Programming Foundations — A 3 day course

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Synopsis

Basic programming skills are a fundamental requirement for many IT professionals. An entry-level programmer can have difficulty with jargon, and knowing where to start. Learning language syntax can be an uphill struggle when it cannot be put into context.

As scripting languages become more powerful and available traditional tasks of a programmer are invading other IT functions. System administrators may have to write complex scripts which impact on mission critical systems, often with no programming experience or training.

Support staff often have to communicate with development staff, and misunderstandings easily arise from cultural differences. This course gives a basic understanding of how computer systems work from a programmer's perspective, and how to use this knowledge to produce good code. It also enables technical staff who are not programmers to gain a perspective of software development.

Objectives

Delegates will learn how to:

Contents

System Components

First Steps

Software Production

Data

Variables and Operators

Flow Control

Program Structure

Input and Output

Building Applications

User Interfaces

Coding Style

Support and Debugging

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 5 April 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £1495 (+VAT)

London — £1495 (+VAT)

Suitable For

System Administrators and support staff who require a technical knowledge of programming, to help them produce better code, to understand programming concepts, or as a precursor to further training. The course is also suitable for trainee programmers who have little or no in-depth knowledge of programming. It can act as a primer for delegates new to programming who are looking to train on languages such as C, C++, Perl, Python, C# and Visual Basic.

Prerequisites

Delegates must be computer literate and have recent experience as a computer user.