Microsoft .NET Developer Certificate (C#)

Learn C# .NET development online and on-demand with personal facilitation to get the skills needed to succeed.

8-course program: $8,900

The C# .NET Developer certificate program focuses on the skills needed to become a successful C# developer with the .NET framework. Students will learn to create distributed applications and dynamic web applications with the .NET platform using C# and Visual Studio. Coverage begins with an introduction to the C# programming language, built in data types, operators, control structures, classes and methods, collections and exception handling. Students will develop Windows Forms and Web-based applications, including coverage of the MVC programming framework as well as the .NET Core framework for web applications using ASP.NET Core MVC. Advanced topics include the Entity Framework, Web API, Test Driven Development, using LINQ, data persistence, and working with object-based collections and generics collections. The C# .NET Developer certificate program also covers how to access relational databases and make sophisticated data queries using SQL.

Students are first taught fundamental programming concepts and then are exposed to important programming techniques such as object-oriented design and handling exceptions (runtime errors). Comprehensive hands-on exercises are provided throughout the courses to reinforce learning and develop real competency. A personal facilitator is assigned to you at the start of each course. Your personal facilitator is an instructor who is there to answer questions, assist with any issues that arise, and mentor you through the program to assure success.

Bright Star’s C# Microsoft .NET Developer certificate program provides a comprehensive knowledge of not only C# as a language, but also coding skills such as SQL and algorithmic programming that are important for career advancement in the fields of Information Technology and Software Development.

SQL proficiency is a skill that is often overlooked by many coding bootcamps, despite databases being a crucial component of most large-scale software. Bright Star students gain a solid understanding of relational database design concepts, SQL syntax, and construction of complex SQL queries using a variety of techniques such as unions, subqueries, and aggregations. Coverage also includes the creation and use of stored procedures, functions, views and triggers.

Upon completion of the C# Developer certificate program, students will have developed a flexible and sophisticated skillset regarding the C# language and the .NET framework. Equipped with a robust knowledge base and plenty of hands-on development experience, students will be able to pursue an entry-level C# .NET programmer position in the workforce with confidence. The C# certificate program will also provide students with more advanced skills and techniques related to programming (such as Test Driven Development), allowing students to stand out in the workplace as a knowledgeable C# developer once they have completed the program.

Our personally facilitated on-demand learning environment gives students the ability to work within their schedule and learn at their own pace to ensure a thorough understanding of C# and .NET. The C# certificate program includes streaming lectures, extensive hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to assure successful completion. Bright Star's unique approach to student success includes a personal C# instructor to assure that student courses are completed on time and with a solid understanding of the content. Each student has a dedicated workstation loaded with the software required for exercises. We do not use simulation software or “canned” labs. Learn more about our on-demand training here.

C# .NET Developer Career Opportunities

Entry-level C# .NET developers can expect to earn between $46,000 -$73,000 as an entry level salary, and with expected C# .NET skill and career progression students can earn much higher mid-career salaries (Over $100,000 annually on average). Students who complete the C# .NET Developer certificate program have incredible opportunities to help organizations develop software solutions based on different .NET technologies, since C# .NET developers are in high demand all across the United States. Program graduates will also have the flexibility to pursue advanced technical support careers, thanks to their formidable toolkit of programming knowledge and SQL querying capability.

At Bright Star we are happy to help assess your personal career goals related to C# Programming or any of our other certificate programs. Reach out to get in touch with a Course Advisor at 302.335.8868, or you may request information here.

Program Overview

  • Describing the .NET platform for developing C# applications
  • Using Visual Studio to create C# applications
  • Creating variables with the proper scope and use operators to build complex expressions
  • Understanding the use of the Form and Control classes to develop Windows applications
  • Understanding the event-driven architecture of Windows Forms
  • Using HTML5 semantic elements to define the structure of a webpage
  • Using Visual Studio to create ASP.NET MVC web applications
  • Using the Razor view engine to design ASP.NET MVC views to render responses to HTTP requests
  • Interacting with databases using the Entity Framework
  • Using validation controls on a web page
  • Using .NET collections to manage data
  • Introduction to .NET Core
  • Philosophy and architecture of web applications using ASP.NET Core MVC
  • Persisting data with XML Serialization and ADO.NET and SQL Server
  • Creating HTTP services using ASP.NET Core Web API
  • Unit testing using NUnit and Visual Studio
  • Deploying .NET applications
  • Using LINQ to make queries
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Updating and deleting database records


Required Courses Duration PDF
Introduction to Programming Concepts 15 hours
Learning to Program with C# 90 hours
Windows Forms Programming Using C# 90 hours
Website Development with HTML5, CSS and Bootstrap 90 hours
ASP.NET MVC Programming for Experienced C# Programmers 60 hours
Introduction to ASP.NET Core MVC 75 hours
Test Driven Development (TDD), and Refactoring Legacy Code Using C# 75 hours
SQL Programming 60 hours

Getting Started

Feel free to call us to discuss your desired curriculum – one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your training objectives and confirm that your goals and selected courses align. Your advisor will assist you in customizing the appropriate track to your personal situation.

After enrollment and speaking to your advisor, payment can be made anytime prior to your chosen start date for your first course. For multi-course certificate programs, you may pay for each course as you start it (pay as you go). Financing is also available.

  • You will receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Login credentials will be sent to you for the lecture portions and lab portions of class.
  • A personal facilitator will be assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or lab issues that arise during your training.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides for each course
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
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