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ICT 715 Building Advanced Web Applications with ASP.NET and C#

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Course Description

Expand essential skills building web applications using Microsoft .NET technology acquired in the prerequisite course, ICT 713, into the areas of incorporating ADO.NET database programming into ASP.NET, programming and using web services, and exploring modern approaches to web programming with Ajax applications and ASP.NET MVC.

Course Details

Any web application of practical use requires access to a database. This course explores in depth the use of SQL data sources, object data sources, and a variety of server controls (including GridView, DetailsView, FormView, ListView, and DataPager) to retrieve and manipulate data from a database.

ASP.NET 4.5 allows building rich Internet applications (RIA) that provide enhanced user interface, advanced functionality and quick response times. One way to build RIA is to use Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax).

The second part of this course introduces ASP.NET Ajax applications and two ways ASP.NET 4.5 supports building web services: the WCF and Web API.

This course concludes with introductory exploration of the alternative approach to developing ASP.NET web applications with Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern.


Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.


  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course-Level Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an ASP.NET application that accesses and modifies data from a relational database like SQL Server using SQL data sources and/or object data sources and appropriate web server controls
  • Create a web service and a website that consumes it
  • Create a simple web application that follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern

Topics of Instruction

  • Retrieving and modifying data from a database using SQL data sources with GridView control
  • Creating Master/Detail pages using DetailsView, FormView, ListView and DataPager controls
  • Using object data sources with ADO.NET for three-layer design of web applications – selecting data
  • Using object data sources with ADO.NET for three-layer design of web applications – update, delete and insert methods
  • Using ASP.NET Ajax
  • Web services: WCF
  • Web services: Web API
  • Introduction to Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern
  • ASP.NET MVC – more details; working with Razor
  • Debugging an ASP.NET MVC application – unit testing

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Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

  • The software used in this course is Visual Studio 2015 which is a free download from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional software requirements will be announced at the start of the course.



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  ICT 715 - 001 Building Advanced Web Applications with ASP.NET and C#  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
13 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  


This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.


ICT 713 Building Web Applications with Microsoft ASP.NET and C#


Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online


A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund


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