.NET Fundamentals

The .NET Fundamentals training course focuses on Base Class Library (BCL), memory management, and security, rather than the language itself, to provide you with foundational knowledge of the .NET platform required to build stand-alone applications.

This course assumes you have some familiarity with an object-oriented language such as C#, Java, SmallTalk, or C++.

Course Summary

Learn how to build .NET applications.
Programmers familiar with Object Oriented techniques who want to learn the .NET platform.
Skill Level: 
Learning Style: 

Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between a value type and a reference type.
  • Read and write file system data.
  • Use Structured Exception Handling to handle errors with grace.

.NET Fundamentals is part of the .NET curriculum.

What You'll Learn

In the .NET Fundamentals training course, you’ll learn:

  • Introducing .NET
    • Execution Model
    • Object-oriented Programming with .NET
  • Types, Collections, and Generics
    • Namespaces
    • Classes and Structs
    • Interfaces
    • Strings
    • Generics and Collections
    • IEnumerable
  • Input and Output
    • Writing Data to the File System
    • Working with Streams
  • Events and Alternatives
    • What is an Event?
    • Common Event Idioms
    • [Optional] Reactive Extensions (Rx)
  • Handling Exceptions
    • What’s wrong with return codes?
    • Throwing and Catching
    • Exceptions and Performance: A cautionary tale
  • Securing Your .NET Application
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Working with Untrustworthy Data
    • Database Access

Meet Your Instructor


Eric is a consultant, a trainer, and a passionate programmer. For the past 15 years, he’s been building applications in a wide variety of industries, from structural engineering to video editing to currency trading. Growing up professionally in the world of .NET, Eric has an extensive background in C#, ASP MVC, and SQL Server with a variety of Microsoft certifications.

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Julian first touched fingers to keypunch in 1972, punching Fortran code onto cards at Imperial College in London (England, that is) and soon moved onto Macro-11 programming on PDP-11s. This qualifies him as a Real Programmer, and until recently, he even had a PDP-11 in his garage at home to remind him of better times.

He learnt Fortran while becoming a geologist at Imperial College, but he has never practised in the rock business, as he succumbed to the...

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Andrew S

Andrew is a mathematician turned software engineer who loves building systems. After graduating with a PhD in pure math, he became fascinated by software startups and has since spent 20 years learning. During this period, he’s worked on a wide variety of projects and platforms, including big data analytics, enterprise optimization, mathematical finance, cross-platform middleware, and medical imaging.

In 2001, Andrew served as company architect at ProfitLogic, a pricing optimization startup...

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