CSP416 - Distributed Components - Windows Comm. Foundations

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Subject Title
Distributed Components - Windows Comm. Foundations

Subject Description
Windows Communication Foundation is Microsoft's new unified integration framework that abstracts the underlying communication technologies (e.g. ASMX web services, .NET remoting, COM+ and MSMQ ) from the application developer. WCF promotes the creation of loosely coupled, distributed components that are published as service contracts. WCF is Microsoft's strategy for moving over to SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

Credit Status
 This subject is part of the .NET Application Development Recognition of Achievement program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand WCF Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture.
2. Explore WS Web Services fundamentals.
3. Work with Enterprise Services Fundamentals.
4. Implement Service Contracts, Data Contracts and Message Contracts.
5. Use Contract Versioning.
6. Understand Bindings and Deploying Services.
7. Discuss Security.
8. Understand Transactions.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

CSP414 or equivalent experience.

Topic Outline

WCF Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture

WS* Web Services fundamentals

  • SOAP
  • XML, XML Schema
  • WSDL
  • WS-I Basic Profile


Enterprise Services Fundamentals
  • Serviced Components
  • .NET to COM interoperability


Service Contracts, Data Contracts and Message Contracts

Contract Versioning

Bindings and Deploying Services



Mode of Instruction
This course will be taught via class lectures and discussions, augmented with visual aids and supplemented by hands-on labs and exercises. 

Prescribed Texts
The following course materials will be provided:

Essential Windows Communication Foundation (WCF):  For .NET Framework 3.5

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
This subject is part of the .NET Application Development program.  Those students choosing to pursue their .NET Application Recognition of Achievement are required to complete a final assignment or test.  The passing mark for each assignment/test is 70%.  All courses are graded as SAT (Satisfactory) for students who achieve 70% or higher or UNSAT (Unsatisfactory) for less than 70%.  

Approved by: Denis Gravelle