QA Accelerated - MCTS: .NET Framework 4, Data Access

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This 5-day training course allows you to focus on earning your MCTS .NET Framework 4, Data Access certification through our intensive ACCELERATED track. Demonstrate your skill in working with Visual Studio 2010 to create data-driven applications that access data from various sources, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Office Access, object data sources, XML, or other flat-file sources.

The QA Accelerated certification programme provides you with everything you need to gain certification in a shortest time, including:

  • Course based on Microsoft Official Curriculum - course
  • All events delivered by QA's expert MCT team
  • Extended delivery days - normally 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Practice tests taken with full support from your instructor
  • MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-516): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Book/CD Package
  • Exam 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam taken on the final day of your course
  • Free exam re-test voucher should you fail your first attempt


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Evaluate a variety of business cases, and then select an appropriate combination of data access technologies and tools most appropriate to each case. Describe the roles of Entity Framework, WCF Data Services, and ADO.NET for building and maintaining applications and use LINQ on top of these technologies to Improve productivity and the quality of their applications
  • Use the tools provided with the Entity Framework to map the conceptual model used by the business logic of an application to the logical data model provided by a database
  • Query an Entity Data Model (EDM) by using common methods such as LINQ to Entities, Entity SQL and the classes in the EntityClient namespace
  • Perform data modification tasks on data in an EDM
  • Explain the function of the Object Services model implemented by the Entity Framework and the support provided by the Object Services API for addressing the issues faced by enterprise applications that have to handle multiple concurrent users simultaneously accessing the same data
  • Describe best practices for designing and building a scalable, optimized data access layer by using Object Services
  • Customize and extend entities with their own business logic and use advanced mappings to shape the data model to their business and application requirements
  • Reuse existing business classes in a data access layer built by using the Entity Framework
  • Address the architectural issues that can arise when building an n-tier enterprise application by using the Entity Framework
  • Build extensible solutions that can update data in an n-tier enterprise application by using the Entity Framework
  • Access offline data or data that that has limited availability in client applications
  • Design, develop and consume a simple WCF Data Service
  • Use WCF Data Services to update and delete data and to handle multi-user concerns
  • Develop high performance, scalable ADO.NET applications that can query and update data
  • Explain how LINQ to SQL enables development against a logical model which abstracts the low-level details of querying ADO.NET tables and result sets


Those intending to take the 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft.NET Framework 4 exam, 70-518 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Applications using Microsoft.NET Framework 4 exam, 70-519 PRO: Designing and Developing Web Applications using Microsoft.NET Framework 4 exam, 70-583 PRO: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications exam will also benefit from attendance at this course.


This course is intended for professional .NET software developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. They will have experience implementing data access and data binding within their Web and/or Windows client applications and are interested in learning to optimize data access code in their applications by using the Entity Framework, LINQ, and ADO.NET.

Before attending this course, delegates must have:

  • At least 12 months of professional Windows or Web development experience using Visual Studio 2010
  • Experience developing n-tier applications that access various data sources
  • Experience implementing data binding within their applications
  • Experience using LINQ and ADO.NET
  • A conceptual understanding of the Entity Framework

Please note : Delegates will be asked to produce photographic identification in order to sit their examination.

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Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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