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MS-20486 - Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications

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.

*This course utilizes higher hosting resources for online labs and therefore, post-class access is limited to 30 days.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • 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.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Exploring ASP.NET MVC 4

Overview of Microsoft Web Technologies
Overview of ASP.NET 4.5
Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 4

Module 2: Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Planning in the Project Design Phase
Designing Models, Controllers, and Views

Module 3: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Models

Creating MVC Models
Working with Data

Module 4: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Controllers

Writing Controllers and Actions
Writing Action Filters

Module 5: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Views

Creating Views with Razor Syntax
Using HTML Helpers
Reusing Code in Views

Module 6: Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Unit Testing MVC Components
Implementing an Exception Handling Strategy

Module 7: Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Analyzing Information Architecture
Configuring Routes
Creating a Navigation Structure

Module 8: Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Using Template Views
Applying CSS to an MVC Application
Creating an Adaptive User Interface

Module 9: Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Using AJAX and Partial Page Updates
Implementing a Caching Strategy

Module 10: Using JavaScript and jQuery for Responsive MVC 4 Web Applications

Rendering and Running JavaScript Code
Using jQuery and jQueryUI

Module 11: Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Implementing Authentication and Authorization
Assigning Roles and Membership

Module 12: Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application

Developing Secure Sites
State Management

Module 13: Using Windows Azure Web Services in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Introduction to Windows Azure
Designing and Writing Windows Azure Services
Consuming Windows Azure Services in a Web Application

Module 14: Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Developing a Web API
Calling a Web API from Mobile and Web Applications

Module 15: Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Using HTTP Modules and HTTP Handlers
Using Web Sockets

Module 16: Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Deploying Web Applications
Deploying MVC 4 Applications