This certification exam measures the ability to develop and implement XML Web Services and server components using Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework. This exam, released in September 2002, counts as a core credit toward the new MCAD (Microsoft Certified Application Developer) certification as well as a core credit toward the new MCSD .NET track. Readers preparing for this exam find our Training Guide series to be the most successful self-study tool in the market. This book is their one-stop shop because of its teaching methodology, the accompanying PrepLogic testing software, and superior Web site support at quepublishing.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Study and Exam Prep Tips. I. EXAM PREPARATION. 1. Creating and Manipulating DataSets. Introduction. Manipulating a DataSet Schema. Manipulating DataSet Relationships. Creating and Using Strongly Typed DataSet Objects. Accessing and Manipulating SQL Server Data. 2. Accessing and Manipulating XML Data. Introduction. Accessing an XML File. Synchronizing DataSet Objects with XML. Understanding XPath. Generating and Using XSD Schemas. Using XML with SQL Server. 3. .NET Remoting. Introduction. Application Boundaries. Distributed Applications. .NET Remoting Architecture. Applying .NET Remoting. 4. Basic Web Services. Introduction. Understanding Web Services. Creating Web Services. Customizing the WebMethod Attribute. Discovering Web Services. Instantiating and Invoking Web Services. 5. Advanced Web Services. Introduction. Creating and Using SOAP Extensions. Creating Asynchronous Web Methods. Controlling XML Wire Format. 6. Windows Services. Introduction. Understanding Windows Services. Architecture of Windows Services. The FCL Support for Windows Services. Creating a Windows Service Application. Installing a Windows Service. Using Tools to Monitor and Control a Windows Service. Controlling a Windows Service. 7. Component Services. Introduction. Evolution of Component Services. Exposing .NET Components to COM/COM+. Architecture of Component Services. Creating and Consuming a Serviced Component. Understanding and Using Enterprise Services. 8. Calling Unmanaged Code. Introduction. Using COM Components. Using Platform Invoke. 9. Testing and Debugging. Introduction. Testing. Tracing. ASP.NET Tracing. Debugging. Working with Event Logs. Working with Performance Counters. 10. Deployment. Introduction. Deploying Private Assemblies. Deploying Shared Assemblies. Packaging a .NET Application for Deployment. Deploying a Web Service. Creating Installation Components. Deploying a Windows Service. Deploying a Serviced Component. Deploying a .NET Remoting Object. 11. Security Issues. Introduction. Configuring Security. Configuring Authentication. Configuring Authorization. Security for Windows Services. Security for Web Services. Remoting Security. Enterprise Services Security. II. FINAL REVIEW. Fast Facts. Creating and Managing Microsoft Windows Services, Serviced Components, .NET Remoting Objects, and XML Web Services. Consuming and Manipulating Data. Testing and Debugging. Deploying Windows Services, Serviced Components, .NET Remoting Objects, and XML Web Services. Practice Exam. Answers to Exam Questions. III. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. ADO.NET Basics. Introduction. ADO.NET Architecture. The ADO.NET Object Model. Using DataSet Objects. Editing Data with ADO.NET. Summary. Appendix B. XML Standards and Syntax. Introduction. Syntax of an XML Document. Summary. Appendix C. Glossary. Appendix D. Overview of the Certification Process. Types of Certification. Certification Requirements. Appendix E. Whats on the CD-ROM. The PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. An Exclusive Electronic Version of the Text. Complete Code Samples. Appendix F. Using the PrepLogic, Preview Edition Software. The Exam Simulation. Question Quality. The Interface Design. The Effective Learning Environment. Software Requirements. Installing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Removing PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition from Your Computer. Using PrepLogic Practice Tests, Preview Edition. Contacting PrepLogic. License Agreement. Appendix G. Suggested Readings and Resources. .NET User Assistance. Books. Web Sites. Index.
Amit Kalani (MCSD, MCP) is a former technical manager for a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center, where he designed and developed several courses on Microsoft Technologies (including Active Server pages 3.0, Visual InterDev 6.0, and Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solutions Architectures). At Excelda Manufacturing, he is deploying the .NET Framework for Application Integration and Web Development projects. He has been using Microsoft .NET Framework and C# programming language since it was first released after the Microsoft PDC in 2000. Amit has written MCAD/MCSD Training Guide 70-315 and MCAD/MCSD Training Guide 70-316.