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  1. You'll be MCSD: App Builder certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be MCSD: App Builder trained in record time
  2. Our MCSD: App Builder course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass MCSD: App Builder first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more MCSD: App Builder. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn MCSD: App Builder faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
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  7. You'll do more than study MCSD: App Builder courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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On this accelerated course you will learn to create and implement modern web applications as well as develop the skills needed to build a modern mobile and web applications service.

The skills and knowledge gained in just 9 days will prepare you to achieve the MCSA: Web Applications and MCSD: App Builder certifcations. These are globally recognised certifcations for developer excellence.

During the course you will master web application development skills including:

  • Designing and implementing application architecture, security and user experience
  • Using CSS3 and HTML in applications
  • Querying data
  • Creating and consuming Web API-based services
  • Deploying web applications and services.

Our highly experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers will employ our unique Lecture | Lab | Review style of training. The combination of both theoretical and practical tasks will help you develop a holistic understanding of the material, accelerate your learning and ensure you have the hands-on experience which can be applied in the office.

You'll be prepared for and sit three exams on-site during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Earning an MCSD: App Builder certification qualifies you for a role as an application developer.

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Step 1: Attain MCSA: Web Applications

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 - 70-480

Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications - 70-486

Step 2: Take the following elective to achieve MCSD App Builder

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services - 70-487

You will sit your chosen exams on-site during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT): You’ll be trained by our experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers. This means you’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and real life examples throughout the course.

Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC): Firebrand are Microsoft Gold Learning Partners, meaning we can ensure that you’ll have access to the latest curriculums with the most up-to-date content.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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MOC 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Module 1: Overview of HTML and CSS

On this module you'll get an overview of HTML and CSS, and you'll learn how to use Visual Studio 2012 to build a Web application.

Lessons

  • HTML Overview
  • CSS Overview
  • How to create Web Applications using Visual Studio 2012

Lab: How to explore the Contoso Conference Application

  • Contoso Conference Application walk-through
  • How to examine and modify the Contoso Conference Application

Module 2: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages

This module describes the new features of HTML5, and you'll learn how to create and style HTML5 pages.

Lessons

  • How to create HTML5 Pages
  • How to style HTML5 Pages

Lab: Create and Style HTML5 Pages

  • Create HTML5 Pages
  • Style HTML5 Pages

Module 3: Introduction to JavaScript

This module provides an introduction to the JavaScript language, and shows how to use JavaScript to add interactivity to HTML5 pages.

Lessons

  • JavaScript Syntax Overview
  • Program HTML DOM with JavaScript
  • jQuery Introduction

Lab: Display Data and Handling Events using JavaScript

  • Display Data Programmatically
  • Handling Events

Module 4: Creating Forms to Collect Data and Validate User Input

This module describes the new input types available with HTML5, and shows you how to create forms to collect and validate user input by using the new HTML5 attributes and JavaScript code.

Lessons

  • Forms and Input Types Overview
  • Validate User Input by Using HTML5 Attributes
  • Validate User Input by Using JavaScript

Lab: Create a Form and Validate User Input

  • How to create Forms and Validate User Inputs using HTML5 Attributes
  • Validating user Input using JavaScript

Module 5: Communicating with a Remote Data Source

On this module you'll learn how to send and receive data to and from a remote data source using a XMLHTTPRequest object and by performing jQuery AJAX operations.

Lessons

  • Send and Receive Data using XMLHTTPRequest
  • Send and Receive Data using jQuery AJAX operations

Lab: Communicate with a Remote Data Source

  • Retrieve Data
  • Serialize and Transmit Data
  • Refactor Code using jQuery ajax method

Module 6: Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3

On this module you'll learn how to style HTML5 pages and elements by using the new features available in CSS3.

