This three-day course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to successfully upgrade their existing Active Server Pages (ASP) skills, as well as upgrading their Web applications, to Microsoft ASP.NET. This course also explains the new features of ASP.NET that can then be leveraged to improve an existing Web application.
This course is intended for existing Web developers who are writing ASP solutions. This course assumes that the students are familiar with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), client-side and server-side scripting, ASP, Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO), and a Microsoft .NET-based programming language.
The Web developer is responsible for the design and implementation of a Web application or a Web solution. Typically, these individuals:
- Assist with the creation of functional specifications.
- Design and develop user interfaces (UIs).
- Create ASP Pages.
- Write Web Forms applications.
At Course Completion
- After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the key differences between ASP and ASP.NET.
- Create an ASP.NET Web application by using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
- Create an ASP.NET Web Application UI.
- Use the trace feature of ASP.NET to obtain information about executed requests.
- Use the Visual Studio .NET debugger to debug ASP.NET Web applications.
- Access databases in an ASP.NET Web application by using Microsoft ADO.NET.
- Create and call a COM object from an ASP.NET Web page.
- Explain how XML Web services is beneficial to distributed Internet computing.
- Create an XML Web service by using Visual Studio .NET.
- Create client code that can create and call a remote XML Web service.
- List server and client-side state management techniques and explain how ASP.NET improves state management.
- Use the ASP.NET Application object to track data that is associated with an ASP.NET Web application.
- Use the ASP.NET Session object to track data that is associated with an individual user session.
- Use the ASP.NET HttpCookie object to store client-side data.
- Explain what approach would be the best for migrating a ASP Web application to ASP.NET, given a specific ASP Web application scenario.
- Implement Forms-based authentication in an ASP.NET Web application.
- Prepare an ASP.NET Web application for deployment.
- After completing the appendices, students will be able to:
- Access and display Extensible Markup Language (XML) data in an ASP.NET Web application.
- Use caching to improve Web application performance.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- The ability to create HTML pages with tables, images, and forms.
- Experience using ASP to create Web applications.
- The ability to retrieve data from relational databases by using ADO.
- Familiarity with a Microsoft .NET-based programming language.