • Query XML with LINQ
  • Write a LINQ to DataSet query
  • Write a LINQ to SQL query
  • Write a LINQ to Entities query
  • Use LINQ to query XML
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