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This three-day instructor-led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop distributed applications using WCF 4 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

Course Outline
This three-day instructor-led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop distributed applications using WCF 4 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

What you will learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  •     Implement Service-Oriented Architecture tenets in WCF services
  •     Host WCF services in a variety of Windows hosts
  •     Define and implement WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts
  •     Use multiple endpoints with various messaging patterns
  •     Test, troubleshoot, monitor, and diagnose WCF services
  •     Ensure service reliability using transactions and message queues
  •     Secure WCF services using message and transport security
  •     Extend WCF using behaviors, dispatchers, inspectors, and formatters


This course is intended for professional .NET programmers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Students should have experience consuming services within their Web and/or Windows client applications and be interested in learning to develop service-oriented applications (SOA) using WCF. Students should be experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, as well as cursory familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Windows client or Web application development.


Three days; Instructor-Led

Course Outline

Module 1: Service-Oriented Architecture

This module explains how to design service-oriented applications, how to adhere to SOA tenets, and how to leverage the benefits of SOA scenarios using WCF.


    What Is SOA?
    The Benefits of SOA
    Scenarios and Standards
    Introduction to WCF

Lab : Service-Oriented Architecture

    Practice the SOA Tenets
    Implement Service Agility and Scalability
    Interoperability with Other SOA Technologies
    Use REST Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Describe SOA tenets, scenarios, and benefits for distributed application development
    Design SOA-enabled applications
    Map SOA tenets to equivalent WCF concepts

Module 2: Getting Started with WCF Development

This module describes how to implement a WCF service from the ground up, including defining a contract, implementing the contract, hosting the service, configuring endpoints, and configuring bindings. It also explains how to create a proxy to a WCF service using a channel factory and using the Add Service Reference dialog in Visual Studio 2010.


    Service Contract and Implementation
    Hosting WCF Services
    WCF Behaviors
    Consuming WCF Services

Lab : Service Development Lifecycle

    Define Service and Data Contracts
    Create a Service Implementation
    Configure the Service
    Consume the Service Using Channel Factories
    Consume the Service Using Service References

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Design and define service contracts and data contracts for a service
    Write a service implementation class that implements the service contract
    Host WCF services using a variety of endpoints and bindings
    Consume WCF services using client proxies

Module 3: Hosting WCF Services

This module explains how to host WCF services using Windows Services, IIS and WAS, and AppFabric. It describes how to choose the appropriate host and how to properly configure it for your service€(TM)s optimal operation.


    WCF Service Hosts
    Hosting WCF Services in Windows Services
    IIS, WAS, and AppFabric
    Configuring WCF Hosts
    Service Hosting Best Practices

Lab : Hosting WCF Services

    Use Windows Server AppFabric
    Use Windows Services
    Host Services in a Windows Application
    Service Monitoring Using Performance Counters

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Appreciate and compare different WCF service hosts
    Configure service hosts for optimal service operation
    Host WCF services in Windows Services
    Host WCF services in IIS, WAS, and AppFabric

Module 4: Defining and Implementing WCF Contracts

This module describes how to define WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts. It explains how to design WCF contracts appropriately and how to modify WCF contracts according to the selected messaging pattern.


    What Is a Contract?
    Contract Types
    Messaging Patterns
    Designing WCF Contracts

Lab : Contract Design and Implementation

    Insert Description
    Create a Data Contract
    Implement Message Exchange

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Design and implement WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts
    Choose the appropriate message exchange pattern

Module 5: Endpoints and Behaviors

This module describes how to expose multiple endpoints from a WCF service, how to automatically discover services and make services discoverable, how to configure instancing and concurrency modes for services, and how to improve service reliability with transactions and message queues.


