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EXAM PREP GUIDE
Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCPD Exam 70-549—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and labs. 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:
- Evaluate the logical and physical design of an application model
- Design and develop components to implement business logic and data access
- Identify the appropriate mechanism to deliver multimedia in distributed applications
- Choose a data structure, state management technique, and security implementation strategy
- Determine appropriate event-logging and monitoring methods
- Define and evaluate a testing strategy and deployment plan
Assess your skills with 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.
- 275+ practice and review questions.
- Case scenarios and lab exercises.
- Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C# code samples on CD.
- 90-day evaluation version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 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
Bruce Johnson is a 25-year veteran of the computer industry with a passion for system design and development. He coauthored MCPD Self-Paced Training Kits for Exams 70-548 and 70-547.
Brian C. Lanham specializes in developing Windows and Web based applications using the .NET Framework.
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.
Table of Contents
About the Authors; Bruce Johnson; Brian C. Lanham; Shawn Wildermuth; Mark Blomsma; Shannon Horn; Mike Snell; Val Mazur; Introduction; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Using the CD and DVD; Microsoft Certified Professional Program; Technical Support; Evaluation Edition Software Support; Chapter 1: Evaluating the Technical Feasibility of an Application; 1.1 Before You Begin; 1.2 Lesson 1: Evaluating Requirements and Proposing a Design; 1.3 Lesson 2: Creating a Proof-of-Concept Prototype to Refine an Applications Design; 1.4 Chapter Review; 1.5 Chapter Summary; 1.6 Key Terms; 1.7 Case Scenario; 1.8 Suggested Practices; 1.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 2: Creating Specifications for Developers; 2.1 Before You Begin; 2.2 Lesson 1: Create a Logical Model; 2.3 Lesson 2: Define Application Layers; 2.4 Lesson 3: Create Physical Models for Developers; 2.5 Chapter Review; 2.6 Chapter Summary; 2.7 Key Terms; 2.8 Case Scenario; 2.9 Suggested Practices; 2.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 3: Design Evaluation; 3.1 Before You Begin; 3.2 Lesson 1: Evaluating the Logical Design; 3.3 Lesson 2: Evaluating the Physical Design; 3.4 Chapter Review; 3.5 Chapter Summary; 3.6 Key Terms; 3.7 Case Scenarios; 3.8 Suggested Practices; 3.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 4: Component Design; 4.1 Before You Begin; 4.2 Lesson 1: Database Design; 4.3 Lesson 2: Designing a Component; 4.4 Lesson 3: Component Features; 4.5 Chapter Review; 4.6 Chapter Summary; 4.7 Key Terms; 4.8 Case Scenarios; 4.9 Suggested Practices; 4.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 5: Component Development; 5.1 Before You Begin; 5.2 Lesson 1: Implementing Component Features; 5.3 Lesson 2: Data Access in Components; 5.4 Lesson 3: Component Infrastructure; 5.5 Chapter Review; 5.6 Chapter Summary; 5.7 Key Terms; 5.8 Case Scenarios; 5.9 Suggested Practices; 5.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 6: Multimedia in Distributed Applications; 6.1 Before You Begin; 6.2 Lesson 1: How to Choose a Delivery Mechanism; 6.3 Lesson 2: Challenges in Multimedia Delivery; 6.4 Chapter Review; 6.5 Chapter Summary; 6.6 Key Terms; 6.7 Case Scenario; 6.8 Suggested Practices; 6.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 7: Reusable Software Components; 7.1 Before You Begin; 7.2 Lesson 1: Consuming Reusable Software Components; 7.3 Chapter Review; 7.4 Chapter Summary; 7.5 Key Terms; 7.6 Case Scenarios; 7.7 Suggested Practices; 7.8 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 8: Design Logic Implementation; 8.1 Before You Begin; 8.2 Lesson 1: Implementation Approach Philosophies; 8.3 Lesson 2: Program Flow Control; 8.4 Organizing Code; 8.5 Lesson 3: Data Structure Designs; 8.6 Lesson 4: State Management Design; 8.7 Lesson 5: Components versus Services; 8.8 Lesson 6: Security Implementation; 8.9 Chapter Review; 8.10 Chapter Summary; 8.11 Key Terms; 8.12 Case Scenarios; 8.13 Suggested Practices; 8.14 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 9: Logging and Monitoring; 9.1 Before You Begin; 9.2 Lesson 1: Logging in Distributed Applications; 9.3 Lesson 2: Monitoring Distributed Applications; 9.4 Chapter Review; 9.5 Chapter Summary; 9.6 Key Terms; 9.7 Case Scenarios; 9.8 Suggested Practice; 9.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 10: Planning for Testing; 10.1 Before You Begin; 10.2 Lesson 1: Creating a Unit Test Framework; 10.3 Lesson 2: System-Level Testing; 10.4 Lesson 3: The Testing Environment; 10.5 Chapter Review; 10.6 Chapter Summary; 10.7 Key Terms; 10.8 Case Scenarios; 10.9 Suggested Practices; 10.10 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 11: Unit Testing: The First Line of Defense; 11.1 Before You Begin; 11.2 Lesson 1: Identifying Testing Scenarios; 11.3 Lesson 2: Testing the Component Thoroughly; 11.4 Chapter Review; 11.5 Chapter Summary; 11.6 Key Terms; 11.7 Case Scenarios; 11.8 Suggested Practices; 11.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 12: Stabilizing the Application; 12.1 Before You Begin; 12.2 Lesson 1: The Code Review Process; 12.3 Lesson 2: Integration Testing; 12.4 Chapter Review; 12.5 Chapter Summary; 12.6 Key Terms; 12.7 Case Scenarios; 12.8 Suggested Practices; 12.9 Take a Practice Test; Chapter 13: Evaluating Application Performance; 13.1 Before You Begin; 13.2 Lesson 1: Evaluating Application Performance; 13.3 Lesson 2: Analyzing Monitoring Data; 13.4 Lesson 3: Evaluating the Deployment Plan; 13.5 Lesson 4: Understanding an Application Flow-Logic Diagram; 13.6 Lesson 5: Validating the Production Configuration Environment; 13.7 Chapter Review; 13.8 Chapter Summary; 13.9 Key Terms; 13.10 Case Scenarios; 13.11 Suggested Practices; 13.12 Take a Practice Test; Answers; Chapter 1: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 1: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 2: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 2: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 3: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 333333: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 4: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 4: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 5: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 5: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 6: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 6: Case Scenario Answer; Chapter 7: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 7: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 8: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 8: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 9: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 9: Case Scenario Answer; Chapter 10: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 10: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 11: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 11: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 12: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 12: Case Scenario Answers; Chapter 13: Lesson Review Answers; Chapter 13: Case Scenario Answers; Glossary; System Requirements; Hardware Requirements; Software Requirements; Exam 70-547: PRO: Designing and Developing Web-Based Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Framework; Additional Resources for Developers: Advanced Topics and Best Practices; Additional SQL Server Resources for Developers; Additional Resources for Web Developers;