Lessons

  • Style Text
  • Style Block Elements
  • CSS3 Selectors
  • Enhance Graphical Effects by Using CSS3

Lab: Style Text and Block Elements using CSS3

  • Style the Navigation Bar
  • Style the Page Header
  • Style the About Page

Module 7: Creating Objects and Methods by Using JavaScript

On this module you'll learn how to write well-structured and easily-maintainable JavaScript code, and how to apply object-oriented principles to JavaScript code in a Web application.

Lessons

  • Write Well-Structured JavaScript
  • Create Custom Objects
  • Extend Objects

Lab: Refine Code for Maintainability and Extensibility

  • Inherit From Objects
  • Refactor 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.

Lessons

  • Interact with Files
  • Incorporate Multimedia
  • React to Browser Location and Context
  • Debug and Profile a Web Application

Lab: Create Interactive Pages by Using HTML5 APIs

  • Incorporate Video
  • Incorporate Images
  • Use the Geolocation API

Module 9: Adding Offline Support to Web Applications

On this module you'll learn 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.

Lessons

  • Read and Writing Data Locally
  • Add Offline Support Using the Application Cache

Lab: Add Offline Support to a Web Application

  • Implement the Application Cache
  • Implement Local Storage

Module 10: Implementing an Adaptive User Interface

On this module you'll learn how to create HTML5 pages that can dynamically detect and adapt to different devices and form factors.

Lessons

  • Support Multiple Form Factors
  • Create an Adaptive User Interface

Lab: Implement an Adaptive User Interface

  • Create a Print-Friendly Stylesheet
  • Adapt 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.

Lessons

  • Create Interactive Graphics using Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Programmatically Drawing Graphics using a Canvas

Lab: Create Advanced Graphics

  • Create an Interactive Venue Map using Scalable Vector Graphics
  • Create a Speaker Badge 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.

Lessons

  • Apply CSS Transitions
  • Transform Elements
  • Apply CSS Key-frame Animations

Lab: Animate User Interface Elements

  • Apply Transitions to User Interface Elements
  • Apply Key-Frame Animations

Module 13: Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets

On this module you'll learn how to use Web Sockets to transmit and receive data between an HTML5 Web application and a server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Web Sockets
  • Send and Receive Data using Web Sockets

Lab: Implement Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets

  • Receive Data from Web Socket
  • Send Data to a Web Socket
  • Send Multiple Types of Messages To or From a Web Socket

Module 14: Creating a Web Worker Process

On this module you'll learn how to use Web Worker Processes to perform long-running operations asynchronously and improve the responsiveness of an HTML5 Web application.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Web Workers
  • Perform Asynchronous Processing using a Web Worker

Lab: Create a Web Worker Process

  • Improve Responsiveness using a Web Worker

MOC 20486B: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Module 1: Exploring ASP.NET MVC 4

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. you'll 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

Exploring ASP.NET MVC 4

  • Exploring a Photo Sharing Application
  • Exploring a Web Pages Application
  • Exploring a Web Forms Application
  • Exploring an MVC Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • describe the Microsoft Web Technologies stack and select an appropriate technology to use to develop any given 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

Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Planning Models
  • Planning Controllers
  • Planning Views
  • Architecting an MVC Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • design the architecture and implementation of a web application that will meet a set of functional requirements, user interface requirements, and address business models

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • create MVC Models and write code that implements business logic within Model methods, properties, and events.

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. You'll 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. You'll learn about situations when action filters are useful.

  • Writing Controllers and Actions
  • Writing Action Filters

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • add Controllers to an MVC Application to manage user interaction, update models, and select and return Views.

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • create Views in an MVC application that display and edit data and interact with Models and Controllers

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 applications 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

Testing and Debugging the ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Performing Unit Tests
  • Configuring Exception Handling

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • run unit tests and debugging tools against a web application in Visual Studio 2012 and configure an application for troubleshooting.

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 emphasised: 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 Optimisation is important throughout this module.

