MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-547): Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework



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Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCPD Exam 70-547—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and labs. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Evaluate Web application requirements and build a validation prototype
  • Use style sheets, master pages, Web parts, and user controls for a consistent UI
  • Design, develop, and implement application components
  • Develop mechanisms for data access, exception handing, event logging, and application feedback
  • Define, assess, and implement a testing strategy
  • Validate a deployment plan and determine readiness


Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Your kit includes:

  • Official self-paced study guide.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 375+ practice and review questions.
  • Case scenarios and lab exercises.
  • Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# code samples on CD.
  • 90-day evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735623408
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Snell, MCSD, Microsoft Regional Director, has 15+ years’ experience as a software architect, and is the coauthor of several computer books.

Bruce Johnson is a 25-year veteran of the computer industry, an author, and a popular speaker.

Brian C. Lanham is a UNIX and MS-DOS veteran. Now, he specializes in developing Windows and Web-based applications.

Sara Morgan, MCSD, MCDBA, develops Web-based applications. She coauthored the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit for Exam 70-529.

Shawn Wildermuth, Microsoft MVP for C#, has 20+ years’ industry experience. He coauthored the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit for Exam 70-536.

GrandMasters is an IT consulting firm specializing in content development, exam development, and customized technical support.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors;
Mike Snell;
Bruce Johnson;
Brian C. Lanham;
Sara Morgan;
Shawn Wildermuth;
Shannon Horn;
Mark Blomsma;
Val Mazur;
Murray Gordon;
Hardware Requirements;
Software Requirements;
Using the CD and DVD;
Microsoft Certified Professional Program;
Technical Support;
Evaluation Edition Software Support;
Chapter 1: Application Requirements and Design;
1.1 Before You Begin;
1.2 Lesson 1: Evaluating Requirements and Proposing a Design;
1.3 Lesson 2: Creating a Proof-of-Concept Prototype to Refine an Application’s Design;
1.4 Chapter Review;
1.5 Chapter Summary;
1.6 Key Terms;
1.7 Case Scenario;
1.8 Suggested Practices;
1.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 2: Decompose Specifications for Developers;
2.1 Before You Begin;
2.2 Lesson 1: Create a Logical Model;
2.3 Lesson 2: Define Application Layers;
2.4 Lesson 3: Create Physical Application Models for Developers;
2.5 Chapter Review;
2.6 Chapter Summary;
2.7 Key Terms;
2.8 Case Scenario;
2.9 Suggested Practices;
2.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 3: Design Evaluation;
3.1 Before You Begin;
3.2 Lesson 1: Evaluating the Logical Design;
3.3 Lesson 2: Evaluating the Physical Design;
3.4 Chapter Review;
3.5 Chapter Summary;
3.6 Key Terms;
3.7 Case Scenarios;
3.8 Suggested Practices;
3.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 4: Creating a User Interface;
4.1 Before You Begin;
4.2 Lesson 1: Choosing an Appropriate Layout for the Visual Interface;
4.3 Lesson 2: Implementing a Common UI Layout;
4.4 Chapter Review;
4.5 Chapter Summary;
4.6 Key Terms;
4.7 Case Scenarios;
4.8 Suggested Practices;
4.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 5: Creating and Choosing Controls;
5.1 Before You Begin;
5.2 Lesson 1: Web User Controls and Custom Web Controls;
5.3 Lesson 2: Choosing Appropriate Controls;
5.4 Chapter Review;
5.5 Chapter Summary;
5.6 Key Terms;
5.7 Case Scenarios;
5.8 Suggested Practices;
5.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 6: Data Validation;
6.1 Before You Begin;
6.2 Lesson 1: Validating Data;
6.3 Lesson 2: Providing User Assistance;
6.4 Chapter Review;
6.5 Chapter Summary;
6.6 Key Terms;
6.7 Case Scenarios;
6.8 Suggested Practices;
6.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 7: Delivering Multimedia;
7.1 Before You Begin;
7.2 Lesson 1: Delivering Multimedia;
7.3 Chapter Review;
7.4 Chapter Summary;
7.5 Key Terms;
7.6 Case Scenario;
7.7 Suggested Practices;
7.8 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 8: Component Design;
8.1 Before You Begin;
8.2 Lesson 1: Database Design;
8.3 Lesson 2: Designing a Component;
8.4 Lesson 3: Component Interface;
8.5 Chapter Review;
8.6 Chapter Summary;
8.7 Key Terms;
8.8 Case Scenarios;
8.9 Suggested Practices;
8.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 9: Component Development;
9.1 Before You Begin;
9.2 Lesson 1: Implementing Component Features;
9.3 Lesson 2: Data Access in Components;
