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XML Overview for the IT Professional
with Martin Schaeferle



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In this course you will learn the history of Web technologies and the role that XML plays therein. You will gain an understanding of character encoding. You will also learn how to create and manipulate XML documents and implement known content strategies as well as design considerations. You will explore critical extensions to XML as well as be introduced to cutting edge applications that are utilizing XML technologies.

Course includes 3+ hours of total training time...

  • 1 CD
  • Over 1 hour of media run time
  • Over 150 pages of courseware on CD-ROM
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
Format Sessions Retail Price
XML Overview for the IT Professional
CD-ROM

 1 CD-ROM

$125.00  
CD-ROM & Books

 1 CD-ROM + Printed Books

$135.00  
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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)

XML Overview for the IT Professional

Sessions Run Time Pages
1 CD 1 hours 150

In this course you will learn the history of Web technologies and the role that XML plays therein. You will gain an understanding of character encoding. You will also learn how to create and manipulate XML documents and implement known content strategies as well as design considerations. You will explore critical extensions to XML as well as be introduced to cutting edge applications that are utilizing XML technologies.

In this course you will learn how to..
  • Understand the history of markup languages, qualifying the creation of XML.
  • Realize the Impact of XML on Web technology.
  • Discover new ways to use XML in your applications, with an understanding of its structure, uses, and idiosyncrasies.
  • Create both well-formed and optionally valid XML that complies with the XML standard and the requirements of your application.
  • Program XML to navigate the hierarchy of data to extract and update data in any Windows development environment, including Web applications.
  • Understand how to use XML with different components in a distributed application.
  • Be prepared to use XHTML, which is the new claimant to the HTML throne of the standard on which the Web is based.
Prerequisites:

Familiarity with HTML tags is helpful, but not required. Programming experience (e.g., Visual Basic, C++, Java) is helpful in understanding some of the material, but not required. Web programming experience (e.g., VBScript, JavaScript, ASP, JSP) is helpful in understanding some of the material, but not required.

Introduction to XML

  • What is XML?
  • The History of Markup Languages
  • How is XML Used?
  • When is XML Not Used?

XML Structure

  • The XML File Type
  • Anatomy of an XML Document

Defining XML Content

  • Content Strategies for XML

Applying XML

  • The XML Document Object Model
  • XML Parsers
  • The Web Browser’s Role
  • XML in a Web Environment
  • XML in Stand-Alone Applications

Extending XML

  • Applying Style with Cascading Style Sheets
  • Applying Style with XSL
  • XML in the Real World

Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

  • HTML Refresher
  • Extensible Hypertext Markup Language

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Your Instructor

Your instructor, Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft® SQL Server, ASP, and XML. Martin is a featured speaker at Microsoft® Tech-Ed and the Microsoft® NCD Channel Summit. He specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites.

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