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This five-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively build scalable, distributed applications that use Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services and the Microsoft .NET Framework.


 
Course Outline


This five-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively build scalable, distributed applications that use Microsoft .NET Enterprise Services and the Microsoft .NET Framework.


Audience
This course is intended for:

• Departmental developers who currently build client/server applications and large-scale solutions for departments inside a business.

• Consultants who work with developers to build client/server applications and large-scale solutions for businesses.

• Web developers who build Web-based applications requiring significant infrastructure support such as transactions, security, and pooling of resources.

• Line-of-business (LOB) application developers.


At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Describe the history of server-based applications and describe the COM+ runtime architecture.

• Use attributes to configure an assembly as a COM+ application and create components that use just-in-time (JIT) activation and are synchronized.

• Create data access components that use Microsoft ADO.NET to retrieve or update data in a database.

• Create transactional components.

• Help protect an enterprise application by using COM+ services role-based security.

• Manage state in JIT activated components.

• Create compensating resource managers to enable transactional support for resources lacking a resource manager.

• Use loosely coupled events to send notifications to other applications.

• Create queued components.

• Debug COM+ applications and describe common application-failure scenarios and how to solve these failures.

• Create scripts for managing deployment and administration.

• Use the enhancements provided by COM+ version 1.5 to improve the scalability, availability, and manageability of COM+ applications and use COM+ features such as services without components (SWCs), bring your own transaction (BYOT), and Phase Zero notification in applications.


Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to COM+ Services

This module covers the evolution of applications from monolithic applications to client/server applications to component-based applications and the supporting application infrastructure that COM+ services provides. The module also covers the COM+ runtime architecture and how it uses surrogates, context, and interception to provide services to components.

Lessons

• History of Server-Based Applications

• The COM+ Runtime Architecture


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the history of server-based applications.

• Describe the COM+ runtime architecture.



Module 2: Configuring Just-in-Time Activation and Synchronization

This module describes the attributes that you can assign to components and how to write a serviced component. This module also describes how to access the object context from within code, JIT activation, synchronization, the relationship between synchronization and JIT activation, and how you can set JIT activation and synchronization for a component.

Lessons

• The .NET Enterprise Services Programming Model

• JIT Activation

• Synchronization


Lab 2: Configuring Just-in-Time Activation

• Exercise 1: Creating a Serviced Component

• Exercise 2: Using a Serviced Component


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Use attributes to configure an assembly as a COM+ application.

• Create components that use JIT activation.

• Create components that are synchronized.



Module 3: Using ADO.NET to Work With Data

This module describes how to run a query and retrieve a result set by using ADO.NET. The module also covers how to pass parameters to a stored procedure, create typed DataSet objects, and use construction strings to specify connection information to establish a connection to a data source.

Lessons

• The ADO.NET Architecture

• Accessing a SQL Server Database


Lab 3: Using ADO.NET in a Serviced Component

• Exercise 1: Creating a New Typed Dataset

• Exercise 2: Updating the PurchasingSelect Component

• Exercise 3: Updating the OrderProcessing Component

• Exercise 4: Modifying the PlaceOrder Web Page


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the ADO.NET architecture and namespace classes.

• Use the classes provided by the SqlClient namespace to retrieve and update data from a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database.



Module 4: Transaction Services

This module describes transaction processing, how it is implemented in .NET Enterprise Services, and how you add attributes to code to enable transaction processing.

Lessons

• Introduction to Transaction Processing

• .NET Enterprise Services Transactions


Lab 4: Using Transaction Services

• Exercise 1: Creating a Transactional Component

• Exercise 2: Updating the OrderProcessing Component

• Exercise 3: Updating the OrderApp Web Application

• Exercise 4: Testing with the OrderApproval Client


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe transaction processing and how it is implemented in .NET Enterprise Services.

• Use the classes defined in the EnterpriseServices namespace to implement transaction processing.



Module 5: Securing Enterprise Applications

This module explains how to implement COM+ role-based security in serviced components by using .NET Enterprise Services.

Lessons

• Introduction to Application Security

• Implementing COM+ Role-Based Security

• Authentication and Impersonation


Lab 5: Securing Enterprise Applications

• Exercise 1: Updating the PurchasingUpdate component

• Exercise 2: Updating the OrderProcessing Component

• Exercise 3: Updating the OrderApproval Client


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the security model offered by COM+ and how it is used with other security mechanisms.

• Help protect your application by using COM+ role-based security.

