Code 401: Advanced Software Development in ASP.NET Core


This is the mandatory pre-work for Code 401: ASP.NET Core that counts up to 5% of your grade. When this course nears its start date, you will be invited to an online portal named Canvas where you can confirm that you’ve completed this prework and claim credit.

Start on the pre-work as soon as you can and be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to complete it. The prework should take you approx 15-20 hours to complete.

Allow yourself more time than you think you will need so that you can take breaks and not get overwhelmed.

Set Up

Refer to the Computer Setup instructions to confirm your machine is ready for day 1.

Reference Materials:

Active Assignments

Having a level of comfort with the basic skills and tools you’ll be using every day is vital to your success. Work through the assignments and readings listed below. Learn and research the language and its potential. For many of you, this is a brand new language, and it is important for you to become familiar with it and really understand the differences between C# and every other language out there. Learn and determine why one would choose C# for a project over another.

You do not need to do a lot of work every day. Spread it out evenly to do a bit every day before the first day of class. Do not let a day go by without spending your time practicing.

Below is the suggested order in which you complete the prework. Feel free to jump around, but be aware that some content in the earlier prework will help you complete some of the later tasks.

Required Prework:

Optional Prework:

Career Coaching Prework

In addition to coding, Career Coaching is vital for developers to be successful. As developers, we should be taking our professional development just as seriously as our coding projects that we work on. The better we get at marketing and branding ourselves, the more natural finding new positions within our community will be. Within Canvas, there is a section for Career Coaching. Please review the posted assignments and their due dates, and be sure to complete them before the posted due dates. Career Coaching assignments will always treated like regular assignments and should be considered with just as much importance as lab and coding challenges.