10975 Introduction to Programming
8/3/2020 - 8/7/202010/26/2020 - 10/30/2020COURSE LENGTH:
9:00am - 4:30pm
In this 5-day course, students will learn the basics of computer programming through the use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and either the Visual C# or Visual Basic programming languages. The course assumes no prior programming experience and introduces the concepts needed to progress to the intermediate courses on programming, such as 20483B: Programming in C#.
AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES
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.
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 20483B: Programming in C#.
Before attending this course, students must have:
FOLLOW UP COURSES
- 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
*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware required in your registration. Please refer to your Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-775-0244. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. If the minimum is not met than this class may run as a live online class.
At Course Completion 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 applicationsModule 1: Introduction to Core Programming Concepts Computer Data Storage and Processing Application Types Application Life-Cycle Code Compilation Lab : Thinking Like a Computer Describe computer data storage and processing concepts Describe application types Describe the lifecycle of an application Describe code compilationModule 2: Core Programming Language Concepts Syntax Data Types Variables and Constants Lab : Working with Data Types Define syntax Explain the different types of core data used in programs Declare and use variables and constants in a computer programModule 3: Program Flow Introduction to Structured Programming Concepts Introduction to Branching Using Functions Using Decision Structures Introducing Repetition Lab : Creating Functions, Decisions, and Looping Describe structured programming Create and use functions in your code Create and use decision structures Create and use looping structuresModule 4: Algorithms and Data Structures Understand How to Write Pseudo Code Algorithm Examples Introduction to Data Structures Lab : Working with Algorithms and Data Structures Transfer problem statements into pseudo code Create algorithms Translate pseudo code into programming code Create simple algorithms in code Create data structures to store dataModule 5: Error Handling and Debugging Introduction to Program Errors Introduction to Structured Error Handling Introduction to Debugging in Visual Studio Lab : Implementing Debugging and Error Handling Implement structured exception handling Debug applications by using Visual Studio 2013Module 6: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Introduction to Complex Structures Introduction to Structs Introduction to Classes Introducing Encapsulation Lab : Implementing Complex Data Structures Create and use structure types Create and use basic class files Choose when to use a struct vs a classModule 7: More Object-Oriented Programming Introduction to Inheritance Introduction to Polymorphism Introduction to the .NET Framework and the Base Class Library Lab : Implementing Inheritance Lab : Implementing Polymorphism Use inheritance in OOP Implement polymorphism in your classes Describe how the base class library is constructed Find class information by using the Object BrowserModule 8: Introduction to Application Security Authentication and Authorization Code Permissions on Computers Introducing Code SigningModule 9: Core I/O Programming Using Console I/O Using File I/O Lab : Core I/O Programming Read input from a console Output data to the console Read and write text filesModule 10: Application Performance and Memory Management Value Types vs Reference Types Converting Types The Garbage Collector Lab : Using Value Types and Reference Types