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Intermediate C# training course - Classes, LINQ and Entity Frameworks

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

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

Classroom (London)
£1,450
Classroom (Manchester)
£1,095
Onsite (your office)
Please ask
Online (your home)
£950
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 should not attend this course if you are a beginner at C programming (in which case choose our two-day introduction to C# course instead).

Course schedule

Here are our next few Intermediate C# course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
09-10 May 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
27-28 Jun 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
22-23 Jul 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
29-30 Aug 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
24-25 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £950 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

Intermediate C# training course contents

To learn to program in C#, you first need to learn the basics.  This course assumes that you've already done this (perhaps on our two-day Introduction to C# course), and that you're now ready for the second part of learning to program in C#: understanding classes.

Everyone takes a while to get used to creating and using classes, but in this course we try as hard as we possibly can to shorten the learning curve.  You'll learn how to:

  • Understand objects, properties and methods

  • Design classes

  • Create classes (including constructors and fields)

  • Use entity frameworks (EF) to connect to databases

  • Create queries using LINQ to connect with your databases

The course will use a database-first approach, use SQL Server as the underlying database and use Visual Studio as the development environment, but the same principles apply whichever EF approach, database and development environment you choose to use.

The contents of this course are as follows:

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
Please see further up this page for what you should know beforehand (if anything) in order to attend this course.

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:

"Excellent tutor, very engaging and knowledgeable. Very happy to go back over things as I have a hearing loss and missed things at times."

Andrew Corney (Paragon Asra Housing Group (PA Housing))

"All good, very pleased and would use company again."

David Griffiths (Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust)

"Trainer was excellent at explaining and teaching, friendly and helpful. Also good flow of material and progression of topics. I also think it was a good idea to check technical set-up before the course."

Michaela Hoffmannova (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC))

"I really enjoyed the course and the IT worked well. It was really well delivered by an extremely knowledgeable trainer, who kept us engaged with his humour. He was willing to go above and beyond the course contents to help us."

James Parsonage (Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC))

"A great trainer with a great personality, a wealth of knowledge and experience from many different sectors. I felt encouraged to ask questions and he provided a further level of detail into the course materials. I have received the monthly email for many years and never felt like being spammed. Wise owl has therefore always been on my radar without being a nuisance. When I reached out for more info, you were very accommodating. It's these touches that made me choose Wise Owl. Thanks again to everyone who helped with tech, admin and training, you make the learning process easy! Keep up the great work."

Steven Laws (Clifford Chance )

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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

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