Top 10 Online Courses for IT Beginners: Developer


It’s never easy to learn and completely understand a new technology – I know…and this is exactly the reason for today’s blog series! Ok, I have to admit, it’s a mini series :-)

Please find below my Top 10 Microsoft Virtual Academy online courses for beginners:

Part 1/2: Top 10 Online Courses for IT Beginners: IT Pro

Part 2/2: Top 10 Online Courses for IT Beginners: Developer

And these are my Top 10 for Developers:

1: Software Development Fundamentals

2: C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

3: VB Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

4: The Modern Web Platform Jump Start

5: Dev/Test Scenarios in the DevOps World

6: Introduction to Office 365 Development

7: Windows Phone 8.1 Development for Absolute Beginners

8: Azure Mobile Services and API Management

9: Programming Kinect for Windows v2 Jump Start

10: Open Source Questions Answered

The above listed ten online courses are just a small selection of what the MVA has to offer. There are so many more online courses that deserve to show up in my Top 10 list. E.g. JavaScript Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners, Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start, Mobile Web Application Development, Quick Start Challenge: Sharing Data - XAML & openFrameworks and Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows Jump Start. Unfortunately, a Top 10 list is limited to ten elements per se :-)

Microsoft Virtual Academy contains hundreds of online trainings – and counting! Among others, Developer related topics are Cloud Development, Mobile Development, Web Development, App Development and Game Development. Find a complete list of all developer courses in the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

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And of course, sometimes it seems even harder to keep up to speed with the technology of your choice – but let’s talk about that in a future blog post.

By the way: Happy new year and happy online learning with the Microsoft Virtual Academy!

Sebastian Klenk

Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Germany

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Comments (4)

  1. Hi Jae, I would recommend to have a look at #1 and #4 to get a general overview of Software Development. #2 is a really good course to learn C#. Please let me know if you have more questions.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s never easy to learn and completely understand a new technology – I know…and this

  3. Jae says:

    Are these listed in any particular order? What would you recommend as a start to learn the basics?

  4. Umesh Kumar says:

    Self-confidence is necessary for a really good developer. If you believe that you can’t perfectly do the job, it will be quite an uphill task.

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