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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Using Visual C# 2008
with Robert Green


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In this course, you will learn how to use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and you will see how it is a unified programming model for building service-oriented distributed applications. You will see how to build, host and call WCF services and you will gain a deep understanding of the basic building blocks of WCF, including endpoints, bindings and contracts. More...

Course includes 30+ hours of total training time...
  • 8 modules of training
  • Over 10 hours of media run time
  • Over 850 pages of printable courseware
  • Step-by-step hands-on-labs
  • Sample code
Format Modules Retail Price
Microsoft WCF Using Visual C# 2008
CD-ROM

 8 CD-ROMs

$495.00  
CD-ROM & Books

 8 CD-ROMs + Printed Books

$591.00  
DVD-ROM

 1 DVD-ROM

$495.00  
DVD-ROM & Books

 1 DVD-ROM + Printed Books

$591.00  
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Course Outline (Outlines are subject to change.)
Windows Communication Foundation Using Visual C# 2008
Modules Run Time
8 10 hours

In this course, you will learn how to use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and you will see how it is a unified programming model for building service-oriented distributed applications. You will see how to build, host and call WCF services and you will gain a deep understanding of the basic building blocks of WCF, including endpoints, bindings and contracts. In addition, see how to handle exceptions, maintain state between calls to a service and use transactions. Subsequent topics include and basics of WCF security, integrating WCF with Windows Workflow Foundation and building WCF services that support Representational State Transfer (REST) and syndication. By the time you have completed the course, you will have a good understanding of how to build and use WCF services in your distributed applications.

In this course you will learn...
  • Build and call WCF services.
  • Host WCF services using Web servers and managed applications.
  • Configure service endpoints in code and in configuration files.
  • Use the WCF-supplied bindings as well as create custom bindings.
  • Manage service and data contracts.
  • Handle exceptions in WCF services.
  • Monitor and diagnose WCF services at runtime.
  • Implement three different message exchange patterns.
  • Maintain state in WCF services.
  • Add transactions support to a WCF services.
  • Authenticate callers of a service and restrict their access based on roles.
  • Expose a workflow as a WCF service and call a WCF service from within a workflow.
  • Build WCF services that support REST.
  • Build WCF services that generate RSS and Atom feeds.
Prerequisites:

This course is designed for individuals with an intermediate knowledge of Visual C#, of building Windows and Console applications using Visual Studio 2008, and a familiarity with building and calling Web Services. You should also have a strong programming background.

Introduction to WCF

  • Review the Challenges of Building Distributed Applications
  • Examine the Concept of Service Oriented Application
  • See a High Level Overview of Windows Communication Foundation
  • Building and Host your First WCF Service
Hosting and Calling WCF Services
  • Understand how to Host a WCF Service
  • Understand how Clients Communicate with Services
  • See how to Host and Call a Service using Multiple Bindings
  • See how to Configure Endpoint in Code and in Configuration Files
Bindings and Contracts
  • Understand how to Work with Bindings
  • Explore how to Create Service and Data Contracts
  • See the Implications of Modifying Service and Data Contracts
Exceptions, Diagnostics and Message Patterns
  • Learn how to Handle Exceptions in WCF Services
  • See Techniques for Diagnosing Services
  • Explore One-Way and Duplex Communication
Sessions and Transactions
  • See how to use Sessions to Maintain State in WCF Services
  • Explore Options for Controlling the Lifetime of a Service Instance
  • Learn how to Add Transactions Support to a WCF Service
WCF Security
  • Explore the Basics of WCF Security
  • See how to Authenticate Callers of a Service
  • See how to Authorize Callers Based on Roles
Workflow Services
  • Learn how to Expose a Workflow as a WCF Service
  • See how to Call a WCF Service from a Workflow
  • Understand how to Build a Stateful Workflow Service
RESTful Services and Syndication
  • Explore how to Build WCF Services that Support Representational State Transfer (REST)
  • See how to Build WCF Services that Create RSS and Atom Feeds

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Your Instructor

Robert Green is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner. Before joining MCW, Robert worked at Microsoft for 8 years, most recently as a Program Manager on the Visual Basic product team and previously as a Product Manager for several products including Visual Studio, Visual Basic, Visual Studio Tools for Office and Visual FoxPro. Prior to joining Microsoft, Robert was a Vice President and co-founder of The Information Management Group, a consulting and education services firm in Chicago. Robert has been a frequent speaker at technology conferences, including TechEd, VSLive, VSConnections and Advisor Live. His articles have appeared on MSDN and Advisor Publication’s VB.NET Advisor, and will appear in other venues as well throughout the year. Robert is the co-author and co-presenter of Visual Basic 2005 and Visual C# 2005 training, along with Ken Getz.

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