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Length: 5 Days | Price: $2795

This course provides students with hands on experience using Visual Studio to create service-oriented applications using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and VB.NET. The class provides a thorough introduction to the VB.NET programming language, including coverage of the essentials of the VB.NET programming language, built in data types, operators, control structures, classes and methods. Students then learn how to leverage the power of the .NET Framework to build Web Service applications that interoperate with consumer applications including other platforms and technologies.

Students will learn how to configure addresses, bindings, and service and data contracts as well as how to use various techniques for developing endpoints to allow communication between consumer applications and the web services provider.

The course includes coverage of instance management, fault handling, and security. Students will learn how to use the WCF Routing Service for load balancing, content-based routing, and protocol bridging.

Comprehensive labs and exercises provide the students with experience creating both content server and consumer applications.

Course Prerequisites: Knowledge of fundamental HTML syntax is helpful, but not required. Prior experience with a scripting or programming language is required.

WCF Programming Using VB.NET Course Overview
  • Introduction to .NET Architecture
  • Using the ILDASM Tool
  • The .NET Framework Base Class Library
  • Using the .NET Command Line Compiler
  • Using Visual Studio
  • VB.NET Basic Data Types, Variables and Scoping Rules
  • Defining a VB.NET Class
  • Working with Objects
  • Converting Between Types
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Formatting Output
  • Conditional Constructs (If/Then, If/Then/Else, If/Then/ElseIf, Select Case)
  • Looping (Do/Loop, While, For/Next, For Each, Exit For)
  • Exception Handling
  • Working with Arrays
  • .NET Collections
  • User-Defined Data Types
  • Overview of LINQ
  • WCF Web Services Architecture
  • Configuring WCF Clients
  • Address Types
    • Endpoint Address
    • Base Address
    • MEX (Message Exchange) Address
  • Binding Selection
  • Configuring Behaviors
  • Consuming WCF Application Services with .NET Applications
  • Defining Service Contracts
  • Data Serialization
  • Contract Inheritance and Overloading
  • Implementing Message Exchange Patterns
  • Working with Endpoints
  • Configuring Endpoints
  • Fault Handling
  • Securing WCF Applications
    • Configuring Security on Client and Server
    • Managing Certificates
  • WCF Routing Configuration