Module 1: 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.
Overview of HTML
Overview of CSS
Creating a Web Application by Using Visual Studio 2012
Lab : Exploring the Contoso Conference Application
Walkthrough of the Contoso Conference Application
Examining and Modifying the Contoso Conference Application
Module 2: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages
This module describes the new features of HTML5, and explains how to create and style HTML5 pages.
Creating an HTML5 Page
Styling an HTML5 Page
Lab : Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages
Creating HTML5 Pages
Styling HTML5 Pages
Introduction to jQuery
Displaying Data Programmatically
Module 4: Creating Forms to Collect Data and Validate User Input
Overview of Forms and Input Types
Validating User Input by Using HTML5 Attributes
Lab : Creating a Form and Validating User Input
Creating a Form and Validating User Input by Using HTML5 Attributes
Module 5: 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.
Sending and Receiving Data by Using XMLHTTPRequest
Sending and Receiving Data by Using jQuery AJAX operations
Lab : Communicating with a Remote Data Source
Serializing and Transmitting Data
Refactoring the Code by Using jQuery ajax method
Module 6: Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3
This module describes how to style HTML5 pages and elements by using the new features available in CSS3.
Styling Block Elements
Enhancing Graphical Effects by Using CSS3
Lab : Styling Text and Block Elements using CSS3
Styling the Navigation Bar
Styling the Page Header
Styling the About Page
Creating Custom Objects
Lab : Refining Code for Maintainability and Extensibility
Inheriting From Objects
Refactoring Code to Use Objects
Module 8: 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.
Interacting with Files
Reacting to Browser Location and Context
Debugging and Profiling a Web Application
Lab : Creating Interactive Pages by Using HTML5 APIs
Using the Geolocation API
Module 9: 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.
Reading and Writing Data Locally
Adding Offline Support by Using the Application Cache
Lab : Adding Offline Support to a Web Application
Implementing the Application Cache
Implementing Local Storage
Module 10: 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.
Supporting Multiple Form Factors
Creating an Adaptive User Interface
Lab : Implementing an Adaptive User Interface
Creating a Print-Friendly Stylesheet
Adapting Page Layout To Fit a Different Form Factor
Module 11: 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.
Creating Interactive Graphics by Using Scalable Vector Graphics
Programmatically Drawing Graphics by Using a Canvas
Lab : Creating Advanced Graphics
Creating an Interactive Venue Map by Using Scalable Vector Graphics
Creating a Speaker Badge by Using a Canvas Element
Module 12: Animating the User Interface
This module describes how to enhance the user experience in an HTML5 Web application by adding animations.
Applying CSS Transitions
Applying CSS Key-frame Animations
Lab : Animating User Interface Elements
Applying Transitions to User Interface Elements
Applying Key-Frame Animations
Module 13: 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.
Introduction to Web Sockets
Sending and Receiving Data by Using Web Sockets
Lab : Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets
Receiving Data from Web Socket
Sending Data to a Web Socket
Sending Multiple Types of Messages To or From a Web Socket
Module 14: 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.
Introduction to Web Workers
Performing Asynchronous Processing by Using a Web Worker
Lab : Creating a Web Worker Process
Improving Responsiveness by Using a Web Worker
MCSA: 70-486 Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications
Module 1: Exploring ASP.NET MVC4
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.
Overview of Microsoft Web Technologies
Overview of ASP.NET 4.5
Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 4
Lab : Exploring ASP.NET MVC4
Exploring a Photo Sharing Application
Exploring a Web Pages Application
Exploring a Web Forms Application
Exploring an MVC Application
Module 2: 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.
Planning in the Project Design Phase
Designing Models, Controllers, and Views
Lab : Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Architecting an MVC Application
Module 3: 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.
Creating MVC Models
Working with Data
Lab : Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Models
Creating an MVC Project and Adding a Model
Creating a New SQL Azure Database in Visual Studio
Adding Properties and Methods to MVC Models
Using Display and Edit Annotations in MVC Models
Module 4: 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.
