Course Description

Explore the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and error handling using C#. Build foundational skills in web page development, desktop application development, and databases. This course serves as foundation for taking other software development courses such as HTML/CSS, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Database Administration.

This course includes one attempt at the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam: Software Development Fundamentals.

Topics include:

  • Computer storage and data types
  • Computer decision structures
  • Methods for handling repetition
  • Error handling
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Class definition
  • Object creation
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Encapsulation
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Fundamentals of web page development
  • Fundamentals of desktop application development
  • Fundamentals of databases

This course follows an assessment-first approach. You will be assessed at the beginning of the course and then receive an individualized learning plan. This plan will help you pace yourself in the course activities, gauge your progress, and prepare for demonstration of the competencies.

Required Learning Resources:

Learning resources will be available in the course modules in Desire2Learn (D2L) on the course start date. Software may need to be installed on your device at no additional cost.



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