Introduction to Programming Training

55337AC is the equivalent of the retired MOC Course 10975AC - Introduction to Programming.

This course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of programming fundamentals and object-oriented programming concepts. They will typically be high school students, post-secondary school students, or career changers, with no prior programming experience. They might want to gain an understanding of the core programming fundamentals before moving on to more advanced courses such as 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.
Course Details


5 days


  • Before attending this course, students should have:
  • Ability to use computers to start programs, open and save files, navigate application menus and interfaces
  • Ability to understand logical concepts such as comparisons
  • Understand number theory
  • Ability to create, understand, and follow structured directions or step-by-step procedures
  • Ability to understand and apply abstract concepts to concrete examples

Target Audience

Anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of programming fundamentals and object-oriented programming concepts.

Skills Gained

  • Explain core programming fundamentals such as computer storage and processing.
  • Explain computer number systems such as binary.
  • Create and use variables and constants in programs.
  • Explain how to create and use functions in a program.
  • Create and use decisions structures in a computer program.
  • Create and use repetition (loops) in a computer program.
  • Explain pseudocode and its role in programming.
  • Explain the basic computer data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, and queues.
  • Implement object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Create and use classes in a computer program.
  • Implement encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.
  • Describe the base class library (BCL) in the .NET Framework.
  • Explain the application security concepts.
  • Implement simple I/O in a computer program.
  • Identify application errors and explain how to debug an application and handle errors.
  • Identify the performance considerations for applications.
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Core Programming Concepts
    • Computer Data Storage and Processing
    • Application Types
    • Application Lifecycle
    • Code Compilation
  • Core Programming Language Concepts
    • Syntax
    • Data Types
    • Variables and Constants
  • Program Flow
    • Introduction to Structured Programming Concepts
    • Introduction to Branching
    • Using Functions
    • Using Decision Structures
    • Introducing Repetition
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Understand How to Write Pseudocode
    • Algorithm Examples
    • Introduction to Data Structures
  • Error Handling and Debugging
    • Introduction to Program Errors
    • Introduction to Structured Error Handling
    • Introduction to Debugging
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
    • Introduction to Complex Structures
    • Introduction to Structs
    • Introduction to Classes
    • Introducing Encapsulation
  • More Object-Oriented Programming
    • Introduction to Inheritance
    • Introduction to Polymorphism
    • Introduction to .NET and the Base Class Library
  • Introduction to Application Security
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Code Permissions on Computers
    • Introducing Code Signing
  • Core I/O Programming
    • Using Console I/O
    • Using File I/O
  • Application Performance and Memory Management
    • Value Types vs Reference Types
    • Converting Types
    • The Garbage Collector
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $3,095
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jun 3 - 7, 2024
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM ET
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