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Learning to Program with VB.NET

Length: 5 Days | Price: $2795

This hands on VB.NET programming course provides an introduction to programming using the VB.NET language. 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.

This class is intended for non-programmers. Students who already understand fundamental structured programming and object-oriented techniques should attend either ASP.NET Web Forms Programming Using Visual Basic.NET, Windows Forms Programming Using Visual Basic.NET or Windows Presentation Foundation Programming Using Visual Basic.NET instead of this more introductory course.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with computers.

  • Overview of Programming Concepts
  • Understanding the Structure of a VB.NET Program
  • Conditional Constructs
  • Looping Constructs
  • Working with Data
  • Defining and Calling Subroutines
  • Defining and Calling Functions
  • Understanding Variable Scope
  • Understanding Object-Oriented Concepts
  • Designing Classes
  • Coding Properties and Methods
  • Understanding the Role of Namespaces
  • Understanding .NET Namespaces
  • Understanding Arrays
  • Declaring and Instantiating Arrays
  • Passing Arrays to Methods
  • Working with LINQ
  • Making LINQ Queries
  • Understanding the ADO.NET Object Model
  • Understanding Exception Handling
  • Understanding Streams
  • Working with Directories
  • Working with the String Class
  • Working with String Literals and Escape Sequences
  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive containing examples and lab files
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • Students can retake any portion of a class that has been completed, within 12 months at no extra cost
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
  • Class sizes are kept small in order to provide you with more personalized attention
  • Our instructors have many years of training and industry experience working in their respective fields