Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services


Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487?and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready ...

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Accessing data
  • Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework
  • Designing and implementing WCF Services
  • Creating and consuming Web API-based services
  • Deploying web applications and services

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.
  • Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735677241
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/2013
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 403,016
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William Ryan is a solution architect who has served as a subject matter expert for several Microsoft exams, including Microsoft SQL Server® and Windows Azure. He is a coauthor of the MCTS 70-536 Training Kit and the MCTS 70-529 Training Kit.

Wouter de Kort is an independent technical coach, trainer, and developer at Seize IT. He is MCSD certified. As a software architect, he has directed the development of complex web applications. He has also worked as a technical evangelist, helping organizations stay on the cutting edge of web development. Wouter has worked with C# and .NET since their inception; his expertise also includes Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Entity Framework, Unit Testing, design patterns, ASP.NET, and JavaScript.

Shane Milton is a Senior Architect creating enterprise systems running in Windows Azure and is currently designing cloud-based Smart Grid solutions to manage energy for millions of homes and businesses throughout the US. As an active leader in training and educating teams in cloud technologies and various Agile techniques, he takes particular interest in offering his expertise to community user groups and regional conferences in and around Indianapolis.

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Table of Contents

Microsoft certifications;
Errata & book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Preparing for the exam;
Chapter 1: Accessing data;
1.1 Objective 1.1: Choose data access technologies;
1.2 Objective 1.2: Implement caching;
1.3 Objective 1.3: Implement transactions;
1.4 Objective 1.4: Implement data storage in Windows Azure;
1.5 Objective 1.5: Create and implement a WCF Data Services service;
1.6 Objective 1.6: Manipulate XML data structures;
1.7 Chapter summary;
1.8 Answers;
Chapter 2: Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework;
2.1 Objective 2.1: Query and manipulate data by using the Entity Framework;
2.2 Objective 2.2: Query and manipulate data by using Data Provider for Entity Framework;
2.3 Objective 2.3: Query data by using LINQ to Entities;
2.4 Objective 2.4: Query and manipulate data by using ADO.NET;
2.5 Objective 2.5: Create an Entity Framework data model;
2.6 Chapter summary;
2.7 Answers;
Chapter 3: Designing and implementing WCF Services;
3.1 Objective 3.1: Create a WCF service;
3.2 Objective 3.2: Configure WCF services by using configuration settings;
3.3 Objective 3.3: Configure WCF services by using the API;
3.4 Objective 3.4: Secure a WCF service;
3.5 Objective 3.5: Consume WCF services;
3.6 Objective 3.6: Version a WCF service;
3.7 Objective 3.7: Create and configure a WCF service on Windows Azure;
3.8 Objective 3.8: Implement messaging patterns;
3.9 Objective 3.9: Host and manage services;
3.10 Chapter summary;
3.11 Answers;
Chapter 4: Creating and consuming Web API-based services;
4.1 Objective 4.1: Design a Web API;
4.2 Objective 4.2: Implement a Web API;
4.3 Objective 4.3: Secure a Web API;
4.4 Objective 4.4: Host and manage a Web API;
4.5 Objective 4.5: Consume Web API web services;
4.6 Chapter summary;
4.7 Answers;
Chapter 5: Deploying web applications and services;
5.1 Objective 5.1: Design a deployment strategy;
5.2 Objective 5.2: Choose a deployment strategy for a Windows Azure web application;
5.3 Objective 5.3: Configure a web application for deployment;
5.4 Objective 5.4: Manage packages by using NuGet;
5.5 Objective 5.5: Create, configure, and publish a web package;
5.6 Objective 5.6: Share assemblies between multiple applications and servers;
5.7 Chapter summary;
5.8 Answers;
About the authors;

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