Writing Controllers and Actions
Writing Action Filters
Lab : Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Controllers
Adding an MVC Controller and Writing the Actions
Writing the Action Filters in a Controller
Using the Photo Controller
Module 5: 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.
Creating Views with Razor Syntax
Using HTML Helpers
Reusing Code in Views
Lab : Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Views
Adding a View for Photo Display
Adding a View for New Photos
Creating and Using a Partial View
Adding a Home View and Testing the Views
Module 6: 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 appli
cations 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.
Unit Testing MVC Components
Implementing an Exception Handling Strategy
Lab : Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Performing Unit Tests
Configuring Exception Handling
Module 7: 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.
Analyzing Information Architecture
Creating a Navigation Structure
Lab : Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Using the Routing Engine
Building Navigation Controls
Module 8: 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.
Using Template Views
Applying CSS to an MVC Application
Creating an Adaptive User Interface
Lab : Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Using Template Views
Applying a Consistent Look and Feel to an MVC Application
Adapting Web Pages for Different Browsers
Module 9: 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.
Using AJAX and Partial Page Updates
Implementing a Caching Strategy
Lab : Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Using Partial Page Updates
Configuring the ASP.NET Caches
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 u
ser 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.
Using jQuery and jQueryUI
Using jQuery to Respond to Users
Using jQueryUI to Build a User Interface
Module 11: 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.
Implementing Authentication and Authorization
Assigning Roles and Membership
Lab : Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Configuring Authentication and Membership Providers
Building the Logon and Register Views
Authorizing Access to Resources
Building a Password Reset View
Module 12: 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.
Developing Secure Sites
Lab : Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application
Storing User Preferences
Using User Preferences in the Photo Gallery
Module 13: 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.
Introducing Windows Azure
Designing and Writing Windows Azure Services
Consuming Windows Azure Services in a Web Application
Lab : Using Windows Azure Web Services in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Creating and Coding a Windows Azure Service
Consuming Data from a Windows Azure Service
Module 14: 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. Sudents 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.
Developing a Web API
Calling a Web API from Mobile and Web Applications
Lab : Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Developing a Web API in MVC 4
Adding Routes and Controllers to Handle REST Requests
Call RESTful services from Client-Side Code
Module 15: 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.
Using HTTP Modules and HTTP Handlers
Using Web Sockets
Lab : Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Writing a Web Handler that Uses Web Sockets
Building a Chat Room in The Photo Sharing Application
Module 16: 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 deploym
ent options in Visual Studio.
Deploying a Web Application
Deploying an MVC 4 Application
Lab : Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
Deploying an Application to Windows Azure
Test the Completed Application
MCSA: 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
Module 1: Overview of service and cloud technologies
This module provides an overview of service and cloud technologies using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Azure cloud.
Key Components of Distributed Applications
Data and Data Access Technologies
Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines’ Travel Companion Application
Lab : Exploring the work environment
Creating a Windows Azure SQL Database
Creating an Entity Data model
Managing the Entity Framework Model with an ASP.NET Web API Project
Deploying a web application to Windows Azure
Module 2: Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
This module Describes the Entity Framework data model, and how to create, read, update, and delete data.
Creating an Entity Data Model
Lab : Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework
Creating a Data Model
Querying and Manipulating Data
Module 3: Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
This module describes HTTP-based services that are developed, hosted, and consumed by using ASP.NET Web API.
Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
Lab : Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service
Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
Consuming an ASP.NET Web API Service
Module 4: Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services
This module describes in detail the ASP.NET Web API architecture and how you can extend and secure ASP.NET Web API services.
The ASP.NET Web API Pipeline
Creating OData Services
Implementing Security in ASP.NET Web API Services
Injecting Dependencies into Controllers
Lab : Extending Travel Companion’s ASP.NET Web API Services
Creating a Dependency Resolver for Repositories
Adding a New Media Type for RSS Requests
Adding OData Capabilities to the Flight Schedule Service
Applying Validation Rules in the Booking Service
Secure the communication between client and server
Module 5: Creating WCF Services
This module introduces Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and describes how to create, host, and consume a WCF service.
