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Diploma in Visual Basic Programming

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Diploma in Visual Basic Programming
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online Diploma in Visual Basic Programming course offers you a comprehensive review of the information you need to develop your own applications as a software developer. You will learn everything from installing Visual Studio onto your computer to formatting the way time displays in an application for an end user.

    With the rapid increase in the development of technology, there is more of a demand for software developers in the working industry. In this course, you will learn how to write your own code to create a functioning application for your designated end user. In a Step-by-step process, you will be taken through the different levels of learning Visual Basic. You will learn a number of different ways to write your code in order to get different outcomes for the end user. The course will also teach you the various ways of displaying your code, different statements and expressions, and everything you need to know about the .NET framework class library.

    This course will guide you through video tutorials which allows you to see how to write your code. You will be able to pause and rewind the videos which will allow you to learn the content at your own pace and therefore, ensuring you get the best learning experience from this Alison diploma course. This course will benefit those wishing to start a career as a software developer, students interested in learning about building applications, or software developers wishing to improve their skills on Visual Basic.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the visual basic programming language.
    - Select a custom installation for Visual Studio 2015.
    - Define the syntax of visual basic.
    - Explain how code files are organised into projects and solutions.
    - Define what an iteration statement is.
    - Describe how to set a break point in your line of code.
    - Explain what arrays are.
    - Define and call simple methods.
    - Explain the different between the ‘do while’ and ‘while’ iteration statement.
    - Explain how to add and subtract values from dates.
    - Explain how to use the existing .NET framework class library efficiently.
    - Describe how to add a new class to your project.
    - Define what happens when there are no more references to an object.
    - Describe how to change the default namespace for your project.
    - Distinguish the difference between an executable assembly and a library assembly.
    - Explain how to add a reference to a class defined in the .NET framework class library.
    - Explain how you work with arguments that you pass into your application.
    - Define the difference between the debug and release version.
    - Explain how to use the existing .NET framework class library efficiently.
    - Describe the nature of classes and how to create an instance of a class.
    - Define how to use the properties and methods of a class.
    - Describe how to add a new class to your project.
    - Define what happens when there are no more references to an object.
    - Describe how to change the default namespace for your project.
    - Distinguish the difference between an executable assembly and a library assembly.
    - Explain how to add a reference to a class defined in the .NET framework class library.
    - Define the difference between the debug and release version.
    - Explain how to use collections.
    - Define the difference between generic and non-generic collections.
    - Define what LINQ stands for.
    - Explain the difference between query syntax and method syntax.
    - Describe what Enumeration is.
    - Define what event-driven programming consists of.
    - Explain how to handle exceptions that occur within an application.
    - Describe how to take control of adding or removing event handlers to specific events.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 11 )
  • Diploma in Visual Basic Programming
  • Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Course Resource Files
  • Module 1: Starting a New Project in Visual Basic
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Course Introduction
    • Installing Visual Studio
    • Creating Your First Visual Basic Program
    • Understanding Your First Visual Basic Program
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Writing Code with Visual Basic
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Working with Code Files, Projects, and Solutions
    • Understanding Data Types and Variables
    • Branching with the If... Then... Else Decision Statement
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Statements, Arrays and Methods
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Operators, Expressions, and Statements
    • For ... Next Iteration Statement
    • Understanding Arrays
    • Defining and Calling Methods
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Strings, Dates, and Time
    • Learning Outcomes
    • While Iteration Statement
    • Working with Strings
    • Working with Dates and Times
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - First Assessment
  • Module 6: Classes, Scope, and Modifiers
    • Learning Objectives
    • Understanding Classes
    • More About Classes and Methods
    • Understanding Scope and Accessibility Modifers
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 7: Working with Namespaces
    • Learning Objectives
    • Understanding Namespaces and Working with the .Net Class Library
    • Getting Familiar with the My Namespace
    • Creating and Adding References to Assemblies
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Collections, LINQs, and Enumerations
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Working with Collections
    • Working with LINQ
    • Enumerations and the Select Case Decision Statement
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Event-Driven Programming and Handling Exceptions
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Gracefully Handling Exceptions
    • Understanding Events and Event-Driven Programming
    • Where to Go From Here
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 10: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 11: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Final Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 1: Starting a New Project in Visual Basic
In this module, you will learn about installing Visual Studio on your computer. There are multiple options available for installing visual studio and it is vital to select the correct options to ensure you can create the best applications from your code. This module will introduce you to the basics of creating your first visual basics program and inform you on how visual basics works.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Writing Code with Visual Basic
In this module, you will be introduced to writing code. You will learn about different code terms that can create different functions for the end user of your application. You will learn about data types and variables and how they each can affect the outcome of your application. This module will also teach you about different statements that can be used in your visual basic code.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 3: Statements, Arrays and Methods
In this module, you will learn about different syntax elements of Visual Basic. You will learn about operands and operators as well as how expressions are used in the programming language. This module will present you with information on how to set a breakpoint in your line of code and teach you about arrays and their uses. You will also learn about defining methods.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 4: Strings, Dates, and Time
In this module, you will be introduced to strings and iteration statements. You will learn about how each of these function in the Visual Basic programming language. You will be informed on how to format strings for display and in addition, you will learn how to display the date and time in different formats for the end user to see.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 6: Classes, Scope, and Modifiers
In this module, you will be introduced to classes. You will learn about the nature of classes and how to create an instance of a class. In this module, you will also learn about methods, scopes, and modifiers. These features will all add a more advanced look to the end product of your application for the end user.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 7: Working with Namespaces
In this module, you will learn about namespaces. You will learn how to change the default namespace for your project. You will also learn about the .NET framework class library and references associated with the .NET framework class library. This module will also teach you the difference between the debug and release version of your application.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 8: Collections, LINQs, and Enumerations
In this module, you will learn about working with collections. You will learn the difference between generic and no-generic collections and how to use each of them in your code. You will also learn about LINQ and the types of LINQ used in Visual Basic. This module will also teach you about Enumerations and their functions in the programming language.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 9: Event-Driven Programming and Handling Exceptions
In this module, you will learn about gracefully handling exceptions that occur within your application. This module will inform you on event-driven programming and how to take control of adding and removing event handlers to specific events. This module will also teach you about the ‘Try Catch’ and ‘End Try’ block code and when to use it when you are writing your code.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 10: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 11: Diploma in Visual Basic Programming - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours

  • Publisher

    Channel 9

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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