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Fast-Track to Microsoft .NET Core Certification Exam (70-536)
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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the enabling knowledge and skills required to create Microsoft .NET Applications with Visual Studio 2005. It is intended for application developers who wish to attain MCTS or MCPD certification in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or 2008.
> Course outline
  1. Implementing System Types and Interfaces
  2. Implementing Collections and Generics
  3. Configuring and Installing Assemblies
  4. Monitoring and Debugging Applications
  5. Reading and Writing Files
  6. Serializing Data
  7. Implementing Delegates and Events
  8. Enhancing User Interfaces by Using System.Drawing
  9. Working with Cultures by Using System.Globalization
  10. Processing Text by Using Regular Expressions and Encodings
  11. Encrypting and Hashing Data by Using Cryptography
  12. Securing Code Execution and Resources
  13. Application Interoperability
  14. Reflection, Metadata, and Emitting Objects
  15. Services, Threading, and Application Domains

Supplementary InformationTHIS FAST-TRACK COURSE INCLUDES BOTH THE EXAM AND TRANSCENDER PRACTICE TESTS. The F1 Fast Track courses are run over longer days (from 9:00am to 5:30pm) with short or working lunches. Exams are taken in the evenings from 6:00pm.
Module 1: Implementing System Types and Interfaces
  • In this module, students learn about the purpose of system types in the .NET Framework and implementation of special system types introduced in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Lab: Implementing System Types and Interfaces
Skills
  • Explain the purpose of base system types.
  • Implement generics, Nullable types, exception classes, and attributes.
  • Implement comparison interfaces and the IConvertible, ICloneable, IFormattable, and IDisposable interfaces.
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Module 2: Implementing Collections and Generics
  • In this module, students learn the basic information on how to work with primary collections, generic collections, specialized collections, and collection base classes.
  • Lab: Implementing Collections and Generics
Skills
  • Describe the purpose of collections and collection interfaces.
  • Implement the various classes available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Implement generic list types, collections, dictionary types, and linked-list types.
  • Implement the specialized string and named collection classes.
  • Implement collection base classes and dictionary base types.
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Module 3: Configuring and Installing Assemblies
  • In this module, students learn how to create, share, install, and configure assemblies in the .NET Framework
  • Lab: Configuring and Installing Assemblies
Skills
  • Describe the purpose of an assembly and explain how to create the same.
  • Share an assembly by using the global assembly cache.
  • Share an assembly by using the global assembly cache.
  • Install an assembly by using the Installer, AssemblyInstaller, ComponentInstaller, InstallerCollection, and InstallContext classes and the InstallEventHandler delegate available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Configure an assembly by using the Configuration, Configuration Element, Configuration Section classes and the configuration base types available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Perform various installation tasks related to assembly installation.
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Module 4: Monitoring and Debugging Applications
  • In this module, students learn how to manage event logs and application processes.
  • Lab: Monitoring and Debugging Applications
Skills
  • Describe event logs and explain how to manage them.
  • Manage application processes by retrieving a list of all processes running on the current system, information about the current process, and a list of all modules used by a process, and by starting and stopping an application process.
  • Monitor and customize application performance by using the Windows Performance Monitor and the performance counter classes available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Debug applications by using the Visual Studio 2005 Debugger, the Debugger, Debug, StackFrame and StackTrace classes, and the Debugger attributes available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Trace applications by using the Trace, TraceSource, Trace Switch, Trace Listener, and CorrelationManager classes available in the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Embed management information and events in the .NET Framework 2.0 applications.
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Module 5: Reading and Writing Files
  • In this module, students learn how to manage drives, directories, and files. Students also learn how to work with streams, text, and strings.
  • Lab: Reading and Writing Files
Skills
  • Manage the file system by using the Path, File, FileInfo, Directory, DirectoryInfo, DriveInfo, and FileSystemWatcher classes.
  • Work with byte streams by using the Stream, FileStream, MemoryStream, and BufferedStream classes.
  • Compress and protect stream information by using the DeflateStream, GZipStream, IsolatedStorageFile, and IsolatedStorageFileStream classes.
  • Manage application data by using the TextReader, TextWriter, StreamReader, StreamWriter, StringReader, StringWriter, BinaryReader, and BinaryWriter classes.
  • Manipulate strings efficiently by using the StringBuilder class.
  • Work with regular expressions by using the regular expression classes.
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Module 6: Serializing Data
  • In this module, students learn how to serialize objects into binary, custom XML and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) formats.
  • Lab: Serializing Data
Skills
  • Serialize objects into binary and SOAP formats by using the BinaryFormatter and SoapFormatter classes.
  • Serialize objects into custom XML formats by using the XmlSerializer class, the IXmlSerializable interface, and the XML serialization attributes and delegates.
  • Create custom serialization classes by using serialization types and interfaces, formatter classes, event handler attributes, and the ObjectManager class.
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Module 7: Implementing Delegates and Events
  • In this module, students learn the concepts of delegates and events and their uses in the .NET framework.
  • Lab: Implementing Delegates and Events
Skills
  • Control interaction between components by using the Delegate class.
  • Control interaction between components by using the Event statement, the EventHandler delegate, and the EventArgs class.