Advantages of Creating Services with WCF
Creating and Implementing a Contract
Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
Consuming WCF Services
Lab : Creating and Consuming the WCF Booking Service
Creating the WCF Booking Service
Configuring and Hosting the WCF Service
Consuming the WCF Service from the ASP.NET Web API Booking Service
Module 6: Hosting Services
This module describes how to host web services both on-premises and in Windows Azure. It explains various components of Windows Azure Cloud Services: Web Role, Worker Role, and Windows Azure Web Sites.
Hosting Services On-Premises
Hosting Services in Windows Azure
Lab : Hosting Services
Hosting the WCF Services in IIS
Host the ASP.NET Web API Services in a Windows Azure Web Role
Host the Flights Management Web Application in a Windows Azure Web Site
Module 7: Windows Azure Service Bus
This module describes web-scale messaging patterns, and the infrastructures provided by Windows Azure Service Bus.
What Are Windows Azure Service Bus Relays?
Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
Windows Azure Service Bus Topics
Lab : Windows Azure Service Bus
Use a Service Bus Relay for the WCF Booking Service
Publish Flight Updates to Clients by Using Windows Azure Service Bus Queues
Module 8: Deploying Services
This module describes different techniques for deploying web applications.
Web Deployment with Visual Studio 2012
Creating and Deploying Web Application Packages
Command-Line Tools for Web Deploy
Deploying Web and Service Applications to Windows Azure
Continuous Delivery with TFS and Git
Best Practices for Production Deployment
Lab : Deploying Services
Deploying an Updated Service to Windows Azure
Exporting and importing an IIS deployment package
Module 9: Windows Azure Storage
This module Describes Windows Azure Storage, the services it provides, and the best way to use these services.
Introduction to Windows Azure Storage
Windows Azure Blob Storage
Windows Azure Table Storage
Windows Azure Queue Storage
Restricting Access to Windows Azure Storage
Lab : Windows Azure Storage
Storing Content in Windows Azure Storage
Storing Content in Windows Azure Table Storage
Creating Shared Access Signatures for Blobs
Module 10: Monitoring and Diagnostics
This module describes how to perform monitoring and diagnostics in Windows Azure services.
Performing Diagnostics by Using Tracing
Configuring Service Diagnostics
Monitoring Services Using Windows Azure Diagnostics
Collecting Windows Azure Metrics
Lab : Monitoring and Diagnostics
Configuring WCF Tracing and Message Logging
Configuring Windows Azure Diagnostics
Module 11: Identity Management and Access Control
This module describes the basic principles of modern identity handling and demonstrates how to use infrastructures such as Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) to implement authentication and authorization with claims-based identity in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
Claims-based Identity Concepts
Using the Windows Azure Access Control Service
Configuring Services to Use Federated Identities
Handling Federated Identities on the Client Side
Lab : Identity Management and Access Control
Configuring Windows Azure ACS
Integrating ACS with the ASP.NET Web API Project
Deploying the Web Application to Windows Azure and Configure the Client App
Module 12: Scaling Services
This module describes the ways in which you can ensure services can handle increasing workloads and user demand.
Introduction to Scalability
Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
Windows Azure Caching
Caveats of Scaling Services
Lab : Scalability
Use Windows Azure Caching
Module 13: Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services
This module covers designing Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service contracts, creating services that support distributed transactions, and extending the WCF pipeline with custom runtime components and custom behaviors.
Applying Design Principles to Service Contracts
Handling Distributed Transactions
Extending the WCF Pipeline
Lab : Designing and Extending WCF Services
Create a Custom Error Handler Runtime Component
Add Support for Distributed Transactions to the WCF Booking Service
Module 14: Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services
This module deals with the various considerations you have to take into account when designing a secure web service, such as encryption, input validation, authentication, and authorization, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.
Introduction to Web Services Security
Configuring Service Authentication and Authorization
Lab : Securing a WCF Service
Securing the WCF Service
Using authorization rules to validate the client’s requests
Configure the ASP.NET web API booking service for secured communication