MCSA: Web Applications Boot Camp

Our boot camps are geared towards providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to not only pass the Microsoft Certification exams, but to also excel in their IT career paths.

Retail Price: $3,695.00

Next Date: 12/17/2018

Course Days: 6


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About this Course

Our boot camps are geared towards providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to not only pass the Microsoft Certification exams, but to also excel in their IT career paths. 

All of our boot camps are all-inclusive and include benefits such as:

  • 100% Test Pass Guarantee
  • All course materials, practice exams and official certification exams
  • Onsite Prometric Testing Center
  • Hands-on instruction by a certified instructor
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided each day
  • Airfare, lodging and transportation packages available (Option 2)

Audience Profile

This boot camp is intended for developers with a minimum of three to five years of experience developing Microsoft ASP.NET web applications, including two or more years developing MVC-based solutions.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement and manipulate document structures and objects
  • Implement program flow
  • Access and secure data
  • Use CSS3 in applications
  • Design the application architecture
  • Design the user experience
  • Develop the user experience
  • Troubleshoot and debug web applications
  • Design and implement security

Course Outline

Exam 1

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.

 Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic HTML elements and attributes.
  • Explain the structure of CSS.
  • Describe the tools available in Visual Studio 2012 for building Web applications.

Module 2: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages

This module describes the new features of HTML5, and explains how to create and style HTML5 pages.

Lessons

  • Creating an HTML5 Page
  • Styling an HTML5 Page

Lab: Creating and Styling HTML5 Pages

  • Creating HTML5 Pages
  • Styling HTML5 Pages

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create static pages using the new features available in HTML5.
  • Use CSS3 to apply basic styling to the elements in an HTML5 page.

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

  • Overview of JavaScript Syntax
  • Programming the HTML DOM with JavaScript
  • Introduction to jQuery

Lab: Displaying Data and Handling Events by Using JavaScript

  • Displaying Data Programmatically
  • Handling Events

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the syntax of JavaScript and describe how to use JavaScript with HTML5.
  • Write JavaScript code that manipulates the HTML DOM and handles events.
  • Describe how to use jQuery to simplify code that uses many common JavaScript APIs.

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

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

Lessons

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

Lab: Creating a Form and Validating User Input

  • Creating a Form and Validating User Input by Using HTML5 Attributes
  • Validating User Input by Using JavaScript

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create forms that use the new HTML5 input types.
  • Validate user input and provide feedback by using the new HTML5 attributes.
  • Write JavaScript code to validate user input and provide feedback in cases where it is not suitable to use 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.

Lessons

  • Sending and Receiving Data by Using XMLHTTPRequest
  • Sending and Receiving Data by Using jQuery AJAX operations

Lab: Communicating with a Remote Data Source

  • Retrieving Data
  • Serializing and Transmitting Data
  • Refactoring the Code by Using jQuery ajax method

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Serialize, deserialize, send, and receive data by using XMLHTTPRequest objects.
  • Simplify code that serializes, deserializes, sends, and receives data by using the 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.

Lessons

  • Styling Text
  • Styling Block Elements
  • CSS3 Selectors
  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Style text elements on an HTML5 page by using CSS3.
  • Apply styling to block elements by using CSS3.
  • Use CSS3 selectors to specify the elements to be styled in a Web application.
  • Implement graphical effects and transformations by using the new CSS3 properties.

Module 7: Creating Objects and Methods by Using JavaScript

This module explains 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

  • Writing Well-Structured JavaScript
  • Creating Custom Objects
  • Extending Objects

Lab: Refining Code for Maintainability and Extensibility

  • Inheriting From Objects
  • Refactoring Code to Use Objects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of structuring JavaScript code carefully to aid maintainability and extensibility.
  • Explain best practices for creating custom objects in JavaScript.
  • Describe how to extend custom and native objects to add functionality.

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

  • Interacting with Files
  • Incorporating Multimedia
  • Reacting to Browser Location and Context
  • Debugging and Profiling a Web Application

Lab: Creating Interactive Pages by Using HTML5 APIs

  • Incorporating Video
  • Incorporating Images
  • Using the Geolocation API

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Drag and Drop, and the File APIs to interact with files in a Web application.
  • Incorporate audio and video into a Web application.
  • Detect the location of the user running a Web application by using the Geolocation API.
  • Explain how to debug and profile a Web application by using the Web Timing API and the Internet Explorer Developer Tools.

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.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Save and retrieve data locally on the user’s computer by using the Local Storage API.
  • Provide offline support for a Web application by using the Application Cache API.

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.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the need to detect device capabilities and react to different form factors in a Web application.
  • Create a Web page that can dynamically adapt its layout to match different form factors.

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

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Scalable Vector Graphics to add interactive graphics to an application.
  • Draw complex graphics on an HTML5 Canvas element by using JavaScript code.

Module 12: Animating the User Interface

This module describes how to enhance the user experience in an HTML5 Web application by adding animations.

Lessons

  • Applying CSS Transitions
  • Transforming Elements
  • Applying CSS Key-frame Animations

Lab: Animating User Interface Elements

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Apply CSS transitions to elements on an HTML5 page, and write JavaScript code to detect when a transition has occurred.
  • Describe the different types of 2D and 3D transitions available with CSS3
  • Implement complex animations by using CSS key-frames and JavaScript code.

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.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how Web Sockets work and describe how to send and receive data through a Web Socket.
  • Use the Web Socket API with JavaScript to connect to a Web Socket server, send and receive data, and handle the different events that can occur when a message is sent or received.

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.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a Web Worker process, and how it can be used to perform asynchronous processing as well as provide isolation for sensitive operations.
  • Use the Web Worker APIs from JavaScript code to create, run, and monitor a Web Worker process.

 

Exam 2

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. 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.

Lessons

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

Lab : 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, students will 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.

 Lessons

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

Lab : Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

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

After completing this module, students will 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.

 Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will 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. 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.

 Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will 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.

 Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will 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.

 Lessons

  • Unit Testing MVC Components
  • Implementing an Exception Handling Strategy

 Lab : Testing and Debugging the ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Performing Unit Tests
  • Configuring Exception Handling

After completing this module, students will 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 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.

 Lessons

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

 Lab : Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Using the Routing Engine
  • Building Navigation Controls

After completing this module, students will 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.

 Lessons

  • 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 Webpages for Different Browsers

After completing this module, students will 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 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.

 Lessons

  • 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 ASP.NET Caches

After completing this module, students will 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. Students will learn about the jQuery script library and how to use it to call web services and update user interface components.

 Lessons

  • Rendering and Running JavaScript Code
  • Using jQuery and jQueryUI

 Lab : 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, students will be able to:

  • write JavaScript code that runs on the client-side and utilizes the jQuery script library to optimize 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 authorization for access. The lessons describe how to enable anonymous users to create their own user account and gain privileged access to content.

 Lessons

  • Implementing Authentication and Authorization
  • Assigning Roles and Membership

 Lab : Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

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

After completing this module, students will 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.

Lessons

  • Developing Secure Sites
  • State Management

Lab : Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application

  • Storing User Preferences
  • Using User Preferences in the Photo Gallery
  • After completing this module, students will 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. 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.

 Lessons

  • Introduction to 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
  • After completing this module, students will 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. Students 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.

 Lessons

  • 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
  • Calling RESTful services from Client-Side Code

After completing this module, students will 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.

 Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, students will 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.

Lessons

  • Deploying Web Applications
  • Deploying MVC 4 Applications

Lab : Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • Deploying an Application to Windows Azure
  • Testing the Completed Application
  • After completing this module, students will 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.
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12/17/2018 - 12/22/2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll