Free Jump Start course: Develop Windows 8 Apps and prep for the exams 70-480 and 70-481

Microsoft Learning and Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) are teaming up again to provide an exciting new learning experience. This Jump Start is tailored for Application Developers looking to take the fast track to building apps for the new Windows 8 platform! If you’ve been asking questions like “how different is Windows 8 — really?” or “why are developer communities reacting differently to this version of Windows?” then this new Microsoft Jump Start is for you.

We’re excited to introduce you to Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo, two seasoned Microsoft Technical Evangelists with real world experience developing applications using a wide array of platforms and languages. Jeremy and Michael will be leveraging the popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom approach to engaging, expert-led, and demo-rich team-teaching.


Date: October 10 – 11, 2012 (2 days)
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm PST (both days)
Where: Live, online virtual classroom
Cost: FREE!
Target audience: Application Developers with experience developing applications for a touch-enabled interface/platform, including apps that access local and remote data and services.

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.

Day 1: Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (targets exam 70-480)
• Module 1: HTML5 Semantic Structure
• Module 2: CSS3 Selectors and Style Properties
• Module 3: Advanced Layout and Animation
• MEAL Break
• Module 4: JavaScript Core Capabilities
• Module 5: DOM Interactions
• Module 6: Advanced Topics
Day 2: Developing Windows Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript (targets exam 70-481)
• Module 1: Designing a Windows 8 App
• Module 2: Working with Contracts
• Module 3: UI and Controls
• Module 4: Interactions
• Module 5: Data Access
• Module 6: Authentication and Authorization

Comments (7)

  1. Will you post a video? On Channel9? Please, let me know the URL.

  2. Matt says:

    I'd love to see the video, as well.  Hope you post it.  Please send me a link if you do.


  3. Tapan says:

    Can you please provide recorded session for this training?

    Thanks !!

  4. Sanjay says:

    Where can I find the recorded session of this course ?

  5. mc says:

    They will be available next week.

  6. Steven says:

    Bump! Where are the recorded sessions?

  7. Marlon says:

    Anybody find the recorded sessions?