9.4 Lesson 3: Component Infrastructure;
9.5 Chapter Review;
9.6 Chapter Summary;
9.7 Key Terms;
9.8 Case Scenarios;
9.9 Suggested Practices;
9.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 10: Reusable Software Components;
10.1 Before You Begin;
10.2 Lesson 1: Consuming Reusable Software Components;
10.3 Chapter Review;
10.4 Chapter Summary;
10.5 Key Terms;
10.6 Case Scenarios;
10.7 Suggested Practices;
10.8 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 11: Application Logic Layer;
11.1 Before You Begin;
11.2 Lesson 1: Designing the Application Logic;
11.3 Lesson 2: Implementing Exception Handling;
11.4 Chapter Review;
11.5 Chapter Summary;
11.6 Key Terms;
11.7 Case Scenarios;
11.8 Suggested Practices;
11.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 12: Logging and Monitoring;
12.1 Before You Begin;
12.2 Lesson 1: Logging Application Events;
12.3 Lesson 2: Monitoring the Application;
12.4 Chapter Review;
12.5 Chapter Summary;
12.6 Key Terms;
12.7 Case Scenarios;
12.8 Suggested Practices;
12.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 13: Application Configuration;
13.1 Before You Begin;
13.2 Lesson 1: Maintaining Application Configuration Information;
13.3 Chapter Review;
13.4 Chapter Summary;
13.5 Key Terms;
13.6 Case Scenarios;
13.7 Suggested Practices;
13.8 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 14: Define and Evaluate a Testing Strategy;
14.1 Before You Begin;
14.2 Lesson 1: Creating a Unit Testing Strategy;
14.3 Lesson 2: Evaluating the Integration, Stress, and Performance Test Strategies;
14.4 Chapter Review;
14.5 Chapter Summary;
14.6 Key Terms;
14.7 Case Scenario;
14.8 Suggested Practices;
14.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 15: Creating Development Tests;
15.1 Before You Begin;
15.2 Lesson 1: Creating Effective Unit Tests;
15.3 Lesson 2: Performing a Code Review;
15.4 Lesson 3: Evaluating and Fixing a Bug;
15.5 Chapter Review;
15.6 Chapter Summary;
15.7 Key Terms;
15.8 Case Scenarios;
15.9 Suggested Practices;
15.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 16: Deploying an Application;
16.1 Before You Begin;
16.2 Lesson 1: Creating an Application Flow-Logic Diagram;
16.3 Lesson 2: Validating the Production Configuration Environment;
16.4 Lesson 3: Evaluating the Deployment Plan;
16.5 Chapter Review;
16.6 Chapter Summary;
16.7 Key Terms;
16.8 Case Scenarios;
16.9 Suggested Practices;
16.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 17: Supporting an Application;
17.1 Before You Begin;
17.2 Lesson 1: Monitoring Application Performance;
17.3 Lesson 2: Analyzing Performance Data;
17.4 Chapter Review;
17.5 Chapter Summary;
17.6 Key Terms;
17.7 Case Scenarios;
17.8 Suggested Practices;
17.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 1: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 1: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 2: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 2: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 3: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 3: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 4: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 4: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 5: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 5: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 6: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 6: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 7: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 7: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 8: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 8: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 9: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 9: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 10: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 10: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 11: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 11: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 12: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 12: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 13: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 13: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 14: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 14: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 15: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 15: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 16: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 16: Case Scenario Answers;
Chapter 17: Lesson Review Answers;
Chapter 17: Case Scenario Answers;
System Requirements;
Hardware Requirements;
Software Requirements;
Exam 70-547: PRO: Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework;
Additional Resources for Developers: Advanced Topics and Best Practices;
Additional SQL Server Resources for Developers;
Additional Resources for Web Developers;

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