Programmers are In Demand! Companies are constantly challenged to keep their applications, development projects, products, services (and programmers!) up to speed with the latest industry tools, skills, technologies and practices to stay ahead in the ever-shifting markets that make up today’s fiercely competitive business landscape. The need for application, web and mobile developers and coders is seemingly endless as technologies regularly change and grow to meet the modern needs of demanding industries and clients.
There are hundreds of roles that reply on coding knowledge and programming skills. Having programming skills can enable you to:
- Develop applications and contribute to application development projects and teams
- Integrate, change. expand or maintain outsourced development work being brought back in house
- Use or maintain software, tools, systems or networks that require coding skills to operate, handle data or complete other tasks
- Collaborate and communication more effectively with developers
- More effectively manage development teams or projects that involve programming
Learning to code, even to a basic level, is a truly worthwhile investment. Having coding skills, or even basic knowledge, can elevate your ability gain a new job in programming, help you gain longer term job security in your current organization, or can even expand your current role into other areas in your team or organization.
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 ADO.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.
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
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 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, where basic coding knowledge and exposure will be useful in project oversight or communications needs
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
Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.
Student Materials: Each participant will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.
Hands-On Setup Made Simple! Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure our ‘easy-access’ cloud-based course environment is accessible, fully-tested and verified as ready to go well in advance of the course start date, ensuring a smooth start to class and effective learning experience for all participants. Please inquire for details and options.