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Foundations Visual Basic

Suitable for those who have never programmed before who are looking for a good grounding of the fundamentals of Visual Basic programming.


Suitable for All Levels

3 Days Classroom Course

Certification Awarded

Online Study Materials

Skills You will have at the end of the Course


  • Using Variables
  • Branching Logic
  • Looping Logic
  • Functions
  • Introduction to Debugging
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Classes and Enumerated Data Types
  • Debugging

Course overview

This course starts you at the beginning. You will gain a fast, practical and extensive knowledge of the powerful features of Visual Basic and work learning how to build simple programs.



No prior knowledge is required


At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training

Who would benefit

If you want to start your journey to becoming a developer.

Why take the Course

If you have decided to learn to program and your language of choice is Visual Basic then this course will teach you the fundamentals allowing you to pursue other courses to build on this fundamental beginning.

Online Option


Course curriculum

Section 1 : Introduction to Visual Basic

Structure of Visual Basic Programs; Designing and Writing Visual Basic code; Comments; Compiling and Linking; Syntax Errors and Simple Debugging

Section 2 : Building Blocks

Variables in Visual Basic; Declaring Variables; Variable Types in Visual Basic; Input/ Output; Operators in Visual Basic such as Arithmetic, Increment, and Relational Operators

Section 3 : Designing and Writing Structured Visual Basic Programs

Decision Making Structures such as the IF, If..Else, and Switch Statements; The For, While; and Do..While Loops; Nested Loops; Break and Continue Statements

Section 4 : Functions in Visual Basic

Function Definition; The Return Statement and Formal and Actual Parameters; Lifetime, Visibility and Storage.

Section 5 : Files

Standard Input/ Output – Character, String, and Formatted I/O; Binary Mode Versus Text Mode; Sequential and Direct Access

Section 6 : Introduction to Debugging Visual Basic Programs

Preparation of Visual Basic code for Debugging in; Running Programs in Debug mode.

Section 7 : Arrays, Strings

Array Declaration; Entering/ Reading Data from Arrays; Array Initialisation; Sorting Arrays; String Constants, Variable, and I/O Functions; String Initialisation; Arrays of Strings;

Section 8 : Classes and Enumerated Data Types

Definition of Classes in Visual Basic; Declaring Classes; Initialising Classes; Assignment Statements; Classes and Functions; Introduction to Enumeration Types;

Section 9 : A Review of Application Development

Designing an Application; Importance of Structured Programming; Debugging and Error Checking

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