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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):

 

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)
29-30 Aug 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
24-25 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
30-31 Oct 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
28-29 Nov 09:30-16:30 Online £950 Book
30-31 Jan 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:

"The course was very well taught & it was the clear that the trainer was very knowledgeable and had lots of experience. Teaching online was great as the instructor could clearly see what we were doing on the Remote Desktop. Plenty of breaks which was good as too much information too quickly would normally cause a headache! Chose fast track SQL to learn as much as possible in a short space of time. Glad to have learnt parts from both intro to SQL and advanced SQL course, definitely made the most of our time."

Evie Topp (Clayton Glass Ltd)

"It's sometimes easy to give top marks on a review; however, this is absolutely deserved. The trainer was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. He ensured everyone was on track, kept note of queries and expanded things when he could. I thought the content, and flow, was really well thought out and appreciated the manual, etc. we get to keep (particularly as paper copies). I think the technology implementation for online was one of the best I have experienced too, with the trainer being able to see everything as it's going. Brilliant overall and I will be recommending you to others, and pushing for more courses."

David Earle (The Phoenix Group)

"A lovely and approachable trainer with extensive knowledge."

Alicja Niedzwiedziuk (Southend-on-Sea City Council)

"Excellent course/venue, trainer explained clearly and nothing was too much trouble."

Matt Austin (Singleton Birch Ltd)

"The trainer was lovely and personable as always, he was really willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the course was tailored to us and our specific experiences and organisations. He was also very patient with any technical issues. The course itself was great. I had no knowledge of Power BI whatsoever, but it's used a lot in my department. Looking forward to convincing the powers that be to let me on a more advanced course!!"

Hannah Bateman (Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government)

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

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