Active Server Pages Introduction

Course Specifications

Course number: ASP00-101
Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description Overview:

Students will learn the benefits of using ASP technology to create dynamic, data-driven Web sites. The course introduces the ASP Object Model, several built-in ASP Components, Scripting Objects, and the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Model.


HTML 4.0 Introduction & HTML 4.0 Advanced, Programming Introduction, JavaScript (Level 1) or Visual Basic 6.0 Introduction, SQL Fundamentals of Querying; or equivalent knowledge.

Delivery method:

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


Students will learn how to create dynamic, database-driven Web sites. Hands-on tasks follow programming concepts, so that students can immediately implement what they learn.

Target Student:

Students needing to transform their static HTML-only Web site into a dynamic, data-driven Web site that accesses databases, uses COM components, dynamically serves information from a variety of sources, and much more.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe what ASP is, what platforms and applications support it, and the role of scripting languages, objects, and components in ASP programming.
  • Use Server-side Includes to improve Web programming efficiency through modularization.
  • Describe the role of the ASP Response object and use its Write, Redirect, and output control properties and methods.
  • Describe the role of the ASP Request object and use its Form, Query String, and ServerVariables collections to obtain user-supplied information and environment details.
  • Determine the value of cookies in maintaining user state and use the Cookie collections of the Request and Response objects.
  • Describe what ASP components are and use the Server object to instantiate ASP components.
  • Use the Ad Rotator, Browser Capabilities, and Content Linking components.
  • Describe the difference between ASP applications and sessions and use the Global.asa file to launch application and session events.
  • Describe what Scripting Objects are and use the Dictionary, FileSystemObject, and TextStream objects to further enable your ASP Web sites.
  • Describe the relationship between ASP and ADO and create a database connection from a Web site.
  • Use the Recordset object to display database records, create on-the-fly combo boxes and option groups, and filter records based on user input.
  • Add, update, and delete records in a database using both ADO and SQL query methods.
  • Use stored procedures and parameter queries to improve database access on the Web.
  • Create a data browser that allows forward and backward recordset browsing and a paged recordset display system.

Day 1 Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to ASP

  • What is ASP?
  • ASP Scripting Languages, Objects, and Components

Lesson 2: Server-side Includes

  • Using Server-side Includes
  • Using Dynamic Server-side Includes

Lesson 3: The Response Object

  • What is the Response Object?
  • The Write Method
  • The Redirect Method
  • Controlling Output

Lesson 4: The Request Object

  • What is the Request Object?
  • The Form Collection
  • The QueryString Collection
  • The ServerVariables Collection

Lesson 5: Cookies

  • What are Cookies?
  • The Response.Cookies Collection
  • The Request.Cookies Collection

Lesson 6: ASP Components, Part 1

  • What are ASP Components?
  • The Server Object
  • The AdRotator Component

Lesson 7: ASP Components, Part 2

  • The Browser Capabilities Component
  • The Content Linking Component

Day 2 Course Content

Lesson 8: Applications, Sessions, and the Global.asa

  • What are ASP Applications and Sessions?
  • What is the Global.asa?

Lesson 9: Scripting Objects

  • The Built-in Scripting Objects
  • The FileSystemObject Object
  • The TextStream Object

Lesson 10: ASP and the ADO Model

  • ASP, Databases, and ADO
  • The Database Environment
  • Connecting to the Database

Lesson 11: Viewing Database Records

  • Working with Recordsets
  • Creating Combo Boxes and Option Groups
  • Filtering Records

Lesson 12: Adding, Updating, and Deleting Records

  • Adding Records to a Database
  • Updating Records in a Database
  • Deleting Records from a Database

Lesson 13: Stored Procedures and Parameters

  • Using Stored Procedures
  • The Command Object
  • Parameter Queries

Lesson 14: Advanced Recordset Techniques

  • Editing Records with a Data Browser
  • Paging through a Recordset