Introduction to Programming Course Overview

Students will learn the basics of computer programming by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and either the Visual C# or 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#.

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

Is Introduction to Programming Course for you?

This course is designed for all those wanting to learn how to program. This course is also suited for those who aspire to be web designers, those wanting to add advanced functionality to documents and databases, and those who want to understand computer programming concepts.

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Duration: 5 Days
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What you will learn

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Core Programming Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Core Programming Language Concepts
  • Lesson 3: Program Flow
  • Lesson 4: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Lesson 5: Error Handling and Debugging
  • Lesson 6: : Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
  • Lesson 7: More Object-Oriented Programming
  • Lesson 8: Introduction to Application Security
  • Lesson 9: Core I/O Programming
  • Lesson 10: Application Performance and Memory Management

Basic computer skills


Lesson 1: Introduction to Core Programming Concepts

  • Computer Data Storage and Processing
  • Application Types
  • Application Life-Cycle
  • Describe computer data storage and processing concepts
  • Describe application types
  • Describe the lifecycle of an application
  • Describe code compilation

Lesson 2: Core Programming Language Concepts

  • Syntax
  • Data Types
  • Variables and Constants

Lesson 3: Program Flow

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

Lesson 4: Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Understand How to Write Pseudo Code
  • Algorithm Examples

Lesson 5: : Error Handling and Debugging

  • Introduction to Program Errors
  • Introduction to Structured Error Handling
  • Introduction to Debugging in Visual Studio Lab: Implementing Debugging and Error Handling After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Implement structured exception handling
  • Debug applications by using Visual Studio 2013

Lesson 6: Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

  • Introduction to Complex Structures
  • Introduction to Structs
  • Introduction to Classes

Lesson 7: More Object-Oriented Programming

  • Introduction to Inheritance
  • Introduction to Polymorphism

Lesson 8: Introduction to Application Security

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Code Permissions on Computers
  • Introducing Code Signing After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how authorization and authentication work
  • Describe how to apply access permissions for executing code on a computer
  • Explain how code signing works

Lesson 9: Core I/O Programming

  • Using Console I/O
  • Using File I/O

Chapter 10: Application Performance and Memory Management

  • Converting Types
  • Value Types vs Reference Types

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