Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Postgraduate Diploma in Visual C# Programming course features:
Overview of Visual C# Programming
Overview of the Visual Studio tools for building C# applications;
Introduction to the Visual C# Express IDE
Introduction to C# Applications
A Simple C# Application: Displaying a Line of Text; Creating Your Simple Application in Visual C# Express; Modifying Your Simple C# Application; Formatting Text with Console; Write and Console; WriteLine; Another C# Application: Adding Integers; Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators;
Introduction to Classes and Objects
Classes; Objects; Methods; Properties and Instance Variables; Declaring a Class with a Method and Instantiating an Object of a Class; Declaring a Method with a Parameter; Instance Variables; Properties and Auto-Implemented Properties; Software Engineering with Properties and set and get Accessors; Value Types vs; Reference Types; Initializing Objects with Constructors; Floating-Point Numbers and Type decimal;
Algorithms; Pseudocode; Control Structures; if Single-Selection Statement; ifÖelse Double-Selection Statement; while Repetition Statement; Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements; Compound Assignment Operators; Increment and Decrement Operators; Simple Types;Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition; for Repetition Statement; Examples Using the for Statement; doÖwhile Repetition Statement; switch Multiple-Selection Statement; break and continue Statements; Logical Operators;
static Methods; static Variables and Class Math; Declaring Methods with Multiple Parameters; Notes on Declaring and Using Methods; Method Call Stack and Activation Records; Argument Promotion and Casting; The Framework Class Library; Scaling and Shifting Random Numbers; Random-Number Repeatability for Testing and Debugging; Case Study: A Game of Chance (Introducing Enumerations); Scope of Declarations; Method Overloading; Passing Arguments: Pass-by-Value vs; Pass-by-Reference;
Declaring and Creating Arrays; Examples Using Arrays; Case Study: Card Shuffling and Dealing Simulation; Foreach Statement; Passing Arrays and Array Elements to Methods; Passing Arrays by Value and by Reference; Multidimensional Arrays; Variable-Length Argument Lists; Using Command-Line Arguments;
Introduction to LINQ and Generic Collections
Querying an Array Using LINQ; Introduction to Collections; Querying a Generic Collection Using LINQ;
Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look
Time Class Case Study; Controlling Access to Members; Referring to the Current Objectís Members with the this Reference; Indexers; Time Class Case Study: Overloaded Constructors; Default and Parameterless Constructors; Composition; Garbage Collection and Destructors; static Class Members; readonly Instance Variables; Time Class Case Study: Creating Class Libraries; Class View and Object Browser;
Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance
Base Classes and Derived Classes; protected Members; Relationship between Base Classes and Derived Classes; Creating and Using a Base Class; Creating a Class without Using Inheritance; Creating a Inheritance Hierarchy; Inheritance Hierarchy Using protected Instance Variables; Inheritance Hierarchy Using private Instance Variables; Class object
Polymorphism, Interfaces & Operator Overloading
Polymorphism Examples; Demonstrating Polymorphic Behavior; Abstract Classes and Methods; Case Study: Payroll System Using Polymorphism; Operator is and Downcasting; Summary of the Allowed Assignments Between Base Class and Derived Class Variables; sealed Methods and Classes; Case Study: Creating and Using Interfaces; Common Interfaces of the ;NET Framework Class Library; Operator Overloading;
Exception Handling Overview; Example: Divide by Zero Without Exception Handling; Handling Exceptions and; Enclosing Code in a try Block; Catching Exceptions; Uncaught Exceptions; Termination Model of Exception Handling; Flow of Control When Exceptions Occur; ;NET Exception Hierarchy; Determining Which Exceptions a Method Throws; finally Block; Exception Properties; User-Defined Exception Classes;
Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms
Windows Forms; Event Handling; A Simple Event-Driven GUI; Another Look at the Visual Studio Generated Code; Delegates and the Event-Handling Mechanism; Other Ways to Create Event Handlers; Locating Event Information; Control Properties and Layout; Labels; TextBoxes and Buttons; GroupBoxes and Panels; CheckBoxes and RadioButtons; PictureBoxes; ToolTips; NumericUpDown Control; Mouse-Event Handling Windows Presentation Foundation;
XML and LINQ to XML
XML W3C XML Schema Documents; Extensible Stylesheet Language and XSL Transformations; LINQ to XML: Document Object Model (DOM); LINQ to XML: XML Axis Properties; LINQ to XML: XML Literals and Embedded Expressions; XSLT with Class XslCompiledTransform;
Database, SQL and LINQ to SQL
Relational Databases; Relational Database Overview: Books Database; Overview Structured Query Language (SQL); LINQ to SQL (SQL in this case means Microsoftís SQL Server DBMS); Creating LINQ to SQL Classes; Creating Data Bindings; More Complex LINQ Queries and Data Binding; Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables with LINQ; Creating a Master/Detail View Application; Programming with LINQ to SQL: Address-Book Case Study;
ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX
Simple HTTP Transactions; Multitier Application Architecture; Creating and Running a Simple Web-Form Example; Examining an ASPX File; Examining a Code-Behind File; Relationship Between an ASPX File and a Code-Behind File; How the Code in an ASP;NET Web Page Executes; Examining the XHTML Generated by an ASP;NET Application; Building an ASP;NET Web Application; Web Controls; Text and Graphics Controls; AdRotator Control; Validation Controls; Session Tracking; Cookies; Session Tracking with HttpSessionState; Case Study: Guestbook ApplicationóConnecting to a Database in ASP;NET; Case Study: Secure Books Database Application; ASP;NET AJAX; Traditional Web Applications; Ajax Web Applications; Examining an ASP;NET AJAX Application; New ASP;NET Data Controls;
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Web Services
Silverlight, Rich Internet Applications and Multimedia
Platform Overview; Silverlight Demos; Silverlight Runtime and Tools Installation; Building a Silverlight WeatherViewer Application; GUI Layout; Obtaining and Displaying Weather Forecast Data; Custom Controls; Animations and the FlickrViewer; Images and Deep Zoom; Getting Started With Deep Zoom Composer; Creating a Silverlight Deep Zoom Application; Audio and Video; Isolated Storage;
Criteria for eligibility must be met in full prior to commencing the programme. For successful enrollment on the Postgraduate Diploma course, the minimum entry requirement is a prior Degree level qualification.
On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Postgraduate Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).
The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.
Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for two calendar years. However, you can complete the course in as little as 1 year, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
Course Fees: 1995.00 EUR
To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.
Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.
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