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C# Creating Applications Using Visual Studio

This intensive, short ten-week MTA course will help you to prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-362, and will provide you with an understanding of the following topics:

  • Windows programming basics
  • Windows Forms applications
  • Creating Windows Services Applications,
  • Accessing data in a Windows Forms Application and deploying a Windows Application.

Dave Miles

“I’ve been really impressed by the expertise of the tutors at Bedford College and I had a good feeling about the atmosphere too – it’s informal and relaxed but with an expectation to get the work done and achieve.”

“Over the past few months I’ve enrolled on a number of courses to develop my skills, and I’ve really enjoyed all of them. We use industry standard software including Adobe Creative Suite and the tutors put so much work in to the course.”

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Entry requirements

This course is considered an entry level course, and no previous competence or knowledge of programming or software development is required. However, basic programming skills would be of benefits. It would also be advantage to have previously completed Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (98-361).

Course content

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation.  Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology.  If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. During the course you will study the following topics:

Understanding Windows programming basics

  • Identifying Windows application types
  • Implementing user interface design
  • Creating Windows-based applications by using Visual Studio.

Creating Windows Forms applications

  • Creating and handling events
  • Understanding Windows Forms inheritance
  • Understanding how to create new controls and extend existing controls
  • Validating and implementing user input
  • Debugging a Windows-based application.

Creating Windows Services applications

  • Creating a Windows Services application
  • Installing a Windows Services application.
  • Accessing data in a Windows Forms application
  • Understanding data access methods for a Windows application
  • Understanding databound controls.

Deploying a Windows application

  • Understanding Windows application deployment methods
  • Creating Windows setup and deployment projects.

Assessment methods

Bedford College is an Authorised Certiport Testing Centre – you will be assessed through online, web-based multiple choice exams. The cost of the optional MTA exam is £40.00.

Further study and career options

The course will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge required for a career in software development. Microsoft certifications represent a rich and varied spectrum of knowledge, job roles and responsibilities. Today’s IT recruitment managers are more often using professional credentials, such as Microsoft certification, to identify properly skilled IT candidates.

In addition, becoming MTA certified will help you to build a solid foundation to prepare for intermediate technology studies and for Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications.

Additional information

You will be required to pay an additional £40.00 fee if you wish to sit the external Microsoft exam.

Enrolment on this course provides access to a wide range of free resources including the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) Windows Development Fundamentals (98-362) manual, exercise files, exam preparation guides, practice tests and web links.  In addition, Bedford College is a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance and, as such, Microsoft software- such as Visual Studio – can be freely downloaded for use by students on this course.

Course information & how to book

Select the 'Enrol' button to book on to this course online. Please note: after registering you will be taken to the payment page where you will need to pay for your course.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
10 week(s) 23/02/2017 Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £240 Cauldwell Street F2140 Course in progress

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If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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