MS-10264 - Developing Web Applications with Visual Studio 2010

In this course, students will learn to develop advanced ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms applications using .NET Framework 4 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 will also prepare the student for exam 70-515.

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In addition to their professional Web development experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:

An understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development, including the following principles of software development:
  • modern software development model
  • typical phases of a software development lifecycle
  • concepts of event-driven programming
  • concepts of object-oriented programming
  • creating use-case diagrams
  • designing and building a user interface
  • developing a structured application

A basic understanding of the following scripting techniques and some hands-on experience writing scripts:
  • Web scripting techniques
  • Macro scripting techniques
  • Windows scripting techniques

A general understanding of the purpose, function, and features of following .NET Framework topics:
  • Common Language Runtime
  • .NET Framework class library
  • Common Type System
  • Component interoperation
  • Cross-Language Interoperability
  • Assemblies in the Common Language Runtime
  • Application Domains
  • Runtime hosts supported by the .NET Framework

Experience using Visual Studio 2008 in the following task areas:
  • Declaring and initializing typed variables using the Camel case naming convention
  • Using arithmetic, relational, and logical operators in code statements
  • Using branching statements to control code execution
  • Using looping statements to iterate through collections or repeat steps until a specified condition is met
  • Creating classes and methods to establish the basic structure of an application
  • Using methods and events to implement the programming logic of an application
  • Identifying syntax and logic errors
  • Accessing and managing data from a data source

Experience in object oriented design and development as follows:
  • Creating and accessing classes and class properties
  • Creating and accessing methods and overloaded methods
  • Implementing inheritance, base classes, and abstract classes
  • Declaring, raising, and handling events
  • Responding to and throwing exceptions
  • Implementing interfaces and polymorphism
  • Implementing shared and static members
  • Implementing generics
  • Creating components and class libraries

Experience in N-Tier application design and development as follows:
  • Managing a software development process
  • Controlling input at the user interface level in Windows Client and Web applications
  • Debugging, tracing, and profiling .NET applications
  • Monitoring and logging .NET applications
  • Implementing basic testing best practices
  • Performing basic Data Access tasks with LINQ
  • Implementing basic security best practices in .NET Applications
  • Implementing basic service calls
  • Using .NET Configuration Files
  • Deploying .NET Framework Applications using ClickOnce and the MS Installer

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Overview of Web Application Design

Overview of IIS 7.0
Overview of ASP.NET 4.0
Introduction to the MVC Framework
Overview of the Request Life Cycle

Module 2: Designing a Web Application

Web Applications: Case Studies
Web Application Design Essentials
Guidelines for Determining When to Use Web Forms and MVC
Visual Studio 2010 Tools and Technologies for Web Application Design

Module 3: Developing MVC Models

Exploring Ways to Create MVC Models
Creating a Data Repository

Module 4: Developing MVC Controllers

Implementing MVC Controllers
Creating Action Methods

Module 5: Developing MVC Views

Implementing MVC Views
Implementing Strongly-Typed MVC Views
Implementing Partial MVC Views

Module 6: Designing for Discoverability

Overview of Search Engine Optimization
Creating the Robots and Sitemap Files
Using ASP.NET Routing

Module 7: Writing Server-Side Code for Web Forms

Overview of the Structure of a Web Application
Controlling ViewState
Localizing a Web Application
Persisting Data on a Web Forms Page
Validating User Input

Module 8: Optimizing Data Management for Web Forms

Managing Data by Using LINQ to Entities
Using Data Source Controls
Using ASP.NET Dynamic Data

Module 9: Ensuring Quality by Debugging, Unit Testing, and Refactoring

Debugging and Refactoring Code
Unit Testing Code
Processing Unhandled Exceptions
Test Driven Development

Module 10: Securing a Web Application

Configuring Authentication
Configuring ASP.NET Membership
Managing Authorization by Using ASP.NET Roles

Module 11: Applying Master Pages and CSS

Applying Master Pages
Applying CSS, Skins, and Themes

Module 12: Developing Client Side Scripts and Services

Developing Client-Side Scripts
Implementing AJAX
Creating Services

Module 13: Implementing Advanced AJAX in a Web Application

Implementing Ajax in ASP.NET MVC Pages Using Microsoft Ajax
Implementing Ajax in ASP.NET MVC Pages Using jQuery
Working With jQuery and Ajax Events

Module 14: Deploying a Web Application

Overview of Web Application Deployments
Overview of Web Site Deployments
Deploying AdventureWorks

Module 15: Developing a Web Application by Using Silverlight

Introduction to Rich Internet Applications
Overview of Silverlight
Creating a Silverlight Application