Visual Basic Training Courses
We run two training courses for VB (sometimes cxalled Visual Basic, or even VB.NET) using Visual Studio as a development environment.
Which is the right Visual Basic course for you?
Visual Basic is a language which goes by 3 different names: Visual Basic itself, VB or VB.NET. We'll refer to it as VB below for brevity.
Our two-day introduction to VB course will teach you how to create variables like this:
'create a variable and store a value
Dim BestLanguage As String = "VB"
You'll also learn how to create simple loops:
'count how many owls there are
Dim OwlNumber As Integer
For OwlNumber = 1 To MaxOwls
'do something here
As well as more complicated ones:
Public Sub CountOwls()
'create a list of owls
Dim owls As New List(Of String)
'add a few
'list out the results
For Each owl In owls
'do something to each owl here
The course will also show you how to:
- Manipulate files and folders;
- Debug programs that are going wrong; and
- If time allows, create basic classes.
By contrast our two-day intermediate VB course will concentrate on two things:
|Classes||You can't program in .NET without understanding what classes are, and how to use them. It's not an easy concept to get used to, but this course aims to set you on journey from which you'll never want to look back!|
|LINQ||The course shows how to use the LINQ programming language to get data from SQL Server databases, lists and many other data sources, by first building an entity framework model.|
Although not listed elsewhere on this website, we'll also consider requests for advanced VB training or consultancy.
10 things our Visual Basic courses include
Each of our scheduled courses (whether classroom or online) includes:
- Small course sizes - we have a maximum of 6 people on each classroom or online course.
- A trainer! And not just anyone - our courses are only ever given by full-time Wise Owls.
- Full colour courseware and exercises of oustanding quality.
- A no cancellation guarantee (once you've booked and confirmed your training course, it will run).
- A one gigabyte USB stick, containing course files, answers to exercises and (by the end of the course) your answers too, together with a nice pen.
- Unofficial help after the course (although we don't have a dedicated post-course support line, in practice trainers will be happy to answer the odd ad hoc question after a course has taken place).
- A certificate sent out digitally or in paper form (your choice) after each course, together with (for tailored courses) the trainer's thoughts on how the course went.
In addition, our classroom courses also include:
- A computer for each delegate (obviously).
- Lunch out each day at a local restaurant (chosen on the day of the course, after discussion!).
- Unlimited refreshments during the day, including Tassimo or Nespresso coffee and a range of biscuits and snacks to keep you going through those dark afternoon hours.
Still not convinced? You can read hundreds of testimonials to the quality of our training (all attributed and added in the last 3 years.
Other Visual Basic training resources
There are many ways in which we can help you learn Visual Basic, as the list below shows.
Try our Visual Basic exercises
Want to test out your VB skills? Try one of our many online Visual Basic exercises.
Visual Basic courseware manuals
You can see for yourself what our courseware is like by downloading one of the following sample chapters.
Blogs on Visual Basic
Whether you're just starting to learn VB or you'd consider yourself a guru, there'll be something in the following blogs to help you.
Visual Basic consultancy
Whether you want to create a website, a forms-based system or just have a particularly difficult program you need to write, Wise Owl software development provides an alternative to training a member of staff internally.