Introduction to Programming in C# / .Net Core Basics for Non-Developers (TTCN10975)

Introduction to Programming & Coding | C# .Net Basics for Non-Developers is a skills-focused, hands-on coding course that teaches students the fundamentals of programming object oriented (OO) applications with C#.Net to a basic level, using sound coding skills and best practices for OO development. This course is presented in a way that enables interested students from any background to embrace the fundamentals of coding as well as an introduction to C#.Net and Visual Studio, in a gentle paced environment that focuses on coding basics, moving at the comfort level of the attendees. Students are introduced to the application development cycle, structure of programs, and specific language syntax. The course also contains "Thinking Like a Programmer" sections that provide students insight on how to develop common algorithms. The course covers console and file I/O, string and character manipulation, managing data using collections and fundamental object-oriented programming concepts. Error handling techniques are also emphasized. The course also introduces how to access databases using .NET and illustrates how to build user interfaces using Windows Forms. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency. Students will leave this course armed with the required skills to begin their journey as a .Net programmer using modern coding skills and technologies. This course provides students with a solid foundation for continued .Net programming training and skills development.

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Learning Objectives

Working within an engaging, hands-on learning environment led by our highly-experienced coding mentors, students will learn how to:

  • Using Visual Studio to create C# applications
  • Working with the .NET data types
  • Creating variables with the proper scope and using operators to build complex expressions
  • Using control structures such as if, while and for
  • Using procedures to build complex applications
  • Designing and using classes
  • Using arrays and .NET collections
  • Throwing and trapping exceptions using the C# try and catch statements
  • Using ADO.NET to access databases
  • Working with files and directories
  • Building simple Windows Forms applications
  • Building and using derived classes
  • Defining and implementing interfaces
  • Performing advanced string manipulation

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Application Development Fundamentals
  • Overview of Programming Concepts
  • Understanding the Structure of a C# Program
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Working with Variables
  • Reading From and Writing to the Console
  • Overview of the .NET Framework
  • Using Visual Studio
  • Thinking Like a Programmer
  • Designing Algorithms
  • Finding Patterns in Code
  • 2 - Managing the Flow of an Application
  • Conditional Constructs
  • Working with if/else Constructs
  • Working with switch
  • Looping Constructs
  • Working with while Constructs
  • Working with for and for each
  • Thinking Like a Programmer
  • Making Decisions
  • Designing Loops
  • 3 - Working with Data
  • Using Integer Data Types
  • Using Floating Point Data Types
  • Using Characters and Strings
  • Using Dates
  • Using Booleans
  • Working with Constants and Literals
  • 5 - Using Procedures to Modularize Code
  • Defining and Calling Subroutines
  • Defining and Calling Functions
  • Understanding Variable Scope
  • Overloading Procedures Passing Parameters
  • Understanding by value vs by reference Parameters
  • Understanding the Call Stack
  • Thinking Like a Programmer
  • Finding the Procedures
  • Refactoring
  • Improving Productivity with Snippets
  • 6 - Object-Oriented Programming
  • Understanding Object-Oriented Concepts
  • Designing Classes
  • Coding Properties and Methods
  • Initializing Objects with Constructors
  • Overloading Constructors
  • Declaring and Instantiating Objects
  • Calling Properties and Methods
  • Understanding Value Types vs. Reference Types
  • Working with Shared Data Members and Methods
  • Thinking Like a Programmer
  • Finding your Classes
  • 7 - Understanding Namespaces
  • Understanding the Role of Namespaces
  • Understanding .NET Namespaces
  • Defining Custom Namespaces
  • Referencing Members in a Namespace
  • Using the using Statement
  • 8 - Working with Data Collections
    Understanding ArraysDeclaring and Instantiating ArraysIterating through ArraysWorking with System.Array MethodsCopying, Sorting, Searching and ResizingPassing Arrays to MethodsWorking with param array ParametersWorking with Command-line ArgumentsUnderstanding .NET CollectionsManaging Data Using ListManaging Data Using DictionaryWorking with LINQMaking LINQ QueriesEnumerating LINQ Query ResultsWorking with Anonymous TypesUsing Extension Methods with LINQ
    9 - Building Inheritance Hierarchies
  • Understanding Inheritance
  • Building Derived Classes
  • Understanding Constructors in Derived Classes
  • Defining and Using Protected Class Members
  • Understanding Polymorphism
  • Defining Overridable Methods
  • Overriding Methods
  • Understanding Abstract Classes
  • Defining Abstract Classes
  • Inheriting from Abstract Classes
  • 10 - Building GUIs with Windows Forms
  • Overview of Windows Forms
  • Designing Forms
  • Working with Controls
  • Using Labels and Textboxes
  • Using Buttons
  • Using Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
  • Using Menus
  • Using List Controls
  • Handling Events
  • 11 - Accessing Databases Using ADO.NET
  • Understanding the ADO.NET Object Model
  • Opening Connections
  • Executing Queries Using Commands
  • Iterating Through Results Using DataReaders
  • Calling Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Working with DataSets
  • Binding Data to Controls
  • 12 - Exception Handling
  • Understanding Exception Handling
  • Using try/catch to Handle Exceptions
  • Working with the Exception Class
  • Understanding Exception Propagation
  • Using finally to Manage Cleanup Processing
  • Throwing Exceptions
  • 13 - Working with Files, Directories and Streams
  • Using the System.IO Namespace
  • Discovering Drives
  • Working with Directories
  • Working with Files
  • Parsing a File Path
  • Understanding Streams
  • Working with FileStream
  • Reading and Writing Text Files
  • Understanding other Types of Streams
  • 14 - Working with Strings
  • Working with the String Class
  • Working with String Literals and Escape Sequences
  • Understanding String Manipulation Performance Issues
  • Working with the StringBuilder Class
  • Formatting Output with String.Format
  • 15 - Building N-Tier Applications
  • Building Large Scale Applications
  • Designing N-Tier Applications
  • Building .NET Assemblies
  • Referencing Assemblies
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of coding and basics of .Net and object-oriented programming concepts or anyone who wants to have a basic understanding of and learn how to code C# .Net / .Net Core applications and syntax. Attendees might include:

    Anyone who wants exposure to basic coding skills, or who wants to begin the process of becoming an OO application developer

    Technical team members from non-development roles, re-skilling to move into software and application development roles within an organization

    Recent college graduates looking to apply their college experience to programming skills in a professional environment, or perhaps needing to learn the best practices and standards for programming within their new organization

    Technical managers tasked with overseeing programming teams, or development projects

    Other Prerequisites

    Before attending this course, students must have:

    Ability to use computers to start programs, open and save files, navigate application menus and interfaces

    Ability to understand logical concepts such as comparisons

    Understand number theory

    Ability to create, understand, and follow structured directions or step-by-step procedures

    Ability to understand and apply abstract concepts to concrete examples

    Introduction to Programming in C# / .Net Core Basics for Non-Developers (TTCN10975)

    £2,595
    Course Length : 5 Days
     

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