Developing Windows Communicatoin Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

  • Overview
  • Prequisites
  • Course Details
  • Description

    This three-day instructor-led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop distributed applications using WCF 4 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

    Audience Profile

    This course is intended for professional .NET programmers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. 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 be experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, as well as cursory familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Windows client or Web application development.
  • Prerequisites

    Before attending this course, students must have:
    Understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development.
    General understanding of the purpose, function, and features of the .NET Framework.
    Experience developing software using Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010.
    Experience in object-oriented design and development using the C# programming language.
    Experience in n-tier application design and development.

  • Course Details

    MS 10263

    3 Days

    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

    Lab : Service-Oriented Architecture

    • Practicing the SOA Tenets
    • Implementing Service Agility and Scalability
    • Interoperating with Other SOA Technologies
    • Using REST Services
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Describe SOA tenets, scenarios, and benefits for distributed application development
    • Design SOA-enabled applications
    • Map SOA tenets to equivalent WCF concepts

    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 2010.


    • Service Contract and Implementation
    • Hosting WCF Services
    • WCF Behaviors
    • Consuming WCF Services

    Lab : Service Development Life Cycle

    • Defining Service and Data Contracts
    • Creating a Service Implementation
    • Configuring the Service
    • Consuming the Service Using Channel Factories
    • Consuming the Service Using Service References
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Design and define service contracts and data contracts for a service
    • Write a service implementation class that implements the service contract
    • Host WCF services using a variety of endpoints and bindings
    • Consume WCF services using client proxies

    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
    • ServiceHost
    • Hosting WCF Services in Windows Services
    • IIS, WAS, and AppFabric
    • Configuring WCF Hosts
    • Service Hosting Best Practices

    Lab : Hosting WCF Services

    • Using Windows Server AppFabric
    • Using Windows Services
    • Hosting Services in a Windows Application
    • Using Performance Counters for Service Monitoring
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Appreciate and compare different WCF service hosts
    • Configure service hosts for optimal service operation
    • Host WCF services in Windows Services
    • Host WCF services in IIS, WAS, and AppFabric

    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

    Lab : Contract Design and Implementation

    • Creating Service Contracts
    • Creating Data Contracts
    • Implementing Message Exchange
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Design and implement WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts
    • Choose the appropriate message exchange pattern

    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
    • Reliability

    Lab : WCF Endpoints and Behaviors

    • Exposing Multiple Endpoints
    • Using Queued Services
    • Using Transactions
    • Using Reliable Messaging
    • Configuring Instancing and Concurrency
    • Using WCF Discovery
    • Verifying MSMQ Topology
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Improve service reliability by using transactions, queues, and reliable messaging
    • Choose between the various concurrency and instancing modes and configure them
    • Expose discoverable services and discover services using WS-Discovery

    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

    Lab : Testing and Troubleshooting WCF Services

    • Viewing Unplanned SOAP Faults
    • Using Fault Contracts
    • Using Error Handlers and Handling Faults
    • Using WCF Message Logging and Tracing
    • Supporting Large Messages
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Diagnose service errors and symptoms
    • Expose fault information from WCF services and consume faults from client applications
    • Use debugging and diagnostics tools for service monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Appreciate the importance of 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

    Lab : Implementing WCF Security

    • Implementing Security Policy
    • Configuring Client
    • Verifying Security
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
    • Appreciate the application security tenets
    • Apply message and transport security to WCF services
    • Use built-in and custom authentication and authorization providers
    • Integrate claim-based identity into distributed systems

    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, behaviors, 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
    • Routing
    • Workflow Services

    Lab : Advanced Topics

    • Using Message Inspectors and Behaviors
    • Attaching and Access Host Extensions
    • Configuring and Use Routing
    • Implementing Asynchronous Invocation
    • Implementing Workflow Services

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