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3-day fast track C# training course

Three days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):

Classroom (London)
£1,895
Classroom (Manchester)
£1,595
Onsite (your office)
Please ask
Online (your home)
£1,295
You can book a place on this course either online through this website, by phone, by email or by filling in our enquiry form.

You don't need any programming experience to attend this course (although if you've used other languages this will be useful), but you do need to be a quick learner.  If you strugged with maths at school this probably isn't the right course for you!

Course schedule

Here are our next few Fast track C# course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
12-14 Jun 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
19-21 Aug 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
21-23 Oct 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
20-22 Jan 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
17-19 Mar 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!

Course Contents - PDF

Fast track C# - Course Contents

Our three-day fast-track C# course is designed to get you up and running as a C# programmer.  You'll learn all of the basics (creating variables, testing conditions, looping), but you will also have time to get onto crucial advanced concepts like creating classes and using entity frameworks and LINQ to get information out of databases.  You should only consider attending this course if you are comfortable learning quickly and intensively.

This fast-track course combines topics from the following other Wise Owl courses:

From our INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL C# course

Creating forms

  • Drawing controls
  • Formatting forms

Coding form events

  • Forms and their events
  • The two event arguments

Laying out your code

  • Commenting out code
  • Using regions

C# variables

  • Creating and using variables
  • The types of variable

Enumerations and constants   if time

  • Enumerations
  • Constants

Conditions

  • Using IF and ELSE
  • The SWITCH statement

Modular code

  • Passing arguments
  • Writing functions

Arrays

  • Using arrays
  • Splitting text

Looping

  • Looping n times
  • WHILE loops
  • Looping over collections

Files and folders

  • Stream readers and writers
  • The USING statement
  • FileInfo and DirectoryInfo

Debugging and trapping errors

  • The TRY clause
  • Stepping through code
  • Setting breakpoints

Using lists

  • Populating lists
  • Finding items

Properties in C#

  • RO, WO and RW properties
  • Coding properties

From our INTERMEDIATE C# course

Designing classes

  • The domestic cat object
  • Properties and methods
  • Encapsulation and exposure

Creating classes

  • Using namespaces
  • Creating constructors
  • Fields, properties and methods
  • Static members

The form as a class

  • Partial classes
  • InitalizeComponent method
  • Instantiating forms

Data structures

  • Generics
  • Arrays
  • Lists, stacks and queues
  • Dictionaries

Overloading   if time

  • Overloaded methods
  • Overloading constructors

LINQ theory

  • Extension methods
  • Ienumerability
  • Query vs. method syntax

Writing LINQ

  • Arrays, lists and data tables
  • Criteria and ordering
  • Using LET expressions

Advanced LINQ   if time

  • Projecting data
  • Anonymous types
  • Forcing query execution
  • Taking and skipping

Types of model

  • Code first
  • Model first
  • Database first

Entity Frameworks

  • Creating entity data models
  • Data contexts
  • Updating models

LINQ with Entity Frameworks

  • Creating a data context
  • Selecting data using LINQ
  • Using relationships (associations)
  • Adding, editing and deleting

Advanced LINQ with EF   if time

  • Returning anonymous types
  • Using stored procedures
  • Extending (partial classes)

Grouping using LINQ   if time

  • IGrouping and IEnumerable
  • Grouping keys
  • Group into and ordering
  • Using multiple keys

Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl courses:

In addition, here are some benefits unique to classroom training:

And some benefits specific to online training:

  • Courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Free half-hour pre-course check-up included
  • Our clever system means you can use our laptops (and we can see them)

What other people have said

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts. All of the following reviews are from the last 3 calendar years:

"Really enjoyed the course. Would like to do advanced excel next."

Katherine Wheeler (NHS South, Central and West CSU)

"Well structured course and the trainer adapted the pace of learning to benefit my needs. I feel I have come away from the course with more knowledge than I expected to and feel confident I will be able to utilise my new skills going forward. Manual is great. Thank you."

Julie Chapman (Hereford Sixth Form College)

"An amazing trainer. The online set up and structure of the course worked really well. I learned a lot, thank you!"

Kate Hutchinson (Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC))

"This was one of the best courses I have ever attended! The trainer was engaging and really enthusiastic, always happy to answer questions and discuss the content further where needed. Being able to work through the content ourselves as we were being taught really helped to consolidate my knowledge. The venue was great and very accessible and the food was amazing!"

Charlie Staniforth (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

"A great trainer and very patient when trying to get us all set up. Think it can be difficult to gauge an audience when you are doing a group session, however our trainer was very engaging, supportive and delivered the course at a good pace."

Daljit Patel (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC))

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

How our training courses work

Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.

What you'll need

If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.

For online training you'll need two things:

  1. A good internet connection (otherwise you'll have a frustrating time); and
  2. A second screen (a requirement, not a nice-to-have!)

You can see full details of our online course requirements here.

When you book a place

If you book a place on one of our courses:

  • For classroom courses we will send out a joining email. That's it!
  • For online courses we will get in touch to organise a half-hour pre-course check to iron out any connection problems before the course (rather than during it).

Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!

What you won't need

For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.

For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed.  This is because you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed.

The start of the course

For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).

You'll be given a full colour courseware manual, an exercise booklet to go with the course and a USB stick for taking course files away (we'll post all this to you for online courses).

After the course

After the course finishes you'll receive a digital certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.

Related Courses

You might like to consider these related courses:

Introduction to Visual C#

Introduction

2 day course

Intermediate C#

Intermediate

2 day course

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