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Course Details

Course Code: ENTD462 Course ID: 2645 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the theory, concepts, and applications of the Active Server Page (ASP.NET) web development environment. Students will learn about working with the page (web form, error handling, tracing, page personalization, and rich page composition), the ASP.NET object Model (request, response, server, session, application, global.asax file, and collaborative data object), the HTTP Request Context and life cycle. The student will also manage and establish state across HTTP connections, MVC model and web services. Students must have access to Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer Express Edition software. (Prerequisite: ENTD200 and ENTD361)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the features, functionality, power, and advantages of ASP.NET that have made it a viable tool for website design, development, deployment, and management.
  • Appraise the impact of Microsoft’s Visual Studio.NET on Information Technology Management and on Global Economies as it applies to developing, deploying, and managing websites.
  • Assess the capability of ASP.NET IDE as a tool for Web site management, configuration management, and for the administration of corporate websites.
  • Examine the concept of managed data providers within the .NET Framework.
  • Appraise ASP.NET’s facilities for performing exception handling.
  • Analyze the ASP.NET facilities to establish and maintain state between connections within the context of the stateless and connectionless HTTP protocol.
  • Assess ASP.Net’s ability to manage the lifecycle of an HTTP request.
  • Examine ASP.NET’s security architecture.

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

Review the assigned textbook and support materials for this course! Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.


The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Assignments 80.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 10.00 %
Week 8 Assignment 10.00 %

Boehm, A. & Lowe, D. (2006). Murach’s ASP.NET 2.0 Web Programming with VB 2005. Mike Murach and Associates.

Evien, B. (2005). Professional ASP.NET. Wrox Publications.

Hart, C. (2005). Beginning ASP.NET. Wrox Publications.

Hurwitz, D., & Liberty, J. (2003). Programming ASP.NET. O’Reilly Publications.

Kittel, M. & Leblond, G. (2005). ASP.NET Cookbook. O’Reilly Publications.

Lee, Wei-Meng, (2005). ASP.NET 2.0: A Developers Notebook. O’Reilly Media.

Liberty, J. (2005). Programming C#: Build .NET Applications using C#, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Marshall. D (2005). Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005: The Language, Microsoft Press.

Nagel. C, Evjen B, Glynn J, Skinner M (2005). Professional C# 2005, Wrox Publications.

Ruvalcaba, Z. (2004). Build Your own ASP.NET Website Using C# & VB.NET.Sitepoint pty ltd.

Selly, D. (2005). Expert ASP.NET 2.0 Advanced Application Design. Apress Publications.

Sharp J (2005), Microsoft C# 2005 step by step, Microsoft Press.

Walther, S. (2003). ASP.NET Unleashed. Sams Publications.

Book Title:ENTD462 - required software for this course is not covered by the APUS Book Grant. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:ENTD462 Software
Book Title:Beginning ASP.NET for Visual Studio 2015 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Wrox
Author:Penberthy, William
Unit Cost:$42.62
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.