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Diploma in Visual C# Programming via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 24 May 2024

Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Visual C# Programming course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Visual C# Programming: Introduction to the Visual C# Express IDE, Introduction to C# Applications, Introduction to Classes and Objects, Control Statements, Methods, Arrays, Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance, Polymorphism, Interfaces & Operator Overloading, Exception Handling, Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms, etc.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in Visual C# Programming contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life Visual C# Programming briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Visual C# Programming offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare a real life Visual C#  project brief, which will enable you to develop your work portfolio. This course will help novices become literate in Visual C# programming and help experienced programmers become skilled Visual C# developers. The course is up-to-date with Microsoft's latest development tools and the .NET platform.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Visual C# Programming course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Visual C# Programming Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from many years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Our website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.
Enrolment date: 24 May 2024

Overview of Visual C# Programming

Overview of the Visual Studio tools for building C# applications;

Introduction to the Visual C# Express IDE

Covered in the context of all the examples presented

Introduction to C# Applications

A Simple C# Application: Displaying a Line of Text; Creating Your Simple Application in Visual C# Express; Modifying Your Simple C# Application; Formatting Text with Console; Write and Console; WriteLine; Another C# Application: Adding Integers; Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators

Introduction to Classes and Objects

Classes, Objects, Methods, Properties and Instance Variables; Declaring a Class with a Method and Instantiating an Object of a Class; Declaring a Method with a Parameter; Instance Variables, Properties and Auto-Implemented Properties; Software Engineering with Properties and set and get Accessors; Value Types vs. Reference Types; Initializing Objects with Constructors; Floating-Point Numbers and Type decimal

Control Statements

Algorithms; Pseudocode; Control Structures; if Single-Selection Statement; Double-Selection Statement; while Repetition Statement; Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition; Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements; Compound Assignment Operators; Increment and Decrement Operators; Simple Types; Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition; for Repetition Statement; Examples Using the for Statement; Repetition Statement; switch Multiple-Selection Statement; break and continue Statements; Logical Operators


static Methods, static Variables and Class Math; Declaring Methods with Multiple Parameters; Notes on Declaring and Using Methods; Method Call Stack and Activation Records; Argument Promotion and Casting; The Framework Class Library; Scaling and Shifting Random Numbers; Random-Number Repeatability for Testing and Debugging; Case Study: A Game of Chance (Introducing Enumerations); Scope of Declarations; Method Overloading; Passing Arguments: Pass-by-Value vs. Pass-by-Reference


Declaring and Creating Arrays; Examples Using Arrays; Case Study: Card Shuffling and Dealing Simulation; Foreach Statement; Passing Arrays and Array Elements to Methods; Passing Arrays by Value and by Reference; Multidimensional Arrays; Variable-Length Argument Lists; Using Command-Line Arguments

Introduction to LINQ and Generic Collections

Querying an Array Using LINQ; Introduction to Collections; Querying a Generic Collection Using LINQ;

Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look

Time Class Case Study; Controlling Access to Members; Referring to the Current Objectís Members with the this Reference; Indexers; Time Class Case Study: Overloaded Constructors; Default and Parameterless Constructors; Composition; Garbage Collection and Destructors; static Class Members; Instance Variables; Time Class Case Study: Creating Class Libraries; Class View and Object Browser;

Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance

Base Classes and Derived Classes; protected Members; Relationship between Base Classes and Derived Classes; Creating and Using a Base Class; Creating a Class without Using Inheritance; Creating a Inheritance Hierarchy; Inheritance Hierarchy Using protected Instance Variables; Inheritance Hierarchy Using private Instance Variables; Class object;

Polymorphism, Interfaces & Operator Overloading

Polymorphism Examples; Demonstrating Polymorphic Behavior; Abstract Classes and Methods; Case Study: Payroll System Using Polymorphism; Operator is and Downcasting; Summary of the Allowed Assignments between Base Class and Derived Class Variables; sealed Methods and Classes; Case Study: Creating and Using Interfaces; Common Interfaces of the .NET Framework Class Library; Operator Overloading;

Exception Handling

Exception Handling Overview; Example: Divide by Zero Without Exception Handling; Handling Exceptions and; Enclosing Code in a try Block; Catching Exceptions; Uncaught Exceptions; Termination Model of Exception Handling; Flow of Control When Exceptions Occur; .NET Exception Hierarchy; Determining Which Exceptions a Method Throws; finally Block; Exception Properties; User-Defined Exception Classes

Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms

Windows Forms; Event Handling; A Simple Event-Driven GUI; Another Look at the Visual Studio Generated Code; Delegates and the Event-Handling Mechanism; Other Ways to Create Event Handlers; Locating Event Information; Control Properties and Layout; Labels, TextBoxes and Buttons; GroupBoxes and Panels; CheckBoxes and RadioButtons; PictureBoxes; ToolTips; NumericUpDown Control; Mouse-Event Handling;

Enrolment date: 24 May 2024
Enrolment date: 24 May 2024

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

Enrolment date: 24 May 2024
next start date: 24th May 2024

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Enrolment date: 24 May 2024

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