Welcome to my course on 98-361 "Software Development Fundamentals" using VB.Net. In this course, we will be looking at a variety of different types of programs and concepts around programming.
We'll start off with looking at Core Programming. We will download for free the Visual Studio Community edition, and use it to investigate the fundamental VB.Net statements. We'll look at decision structures such as If and Switch [Case Select], repetition such as For loops, While loops and recursion, and then we'll look at errors and find out how to handle them.
We'll then look at Object-Oriented Programming. We'll go deeper into concepts that we have already used, such as namespaces, methods and classes, and add to them using events and constructors. We'll see how you can duplicate and develop classes using inheritance, polymorphism and encapsulation.
Next up is General Software Development. We'll look at various different data structures such as arrays, stacks, queues and linked lists, and we'll also look at sorting algorithms. We'll then take a step back and look at application life cycle management, and how to interpret application specifications.
Then we'll look at Desktop Applications. We will have been creating a lot of Console-based applications earlier in this course, but we'll add to this with Windows apps and Windows Services.
We'll finish by looking at Databases. We look at the basics of Relational Database Management Systems, look at database query methods, including the six clauses of the SELECT statement, and find out how to connect to databases from Visual Studio.
No prior knowledge is required - we'll even see how to get Visual Studio for free!
There are regular quizzes to help you remember the information, so you can be sure that you are learning.
Once you have completed this course, you will have a good introductory knowledge of Software Development. And with some practice, you could even go for the official Microsoft certification 98-361 - wouldn't that look good on your CV or resume?
So, without any further ado, let's have a look at how you can use Udemy interface, and then we'll have a look at the objectives for the exam and therefore the syllabus for this course.