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WS-Star with WCF

Course Summary

The WS-Star with WCF training course begins with students learning how to build enterprise-grade web services using Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Next, the course provides an overview of web service styles and WCF's place in the .NET technology stack. The course concludes by covering the details of WCF architecture and best practices.

Learn how to build standards-compliant web services using Microsoft WCF.
Programmers familiar with the .NET platform who want to build robust and platform-neutral web services.
Software Developer
Skill Level
3 Days
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Productivity Objectives
  • Describe the major styles of building a web service.
  • Explain the key components of the WCF architecture.
  • Secure WCF web services.

What You'll Learn:

In the WS-Star with WCF training course, you'll learn:
  • Introducing WCF and WS-*
    • What is a web service?
    • DCOM, remoting, and the bad old days
    • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    • Balancing tradeoffs - SOAP vs. REST
  • WCF Basics
    • Service contracts
    • Data contracts
    • More about serialization
    • Service implementation
  • Building Service Clients
    • Using Svcutil.exe
    • Channels
    • Channel factories
    • Channel lifecycle
    • [Optional] Building an asynchronous client
  • WCF Architecture
    • Instance lifecycle and state management
    • Hosting options
    • Improving reliability and throughput
  • Securing WCF Applications
    • Security overview
    • Authentication and authorization
    • Choosing credentials and protocols
    • Exploring Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)
“I appreciated the instructor's technique of writing live code examples rather than using fixed slide decks to present the material.”


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