• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

ASP.NET Core 1.0, previously known as ASP.NET 5, is the latest open-source version of the popular ASP.NET web development framework. In this course, you'll be introduced to the core features of ASP.NET Core 1.0. You'll also learn how to get started with ASP.NET Core 1.0, creating and configuring a simple web application, as well as ASP.NET Core 1.0 services and middleware. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the features of ASP.NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0 MVC, previously known as MVC 6.

Learning Objectives

Overview of ASP.NET 5

  • start the course
  • recognize the implications of the change to an open-source model for ASP.NET
  • describe the features and use of .NET Core, a runtime that can be targeted by ASP.NET Core 1.0 applications
  • describe the features and use of the DNX execution environment with ASP.NET Core 1.0
  • recognize what an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application looks like on disk when compiled for DNX
  • debug the changes in running code using Roslyn, the .NET Compiler Platform


ASP.NET 5 and Visual Studio

  • describe the new file and project structure for ASP.NET Core 1.0 applications, in Visual Studio and on disk
  • target specific .NET versions and types and switch between them
  • use the project.json file to modify project settings
  • render a default Start page for an ASP.NET Core 1.0 web application


The Startup Class and Methods

  • use the new primary startup mechanism for ASP.NET Core 1.0 applications
  • use the Configure method to determine how an ASP.NET 5 application responds to requests
  • use the ConfigureServices method to configure services used by an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application



  • recognize the roles that services play in ASP.NET Core 1.0 projects and explain how services are incorporated in ASP.NET 5 applications
  • describe and use appropriate lifetime options for ASP.NET Core 1.0 services
  • distinguish between request and application services
  • create custom ASP.NET Core 1.0 services
  • design services for ASP.NET Core 1.0 applications so they can be consumed using built-in dependency injection mechanisms



  • describe the role of the Web.config file and use it to configure an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application
  • use the config.json file to configure an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application
  • use environment variables to configure an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application in Visual Studio
  • use built-in ASP.NET Core 1.0 tools to create a strongly typed configuration object
  • configure environment variables for an Azure web site



  • recognize the roles of middleware in ASP.NET Core 1.0
  • configure middleware to enable an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application to handle requests for static files
  • configure middleware to enable an ASP.NET Core 1.0 application to support directory browsing


Practice: Configuring a Site

  • create a simple ASP.NET Core 1.0 web site in Visual Studio 2015


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.