  • Analysing Information Architecture
  • Configuring Routes
  • Creating a Navigation Structure

Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Using the Routing Engine
  • Building Navigation Controls

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • develop a web application that uses the ASP.NET routing engine to present friendly URLs and a logical navigation hierarchy to users.

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

Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Using Template Views
  • Applying a Consistent Look and Feel to an MVC Application
  • Adapting Webpages for Different Browsers

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • implement a consistent look and feel, including corporate branding, across an entire MVC web application

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 optimise the responsiveness of a web application. you'll 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

Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Using Partial Page Updates
  • Configuring ASP.NET Caches

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • use partial page updates and caching to reduce the network bandwidth used by an application and accelerate responses to user requests

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

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 user action without reloading the entire page from the server. you'll learn about the jQuery script library and how to use it to call web services and update user interface components.

  • Rendering and Running JavaScript Code
  • Using jQuery and jQueryUI

Using JavaScript and jQuery for Responsive MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Using jQuery to Respond to Users
  • Using jQueryUI to Build a User Interface

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • write JavaScript code that runs on the client-side and utilises the jQuery script library to optimise the responsiveness of an MVC web application.

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 authorisation 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 Authorisation
  • Assigning Roles and Membership

Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Configuring Authentication
  • Controlling Access to Resources
  • Providing User Account Facilities

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • implement a complete membership system in an MVC 4 web application

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
  • State Management

Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application

  • Storing User Preferences
  • Using User Preferences in the Photo Gallery

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • build an MVC application that resists malicious attacks and persists information about users and preferences.

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. you'll 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.

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • describe how to write a Windows Azure web service and call it from and MVC application

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. you'll 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

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
  • Calling RESTful services from Client-Side Code

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • describe what a Web API is and why developers might add a Web API to an application

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • modify the way browser requests are handled by an MVC 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 deployment options in Visual Studio.

  • Deploying Web Applications
  • Deploying MVC 4 Applications

Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Deploying an Application to Windows Azure
  • Testing the Completed Application

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • describe how to package and deploy an ASP.NET MVC 4 web application from a development computer to a web server for staging or production.

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
  • Service Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Exploring the Blue Yonder Airlines' Travel Companion Application

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the key components of distributed applications
  • Describe data and data access technologies
  • Explain service technologies
  • Describe the features and functionalities of cloud computing
  • Describe the architecture and working of the Blue Yonder Airlines Travel Companion application

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.

  • ADO.NET Overview
  • Creating an Entity Data Model
  • Querying Data
  • Manipulating Data

Creating a Data Access Layer by Using Entity Framework

  • Creating a Data Model
  • Querying and Manipulating Data

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain basic objects in ADO.NET and asynchronous operations
  • Create an Entity Framework data model
  • Query data by using Entity Framework
  • Insert, delete, and update entities by using Entity Framework

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.

  • HTTP Services
  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Handling HTTP Requests and Responses
  • Hosting and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services

Creating the Travel Reservation ASP.NET Web API Service

  • Creating an ASP.NET Web API Service
  • Consuming an ASP.NET Web API Service

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Design services by using the HTTP protocol
  • Create services by using ASP.NET Web API
  • Use the HttpRequestMessage/HttpResponseMessage classes to control HTTP messages
  • Host and consume ASP.NET Web API services

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Extend the ASP.NET Web API request and response pipeline
  • Create OData services using ASP.NET Web API
  • Secure ASP.NET Web API.
  • Inject dependencies into ASP.NET Web API controllers

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe why and when to use WCF to create services
  • Define a service contract and implement it
  • Host and configure a WCF service
  • Consume a WCF service from a client application

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Host services on-premises by using Windows services and IIS
  • Host services in the Windows Azure cloud environment by using Windows Azure Cloud Services and Web Sites

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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and functionality of relayed and buffered messaging
  • Provision, configure, and use the service bus queues
  • Enhance the effectiveness of queue-based communications using topics, subscriptions and filters

