.NET is a Framework from Microsoft, introduced in 2001 that makes it easier to build applications that cross platforms and hardware. It does this by providing a consistent and powerful set of classes and interfaces that abstract away differences of architecture and allow developers to use the right languages and tools that work for them. A large base class library that includes features such as data and file access, user interface features, cryptography and more, opens up the power of the Windows operating system. The applications are run in a safe runtime engine called the CLR, which handles security, memory management, exception handling and more. In this course we will take a look at how the .NET framework is built and what you need to know to make the most of it.
Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.
This course assumes that students understand Visual C# 5.0 syntax, and have a basic understanding of the .NET Framework. No specific experience with Visual Studio 2013 is required.
Meet the expert
Mike Benkovich delivers technical presentations around the U.S. as a consultant, trainer, and former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. He has worked in a variety of professional roles including architect, project manager, developer, and technical writer. Mike is also an author of two books, published by WROX Press and APress, that show developers how to get the most from their SQL databases. Since appearing in the 1994 Microsoft DevCast, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences, and corporate boardrooms across America.
Time to complete
Overview of .NET
Framework Concepts (19:31)
Entity Framework (15:43)
EF Code First (16:49)
Parallel Dynamic and Async (07:35)