55340A – Developing ASP.NET Core Web Applications


About this course

In this 5-day course, students will learn the basics of computer programming through the use of Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 and the Visual C# and Visual Basic programming languages. The course assumes no prior programming experience and introduces the concepts needed to progress to the intermediate courses on programming, Programming in C#.

In this 5-day course, professional web developers will learn to develop advanced ASP.NET Core applications using .NET tools and technologies. The focus will be on coding activities that enhance the performance and scalability of the Web site application.

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Audience Profile

This course is intended for professional web developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio in an individual-based or team-based, small-sized to large development environment. Candidates for this course are interested in developing advanced web applications and want to manage the rendered HTML comprehensively. They want to create websites that separate the user interface, data access, and application logic. The server-side development will use the C# language and is an excellent follow-on course to our Programming in C# course. The client-side development will make use of JavaScript, CSS and HTML5, for which there is also a corresponding introductory course.

At Course Completion

  • Understand the Microsoft Web Technology stack and choose which technology to employ while creating an application.
  • Design a web application that will meet a set of business and functional requirements.
  • Build a web site using ASP.NET Core Razor Pages.
  • Make use of middleware and dependency injection in ASP.NET Core MVC applications.
  • Use controllers in an MVC application to manage user interaction, models, and views.
  • Build web applications that use the ASP.NET Core routing to provide a logical navigation hierarchy.
  • Create views to display and edit data in an MVC application.
  • Construct MVC models that implement business logic within methods, properties and events.
  • Access a database from within an ASP.NET Core application by using Entity Framework Core.
  • Design and build a consistent look and feel across a web application.
  • Use JavaScript code to implement client-side logic to enhance the responsiveness of an ASP.NET web application.
  • Use a development toolchain to manage client-side packages.
  • Build unit tests and use debugging tools against a web application in Visual Studio.
  • Use authentication and authorization libraries to manage identity and allow users to access content securely.
  • Design secure web applications that are protected against common attacks.
  • Improve web application performance by implementing caching.
  • Enable two-way asynchronous communication between client and server using SignalR.
  • Add Web APIs to an application to support communication between applications.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET.
  • Understand programming in C# and concepts such as lambda expressions, asynchronous programming and LINQ.
  • Some web development experience using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Understanding of common data formats such as JSON and XML.

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