Course Learning Skills: Visual Studio 2012
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About this Course
This three-day instructor-led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop distributed applications using WCF 4 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
This course is intended for professional .NET programmers who use Microsoft Visual Studio. Students should have experience consuming services within their Web and/or Windows client applications and be interested in learning to develop service-oriented applications (SOA) using WCF. Students should have experience of Microsoft Visual Studio.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Implement Service-Oriented Architecture tenets in WCF services
- Host WCF services in a variety of Windows hosts
- Define and implement WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts
- Use multiple endpoints with various messaging patterns
- Test, troubleshoot, monitor, and diagnose WCF services
- Ensure service reliability using transactions and message queues
- Secure WCF services using message and transport security
- Extend WCF using behaviours, dispatchers, inspectors, and formatters
Module 1: Service-Oriented Architecture
This module explains how to design SOAs, how to adhere to SOA tenets, and how to leverage the benefits of SOA scenarios using WCF.
- What Is SOA?
- The Benefits of SOA
- Scenarios and Standards
- Introduction to WCF
Module 2: Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Development
This module describes how to implement a WCF service from the beginning, including defining a contract, implementing the contract, hosting the service, configuring endpoints, and configuring bindings. It also explains how to create a proxy to a WCF service using a channel factory, and using the Add Service Reference dialog box in Visual Studio 2012.
- Service Contract and Implementation
- Hosting WCF Services
- WCF Behaviours
- Consuming WCF Services
Module 3: Hosting Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Services
This module explains how to host WCF services using Windows Services, Internet Information Services (IIS) and Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and Windows Server AppFabric. This module describes how to choose the appropriate host, and how to configure it properly for your service’s optimal operation.
- WCF Service Hosts
- Hosting WCF Services in Windows Services
- IIS, WAS, and AppFabric
- Configuring WCF Hosts
- Service Hosting Best Practices
Module 4: Defining and Implementing Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Contracts
This module describes how to define WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts. This module explains how to design WCF contracts appropriately, and how to modify WCF contracts according to the selected messaging pattern.
- What Is a Contract?
- Contract Types
- Messaging Patterns
- Designing WCF Contracts
Module 5: Endpoints and Behaviors
This module describes how to expose multiple endpoints from a WCF service, how to automatically discover services and make services discoverable, how to configure instancing and concurrency modes for services, and how to improve service reliability with transactions and message queues.
- Multiple Endpoints and Interoperability
- WCF Discovery
- WCF Default Endpoints
- Instancing and Concurrency
Module 6: Testing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Services
This module describes how to diagnose errors and problem root causes in WCF services, and how to configure services to expose fault information. It also explains how to use tracing, message logging, and other diagnostic and governance tools for monitoring services at runtime.
- Errors and Symptoms
- WCF Faults
- Debugging and Diagnostics Tools
- Runtime Governance
Module 7: Security
This module explains how to design secure applications, how to implement WCF security on both the message level and the transport level, how to integrate authentication and authorization into service code, and how to apply claim-based identity management in federated scenarios.
- Introduction to Application Security
- The WCF Security Model
- Transport and Message Security
- Authentication and Authorization
- Claim-Based Identity
Module 8: Introduction to Advanced Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Topics
This module explains how to improve service throughput and responsiveness using the asynchronous invocation pattern, and how to extend WCF services using inspectors, behaviours, and host extensions. It also describes how to use the WCF routing service for improving service reliability, and how to use Workflow Services to orchestrate long-running, durable, service work.
- The Asynchronous Invocation Pattern
- Extending WCF
- Workflow Services