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Tony Northrup has focused on Windows development and administration for the last eighteen years. Author of 30 technology books and training programs, he brings this experience to MTA .NET Fundamentals course. Tony covers all of the objectives of certification exam 98-372 while providing students with real-world development techniques.

MTA .NET Development Fundamentals is designed to provide students with an explanation and understanding of Microsoft's .NET Framework. LearnSmart Systems provides additional study material, including interactive testing, in an effort to help students feel more confident when taking the actual certification exam.

MTA .NET Development Fundamentals is designed to provide students with an explanation and understanding of Microsoft's .NET Framework. During this course students are provided with an in-depth explanation of the following skills:

Chapter 1: Introduction
  • MTA .NET Fundamentals Introduction
  • MTA Overview
  • Exam 98-372 Overview

Chapter 2: Creating a New Application
  • Chapter Intro
  • Creating a WPF Application
  • Controls and Source Code

Chapter 3: Working with Classes
  • Chapter Intro
  • Label Class Properties In-Depth
  • Label Class Methods In-Depth
  • Creating a Console Application
  • Creating Custom Classes
  • Create Instance of the Custom Class
  • Using ArrayLists

Chapter 4: Inheritance and Casting
  • Chapter Intro
  • Inheritance
  • Inheritance Example
  • Casting
  • Casting Example

Chapter 5: Generics and Interfaces
  • Chapter Intro
  • Generics
  • Generic Collections
  • Using a Generic Collection
  • Generics Terms
  • Interfaces
  • Improper Instance Sorting
  • Implementing CompareTo Interface

Chapter 6: Class Libraries
  • Chapter Intro
  • Class Libraries Defined
  • Creating a Class Library
  • Strong Naming
  • Configuring Strong Naming
  • Strong Name Tool
  • Library Versioning
  • Specifying the App Assembly Version
  • Interoperability

Chapter 7: Understanding Global Assembly Cache
  • Chapter Intro
  • Global Assembly Cache Defined
  • .NET Framework Config Tool
  • Adding an Assembly to GAC
  • Using Gacutil

Chapter 8: Working with Files
  • Chapter Intro
  • Creating a File Editor App
  • Using OpenFileDialog
  • Using SaveFileDialog
  • Understanding File I/O
  • Unhandled Exception Example
  • Exceptions Defined
  • Handling Exceptions: Access Denied Error

Chapter 9: Value and Reference Types
  • Chapter Intro
  • Value Types Defined
  • Importance of Value Types
  • Reference Types Defined
  • Value vs. Reference Type Example
  • Changing Values in Methods
  • SecureString Class
  • Display SecureString Values
  • Change SecureString Values
  • Nonmutable Strings

Chapter 10: Understanding Boxing and Unboxing
  • Chapter Intro
  • Boxing and Unboxing Defined
  • Stack vs. Heap
  • Garbage Collections

Chapter 11: Configuring User/App Settings
  • Chapter Intro
  • Defining Basic Application Settings
  • Understanding App.config
  • Configure User Settings Example
  • Configure Application Settings Example

Chapter 12: Raising and Responding to Events
  • Chapter Intro
  • Handling Events Defined
  • Handling Events Example

Chapter 13: Understanding XML Structure
  • Chapter Intro
  • Machine.config
  • Web.config
  • XmlWriter Class
  • XmlReader Class
  • XML Source Code

Chapter 14: Security
  • Chapter Intro
  • Cryptography
  • Private Key Encryption
  • Create Stream Object
  • Create CryptoStream Object
  • Writing to the CryptoStream Object
  • Decryption Example
  • Authentication/Authorization
  • Code Access Security

Chapter 15: Common Language Runtime
  • Chapter Intro
  • .NET Application Versioning
  • Different Versions of .NET
  • Web Application Versioning
  • Configuring Application Pools
  • Unmanaged Code
  • Sandboxing

Chapter 16: Exam Review
  • Chapter Intro
  • .NET Framework
  • Classes
  • Events
  • Exceptions
  • Assemblies
  • .NET Configruation Scheme
  • Memory Management
MTA is an entry-level credential from Microsoft that validates foundational knowledge needed to build a successful career in technology. The MTA certification programs cover the baseline knowledge of building and managing Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools, software, Windows, Web and .NET development principles and procedures. This course is ideal for students seeking to pass Microsoft’s exam 98-372, Microsoft Technology Associate. Along with video instruction from technology author Tony Northrup, students are provided with supplemental, interactive learning material from LearnSmart to build a solid knowledge foundation before taking their certification exam.
The MTA .NET Fundamentals Certification is an Associate-level building block on the path towards a career in Windows Development and Software Engineering. Successful completion of the exam proves knowledge and skills of .NET fundamentals. Microsoft suggests MTA .NET (98-372) exam candidates to have experience in a .NET language such as C# or Visual Basic .NET. The 112-question exam proves understanding of event-driven programming; error handling concepts; system classes; polymorphism; namespaces; intrinsic data types, MSIL, CLI and other concepts.
Exam topics encompass:
    .NET Framework Concepts
  • App.config and web.config
  • Events and event handling
  • structured exception handling
    Namespaces and Classes
  • Understanding class hierarchies
  • Object Oriented Concepts
  • .NET namespaces
  • Class libraries
  • Data Types
  • Generics
    .NET Code Compilation
  • Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) and Common Language
  • Infrastructure (CLI)
  • Strong naming
  • Version control
  • Assemblies and metadata
    I/O Classes
  • .NET file classes
  • Console I/O
  • XML classes in .NET Framework
    Security
  • System Security namespace
  • Authentication and authorization
This exam was published in May, 2011 and successful completion awards the Microsoft Technology Associate: Microsoft .NET Fundamentals certification. This certification enables pursuit of careers in the field of designing, deploying and managing .NET web services.

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