    Multiple Endpoints and Interoperability
    WCF Discovery
    WCF Default Endpoints
    Instancing and Concurrency

Lab : Endpoints and Behaviors

    Expose Multiple Endpoints
    Use Queued Services
    Use Transactions
    Use Reliable Messaging
    Configure Instancing and Concurrency
    Use WCF Discovery
    Verify MSMQ Topology

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Improve service reliability by using transactions, queues, and reliable messaging
    Choose between the various concurrency and instancing modes and configure them
    Expose discoverable services and discover services using WS-Discovery

Module 6: Testing and Troubleshooting WCF Services

This module describes how to diagnose errors and problem root causes in WCF services and how to configure services to expose fault information. It also explains how to use tracing, message logging, and other diagnostic and governance tools for monitoring services at runtime.


    Errors and Symptoms
    WCF Faults
    Debugging and Diagnostics Tools
    Runtime Governance

Lab : Testing and Troubleshooting WCF Services

    View Unplanned SOAP Faults
    Use Fault Contracts
    Use Error Handlers and Handling Faults
    Use WCF Message Logging and Tracing
    Support Large Messages

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Diagnose service errors and symptoms
    Expose fault information from WCF services and consume faults from client applications
    Use debugging and diagnostics tools for service monitoring and troubleshooting
    Appreciate the importance of runtime governance

Module 7: Security

This module explains how to design secure applications, how to implement WCF security on the message level and the transport level, how to integrate authentication and authorization into service code, and how to apply claim-based identity management in federated scenarios.


    Introduction to Application Security
    The WCF Security Model
    Transport and Message Security
    Authentication and Authorization
    Claim-Based Identity

Lab : Implementing WCF Security

    Implement Security Policy
    Configure Client
    Verify Security

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Appreciate the application security tenets
    Apply message and transport security to WCF services
    Use built-in and custom authentication and authorization providers
    Integrate claim-based identity into distributed systems

Module 8: Advanced Topics

This module explains how to improve service throughput and responsiveness using the asynchronous invocation pattern, and how to extend WCF services using inspectors, behaviors, and host extensions. It also describes how to use the WCF routing service for improving service reliability, and how to use Workflow Services to orchestrate long-running, durable service work.


    The Asynchronous Invocation Pattern
    Extending WCF
    Workflow Services

Lab : Advanced Topics

    Use Message Inspectors and Behaviors
    Attach and Access Host Extensions
    Configure and Use Routing
    Implement Asynchronous Invocation
    Implement Workflow Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

    Apply the asynchronous invocation pattern to improve service and client performance
    Extend WCF using behaviors, inspectors, and host extensions
    Use the WCF routing service to balance load and mask service failures
    Use Workflow Services to implement long-running durable services

Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: Understanding of the problem-solving techniques that apply to software development. General understanding of the purpose, function, and features of the .NET Framework. Experience developing software using Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010. Experience in object-oriented design and development using the C# programming language. Experience in n-tier application design and development.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Student's Right to Cancel Registration

If Customer cancels or reschedules an original registration for a class at least ten (10) business days prior to the class start date, Web Age Solutions will issue a full refund of fees paid for class. Customer is not otherwise entitled to a refund of fees paid or released from its obligation to pay for any registration cancelled or rescheduled by Customer, including without limitation a registration previously rescheduled by Customer. Payment for the course will not be refunded if cancellation is received less than ten (10) business days before the class start date. If you wish to send another student in your place, please contact Web Age Solutions at the number below.

Web Age Solution's Right to Cancel or Reschedule

Web Age Solutions reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class at any time. If a class is cancelled or rescheduled, Web Age Solutions will attempt to notify students ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled class start date. Web Age Solutions assumes no financial liability for any cancellation fees.


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I would not recommend WebAge. I would recommend a local provider, the arrangement was not ideal. Using rented space which consisted of a boardroom was not ideal and very disruptive to both the instructor and students. In addition, providing the course to both in class and online students was not ideal. I paid for an instructor lead course so that I don't need to deal with the issues of online training.
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nope, but the room was quite cold in the mornings
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