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Module 8: Enhancing User Interfaces by Using System.Drawing
  • This module describes the key features of the System.Drawing namespace that the .NET Framework provides.
  • Lab: Drawing to a Windows Form
Skills
  • Use points, sizes, brushes, pens, colors, and fonts.
  • Draw lines and shapes.
  • Create and use images, bitmaps, and icons.
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Module 9: Working with Cultures by Using System.Globalization
  • This module describes how to use the System.Globalization namespace to work with culture information and perform culture-sensitive string comparisons.
  • Lab: Working with Cultures by Using System.Globalization
Skills
  • Explain the purpose of the System.Globalization namespace and describe how to access culture information by using the CultureInfo class.
  • Format values by using the supporting classes in the System.Globalization namespace and explain how to perform culture-sensitive string comparisons.
  • Create a custom culture by using the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder class.
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Module 10: Processing Text by Using Regular Expressions and Encodings
  • This module describes the key features of the System.Text namespace that the .NET Framework provides.
  • Lab: Processing Text by Using Regular Expressions and Encodings
Skills
  • Explain the purpose of and use the StringBuilder class.
  • Describe the purpose of and create regular expressions by using the classes in the System.Text.RegularExpressions namespace.
  • Describe text encoding and how to encode and decode text by using the encoding classes.
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Module 11: Encrypting and Hashing Data by Using Cryptography
  • This module describes when to use data encryption and hashing and explains how to use the classes in the .NET Framework 2.0 to perform these cryptographic tasks.
  • Lab: Creating a Cryptographic Application
Skills
  • Explain the purpose of encryption and hashing algorithms.
  • Describe the algorithms available for hashing and encryption.
  • Describe the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical algorithms.
  • Encrypt and decrypt data by using the classes in the System.Security.Cryptography namespace.
  • Create custom classes that extend the .NET Framework cryptography model.
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Module 12: Securing Code Execution and Resources
  • This module describes how code access security (CAS) works, how to make CAS permission checks in code, and how to configure CAS security policy.
  • Lab: Custom Authentication by Using Principal Objects
Skills
  • Describe and implement CAS by using the System.Security and System.Security.Permissions namespaces.
  • Explain how to control code privileges by using the System.Security.Policy namespace, and describe how to use the utilities provided with the .NET Framework to manage computer, user, and enterprise-level policy.
  • Describe and use access control by using the classes in the System.Security.AccessControl namespace.
  • Explain how to authenticate and authorize users by using the System.Security.Principal namespace.
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Module 13: Application Interoperability
  • This module describes how to invoke functions that are implemented in unmanaged DLLs, and how to use various techniques for integrating Component Object Model (COM) components into managed applications.
  • Lab: Application Interoperability
Skills
  • Use the Platform Invoke service to incorporate unmanaged functions into a .NET Framework application.
  • Integrate unmanaged COM components into a .NET Framework application.
  • Incorporate components that are built by using the.NET Framework into unmanaged applications.
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Module 14: Reflection, Metadata, and Emitting Objects
  • This module describes how to use the classes in the .NET Framework 2.0 class library to examine a program, alter the behavior or structure of the program as it runs, and create and run new code.
  • Lab: Creating an Add-in Framework by Using Reflection
Skills
  • Explain and use reflection in .NET Framework applications by using the System.Reflection namespace.
  • Describe and create application metadata.
  • Describe and create Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL) and portable executable (PE) files by using the System.Reflection.Emit namespace.
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Module 15: Services, Threading, and Application Domains
  • This module describes how to use the Microsoft .NET Framework classes to write Windows services and classes to install services. It also explains how to use the .NET Framework classes to create thread objects to execute code and to synchronize execution between threads.
  • Lab: Creating a Windows Service Application
Skills
  • Explain how to create, install, and control a Windows service by using the System.ServiceProcess namespace.
  • Describe and implement multithreaded applications by using the System.Threading namespace.
  • Describe and create application domains.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Understand the .NET Framework 2.0 and the common language runtime.
  • Understand and use the .NET Framework 2.0 common type system (CTS).
  • Use basic file IO classes from the Framework.
  • Write code by using language-specific functionality.
  • Understand and use classes, objects, methods, properties, and functions.
  • Write code to implement overridden methods, static (Visual C#) or Shared (Visual Basic) methods, and properties.
  • Create and use solutions and projects by using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Use the Visual Studio 2005 object browser and the help system.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to develop applications that use system types and collections; implement service processes, threading, and application domains; embed configuration, diagnostic, management, and installation features; implement serialization and input/output functionality; enhance user interfaces by using System.Drawing; work with cultures by using System.Globalization; process text by using regular expressions and encodings; encrypt data using cryptography; secure code execution and resources; use reflection, metadata, and emitting objects; use services, threading, and application domains.
> Supplementary Information
THIS FAST-TRACK COURSE INCLUDES BOTH THE EXAM AND TRANSCENDER PRACTICE TESTS. The F1 Fast Track courses are run over longer days (from 9:00am to 5:30pm) with short or working lunches. Exams are taken in the evenings from 6:00pm.

> Exams
Microsoft recommends this course in preparation for the following exams: