In this 5-day course, students will learn the basics of computer programming through the use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 and the Visual C# and Visual Basic programming languages. The course assumes no prior programming experience and introduces the concepts needed to progress to the intermediate courses on programming, Programming in C#. This course covers content in retired Microsoft Course 10975.


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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
Explain core programming fundamentals such as computer storage and processing.
Explain computer number systems such as binary.
Create and use variables and constants in programs.
Explain how to create and use functions in a program.
Create and use decisions structures in a computer program.
Create and use repetition (loops) in a computer program.
Explain pseudocode and its role in programming.
Explain the basic computer data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, and queues.
Implement object-oriented programming concepts.
Create and use classes in a computer program.
Implement encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.
Describe the base class library (BCL) in the .NET Framework.
Explain the application security concepts.
Implement simple I/O in a computer program.
Identify application errors and explain how to debug an application and handle errors.
Identify the performance considerations for applications.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Core Programming Concepts

  • Computer Data Storage and Processing
    Application Types
    Application Lifecycle
    Code Compilation

  • Module 2: Core Programming Language Concepts

  • Syntax
    Data Types
    Variables and Constants

  • Module 3: Program Flow

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

  • Module 4: Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Understand How to Write Pseudocode
    Algorithm Examples
    Introduction to Data Structures

  • Module 5: Error Handling and Debugging

  • Introduction to Program Errors
    Introduction to Structured Error Handling
    Introduction to Debugging

  • 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 .NET 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


This course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of programming fundamentals and object-oriented programming concepts. They will typically be high school students, post-secondary school students, or career changers, with no prior programming experience. They might want to gain an understanding of the core programming fundamentals before moving on to more advanced courses such as Programming in C#.




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


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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