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Development Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with MS Visual Studio 2010 (MOC 10263)

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Module 1: Service-Oriented Architecture
This module explains how to design SOAs, how to adhere to SOA tenets, and how to leverage the benefits of SOA scenarios using WCF.


  • What Is SOA?
  • The Benefits of SOA
  • Scenarios and Standards
  • Introduction to WCF

Lab: Service-Oriented Architecture

  • Practicing the SOA Tenets
  • Implementing Service Agility and Scalability
  • Interoperating with Other SOA Technologies
  • Using REST Services

Module 2: Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Development
This module describes how to implement a WCF service from the beginning, including defining a contract, implementing the contract, hosting the service, configuring endpoints, and configuring bindings. It also explains how to create a proxy to a WCF service using a channel factory, and using the Add Service Reference dialog box in Visual Studio 2010.


  • Service Contract and Implementation
  • Hosting WCF Services
  • WCF Behaviors
  • Consuming WCF Services

Lab: Service Development Life Cycle

  • Defining Service and Data Contracts
  • Creating a Service Implementation
  • Configuring the Service
  • Consuming the Service Using Channel Factories
  • Consuming the Service Using Service Reference

Module 3: Hosting Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Services
This module explains how to host WCF services using Windows Services, Internet Information Services (IIS) and Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and Windows Server AppFabric. This module describes how to choose the appropriate host, and how to configure it properly for your service's optimal operation.


  • WCF Service Hosts
  • ServiceHost
  • Hosting WCF Services in Windows Services
  • IIS, WAS, and AppFabric
  • Configuring WCF Hosts
  • Service Hosting Best Practices

Lab: Hosting WCF Services

  • Using Windows Server AppFabric
  • Using Windows Services
  • Hosting Services in a Windows Application
  • Using Performance Counters for Service Monitoring

Module 4: Defining and Implementing Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Contracts
This module describes how to define WCF service contracts, data contracts, and message contracts. This module explains how to design WCF contracts appropriately, and how to modify WCF contracts according to the selected messaging pattern.


  • What Is a Contract?
  • Contract Types
  • Messaging Patterns
  • Designing WCF Contracts

Lab: Contract Design and Implementation

  • Creating Service Contracts
  • Creating Data Contracts
  • Implementing Message Exchange

Module 5: Endpoints and Behaviors
This module describes how to expose multiple endpoints from a WCF service, how to automatically discover services and make services discoverable, how to configure instancing and concurrency modes for services, and how to improve service reliability with transactions and message queues.


  • Multiple Endpoints and Interoperability
  • WCF Discovery
  • WCF Default Endpoints
  • Instancing and Concurrency
  • Reliability

Lab: WCF Endpoints and Behaviors

  • Exposing Multiple Endpoints
  • Using Queued Services
  • Using Transactions
  • Using Reliable Messaging
  • Configuring Instancing and Concurrency
  • Using WCF Discovery
  • Verifying MSMQ Topology

Module 6: Testing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Services
This module describes how to diagnose errors and problem root causes in WCF services, and how to configure services to expose fault information. It also explains how to use tracing, message logging, and other diagnostic and governance tools for monitoring services at runtime.


  • Errors and Symptoms
  • WCF Faults
  • Debugging and Diagnostics Tools
  • Runtime Governance

Lab: Testing and Troubleshooting WCF Services

  • Viewing Unplanned SOAP Faults
  • Using Fault Contracts
  • Using Error Handlers and Handling Faults
  • Using WCF Message Logging and Tracing
  • Supporting Large Messages

Module 7: Security
This module explains how to design secure applications, how to implement WCF security on both the message level and the transport level, how to integrate authentication and authorization into service code, and how to apply claim-based identity management in federated scenarios.


  • Introduction to Application Security
  • The WCF Security Model
  • Transport and Message Security
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Claim-Based Identity

Lab: Implementing WCF Security

  • Implementing Security Policy
  • Configuring Client
  • Verifying Security

Module 8: Introduction to Advanced Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Topics
This module explains how to improve service throughput and responsiveness using the asynchronous invocation pattern, and how to extend WCF services using inspectors, behaviors, and host extensions. It also describes how to use the WCF routing service for improving service reliability, and how to use Workflow Services to orchestrate long-running, durable, service work.


  • The Asynchronous Invocation Pattern
  • Extending WCF
  • Routing
  • Workflow Services

Lab: Advanced Topics

  • Using Message Inspectors and Behaviors
  • Attaching and Access Host Extensions
  • Configuring and Use Routing
  • Implementing Asynchronous Invocation
  • Implementing Workflow Services