I woke up to the sweet smell of another course, in the "baking" for some time now, being released to manufacting (RTM). Once again this news brings cheer to the developer audience because this time what's up in the offering is the 3-day ILT course on Developing Windows® Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010: 10263A. In this course, students will learn to develop Windows Communication Foundation applications using .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010. And that's not all - Service Oriented Application design considerations will also be included as part of this training. What's more? - This course will help students prepare for the certification exam 70-513. 

The subject matter expertise for this title came from the SELA group who are known for their techinal acumen in the developer space. What was an added advantage was that they provided content development support as well. This is first time we both (MSL and SELA) were in a content development partnership for MOC. We believe we have a great offering for you that will match your expectations. If it does, does not, or exceeds we'd like to hear from you via the MTM tool.

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.
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

More details on this course can be found at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=10263A#tab2

- Amith Vincent || Content Development Manager ||  Microsoft learning