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10975 - Introduction to Programming

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Course Overview

In this Introduction to Programming training class, students use C# to learn the basics of computer programming through the use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and both 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, such as 20483B: Programming in C#.

Course Length: 5 days

Audience: 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.

Prerequisites: Experience in the following is required for this C# class:  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.

What You're Going To Learn

  • Learn to explain core programming fundamentals such as computer storage and processing.
  • Learn to explain computer number systems such as binary.
  • Learn to create and use variables and constants in programs.
  • Learn to explain how to create and use functions in a program.
  • Learn to create and use decisions structures in a computer program.
  • Learn to create and use repetition (loops) in a computer program.
  • Learn to explain pseudocode and its role in programming.
  • Learn to explain the basic computer data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, and queues.
  • Learn to implement object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Learn to create and use classes in a computer program.
  • Learn to implement encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.
  • Learn to describe the base class library (BCL) in the .NET Framework.
  • Learn to explain the application security concepts.
  • Learn to implement simple I/O in a computer program.
  • Learn to identify application errors and explain how to debug an application and handle errors.
  • Learn to identify the performance considerations for applications.

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Course Outline

Introduction to Core Programming Concepts

  • Computer Data Storage and Processing
  • Application Types
  • Application Life-Cycle
  • Code Compilation
  • Lab: Thinking Like a Computer
  • Creating Step-by-Step Directions for a Morning Routine

Core Programming Language Concepts

  • Syntax
  • Data Types
  • Variables and Constants
  • Lab: Working with Data Types
  • Selecting Data Types
  • Declaring and Using Variables for Numeric Types
  • Declaring and Using Variables for Textual Data Types
  • Working with Boolean Variables
  • Declaring and Using Constants

Program Flow

  • Introduction to Structured Programming Concepts
  • Introduction to Branching
  • Using Functions
  • Using Decision Structures
  • Introducing Repetition
  • Lab: Creating Functions, Decisions, and Looping
  • Implementing Functions
  • Implementing Decisions in Code
  • Implementing Repetition Structures

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Receive a certificate of completion at the end of every course.

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