Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have: The ability to create HTML pages with tables, images, and forms. Experience using a scripting language, such as Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition or JavaScript. 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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft ASP.NET Web Application Development

This module describes the ASP.NET architecture and how it relates to the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Module 2: Developing a Microsoft ASP.NET Web Application User Interface

This module explains how to create an ASP.NET Web application UI by using Web Forms, ASP.NET server controls, and event handlers. Students will also learn how to validate user input by using validation controls and how the page postback process works.

Module 3: Debugging Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications

This module explains how to analyze the cause of logic errors in ASP.NET Web applications by using the ASP.NET trace functionality and the Visual Studio .NET debugger.

Module 4: Accessing Data Using Microsoft ADO.NET

This module explains how to use ADO.NET to access data from a database.

Module 5: Managing State in a Microsoft ASP.NET Web Application

This module explains how state management has evolved in ASP.NET.

Module 6: Authenticating Users

This module explains the different types of authentication methods that are supported by ASP.NET and how to implement Microsoft Windows -based and Forms-based authentication in an ASP.NET Web application.

Module 7: Creating and Consuming XML Web Services

This module explains how to create and consume XML Web services.

Module 8: Calling COM Component

This module explains how to access existing COM components by using .NET COM interop.

Module 9: Migrating ASP Web Applications to Microsoft ASP.NET

This module explains how to examine an existing ASP Web application and apply strategies for migrating it to ASP.NET.

Module 10: Deploying Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications

This module explains how to prepare an ASP.NET Web application for deployment.

Module 11: Appendix: Accessing XML Data

This appendix explains how to read, write, and display XML data in an ASP.NET Web application by using the XML classes in the .NET Framework.

Module 12: Appendix: Improving Microsoft ASP.NET Web Application Performance Using Caching

This appendix explains how to use the cache object to store global data.

Module 13: Appendix: Job Aid: Migrating ASP Web Applications to Microsoft ASP.NET

This appendix is a job aid to assist developers while porting .asp pages to ASP.NET.

Module 14: Appendix: Review Game

This appendix gives the students an opportunity to apply the knowledge that they have learned in the course.

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.