MTA 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals

MTA 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals

Date: 5/17-5/28, 2021 (2 weeks)
Time: 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Age: 13+


NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC) offers hands-on training to help students gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required to develop software. Students will learn Programming concepts, Object-Oriented Programming, General Software Development, Web applications, Desktop Applications, and databases. This course will help students prepare for MTA 98-361 exam.
Note: The students must have at least 100 hours of hands-on experience with C# programming to take the MTA 98-381 exam.

Since 2000, Java has been the #1 programming language.

Learning Objectives

Following are the objective of the course:

  • Introduce the modern programming concepts and design methodologies using C#
  • Discuss the concepts of good software design and methods.
  • Design programs using modular problem-solving techniques.
  • Use the concepts of different types of structured programming.
  • Develop pseudo-code to a problem.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of programming.
  • Develop algorithms using different methods.


  • Basic knowledge of a programming language such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C++, or C.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to C# Language
  • Installing Visual C# Software
  • Writing and Compiling C# Code
  • Coding Style & Flow Chart
  • Data Types
  • Mathematical & Assignment Operators
  • Conditional Statment
  • Loops: For, while, do … while
  • Break / Continue Command
  • Array
  • The String Class in C#
  • Exception Handling
  • File Input/Output
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism
  • Encapsulation
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Algorithm and Data Structure
  • ASP.NET web application development
  • Web Services
  • Windows Apps
  • Console-based application
  • Database connection
  • Database query methods


The student is familiar with basic computer usage and is committed to working independently in their own time on a project assigned to them.

Modes of Learning

Live Online Interactive Training Sessions

Students will attend online classes conducted by a panel of our expert teachers and will have the opportunity to interact live with the instructor. Students will meet the instructor live online at a scheduled time once a week for 8 weeks. They have the option to signup for a group or private lesson.

Group Lesson: We maintain 1:5 teacher to student ratio ensuring every student gets individual attention.

Private Lesson: For an additional fee, the student can signup for a one-on-one private online lesson.

We pride ourselves in paying attention to every detail and intellectual needs of the students and ensure that the student’s training needs are met and the knowledge about the subject is delivered efficiently. Students will be assigned an account to access the courseware and instructor (via email) for a period of 12 months so they can also continue to study on their own, work on assigned projects and prepare for the final assessment even after the live online course is over.

After successful submission of the project work and passing assessments, a “Certificate of Completion” will be awarded by NRCLC validating their skill set acquired during the course. It is mandatory to pass all the assessments with at least 70% to obtain a “Certification of Completion”.


The course consists of 8 modules. The workload of each module varies and consists of a combination of the following:

Lecture: The Lecture consists of notes that can be used by students as reference material. Each module consists of at least one online lecture note with examples applicable to real-life scenarios. To keep the students up-to-date with the latest information,  the lecture notes may consist of hyperlinks to current resources, such as an article, a book, or a website.

Hands-on Activity: The hands-on activities help students apply the concepts learned during the lecture. Each module consists of programming activities and exercises.

Quiz: The quiz allows the student to further validate their learning. Students get unlimited attempts to pass the quiz with a minimum score of 70%.

Mini-Project: Projects help students apply the concepts learned through the lecture and apply them to build an application. All the mini projects are to be submitted via email before the end of the course.

Module Completion: To complete each module, the student must follow the instructions listed in the lecture notes.

Final Exam: At the end of the course, the student can take the final exam. The student must score 70% or more to receive a certificate of completion.

Technical Requirements

  • Access to a computer, an Internet browser, and a headset.

Career Pathways

This course is also good for students preparing for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam and/or planning to develop a career in Software Engineering.

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Santa Ana, CA 92705