A Practical Introduction to C# Programming

AVG Duration9h


If you want to know how to develop software using C# and you have little to no experience with programming, you've come to the right place. This learning path covers the essentials of the C# programming language including development environment setup, variables, data, object-oriented, code structures, and classes.

The idea is to get you up and running with a practical understanding of C# so that you can begin running simple C# .NET programs on your own. If you have any feedback relating to this learning, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of computer programming and .NET
  • Learn how to set up a development environment and run a simple C# .NET program
  • Learn about variables and data types in C#
  • Understand the benefits of object orientation and what came before it
  • Learn about essential code structures, turn code into a class, and refine the class code
  • Learn about inheritance, a fundamental object-oriented concept
  • Understand how object-orientation is a foundation principle of C# and .NET
  • Learn how to write .NET applications with code that is robust and maintainable

Intended Audience

This learning is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to develop software using C#


To get the most out of this learning, you should have some basic understanding of programming, but it's not essential; this course can also be taken by complete beginners.


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 37m
Introduction to C#
This is an introductory course to C# and .NET programming that will show you how to use these dynamic cross-platform development tools.
Exam - 35m
Knowledge Check: Introduction to C#
Knowledge Check: Introduction to C#
Course - Beginner - 8m
Set Up a .NET Core C# Development Environment on MacOS
In this course, you will learn how to install .Net Core and Visual Studio Code on a Mac and then create a simple application using the two of them.
Course - Beginner - 50m
C# Data Types and Variables
In this course, we look at how different types of data are stored using variables within a C# program.
Exam - 35m
Knowledge Check: C# Data Types and Variables
Knowledge Check: C# Data Types and Variables
Course - Intermediate - 52m
Introduction to Object Orientation and C# Classes
This course takes code from the Data Types and Variables course and refines it using object-oriented (OO) principles.
Course - Intermediate - 22m
C# Loops Deep Dive
In this course, we'll take an in-depth look at the for loop, while loop, and foreach loop.
Exam - 35m
Knowledge Check: C# Loops Deep Dive
Knowledge Check: C# Loops Deep Dive
Course - Intermediate - 35m
C# Lists and Files
This course uses file reading and writing as a vehicle to illustrate important data validation concepts when mapping text data to objects and receiving user input.
Course - Beginner - 20m
C# Conditional Branching
C# Conditional Branching primarily focuses on If and Switch statements.
Course - Intermediate - 18m
C# Interfaces
This course explores interfaces in C# and how they provide extra flexibility regarding object inheritance.
Course - Intermediate - 15m
C# Generics
In this C# Generics course, we will start with an overview of generics then look at the syntax of generics and what options are available to you.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 8h
The C# Programming Language
This extensive lab concentrates on the C# programming language, to fully prepare delegates fully in readiness for using the .NET Framework/Core
About the Author
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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard. 

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