At the beginning of each new year, many people take on a challenge to learn something new or commit to reinforcing existing skills. Over the next two blog posts, we will guide you through two amazing, free, developer training video series: C# fundamentals and UWP Development.Both series require no prior programming experience, so they’re perfect for someone who wants to learn something new. However, since the videos span a wide array of topics, they’re also great to brush up on your existing skills.
The series are presented by Bob Tabor from Developer University
(formerly learnvisualstudio.net). Bob is known for his easy-to- follow teaching style, keeping you engaged and entertained while learning the topic.
To get started, we’ll take a look at the first series: C# Fundamentals for the Absolute Beginner
. In this free Microsoft Virtual Academy course, you will learn core C# concepts applicable to a wide range of classic and modern applications.
For the beginner, or if you’re coming from a different language, this series will walk you through getting the tools, writing code, debugging features, customizations and much more. For the experienced C# developer who wants to brush up on certain topics, each concept is explained in its own video so you can jump to a topic and focus on the information you want.
Here’s a list of the course modules:
1 | Course Introduction
2 | Installing Visual Studio
3 | Creating Your First C# Program
4 | Understanding Your First C# Program
5 | Working with Code Files, Projects, and Solutions
6 | Understanding Data Types and Variables
7 | The if Decision Statement
8 | Operators, Expressions, and Statements
9 | for Iteration Statement
10 | Understanding Arrays
11 | Defining and Calling Methods
12 | While Iteration Statement
13 | Working with Strings
14 | Working with Dates and Times
Understanding and Writing Well Constructed Code
15 | Understanding Classes
16 | More About Classes and Methods
17 | Understanding Scope and Accessibility Modifiers
18 | Understanding Namespaces and Working with the .NET Class Library
19 | Creating and Adding References to Assemblies
20 | Working with Collections
21 | Working with LINQ
22 | Enumerations and the Switch Decision Statement
23 | Gracefully Handling Exceptions
24 | Understanding Events and Event-Driven Programming
25 | Where to Go from Here
Microsoft Virtual Academy will keep track of your progress as you move through the modules and complete assessments. If you want to jump to a particular module, you can do that by clicking one of the links above or use the Contents tab next to the current video playing.
In the next post, we will take you through the next video course that will show you how to apply your new, or refreshed, C# skills and introduce you to XAML in a Windows 10 Universal Windows Application.