Entity Framework

The Entity Framework training course is designed to teach you how to get the most out of Microsoft’s open-source data access technology. The class will focus on building data models and consuming them throughout your application.

This course assumes prior .NET fundamentals knowledge. This course assumes prior .NET fundamentals knowledge. If you are new to .NET, we recommend beginning with Essential C# and/or .NET Fundamentals courses.

Course Summary

Learn to build data tiers using Microsoft Entity Framework.
Experienced .NET programmers seeking to deepen their knowledge of Entity Framework.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 

Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of .NET Entity Framework.
  • Associate relational constructs with .NET objects.
  • Consume an EF-based data layer.

Entity Framework is part of the .NET curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the Entity Framework training course, you’ll learn:

  • Introducing Entity Framework
    • Impedance Mismatch
    • Relationship to Traditional ADO.NET
    • What EF Brings
    • Alternatives to EF
    • History and Motivations
    • Query Syntax vs. Object Syntax
    • Cheatsheet
    • LINQ Backends – Objects, XML, Entities
  • Bootstrapping Entity Framework
    • Design Patterns
    • Code First and POCOs
    • Mapping Considerations
    • Common Scenarios
  • Making Your Database Happy
    • Using Stored Procedures
    • Managing Concurrency
    • Joining Transactions
  • Advanced Entity Framework
    • Loading: Lazy and Eager
    • More patterns: Entities and Aggregates
    • Fine-tuning Queries

Meet Your Instructor


Eric is a consultant, a trainer, and a passionate programmer. For the past 15 years, he’s been building applications in a wide variety of industries, from structural engineering to video editing to currency trading. Growing up professionally in the world of .NET, Eric has an extensive background in C#, ASP MVC, and SQL Server with a variety of Microsoft certifications.

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Andrew S

Andrew is a mathematician turned software engineer who loves building systems. After graduating with a PhD in pure math, he became fascinated by software startups and has since spent 20 years learning. During this period, he’s worked on a wide variety of projects and platforms, including big data analytics, enterprise optimization, mathematical finance, cross-platform middleware, and medical imaging.

In 2001, Andrew served as company architect at ProfitLogic, a pricing optimization startup...

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