Introduction to Programming (MOC 55337)

 

Course Overview

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#.

The focus will be on core programming concepts such as computer storage, data types, decision structures, and repetition by using loops. The course also covers an introduction to object-oriented programming covering classes, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Coverage is also included around exception handling, application security, performance, and memory management.

Who should attend

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#.

Prerequisites

  • Before attending this course, students should 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

Course Objectives

  • 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.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Core Programming Concepts
  • Core Programming Language Concepts
  • Program Flow
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Error Handling and Debugging
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • More Object-Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Application Security
  • Core I/O Programming
  • Application Performance and Memory Management

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration
5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • 2,490.— €
Classroom Training

Duration
5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,490.— €
  • Switzerland: CHF 2,790.—

Schedule

Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

German

Time zone: Central European Time (CET)   ±1 hour

Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

Germany

Hamburg Course language: German
Munich Course language: German
Frankfurt Course language: German
Berlin Course language: German
Düsseldorf Course language: German

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