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MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-561): Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Application Development

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EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-561—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: Connect to data sources; query and retrieve data Manage data integrity and transactions Use LINQ to query data across types, including XML Work with DataSets and in-memory stores Synchronize data—including smart-caching strategies Generate an EDM using the Entity Framework Use ADO.NET Data Services for Internet applications

PRACTICE TESTS

Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Your kit includes: 15% exam discount from Microsoft. Offer expires 12/31/13. Details inside. Official self-paced study guide. Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. 240+ practice and review questions. Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic® and Visual C#® on CD. 90-day trial of Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008 Professional Edition. Fully searchable eBook of this guide.

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This official Microsoft training kit for individuals who are studying for the MCTS Exam 70-561 provides instructions for improving test scores on subjects such as connecting to data sources, managing data integrity, using LINQ to query data across types, working with DataSets, synchronizing data, generating EDM with Entity Framework and using ADO.NET Data services for Internet applications. Wildermuth, Blomsma and Wightman are all experienced software developers and trainers, and they provide practice tests, multiple testing modes and detailed right and wrong answers that reflect exam objectives. Microsoft offers a 15% discount on the exam with the purchase of this guide. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-561—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Connect to data sources; query and retrieve data
  • Manage data integrity and transactions
  • Use LINQ to query data across types, including XML
  • Work with DataSets and in-memory stores
  • Synchronize data—including smart-caching strategies
  • Generate an EDM using the Entity Framework
  • Use ADO.NET Data Services for Internet applications

PRACTICE TESTS

Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Your kit includes:

  • Official self-paced study guide.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 240+ practice and review questions.
  • Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# on CD.
  • 90-day trial of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition.
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide.


For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

About the Author

I am a Microsoft C# MVP and the founder of Wildermuth Consulting Services, LLC, a company that is dedicated to delivering software and training solutions in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I am also a speaker on the INEA Speaker's Bureau and have appeared at several national conferences to speak on a variety of subjects. I am the author of the book "Pragmatic ADO.NET", the upcoming "Prescriptive Data Architectures", both for Addison-Wesley as well as co-author of several certification books for Microsoft Press. I have been writing articles for a number of years for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, MSDN Online, DevSource, The ServerSide .NET, ONDotNet.com and Intel's Rich Client Series. I have enjoyed building data-driven software for more than twenty years.

Mark Blomsma, Microsoft MVP for C#, specializes in .NET technologies, enterprise application development and integration, and software renovation

Jim Wightman is a programmer, architect, and consultant with 27+ years of software development experience. He currently focuses on Windows® Azure, Windows 7, and applying Microsoft technologies to environmental issues.

Table of Contents

DedicationExam 70-561: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5—ADO.NET Application DevelopmentAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Creating Database ConnectionsChapter 2: Selecting and Querying DataChapter 3: DataSetsChapter 4: Updating DataChapter 5: Synchronizing DataChapter 6: Introducing LINQChapter 7: XMLChapter 8: LINQ to SQLChapter 9: Using the Entity FrameworkChapter 10: ADO.NET Data ServicesAnswersGlossarySystem RequirementsAbout the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735625631
Subtitle:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 ADO.NET Application Development
Author:
Northrup, Tony.
Author:
Wightman, Jim
Author:
Wildermuth, Shawn
Author:
Blosma, Mark
Author:
Blomsma, Mark
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Certification Guides - General
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Technical Skills
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Microsoft Press Training Kit
Publication Date:
20090325
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 7.38 x 1.6 in 2.65 lb

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , EXAM PREP GUIDE Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-561—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply what you’ve learned through real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:

  • Connect to data sources; query and retrieve data
  • Manage data integrity and transactions
  • Use LINQ to query data across types, including XML
  • Work with DataSets and in-memory stores
  • Synchronize data—including smart-caching strategies
  • Generate an EDM using the Entity Framework
  • Use ADO.NET Data Services for Internet applications

PRACTICE TESTS

Assess your skills with the practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Your kit includes:

  • Official self-paced study guide.
  • Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results.
  • 240+ practice and review questions.
  • Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# on CD.
  • 90-day trial of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition.
  • Fully searchable eBook of this guide.


For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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