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This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build and configure a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) solution.


 
Course Outline


This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build and configure a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) solution.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for application developers who know how to build and consume Web services in Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and how to use the common features of the base class library. The application developers do not have to understand concepts such advanced WS-*, Web Services Enhancements (WSE), service life cycle management, and diagnostics.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Build a simple WCF service and client.
  • Create and configure a service as a managed application and select an appropriate hosting option.
  • Expose a WCF service over different endpoints and add run-time functionality by using behaviors.
  • Improve debugging capabilities by examining messages and service activity.
  • Define service, operation, and data contracts to meet application requirements.
  • Add error handling to a WCF application.
  • Address service quality issues such as performance, availability, concurrency, and instance management.
  • Implement security in a WCF application.
  • Protect data integrity through correct use of transactions.
Course Outline Module 1: Getting Started with Windows Communication Foundation
This module explains how to build a simple WCF service and client.

Lessons
  • Designing an Application to Be Part of a Service Oriented Architecture
  • Overview of WCF Architecture
  • Using a Language-Level Interface As a Service Contract
  • Implementing a Simple WCF Service in Visual Studio 2008
  • Consuming a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008
Lab : Creating a Simple Service
  • Creating a Simple WCF Service
  • Calling the Simple WCF Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how to design an application as part of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Describe the main parts of the WCF architecture.
  • Create a simple service contract for a WCF service.
  • Implement a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008.
  • Consume a simple WCF service in Visual Studio 2008.
Module 2: Configuring and Hosting WCF Services
This module explains how to create and configure a WCF service as a managed application and select an appropriate hosting option.
Lessons
  • Programmatically Configuring a Managed Application to Host a WCF Service
  • Programmatically Configuring a Managed Application to Call a WCF Service
  • Defining Client and Service Settings by Using File-Based Configuration
  • Selecting a Hosting Option for a WCF Service
  • Deploying a WCF Service
Lab : Configure and Host a WCF Service
  • Creating a Programmatically Configured Managed Application to Host a Service
  • Calling a Service Hosted in a Managed Application by Using Programmatic Configuration
  • Defining Service Settings by Using External Configuration
  • Employing Different Hosting Options for a Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a programmatically-configured managed application that hosts a WCF service.
  • Call a WCF service hosted in a managed application by using programmatic configuration.
  • Define WCF service settings by using external configuration.
  • Select the best hosting option for a WCF service.
  • Deploy a WCF service onto a remote host.
Module 3: Endpoints and Behaviors
This module explains how to expose a WCF service over different endpoints and add run-time functionality by using behaviors.

Lessons
  • Exposing WCF Services Over Different Endpoints
  • Adding Behaviors to Services and Endpoints
  • Interoperating with Non-WCF Web services

Lab : Changing Service Endpoints and Behaviors
  • Exposing Services by Using Different Bindings
  • Adding Metadata Exchange to a Service
  • Creating WCF Clients and Services That Interoperate with Non-WCF Web Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Expose WCF services by using different bindings.
  • Add behaviors to services and endpoints.
  • Create WCF clients and services that interoperate with different types of Web services.
Module 4: Debugging and Diagnostics
This module explains how to improve debugging capabilities by examining messages and service activity.

Lessons
  • Logging Messages
  • Activity Tracing
Lab : Message Logging and Activity
  • Generating Logging Information for a Service
  • Enabling End-to-End Tracing for a Service
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Log WCF messages.
  • Trace WCF service activity.
Module 5: Designing and Defining Contracts
This module explains how to define service, operation, and data contracts to meet application requirements.

Lessons
  • Designing a Coherent and Cohesive WCF Service Interface
  • Defining a Service Contract
  • Defining Operations on a Service
  • Defining a Data Contract
Lab : Contracts for Services and Data
  • Defining and Implementing a One-Way Operation Contract
  • Passing Complex Data with a Data Contract
  • Defining and Implementing a Callback Contract
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Design a coherent and cohesive service contract.
  • Define a service contract.
  • Define operations on a service.
  • Define a data contract.
Module 6: Handling Errors
This module explains how to add error handling to a WCF application.

Lessons
  • Relating .NET Exceptions to Service-Level Faults
  • Using Faults in a Service
  • Handling Faults and Exceptions on Clients
Lab : Error Handling
  • Handling Unexpected Errors in a WCF Service
  • Add Fault Handling to a WCF Service and the Service Contract
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how .NET exceptions relate to service-level faults.
  • Define fault information in a service contract.
  • Handle service exceptions on clients.
Module 7: Improving WCF Service Quality
This module explains how to address service quality issues such as performance, availability, concurrency, and instance management.

Lessons
  • Managing WCF Service Instances
  • Managing Concurrency Issues
  • Improving WCF Service Quality
Lab : Improving WCF Service Quality
  • Managing WCF Service Instances
  • Managing Concurrency Issues
  • Throttling Access to a WCF Service
  • Passing Bulk Data Between a WCF Client and Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manage WCF service instances.
  • Manage concurrency issues.
  • Improve WCF service performance.
Module 8: Implementing WCF Security
This module explains how to implement security in a WCF application.

Lessons
  • Overview of Security in WCF
  • Applying Overall Security Requirements to a Binding
  • Specifying Required Client and Service Credentials
  • Working With Security Information
Lab : Protecting a Service
  • Applying Security for Internal Network Communication
  • Applying Security for Internet Communication
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the process for implementing security in WCF.
  • Apply overall security requirements to a binding.
  • Specify required client and service credentials.
  • Work with security information.
Module 9: Implementing Transactions
This module explains how to protect data integrity through correct use of transactions.

Lessons
  • Overview of Transactions in a Service-Oriented Application
  • Creating Transactional Service Operations
  • Enabling the Flow of Transactions from Client to Service
Lab : Implementing Transactions for a Service
  • Controlling the Flow of a Transaction from Client to Service
  • Forcing a Transaction to Start When a Service Operation Is Called
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain how transactions work in a service-oriented application.
  • Create transactional service operations.
  • Control transaction flow from client to service.

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students should have intermediate experience of developing applications by using previous versions of Microsoft Visual Studio development system at level 200.

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.
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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.
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