Microsoft's .NET 2.0

Microsoft's .NET 2.0 is a huge step forward in programming environments — it's full of innovations that make your life as a developer easier than ever before. One of the biggest benefits is that you can get straight to coding features and functionality — all the "plumbing" and groundwork you used to have to do first is no longer required. And that's just the beginning.

In Exam-Pack 70-536: .NET 2.0 Application Development Foundation, instructor Garth Schulte walks you through the features and functionalities of .NET 2.0, using Visual Basic 2005. This series will give you a huge jump-start on developing applications in Visual Basic, on the .NET 2.0 platform.

Here's what you'll learn to do with Visual Basic 2005 and .NET 2.0:

Video 1 - Take a tour of Visual Studio 2005, Visual Basic 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Framework — become familiar with the new tools and technologies in the next generation of software development.Video 2 - Discover the new Visual Basic 2005 language additions — see the productivity features of Visual Basic 2005 in action.

Video 3 - Manage your application data with Variables, Types and Collections — learn how to store, retrieve and manipulate the data your application needs to function.

Video 4 - Freshen up on the basics of Object Oriented Programming — OOP is the foundation of a well architected application, see the new graphical tools Visual Studio has to simplify modeling our application infrastructure.

Video 5 - Standardize code by creating and using Generics — learn about a significant new feature to the .NET 2.0 framework. Generics allow us to improve performance, reduce code and increase flexibility by "generalizing" our code classes.

Video 6 - Manipulate various forms of textual data — search, extract, format, twist and turn string-based objects and their data using different technologies and techniques.

Video 7 - Implement input/output operations on the file system — learn how to create, edit and manipulate files along with their content using different I/O techniques.

Video 8 - Implement serialization operations on objects — understand how and why we use serialization to simplify persisting object state.

Video 9 - Implement threaded application operations — learn how to build multi-threaded applications to enhance user-friendliness and improve performance through asynchronous operations.

Video 10 - Handle application bugs and potential issues — learn how to use structured exception handling to trap expected and unexpected errors so we can make decisions on how the application reacts.

Video 11 - Integrate diagnostic tools and functionality — trace code paths to monitor performance and troubleshoot application issues.

Video 12 - Implement input/output operations on a database — use ADO.NET 2.0 to read, write and manipulate data from a SQL Server database all while using a WinForms application to interact with the data.

Video 13 - Work with assembly files and assembly metadata — see the role and makeup of assemblies in .NET 2.0 and how we can tweak them to fit our application needs.

Video 14 - Work with reflection classes — see how and why we use reflection to dynamically work with our objects and code to save time.

Video 15 - Interoperate with code constructed in older technologies — learn how to Work with code and applications that were built with COM based languages prior to the .NET framework.

Video 16 - Build Windows serviced applications — see a real world example of how to build, install and update a Windows service application and also how to interact with a continuously running application.

Video 17 - Work with the .NET security architecture — understand the different layers of security and how to use them in the .NET 2.0 framework, we'll cover everything from code security to data encryption.

Video 18 - Using .NET SMTP Mail — see how to use the new email features of .NET 2.0 by creating and sending secure SMTP based email and using alternate views to support a wide variety of email clients.

Video 19 - Deploy .NET applications for installation — see the different methods used for creating setups and deploying applications to a production environment, you'll see the new ClickOnce deployment technology and features new to the .NET 2.0 framework.

Video 20 - An overview of the sample GoogleIT! WinForms application — A run through of the sample .NET 2.0 application written in VB.NET, see concepts and techniques we've covered in this exam pack and much more wrapped into a working example.

On the job skills for VB.NET plus exam prep for MCTS exam

Exam-Pack 70-536: .NET 2.0 Application Development Foundation gives you real world skills you can put to use right away developing applications in Visual Basic, on the .NET 2.0 framework. Plus it maps to the exam objectives for Microsoft MCTS exam 70-536, to help you prepare for certification.


A basic understanding of computers, such as A+ certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended before viewing this training.
Exam-Pack 70-536: .NET 2.0 Application Development Foundation contains:

- Introduction to Visual Studio 2005, Visual Basic 2005 and .NET 2.0 (free video!)
- Visual Basic 2005 Language Enhancements
- Managing Data with Variables, Types and Collections
- Object Oriented Programming Primer
- Creating and Using Generics
- Manipulating Text
- Implementing I/O Functionality
- Implementing Serialization
- Implementing Threading
- Handling Exceptions
- Integrating Diagnostics
- Data Access with ADO.NET
- Working with Assemblies
- Working with Reflection
- Interoperating with Legacy Code
- Building Windows Services
- Application, User and Data Security
- Using .NET Mail
- Deploying Applications
- Sample Application Overview - GoogleIT!
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