If you are looking to begin your career as a capable software developer and gain basic programming skills, this is the ideal skill enhancement tool for you.

Professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of software development fundamentals will greatly benefit from The Microsoft 98-361 Practice Lab. Not only will this lab allow you to gain hands-on skills needed to program in C#, but it will also prepare you to confidently ace the Microsoft 98-361 certification exam.

This practice lab and the exam it aligns to are intended for those who have some experience with C# or Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

Obtaining your certification signifies that you possess the fundamental knowledge to prove core development skills and demonstrate an understanding of core programming, object-oriented programming, web applications, desktop applications, and databases.

Topics of Emphasis

  • Understand computer storage and data types

  • Understand computer decision structures

  • Identify the appropriate method for handling repetition

  • Understand error handling

  • Understand the fundamentals of classes

  • Understand inheritance

  • Understand polymorphism

  • Understand encapsulation

  • Understand Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Understand web hosting

  • Understand web services

  • Understand Windows Store apps

  • Understand console-based applications

  • Understand Windows Services

  • Understand relational database management systems

  • Understand database query methods

  • Understand database connection methods

Practice Lab Specifications

Practice Labs are pre-configured hardware layouts with accompanying lab guides for fast, convenient access that make studying for an exam or learning new technologies an engaging experience. Develop your comprehensive IT skills in a safe, working environment without the need to invest in your own hardware and software.

  • Practical Training on the Latest Industry Technology

  • Real Equipment, No Simulations

  • 6 Month Unified Access Available on Any Device

  • No Hardware or Licensing Costs

System Requirements

Recommended Hardware:

  • Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)

  • Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core

  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5mb download, 1mb upload

Minimum Hardware:

  • Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px

  • Processor speed: 1.5Ghz

  • Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kpbs upload

Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013

  • Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu

  • Apple Mac OS X


  • Internet connection minimum of 512Kbs

  • HTTPS Access (Port 443)

  • HTTP Access (Port 80)


  • Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)


HTML 5 Client

  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later

  • Chrome 29 or later

  • Firefox 45 or later

  • Apple Safari 9.1 or later

Java Client

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

Note: For both client technologies, if you have a Pop up blocker enabled on your computer

you will need to allow popups from *.practice-labs.com as an exception.


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