About this Course 70-484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C #

In this Course 70-484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C #, students will learn essential programming skills and techniques, for both design and development, to develop Windows Store apps. You will also learn to make the most of Visual Studio and Expression Blend tools.

The Microsoft 70-484 certification exam tests your knowledge of designing and developing Windows Store apps. Readers are assumed to be experienced Microsoft Windows-based application developers, including two or more years creating and modifying touch-enabled interfaces.

The exam expects you to be familiar with the high-level concepts required to build such apps, including C# and the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 environment. Therefore, this course adopts a high-level approach to teaching application design, and provides numerous code samples that illustrate concepts without step-by-step details of building a Windows Store app in Visual Studio. You should be able to design and build Windows Store apps on your own, while using this book to study for the exam.


Languages:English, Japanese
Who should take this course: Developers
Technology: Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
Credit toward certification: MCSD


  • At least one year or more experience creating applications
  • Experience programming in C# and some XAML -based programming
  • Experience creating Windows Client applications
  • Experience using Visual Studio 2010 or 2012

Success on the 70-484 exam will prove your knowledge and experience in designing and developing Windows Store apps using Microsoft technologies. This exam guide reviews the
concepts described in the exam objectives covered in individual chapters which are as follow:

Design Windows Store apps

Design Windows Store apps Overview This chapter Design Windows Store apps inlcudes the indepth concepts of design related approaches related ...
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Develop Windows Store apps

Develop Windows Store apps Overview This chapte Develop Windows Store apps discuss about developing an application for Windows Store. One ...
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Create user interface

Create user interface Overview The chapter Create user interface covers the detailed techniques involved in creating a user interface of ...
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Program the user interaction

Program the user interaction Overview This chapter Program the user interaction discuss the User Interface of the operating systems and ...
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Manage security and data

Manage security and data Overview This chapter Manage security and data describes the security and data related approaches relate to ...
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You should consider this course as a supplement to your relevant real-world experience and other study materials. If you encounter a topic in this book that you do not feel completely com-
fortable with, use the links you’ll find in text to find more information and take the time to research and study the topic. Great information is available on MSDN, TechNet, and in blogs and forums.

Topics that are included in this course 70-484 Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C #:

Evaluating conceptual design and deciding how the UI will be composed

Windows Store apps provide Windows 8 users with a unique way of interacting with their PCs and devices. The apps ...
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Designing for the inheritance and reuse of visual elements

The Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) platform in Windows 8 enables developers to customize controls that ship with the WinRT ...
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Designing for accessibility

When designing your Windows Store app, you should consider app accessibility to serve various scenarios. This ensures that your application ...
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Deciding when custom controls are needed

Custom controls provide you with an option to create UI elements with a unique appearance that are often reusable across ...
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Planning the logical layers of your solution to meet app requirements

You should design a Windows Store app with maintainability and extensibility in mind. After you finalize the conceptual design of ...
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This course includes every exam objective, but it does not cover every exam question. Only the Microsoft exam team has access to the exam questions, and Microsoft regularly adds new questions to the exam, making it impossible to cover specific questions. You should consider this course a supplement to your relevant real-world experience