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C# and .NET Programming (Online, Self-Paced)

Overview

C# as a language is elegant and powerful. But to utilize its capabilities fully, you need to have a good understanding of how it works with the .NET Framework. This course explores several important interactions between C# and the .NET Framework, and it includes an introduction to major classes for collections, delegates, and events. It includes a succinct introduction to creating GUI programs using Windows Forms.

There is a shortage of C# and .NET programmers with the skills and problem solving abilities necessary to develop and maintain the software applications and Web services that power our nation's businesses and government agencies. This represents a tremendous career opportunity for motivated individuals with the right skills and qualifications. This online C# and .NET Programming course is an excellent step toward a rewarding career as a software developer. It is also a suitable course for experienced programmers who wish to learn C# and .NET at their own pace.

Topics

  • NET: What You Need To Know
  • Using Visual Studio
  • First C# Programs
  • Data Types in C#
  • Operators and Expressions
  • Control Structures
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Classes
  • Methods, Properties and Operators
  • Characters and Strings
  • Arrays and Indexers
  • Inheritance
  • Virtual Methods and Polymorphism
  • Formatting and Conversion
  • Exceptions
  • Interfaces
  • NET Interfaces and Collection
  • Delegates and Events

Class Format and Schedule

This is a self-paced, instructor-mentored course. Students access the course lessons through UMBC Training Centers' Web-based Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). A textbook will be mailed to the student shortly after successful class registration. Students complete lessons independently, working at their own pace. Students may email questions to the instructor and submit programming exercises to the instructor for review and feedback.

To complete the course, the student must complete and submit the required programming assignments within the Blackboard LMS. Students will have 90 days from the date of course registration to complete the course. It is recommended that students complete at least one Blackboard module (lesson) per week. Nothing prevents the student from working at a faster pace and completing in the course in a shorter amount of time.

System Requirements

A complete list of system requirements can be found here.

Prerequisites

This course is intended to be fully accessible to programmers who do not already have a strong background in object-oriented programming in C-like languages, such as C++ or Java.  Students attending this course should have some experience programming in a structured language.

Price

Price includes textbooks, instructor-based assistance and support, and access to the Online Course Materials for up to 90 days.

Due to the self-paced nature of this course and the student having access to the course content 24 hours a day for 90 days, students enrolled in this course are not eligible to audit a future session.

Group Training Available

UMBC Training Centers can deliver any of our courses in a group training environment at our facilities or yours. Group training can be an effective and economical method to quickly assure competency and consistency of knowledge and skills within an organization or department.