REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 31, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of four titles in the award-winning Mastering Series. The new training titles include Mastering Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 Development, Mastering Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) Development Using Visual C++® 6.0, Mastering Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, and Mastering Web Application Development Using Microsoft Visual InterDev
6.0. Microsoft Mastering Series titles are content-rich, self-paced, interactive training products designed to help developers quickly master application development with Microsoft tools and technologies. Developers can follow a structured course, practice hands-on exercises, watch narrated demonstrations, use code samples and reference articles, or they can use the powerful search engine to go straight to the information they need to solve urgent problems.
Visual Studio Developer Training Bonanza
Microsoft is also sponsoring distributed application development training in a three-day hands-on course that teaches developers how to build multitier applications on the Windows NT® operating system using the Visual Studio® development system version 6.0. Mastering Distributed Application Design and Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 will be offered through Microsoft Authorized Technical Education Centers (ATECs) during Visual Studio Developer Training Month, Sept. 28 to Oct. 30.
Certified experts teach developers how to take advantage of new Internet technologies and still preserve their investments in applications, data and people. They will also learn how to build scalable solutions that are dynamic and flexible in response to change. Developers will experience all aspects of the software development life cycle including defining application requirements, understanding the design steps, modeling an application, organizing data, and designing and building components. In addition, developers will leave the class understanding Web and component technologies including Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft Message Queue Server, the Microsoft Component Object Model, Internet Information Server, and other services that enable them to build distributed enterprise applications with Visual Studio 6.0.
“We have always been committed to providing developers with the best tools and training to take advantage of the rapidly changing computing infrastructure,”
said Paul Gross, vice president of developer tools at Microsoft.
“With the Visual Studio Developer Training Month, we’re making it easier for developers to build robust, multitier enterprise solutions that can take advantage of existing systems. Developers are the heart of the industry and very important customers for us.”
Jump-Start MCSD Certification
Developers who attend the Visual Studio Developer Training Month will receive a free Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam voucher (valued at $100) that can be used for any of the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) core exams. The exam voucher is valid until March 1, 1999.
Details on Mastering Series Titles
Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Development. This course teaches students how to write powerful applications with the new Visual Basic development system version 6.0. Students will learn about user interface design, data access and data sources, including Microsoft SQL Server
, how to create COM components and ActiveX Controls, and how to incorporate the latest Internet technologies into their applications.
Mastering MFC Development Using Visual C++ 6.0. This course teaches students to create robust, error-free C++ Windows® -based applications with the new Visual C++ development system version 6.0. Students will learn about user interface design, data access and data sources, including using OLE DB templates and ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO), as well as how to incorporate Internet functionality into Windows-based applications.
Mastering Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. This course provides an extensive overview of Microsoft’s enterprise development strategy and technologies. Students practice building a scalable enterprise application using new Visual Basic 6.0 and will learn how to organize applications as well as build components and implement them in a multiuser environment using Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). They will also learn how to address application infrastructure issues associated with building server-side components, create secure components that use MTS services, and implement business and data services in a Microsoft SQL Server-based database.
Mastering Web Application Development Using Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0. This course covers the issues involved in creating an enterprise Web application. Students create and publish a Web site with the Visual InterDev Web development system 6.0 and learn about server scripting, Active Server Pages, COM components, security, data and much more. They also learn how to integrate Web solutions with Windows NT and the Microsoft BackOffice® family of services, such as Microsoft Transaction Server.
Locations and Registration
The event registration fee for Mastering Distributed Application Design and Development Using Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 is $995. Attendees who enroll by Sept. 12, 1998, receive $100 off the class fee. For more information on training, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/vstraining/ .
Pricing and Availability
The Mastering Series products are available for an estimated retail price of $109. For more information on the Mastering Series, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/mastering/ .
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