New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4



We’re excited to announce that MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-515): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, by Tony Northrup and Mike Snell (ISBN 9780735627406; 1008 pages) is now available for purchase! 


Please enjoy an excerpt from the Introduction:

Introduction (excerpt)


This training kit is designed for developers who plan to take Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) exam 70-515, as well as for developers who need to know how to develop applications by using the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Microsoft ASP.NET. We assume that before you begin using this kit, you have a working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Visual Basic or Microsoft Visual C#. The topics in this training kit cover what you need to know for the exam as described on the Skills Measured tab for the exam, which is available at

By using this training kit, you’ll learn how to do the following:

■ Create a web application by using web server controls, event handlers, application
state, and session state.

■ Create websites that take advantage of master pages, themes, and cascading style sheets.

■ Use the wide variety of controls that ship with ASP.NET, including those for validation, navigation, user input, data binding, and much more.

■ Create user controls and custom web server controls.

■ Create a web application that stores user-specific information and preferences.

■ Develop accessible web applications that can be used by a global audience.

■ Write rich Internet applications (RIAs) by using client script, Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), and jQuery.

■ Connect your web applications with data by using Microsoft ADO.NET, Microsoft Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) queries, LINQ to SQL, the Entity Framework, and more.

■ Write template-driven, data-bound websites by using Dynamic Data in ASP.NET.

■ Monitor, troubleshoot, and debug ASP.NET applications.

■ Build service-oriented applications (SOAs) by using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) handlers and modules, web services, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

■ Add authentication and authorization features to your application to improve security and add multiple access levels.

■ Build websites based on the ASP.NET MVC 2 framework.

Refer to the objective mapping page in the front of this book to see where in the book
each exam objective is covered.

Comments (7)
  1. BookManiac says:

    Hmmm this book was available in middle of January at and you are annoucing it at 4th of Feb?

  2. rcaper1 says:

    We try to post our ‘New book’ posts at availability, and this one slipped through the cracks.  Thanks for helping to keep us on our toes.

  3. BookManiac says:


    I've also made a mistake. I meant 70-511 which was available in middle of January for few days at oreilly then it disappeared. Now it is available again. Strange…

    Do you plan to annouce 70-511 :>?

    70-515 was available at the end of November 2010 (e-book), I've received print at the end of Dec.

  4. rcaper1 says:

    We announced the RTM of TK 70-511 here…/rtm-d-today-mcts-self-paced-training-kit-exam-70-511-windows-applications-development-with-microsoft-net-framework-4.aspx.

    We will announce availability on or around February 15, 2011.


  5. gtrDave says:

    I'm finding errors in the book, example: pg 894 Lesson 1 Question #3's answers C & D have the same text & seem to contradict the lesson exercise. Where is the official site for corrections?

  6. To view and submit errata for this book, go to…/errataunconfirmed.csp.

    Thank you!

    Rosemary Caperton, Microsoft Press

  7. Kishore Thupakula says:


    i bought this book from flipkart@India, unfortunately I lost the CD attached to thi book, Is there any way that I can get the CD again ?

    Many Thanks.

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