Internet Authoring Program

Business Logic Layer

About The Business Logic Layer

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The Business Logic layer turns a Web server into an Application server and consists of technologies that give Web and mobile developers the power to create dynamic interfaces that display just-in-time information. The Business Logic layer allows your Web pages and applications to write and read information to and from a database server and deliver customized screens to the client-side interface. If you are planning an e-commerce or social networking application, you'll need to become an expert at the technologies operating at this layer.

Course Information

In order to complete the requirements for the Business Logic layer you must enroll in and complete the following course:

Plus, at least one of the following level 1 Programming courses:

What You'll Be Learning

The Business Logic layer subjects include: server-side programming, adding and manipulating server controls, writing conditional logic, and controlling program flow.


  • Server-side programming using ASP.NET


  • How to process Web-forms
  • How to use session variables
  • How to use application variables
  • How to write code dynamically
  • How to use Microsoft's Visual Studio to debug code


Industry Certifications

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One of the primary goals of the Internet Authoring program is to help scholars gain the knowledge and know-how to get a good paying job in the field of Information Technology. Earning an industry certification will improve your chances of being viewed as a serious candidate for an IT position in a company whose looking for knowledgeable and motivated individuals to join their team. Along with the Presentation layer knowledge and know-how, the knowledge and know-how you gain from the Foundation layer will help you to pass several of the exams that will earn you one of Microsoft's MTA certifications, including exam 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals and exam 98-363 Web Development Fundamentals.

Click on the links below to learn more about IT certifications available from Microsoft.