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

Deploying Services

  • Deploying an Updated Service to Windows Azure
  • Exporting and importing an IIS deployment package

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Deploy web applications with Visual Studio
  • Create and deploy web applications by using IIS Manager
  • Deploy web applications by using the command line
  • Deploy web applications to Windows Azure environments
  • Use continuous delivery with TFS and Git
  • Apply best practices for deploying web applications on-premises and to Windows Azure

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

Windows Azure Storage

  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Storage
  • Storing Content in Windows Azure Table Storage
  • Creating Shared Access Signatures for Blobs

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the architecture of Windows Azure Storage
  • Implement Blob Storage in your applications
  • Use Table Storage in your applications
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure Queues as a communication mechanism between different parts of your application
  • Control access to your storage items

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

Monitoring and Diagnostics

  • Configuring WCF Tracing and Message Logging
  • Configuring Windows Azure Diagnostics

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Perform tracing in the .NET Framework with the System.Diagnostics namespace
  • Configure and explore web service and IIS tracing
  • Monitor services by using Windows Azure Diagnostics
  • View and collect Windows Azure metrics in the management portal

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 authorisation 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

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

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of claims-based identity
  • Create a Security Token Service (STS) by using Windows Azure ACS
  • Configure WCF to use federated identity
  • Consume a WCF service that uses federated identities

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
  • Load Balancing
  • Scaling On-Premises Services with Distributed Cache
  • Windows Azure Caching
  • Caveats of Scaling Services
  • Scaling Globally

Scalability

  • Use Windows Azure Caching

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the need for scalability
  • Describe how to use load balancing for scaling services
  • Describe how to use distributed caching for on-premises as well as Windows Azure services
  • Describe how to use Windows Azure caching
  • Describe how to deal with common challenges and issues that appear when services need to scale
  • Describe how to scale services globally

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

Designing and Extending WCF Services

  • Create a Custom Error Handler Runtime Component
  • Add Support for Distributed Transactions to the WCF Booking Service

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Design and create services and clients to use different kinds of message patterns
  • Configure a service to support distributed transactions
  • Extend the WCF pipeline with runtime components, custom behaviors, and extensible objects

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 authorisation, and the techniques to use while applying these considerations to services developed with WCF.

  • Introduction to Web Services Security
  • Transport Security
  • Message Security
  • Configuring Service Authentication and Authorisation

Securing a WCF Service

  • Securing the WCF Service
  • Using authorisation rules to validate the client's requests
  • Configure the ASP.NET web API booking service for secured communication

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe web application security
  • Configure a service for transport security
  • Configure a service for message security
  • Implement and configure authentication and authorisation logic

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You'll be prepared for and sit your exams on-site during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Implement and manipulate document structures and objects (24%)
  • Implement program flow (25%)
  • Access and secure data (26%)
  • Use CSS3 in applications (25%)

Exam 70-486: Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Design the application architecture (15-20%)
  • Design the user experience (20-25%)
  • Develop the user experience (15-20%)
  • Troubleshoot and debug web applications (20-25%)
  • Design and implement security (20-25%)

Exam 70-487: Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services

The skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Accessing data (20-25%)
  • Querying and manipulating data by using Entity Framework (20-25%)
  • Designing and implementing WCF Services (15-20%)
  • Creating and consuming Web API-based services (15-20%)
  • Deploying web applications and services (15-20%)

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Included in your training will be the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • MOC 20480B: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • MOC 20486B: Developing ASP .NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications
  • MOC 20487B: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

You'll also receive the following books:

  • HTML5 for Masterminds, 2nd Edition: How to take advantage of HTML5 to create amazing websites and revolutionary applications - ISBN: 978-1481138505
  • Pro ASP .NET MVC 5 5th Edition - ISBN: 978-1430265306
  • WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework - ISBN: 978-1849687669

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

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There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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Examination Passing Policy

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  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
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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.

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