MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft.Net Framework Application Development Foundation


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Your 2-in-1 Self-Paced Training Kit. Fully updated and revised! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-536—and on the job. With this official Microsoft study guide, you’ll work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Develop applications that use system types and collections
  • Validate input, reformat text, and extract data with regular expressions
  • Create services and multi-threaded applications
  • Implement code-access security and role-based security
  • Implement serialization to read and write complex objects
  • Leverage legacy code using interoperability
  • Monitor and troubleshoot applications
  • Create applications for a global audience

PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. 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:

  • 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer).
  • Official self-paced study guide.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 300+ practice and review questions.
  • Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# on CD.
  • Case scenarios, exercises, and best practices.
  • 90-day evaluation of Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2008.
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide.

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

The practice test materials are available as a download along with your ebook version of the kit, and will be located in your account. Please direct any questions or concerns to

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626195
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2008
  • Edition description: 2nd Updated, Revised ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Northrup, MVP, MCSE, MCTS, and CISSP, is a consultant and author living in New London, CT. Tony started programming before Windows® 1.0 was released, but has focused on Windows administration and development for the last 15 years. He has written about 25 books covering Windows development, networking, and security. Among other titles, Tony is coauthor of the Windows 7 Resource Kit and Windows Server 2008 Networking and NAP. You can view his animal photos, bird photos, and travel photos, read his Windows Help blog.

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Table of Contents

About the Author;
Tony Northrup;
Hardware Requirements;
Software Requirements;
Using the CD and DVD;
Microsoft Certified Professional Program;
Technical Support;
Evaluation Edition Software Support;
Chapter 1: Framework Fundamentals;
1.1 Before You Begin;
1.2 Lesson 1: Using Value Types;
1.3 How to Create Enumerations;
1.4 Lesson Summary;
1.5 Lesson 2: Using Common Reference Types;
1.6 Lesson 3: Constructing Classes;
1.7 What Is Inheritance?;
1.8 Lesson 4: Converting Between Types;
1.9 Chapter Review;
1.10 Chapter Summary;
1.11 Key Terms;
1.12 Case Scenario;
1.13 Suggested Practices;
1.14 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 2: Input/Output;
2.1 Before You Begin;
2.2 Lesson 1: Working with the File System;
2.3 Lesson 2: Reading and Writing Files and Streams;
2.4 Chapter Review;
2.5 Chapter Summary;
2.6 Key Terms;
2.7 Case Scenarios;
2.8 Suggested Practices;
2.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 3: Searching, Modifying, and Encoding Text;
3.1 Before You Begin;
3.2 Lesson 1: Forming Regular Expressions;
3.3 Lesson Summary;
3.4 Lesson Review;
3.5 Lesson 2: Encoding and Decoding;
3.6 Chapter Review;
3.7 Chapter Summary;
3.8 Key Terms;
3.9 Case Scenarios;
3.10 Suggested Practices;
3.11 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 4: Collections and Generics;
4.1 Before You Begin;
4.2 Lesson 1: Collections and Dictionaries;
4.3 Lesson 2: Generic Collections;
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: Serialization;
5.1 Before You Begin;
5.2 Lesson 1: Serializing Objects;
5.3 Lesson 2: XML Serialization;
5.4 Lesson 3: Custom Serialization;
5.5 Chapter Review;
5.6 Chapter Summary;
5.7 Key Terms;
5.8 Case Scenarios;
5.9 Suggested Practices;
5.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 6: Graphics;
6.1 Before You Begin;
6.2 Lesson 1: Drawing Graphics;
6.3 How to Specify the Location and Size of Controls;
6.4 How to Specify the Color of Controls;
6.5 Lesson 2: Working with Images;
6.6 Lesson 3: Formatting Text;
6.7 Chapter Review;
6.8 Chapter Summary;
6.9 Key Terms;
6.10 Case Scenarios;
6.11 Suggested Practices;
6.12 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 7: Threading;
7.1 Before You Begin;
7.2 Lesson 1: Starting Multiple Threads;
7.3 Lesson 2: Managing Threads;
7.4 Chapter Review;
7.5 Chapter Summary;
7.6 Key Terms;
7.7 Case Scenarios;
7.8 Suggested Practices;
7.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 8: Application Domains and Services;
8.1 Before You Begin;
8.2 Lesson 1: Creating Application Domains;
8.3 Lesson 2: Configuring Application Domains;
8.4 Lesson 3: Creating Windows Services;
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: Installing and Configuring Applications;
9.1 Before You Begin;
9.2 Lesson 1: Configuring Applications;
9.3 Lesson 2: Configuring the .NET Framework;
9.4 Lesson 3: Installing Applications;
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: Logging and Systems Management;
10.1 Before You Begin;
10.2 Lesson 1: Logging Application State;
10.3 Lesson 2: Working with Performance Counters;
10.4 Lesson 3: Managing Computers;
10.5 Chapter Review;
10.6 Chapter Summary;
10.7 Key Terms;
10.8 Case Scenarios;
10.9 Suggested Practices;
10.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 11: Application Security;
11.1 Before You Begin;
11.2 Lesson 1: Understanding CAS;
11.3 Lesson 2: Using Declarative Security to Protect Assemblies;
11.4 Lesson 3: Using Declarative and Imperative Security to Protect Methods;
11.5 Chapter Review;
11.6 Chapter Summary;
11.7 Key Terms;
11.8 Case Scenarios;
11.9 Suggested Practices;
11.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 12: User and Data Security;
12.1 Before You Begin;
12.2 Lesson 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users;
12.3 Lesson 2: Using Access Control Lists;
12.4 Lesson 3: Encrypting and Decrypting Data;
12.5 Chapter Review;
12.6 Chapter Summary;
12.7 Key Terms;
12.8 Case Scenarios;
12.9 Suggested Practices;
12.10 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 13: Interoperating with COM;
13.1 Before You Begin;
13.2 Lesson 1: Using COM Components from the .NET Framework;
13.3 Lesson 2: Using .NET Types from COM Applications;
13.4 Chapter Review;
13.5 Chapter Summary;
13.6 Key Terms;
13.7 Case Scenarios;
13.8 Suggested Practices;
13.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 14: Reflection;
14.1 Before You Begin;
14.2 Lesson 1: Using Reflection;
14.3 Chapter Review;
14.4 Chapter Summary;
14.5 Key Terms;
14.6 Case Scenarios;
14.7 Suggested Practices;
14.8 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 15: Mail;
15.1 Before You Begin;
15.2 Lesson 1: Creating an E-mail Message;
15.3 Lesson 2: Sending E-mail;
15.4 Chapter Review;
15.5 Chapter Summary;
15.6 Key Terms;
15.7 Case Scenario;
15.8 Suggested Practices;
15.9 Take a Practice Test;
Chapter 16: Globalization;
16.1 Before You Begin;
16.2 Lesson 1: Formatting Data for Globalization;
16.3 Chapter Review;
16.4 Chapter Summary;
16.5 Key Terms;
16.6 Case Scenario;
16.7 Suggested Practices;
16.8 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;
System Requirements;
Hardware Requirements;
Software Requirements;
Additional Resources for Developers from Microsoft Press;
Visual Basic;
Visual C#;
Web Development;
Data Access;
.NET Framework;
Other Developer Topics;
Get Certified—Visual Studio 2008;

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