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Certificate in C# Programming Using .NET Core

Develop for the Microsoft .NET Framework


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,885

Next start date:

January 21, 2021

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About this Program

The C# programming language is the major language used to develop applications for the Windows operating system. In this three-course certificate program, you'll navigate through C# and object-oriented programming and learn how to design and build robust, data-driven applications not only for Windows, but for Mac and Linux as well. You'll use the latest .NET technologies, including the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core and ASP.NET Core frameworks, and .NET Standard libraries. Learn how to create your own applications to add to your professional portfolio and build a career in software development with this powerful and widely used language.

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Technically oriented professionals who want to become software engineers, or developers who want to enhance their programming skills. Those with less experience should consider taking our courses in Foundations of Programming (C# and .NET) first.

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Video Overview

Randall Root, an instructor in the Certificate in C# Programming Using .NET Core, discusses the versatility of this programming language and how it can help you in your career.

Duration: 02:35


  • How to proficiently use the .NET and .NET Core frameworks
  • The ways that object-oriented programming and multitier architecture improve application performance, reusability and design
  • Development strategies for console, windowed and web applications and for network, web and cloud-based servers
  • Advanced programming techniques such as data binding and connectivity, data structures, exception handling, generics, collections and more
  • Integration of C# with other languages/technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, XAML, Xamarin and more


  • Develop and debug console, windowed and web applications
  • Connect applications to SQL databases
  • Create and use both local and cloud-based web services

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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