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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Windows Communication Foundation

This module explains how to build a simple WCF service and client.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course will be fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. 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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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
Reviewed by 2012
Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
Reviewed by 2012
Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
Reviewed by 2012
I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
Reviewed by 2012
Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
Reviewed by 2012
I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
Reviewed by 2012
Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
Reviewed by 2012
I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
Reviewed by 2012
Reviewed by 2012
The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
Reviewed by 2011
Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
Reviewed by 2011

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