TT10975 - Introduction to Programming in C# / .Net Core Basics for Non-Developers

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.

This independent course aligns with the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) 10975.

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.

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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

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Core Programming Concepts

Computer Data Storage and Processing
Application Types
Application Life-Cycle
Code Compilation

Module 2: Core Programming Language Concepts

Data Types
Variables and Constants

Module 3: Program Flow

ntroduction to Structured Programming Concepts
Introduction to Branching
Using Functions
Using Decision Structures
Introducing Repetition

Module 4: Algorithms and Data Structures

Transfer problem statements into pseudo code
Create algorithms
Translate pseudo code into programming code
Create simple algorithms in code
Create data structures to store data

Module 5: Error Handling and Debugging

Introduction to Program Errors
Introduction to Structured Error Handling
Introduction to Debugging in Visual Studio

Module 6: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Introduction to Complex Structures
Introduction to Structs
Introduction to Classes
Introducing Encapsulation

Module 7: More Object-Oriented Programming

Introduction to Inheritance
Introduction to Polymorphism
Introduction to the .NET Framework and the Base Class Library

Module 8: Introduction to Application Security

Authentication and Authorization
Code Permissions on Computers
Introducing Code Signing

Module 9: Core I/O Programming

Using Console I/O
Using File I/O

Module 10: Application Performance and Memory Management

Value Types vs Reference Types
Converting Types
The Garbage Collector