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Course 2559B - Introduction to Visual Basic .NET Programming RRS feed

  • Question

  • http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=2559B&locale=en-us

    Is this course worth me doing as an entry to .NET programming? Is there a newer course that I should look at taking?

    I am from the UK and struggling to find people who offer this course.

    Any advise will be appreciated. 

    Thanks,

    Ben

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ben,

    For Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Learning does not currently have any VB.NET content. The 20483 (C#) and 20480 (HTML/JavaScript) classes are the closest things to introductory classes. You would do well to have some experience before taking either. It will help you get more out of these classes.

    Many training centers are still teaching some of the courses that are more of an introduction. You can use MSL's classroom locator to help you find a course: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/Catalog.aspx?nav=trainingtype%3aClassroom+Training&qry=visual+studio&pg=2&offset=50

    What kinds of applications are you thinking about writing? Web, classic desktop applications, Windows Store apps (for Windows 8)? If you provide a bit more context we can probably help point you in the right direction.

    Thanks,

    Mike


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:50 PM
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  • Hi,

    The class that you are talking about should be a good start for desktop applications. I suggest following it up with http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=10266A. This class has some overlap with the course you are talking about but will expand on it significantly.

    When you get ready to tackle web applications take a look at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=10958A  It is for a new Microsoft Official course (coming soon!) that gently introduces you to web applications using a tool called Web Matrix. Towards the end of the class it introduces you to Visual Studio. I have downloaded the courseware to take a look at it. I am really interested in this class as it helps introduce students to the Microsoft technology stack and prepares them for more.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:27 PM
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All replies

  • I would suggest you to go for this course as the one you have found is outdated.

    Course 20483A: Programming in C#

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?id=20483a


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:40 PM
  • Thanks Milton, I guess I better learn some C# before going on this course then. Is there any other similar courses to this?
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:36 PM
  • Hi Ben,

    For Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Learning does not currently have any VB.NET content. The 20483 (C#) and 20480 (HTML/JavaScript) classes are the closest things to introductory classes. You would do well to have some experience before taking either. It will help you get more out of these classes.

    Many training centers are still teaching some of the courses that are more of an introduction. You can use MSL's classroom locator to help you find a course: http://learning.microsoft.com/Manager/Catalog.aspx?nav=trainingtype%3aClassroom+Training&qry=visual+studio&pg=2&offset=50

    What kinds of applications are you thinking about writing? Web, classic desktop applications, Windows Store apps (for Windows 8)? If you provide a bit more context we can probably help point you in the right direction.

    Thanks,

    Mike


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Mike,

    Thank you for your input, I have seen there is a course run by a firm in London - F1051 - Introduction to Programming C# with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

    I have set up and run several websites using CMS packages, I have a bit of PHP, HTML & CSS knowledge. I am now working for a company that would need small programs/applications to be created. I have told them to do this I will need to be trained in these fields. I would be looking to making applications for the web & desktop, probably starting with Desktop applications.

    Please let me know if I can provide further information for you to be able to guide me better.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:05 PM
  • Hi,

    The class that you are talking about should be a good start for desktop applications. I suggest following it up with http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=10266A. This class has some overlap with the course you are talking about but will expand on it significantly.

    When you get ready to tackle web applications take a look at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/course.aspx?ID=10958A  It is for a new Microsoft Official course (coming soon!) that gently introduces you to web applications using a tool called Web Matrix. Towards the end of the class it introduces you to Visual Studio. I have downloaded the courseware to take a look at it. I am really interested in this class as it helps introduce students to the Microsoft technology stack and prepares them for more.


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:27 PM
    Moderator