How To Become An ASP.NET Developer?

How To Become An ASP.NET Developer?

Many of the freshers (graduates) come up with this query of becoming an ASP.NET Developer. Microsoft.NET is immense and they (freshers) often get confused about how to become an ASP.NET developer? So, just thought of publishing a post which may help someone to become asp.net developer and prosper in his/her career.

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Let me begin with a basic question – for any job or any profile what is the most needed thing?Skills isn’t it? Skills are the most valuable assets that one has. Most of us get a job due to our skills. I said most of us and not all of us as there are few exceptions who manages to get the job without proper skills.

What skills are needed to become an ASP.NET Developer?

Remember, these days employer mentions Must Have Skills, Desirable Skills & Nice to Have Skills in the JD (Job Description). So to become asp.net developer, first you need to focus on Must Have Skills and then you can work upon Nice to Have Skills and move on advance level.

Must Have Skills

  • HTML
  • ASP.NET
  • C# or VB.NET
  • SQL SERVER
  • ADO.NET

Nice To Have Skills

  • jQuery/JavaScript
  • WCF
  • Web Services
  • Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Entity Framework (EF)
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • ASP.NET Web API
How To Become An ASP.NET Developer?

How To Become An ASP.NET Developer?

Tools/Editors 

These two editors you must know as you would be using them all the time while doing development.

  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

I have written the above list based out of my experience and career path. I hope HTML is known to you at the time when you start thinking about becoming an asp.net developer or any other developer. If you don’t know HTML, it’s not big deal. You can simultaneously start learning it from W3Schools or TutorialsPoint.
Further your career!

Step by Step guide to become ASP.NET Developer

  1. Pick a programming language (C# or VB.NET), learn it and make your basics strong.
  2. Then pick ASP.NET and learn these concepts – Page Life Cycle, Basic Controls, Validation Controls, Gridview etc.
  3. Now, learn some basic SQL – select, insert, update, delete commands and understand basic database concepts.
  4. Jump to ADO.NET and start focusing on moving your data from ASP.NET to Database using ADO.NET as an interface.
  5. Now apply all the concepts together and create a web application or website using them.

References

You can refer to the below post on Creating your first website using ASP.NET

Creating website using ASP.NET

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  • Bipin paul

    Is it better to get start with ASP.NET core ?

    I have completed ASP.NET core course form Plursight but I have a lot of confusion regarding authorization and authentication in asp.net net core, Can you please write a blog about this ?

  • Manav Pandya

    Hello
    I know ASP.NET in depth but im new to MVC
    I have collected resources about MVC
    But im confused that where to start , i cant find basic program in series with level wise
    so suggest me solution for that
    Reply me soon
    Thanks sir

    • @manavpandya:disqus You can refer this YouTube channel. It would be useful to you.

      • Manav Pandya

        Sir i want simple demo programs collection
        if you have then share with me sir please
        pandya.manav@gmail.com
        reply me soon sir
        Thanks

        • I don’t have demos. I think you can find them online. Just search you will get them.

  • Salman Mushtaq

    Really useful post. Thanks for posting (y)