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Introduction to Visual Basic

Front End Languages
Free Course
Learn the essential programming language Visual Basic, gaining all the core skills in less than 3 hours.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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Visual Basic is an increasingly important programming language. For any computer programmer hoping to improve their résumé and their computer skills, Visual Basic is essential. But it can also be a very difficult and complicated programming tool which many people do not find easy. This course is designed to make things simple and give you a great introduction to the language. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Visual Basic and be ready to upskill even further with ease.

The course takes a step-by-step video-based approach to ensure you create your first Visual Basic program without stress. You will learn the correct way to install Visual Basic so you get the most out of your program. You will then learn the most important features of Visual Basic that are used to create functioning applications.The course will then show you how to begin writing code in Visual Basic. You will learn about code files, solutions, data types, variables, and other Visual Basic functions that are necessary for building end user applications. Finally, the course will teach you the essential If, Then, and Else statements, and how each statement can be used in your code to create different functions for the end user.

With Visual Basic being as important as it is, every computer programmer must learn it eventually. This course will ensure that you learn the fundamentals of the language correctly and without stress. Once you are finished the course the rest of the language will be much more accessible, and your computer programming skills and résume will be much improved. That’s not a bad reward for a free course that only takes 3 hours.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Explain the fundamentals of programming. - Describe the features of the Visual Basic programming language. - Build applications on a Windows platform. - Select a custom installation for Visual Studio 2015. - Explain where to type your Visual Basic code. - Define the syntax of Visual Basic. - Explain how code files are organised into projects and solutions. - Describe where projects are stored by default on your computer. - Describe how to initialise variables. - Explain how an integer is used.

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Course Reviews

Claire P.
one year ago
Claire P.

Very easy to understand

Joce P.
one year ago
Joce P.

Great course as the instructor is very thorough in his teaching. I learned alot.

Alionye I.
one year ago
Alionye I.

This course is very good for beginners who rely want to learn the basic of vb. I strongly recommend it.

Gaurav S.
one year ago
Gaurav S.

Greate website for learning

Matt A.
one year ago
Matt A.

Super easy to understand and apply

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