Getting Started with WCF 4 using VB 2010

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

This course introduces the .NET Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) technology and its architecture. It shows how to create a basic WCF service and how to host the service in a managed application, a Windows Service, Internet Information Service (IIS), or Windows Process Application Activation Services (WAS). It also covers how to generate a client proxy class and configuration file to access a WCF service. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft Technology Specialist: Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-513).

Target Audience

All organizations or individual consultants who are using or intend to use the .NET Framework 3.5 with Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Basic 2010 to develop Windows Communication Foundation applications; corporate employees, consultants, and university or college students who are preparing for the associated Technology Specialist: Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam (70-513).

Prerequisites

Experience in developing .NET 3.5 or .NET 4 applications with Visual Basic 2010; knowledge of .NET distributed technologies, particularly XML Web Services

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Overview of WCF

  • recognize the main capabilities of WCF as a single software solution for distributed applications
  • recognize the architecture of WCF
  • Creating and Implementing a Basic WCF Service

  • create and host a basic WCF service using only code
  • create and host a basic WCF service using code and configuration files
  • implement default endpoints and behaviors
  • implement standard endpoints
  • Configuring a WCF Client

  • configure a WCF client
  • Using the WCF Service Configuration Editor

  • use the WCF Service Configuration Editor to create and edit service configuration files
  • Implementing a Basic WCF Service and Client

    Hosting Options for WCF Applications

  • use IIS to host a WCF service
  • use WAS to host a WCF service
  • use self-hosting in a managed Windows service
  • host more than one service in a single process
  • Hosting WCF Services

    Implementing a Basic WCF Application

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