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The goal of this course is to provide Microsoft Visual Basic developers with the knowledge and skills needed to develop Microsoft .NET-based applications by using Visual Basic .NET.


 
Course Outline
The goal of this course is to provide Microsoft Visual Basic developers with the knowledge and skills needed to develop Microsoft .NET-based applications by using Visual Basic .NET. Visual Basic .NET is a significant upgrade to Visual Basic and incorporates many new features and framework goals of the .NET architecture. These changes will allow Visual Basic developers to create enterprise applications for the .NET Platform and to create more traditional Visual Basic applications that can take advantage of the enhancements to the language.

Audience Profile
This course is intended primarily for developers who use Visual Basic 4.0 or later as their primary language, who use Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and Active Server Pages (ASP) to develop applications, and who plan to use Visual Basic .NET for future application development.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • List the major elements of the .NET Framework and describe some of the major enhancements to the new version of Visual Basic.
  • Describe the basic structure of a Visual Basic .NET project and use the main features of the integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Use the new language features and syntax in Visual Basic .NET.
  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology of object-oriented design specifically for Visual Basic .NET.
  • Explain and use the basic concepts and terminology of object-oriented programming in Visual Basic .NET.
  • Create applications by using Microsoft Windows Forms.
  • Create Internet applications that use Web Forms and Web Services.
  • Create applications that use ADO.NET.
  • Create components in Visual Basic .NET.
  • Set up and deploy various types of Visual Basic .NET-based applications.
  • Prepare existing Visual Basic-based applications for upgrade to Visual Basic .NET.
Course Outline Module 1: Overview of the Microsoft .NET Platform
Take a closer look: Download Sample Module 1 (Portable Document Format, 860 KB).

Lessons
  • What Is the Microsoft .NET Platform?
  • What Is the .NET Framework?
  • What Are the .NET Framework Components?
  • What Are the Visual Basic .NET Enhancements?
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • List the main elements of the .NET Platform.
  • Describe the .NET Framework and its components.
  • List the major enhancements to Visual Basic .NET.
Module 2: Development Environment Features
Take a closer look: Download Sample Module 2 (Portable Document Format, 1.10 MB).

Lessons
  • Describing the Integrated Development Environment
  • Creating Visual Basic .NET Projects
  • Using Development Environment Features
  • Debugging Applications
  • Compiling in Visual Basic .NET
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the overall benefits of the new IDE.
  • Describe the different types of Visual Basic .NET projects and their structures, including their file structures.
  • Reference external applications from your project.
  • View and set the properties of a project.
  • Use the various windows in the IDE, including Server Explorer, the Object Browser, and the Task List.
  • Debug a simple application.
  • Build and compile a simple application.
Module 3: Language and Syntax Enhancements

Lessons
  • Data Types
  • Using Variables
  • Functions, Subroutines, and Properties
  • Exception Handling
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the changes to data types in Visual Basic .NET.
  • Declare and initialize variables and arrays.
  • Use shorthand syntax to assign values to variables.
  • Implement functions and subroutines.
  • Call the default properties of an object.
  • Use the new Try…Catch…Finally statement to implement structured exception handling.
Module 4: Object-Oriented Design for Visual Basic .NET

Lessons
  • Designing Classes
  • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Concepts
  • Using Microsoft Visio
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basics of object-oriented design.
  • Explain the concepts of encapsulation, inheritance, interfaces, and polymorphism.
  • Create classes based on use cases.
  • Model classes for use in Visual Basic .NET by using Visio.
Module 5: Object-Oriented Programming in Visual Basic .NET

Lessons
  • Defining Classes
  • Creating and Destroying Objects
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Working with Classes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define classes.
  • Instantiate and use objects in client code.
  • Create classes that use inheritance.
  • Define interfaces and use polymorphism.
  • Create shared members.
  • Create class events and handle them from a client application.
Module 6: Using Windows Forms

Lessons
  • Why Use Windows Forms?
  • Structure of Windows Forms
  • Using Windows Forms
  • Using Controls
  • Windows Forms Inheritance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of Windows Forms.
  • Use the new properties and methods of Windows Forms.
  • Write event-handling code.
  • Use the new controls and control enhancements.
  • Add and edit menus.
  • Create a form that inherits from another form.
Module 7: Building Web Applications

Lessons
  • Introduction to ASP.NET
  • Creating Web Form Applications
  • Building Web Services
  • Using Web Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain and take advantage of the benefits of ASP.NET and its various libraries in application development.
  • Create Web Form applications.
  • Use HTML server controls and Web server controls.
  • Create Web Services.
  • Use Web Services from a browser or from another client application.
Module 8: Using ADO.NET

Lessons
  • ADO.NET Overview
  • .NET Data Providers
  • The DataSet Object
  • Data Designers and Data Binding
  • XML Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • List the benefits of ADO.NET.
  • Create applications by using ADO.NET.
  • List the main ADO.NET objects and their functions.
  • Use Visual Studio .NET data designers and data binding.
  • Explain how XML integrates with ADO.NET.
Module 9: Developing Components in Visual Basic .NET

Lessons
  • Components Overview
  • Creating Serviced Components
  • Creating Component Classes
  • Creating Windows Forms Controls
  • Creating Web Forms User Controls
  • Threading
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create components that can be used by managed and unmanaged client applications.
  • Create serviced components.
  • Create component classes.
  • Create Windows Forms controls.
  • Create Web user controls.
  • Use threading to create multithreaded applications.
Module 10: Deploying Applications

Lessons
  • Describing Assemblies
  • Choosing a Deployment Strategy
  • Deploying Applications
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe an assembly.
  • List the different types of application deployment.
  • Deploy a component assembly.
  • Deploy an application based on Windows.
  • Deploy a Web-based application.
Module 11: Upgrading to Visual Basic .NET

Lessons
  • Deciding Whether to Upgrade
  • Options for Upgrading
  • Recommendations
  • Performing the Upgrade
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Make an informed decision about whether to upgrade an application.
  • Describe the various upgrade options available to you.
  • Use the Upgrade Wizard

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must meet the following prerequisites: Experience developing applications with Visual Basic 4.0 or later Successful completion of Course 1013, Mastering Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Development, or equivalent knowledge OR Successful completion of Course 1016, Mastering Enterprise Development Using Microsoft Visual Basic 6, or equivalent knowledge Familiarity with basic concepts of object-oriented programming Familiarity with Extensible Markup Language (XML) concepts Familiarity with Microsoft's .NET strategy as described on Microsoft's .NET Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/net/ Familiarity with the .NET Framework as described on the following Web sites:

Certificates offered

MS Certification


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011
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