This three-day MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-361, and build an understanding of these topics: Core programming, Object-Oriented programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications, and databases. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.
Anyone looking to learn the fundamentals of software.
How a computer stores programs and the instructions in computer memory, memory stacks and heaps, memory size requirements for the various data storage types, numeric data and textual data.
Various decision structures used in all computer programming languages; If decision structures; multiple decision structures, such as If…Else and switch/Select Case; reading flowcharts; decision tables; evaluating expressions.
For loops, While loops, Do...While loops and recursion.
Structured exception handling.
Properties, methods, events and constructors; how to create a class; how to use classes in code.
Inheriting the functionality of a base class into a derived class.
Extending the functionality in a class after inheriting from a base class, overriding methods in the derived class.
Creating classes that hide their implementation details while still allowing access to the required functionality through the interface, access modifiers.
Phases of application life cycle management, software testing.
Application specifications, translating them into prototypes, code, select appropriate application type and components.
Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists and sorting algorithms; performance implications of various data structures; choosing the right data structure.
Page life cycle, event model, state management, client-side versus server-side programming.
Creating virtual directories and websites, deploying web applications, understanding the role of Internet Information Services.
Web services that will be consumed by client applications, accessing web services from a client application, SOAP, WSDL.
UI design guideline categories, characteristics and capabilities of Store Apps, identify gestures.
Characteristics and capabilities of console- based applications.
Characteristics and capabilities of Windows Services.
Characteristics and capabilities of database products, database design, ERDs, normalisation concepts.
SQL, creating and accessing stored procedures, updating and selecting data.
Connecting to various types of data stores, such as flat file; XML file; in-memory object; resource optimisation.
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.