Introduction to C#

C# is the foundation programming language for the Microsoft .NET framework for building web and desktop applications. C# is an object oriented programming language and students will learn the basics of OOP programming and its importance in programming design.

Students will be taught C# language features, compiling and running code, handling exceptions, reading and writing files, and addressing common compilation issues through debugging.

The tool that will be used to create and compile all code examples will be the free tool Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 Desktop, which allows students to understand how to use a real IDE for programming and development.

After taking this class, students will be prepared to take the ASP.NET Web Development classes at as well as understand how any programming language can be used for RAD Rapid Application Development).

Class Objectives::

  • Basic C# syntax: variables, conditional statements, loops, arrays, classes and objects
  • Understanding what an "object" is and how it is interpreted by C#.
  • How to use and create projects using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Learn the importance of using classes and objects.

Applicable Job Roles: web programmers, and web application developers.

Week 1: Getting started
  • Introduction to .NET and C#
  • Installing and Exploring Visual Studio 2013
  • Overview Visual Studio IDE
Week 2: Variables and Expressions
  • Variables
  • Data Types
  • Expressions
  • Operators
Week 3: Flow Control
  • Branching
  • Looping
Week 4: Functions
  • Defining functions
  • Variable scope
Week 5: Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Importance of OOP
  • What is an object?
  • Classes vs objects
  • Creating and using a class
  • OOP Concepts: Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism
Students should have experience with a programming language.
System and Software Requirements:

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.


Price: $220.00
IWA Member Price: $120.00
Course No.: P178
Instructor Frank Stepanski
CEUs 3
Duration 5 weeks
Cost 50
Open Courses:

Sorry, no other session is scheduled for this course. You can add this course to your wish list and we will notify you when other sessions are scheduled.


Instructor's Profile:
InstructorFrank Stepanski has a Masters in software engineering and has over 10 years experience in web development. Frank has worked with technologies such as ASP.NET, SQL Server, PHP, MySQL, as well as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Before you register for this class, please read the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections carefully.


"Best class in programming I have ever had really enjoyed it hope to use in near future." - Benny Rinke
"Great class! Exactly what I was looking for to start learning C#." - Robert Russinov
"Great Class you learn many things in this Introduction class. GREAT Instructor and very helpful to make things easier to you." - Nour Mahfoud
"Great class. Frank is very helpful and I learned a lot." - Kelly Blumer
"Right class for the beginners & intermediate level programmers." - CHARAN KASU