Language(s): English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Audience(s): Developers
Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Type: Proctored Exam

Exam Topics Covered

Questions that contain code will be presented in either VB or C#. Candidates can select one of these languages when they start the exam.

Audience Profile

Candidates for Exam 70-503: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation Application Development work on a team in a development environment that uses Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to build distributed applications. Candidates should have at least one year of experience developing distributed applications by using technologies such as XML Web services, .NET Remoting, and Windows enterprise services. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following by using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

  • A solid understanding of WCF in the context of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 solution stack
  • Experience creating service model elements
  • Experience using WCF to support Web services specifications standards
  • Experience integrating WCF services with Windows enterprise services such as Message Queuing (MSMQ) and COM+
  • Experience configuring and deploying WCF applications

Credit Toward Certification

Exam 70-503: TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Communication Foundation counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format.

Skills Measured

Creating Services (19%)
  • Define Service contracts.
  • Define Data contracts.
  • Define Operation contracts.
  • Define Message contracts.
  • Process generic messages.
Exposing and Deploying Services (23%)
  • Create and configure service endpoints.
  • Manage consistency between life cycle, sessions, concurrency, and bindings.
  • Host a service in a managed application.
  • Host a service on a Web server.
  • Create custom behaviors.
Instrumenting and Administering Services (11%)
  • Implement end-to-end service tracing.
  • Monitor service health.
  • Log messages.
  • Dynamically configure the service by using the service model.
  • Implement inspectors.
Consuming Services (16%)
  • Create a service proxy.
  • Configure the client endpoint.
  • Call a service by using a service proxy.
  • Handle exceptions on clients.
  • Consume non-WCF services.
Securing Services (16%)
  • Implement transport-level security.
  • Implement message-level security.
  • Authenticate clients.
  • Authorize clients.
  • Impersonate clients.
Managing the Service Life Cycle (15%)
  • Manage instances.
  • Manage sessions.
  • Manage transactions.
  • Manage concurrency.
  • Manage consistency between instances, sessions, transactions, and concurrency.

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