MOC 6464: Visual Studio 2008: ADO.NET 3.5

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to access and modify data by using ADO.NET 3.5.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose and structure of ADO.NET 3.5.
  • Explain the role of data providers in ADO.NET 3.5.
  • List the technologies and techniques available for managing data with ADO.NET 3.5.
  • Insert, update, and delete data by using ADO.NET Command objects.
  • Implement transactions to control data integrity and concurrency.
  • Define and use a DataSet for retrieving data.
  • Use a DataSet to update a database.
  • Use a DataSet as a local cache in an occasionally connected environment.
  • Define LINQ queries for selecting data from an in-memory data structure.
  • Use LINQ to SQL to query data in a database..
  • Use LINQ to SQL to modify data and save changes to the database.
  • Explain how to use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to map a database schema to a logical business model.
  • Use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to query and manage data.
  • Explain how Synchronization Services supports occasionally-connected solutions.
  • Use Synchronization Services to download data from a SQL Server database.
  • Use Synchronization Services to upload data to a SQL Server database.

Course Content


MODULE 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH ADO.NET 3.5

1.The Structure of ADO.NET 3.5
2.Connecting to a Database and Retrieving Data
3.Best Practices for Managing Connections and Performing Queries

MODULE 2 - MODIFYING DATA BY USING ADO.NET COMMANDS

1.Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Data
2.Managing Data Integrity and Concurrency

MODULE 3 - QUERYING AND MAINTAINING DATA BY USING DATASETS

1.Creating and Using a DataSet to Retrieve Data
2.Updating a Database by Using a DataSet
3.Using a DataSet in an Occasionally Connected Environment

MODULE 4 - QUERYING AND MAINTAINING DATA BY USING LINQ

1.Querying In-Memory Data by Using LINQ Query Expressions
2.Retrieving Data by Using LINQ to SQL
3.Modifying Data by Using LINQ to SQL

MODULE 5 - IMPLEMENTING AN ENTITY MODEL BY USING THE ADO.NET ENTITY FRAMEWORK

1.Creating an Entity Data Model by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework
2.Querying and Modifying Data by Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework

MODULE 6 - BUILDING OCCASIONALLY CONNECTED SOLUTIONS BY USING SYNCHRONIZATION SERVICES

1.Understanding Microsoft Synchronization Services
2.Downloading Data by Using Synchronization Services
3.Uploading Data by Using Synchronization Services