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Exam Objectives

The objectives for this exam, as stated by Microsoft include:

Implement and Manipulate Document Structures and Objects (24%)

  • Create the document structure.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: structure the UI by using semantic markup, including for search engines and screen readers (Section, Article, Nav, Header, Footer, and Aside); create a layout container in HTML

  • Write code that interacts with UI controls.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: programmatically add and modify HTML elements; implement media controls; implement HTML5 canvas and SVG graphics

  • Apply styling to HTML elements programmatically.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: change the location of an element; apply a transform; show and hide elements

  • Implement HTML5 APIs.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement storage APIs, AppCache API, and Geolocation API

  • Establish the scope of objects and variables.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: define the lifetime of variables; keep objects out of the global namespace; use the “this” keyword to reference an object that fired an event; scope variables locally and globally

  • Create and implement objects and methods.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement native objects; create custom objects and custom properties for native objects using prototypes and functions; inherit from an object; implement native methods and create custom methods

Implement Program Flow (25%)

  • Implement program flow.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: iterate across collections and array items; manage program decisions by using switch statements, if/then, and operators; evaluate expressions

  • Raise and handle an event.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: handle common events exposed by DOM (OnBlur, OnFocus, OnClick); declare and handle bubbled events; handle an event by using an anonymous function

  • Implement exception handling.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: set and respond to error codes; throw an exception; request for null checks; implement try-catch-finally blocks

  • Implement a callback.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: receive messages from the HTML5 WebSocket API; use JQuery to make an AJAX call; wire up an event; implement a callback by using anonymous functions; handle the “this” pointer

  • Create a web worker process.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: start and stop a web worker; pass data to a web worker; configure timeouts and intervals on the web worker; register an event listener for the web worker; limitations of a web worker

Access and Secure Data (26%)

  • Validate user input by using HTML5 elements.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: choose the appropriate controls based on requirements; implement HTML input types (for example, , , ) and content attributes (for example, required) to collect user input

  • Validate user input by using JavaScript.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: evaluate a regular expression to validate the input format; validate that you are getting the right kind of data type by using built-in functions; prevent code injection

  • Consume data.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: consume JSON and XML data; retrieve data by using web services; load data or get data from other sources by using XMLHTTPRequest

  • Serialize, deserialize, and transmit data.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: binary data; text data (JSON, XML); implement the JQuery serialize method; Form.Submit; parse data; send data by using XMLHTTPRequest; sanitize input by using URI/form encoding

Use CSS3 in Applications (25%)

  • Style HTML text properties.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: apply styles to text appearance (color, bold, italics); apply styles to text font (WOOF and @font-face, size, understudy fonts); apply styles to text alignment, spacing, and indentation; apply styles to text hyphenation; apply styles for a text drop shadow

  • Style HTML box properties.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: apply styles to alter appearance attributes (size, border and rounding border corners, outline, padding, margin); apply styles to alter graphic effects (transparency, opacity, background image, gradients, shadow, clipping); apply styles to establish and change an element’s position (static, relative, absolute, fixed)

  • Create a flexible content layout.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement a layout using a flexible box model; implement a layout using multi-column; implement a layout using position floating and exclusions; implement a layout using grid alignment; implement a layout using regions, grouping, and nesting

  • Create an animated and adaptive UI.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: animate objects by applying CSS transitions; apply 3-D and 2-D transformations; adjust UI based on media queries (device adaptations for output formats, displays, and representations); hide or disable controls

  • Find elements by using CSS selectors and JQuery.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: choose the correct selector to reference an element; define element, style, and attribute selectors; find elements by using pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes (for example, :before, :first-line, :first-letter, :target, :lang, :checked, :first-child)

  • Structure a CSS file by using CSS selectors.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: reference elements correctly; implement inheritance; override inheritance by using !important; style an element based on pseudo-elements and pseudo-classes (for example, :before, :first-line, :first-letter, :target, :lang, :checked, :first-child).

Where to Go from Here

Those passing the 70-480 exam will earn the Programming in HTML 5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist certification. In addition, this exam also counts as credit toward the following certifications:

  • MCSD: Web Applications
  • MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps Using HTML 5

The MCSD Web Applications certification requires candidates to pass the 70-480 exam, plus two other exams including:

  • 70-486 Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications
  • 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

The MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps Using HTML 5 certification requires candidates to pass the 70-480 exam plus the following exams:

  • 70-481 Essentials of Developing Windows Metro Style Apps Using HTML 5 and JavaScript
  • 70-482 Advanced Metro Style App Development Using HTML 5 and JavaScript
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