• Configure authentication and impersonation levels to balance security requirements with performance and flexibility requirements.



Module 6: State Management

This module describes how to manage state in .NET Enterprise Services. It explains how to use the shared property manager (SPM) to store state, use ASP.NET applications to store application and session state, and use ASP.NET caching.

Lessons

• Introduction to State Management

• Using the Shared Property Manager

• Using ASP.NET to Store State


Lab 6: Managing Component State

• Exercise 1: Updating the OrderProcessing Component


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the need for state management and the techniques for implementing state management.

• Maintain state by using the SPM.

• Maintain state by using ASP.NET application and session state and ASP.NET caching.



Module 7: Compensating Resource Managers

This module describes the architecture of compensating resource managers (CRMs) and how to implement CRMs.

Lessons

• Introduction to Compensating Resource Managers

• Implementing Compensating Resource Managers


Lab 7: Implementing Compensating Resource Managers

• Exercise 1: Creating the OrderDocCRM Component

• Exercise 2: Updating the OrderProcessing Component


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the architecture of CRMs.

• Implement a CRM.



Module 8: Loosely Coupled Events

This module describes the architecture of Loosely Coupled Events (LCEs) and the LCE system. This module also describes how to configure and implement publishers, subscribers, and event classes.

Lessons

• Introduction to Loosely Coupled Events

• COM+ Events

• Using Loosely Coupled Events


Lab 8: Using Loosely Coupled Events

• Exercise 1: Creating an Event Class

• Exercise 2: Creating a Publisher

• Exercise 3: Creating a Subscriber


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe why LCEs are needed.

• Describe the architecture of the LCE system.

• Configure the LCE system programmatically and by using the Component Services administrative tool.

• Implement publishers, subscribers, and event classes.



Module 9: Queued Components

The following topics are covered in this module:

Lessons

• Introduction to Queuing

• Developing Queued Components

• Queued Components and Transactions


Lab 9: Creating a Queued Component

• Exercise 1: Creating a Queued Component

• Exercise 2: Calling the Queued Component


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• List the advantages of using asynchronous messaging in a distributed systems environment.

• Explain the purposes of the recorder, listener, and player in the Queued Components architecture.

• List additional component design considerations introduced by asynchronous messaging.

• Install and configure a queued component in a COM+ application.

• Instantiate a queued component by using the queue and new monikers.



Module 10: Debugging COM+ Applications

In this module, you will learn how to debug applications that use .NET Enterprise Services.

Lessons

• Debugging Tools

• Common Debugging Scenarios


Lab 10: Debugging COM+ Applications

• Exercise 1: Debugging DCOM Problems

• Exercise 2: Debugging Transaction Problems

• Exercise 3: Debugging Security Problems


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Debug COM+ applications by using tools such as the Microsoft Visual Studio debugger.

• Debug some common problems in COM+ applications.



Module 11: Deploying and Administering COM+ Applications

This module introduces the COMAdmin objects and additional techniques and tools for deploying and administering COM+ applications. It describes the advantages and drawbacks of each technique so that students can select the one most appropriate for your application.

Lessons

• Deploying a COM+ Application Built Using .NET Enterprise Services

• Using COMAdmin Objects in WSH Scripts


Lab 11: Administering COM+ Applications

• Exercise 1: Creating a COM+ Application

• Exercise 2: Adding a Role to a COM+ Application

• Exercise 3: Deleting a COM+ Application

• Exercise 4 (Optional): Exposing a COM+ Application as an XML Web Service

• Exercise 5 (Optional): Creating the OrderDispatch Service


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Deploy a COM+ application.

• Use Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH) scripts to do common deployment and administrative tasks, such as creating an application or adding components to an application.



Module 12: COM+ 1.5 Enhancements

This module explains how to use new COM+ version 1.5 features that help you manage, scale, and maximize the uptime of your COM+ application more efficiently. The module also explains how to use .NET Enterprise Services without having to implement serviced components.

Lessons

• Scalability and Availability Enhancements

• Manageability Enhancements

• Other COM+ Features


After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Use COM+ 1.5 features to improve the scalability and availability of COM+ applications.

• Use COM+ 1.5 features to improve the manageability of COM+ applications.

• Use COM+ features such as SWC, BYOT, and Phase Zero notification in your applications


Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: • Experience building assemblies by using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET or Microsoft Visual C#. • Experience handling database transactions in program code. In addition, it is recommended, but not required, that students have completed: • Course 2349: Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework (Microsoft Visual C# .NET).

Certificates offered

MS Certification


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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