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Entity Framework (EF) Code First



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Entity Framework (EF) Code First, Microsoft's preferred strategy for .NET database programming, works with existing databases and can generate new database schemas based entirely on application design. In this training course, you will automate and streamline database access code using EF Code First. The database storage code is completely automated, allowing you to focus on your applications.

You Will Learn How To

  • Automate database access with Entity Framework Code First
  • Develop entity and DbContext classes
  • Enforce validation constraints with data annotations
  • Generate databases and connect to existing databases using DbContext

Important Course Information


  • Prior knowledge and experience creating .NET applications and database programming in .NET
  • You should know how to:
    • Write ADO.NET code
    • Program SQL queries
    • Code using C#


  • This course uses C# for the programming language

Hands-On Experience:

  • Programming entity classes
  • Inheriting and extending from the EF DbContext class
  • Testing data access code with Visual Studio Test projects
  • Creating, retrieving, updating and deleted records with EF
  • Controlling schemas and validation with data annotations

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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours:
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Each Course Day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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