In-Depth Training for Developers

Looking for intense hands-on developer training to help you take your dev career to a new level? VSLive! Training Seminars take our world-class education to you in an intimate virtual setting with an industry expert as your guide. Keep up-to-date on some of the hottest trends in the developer world to drive your career forward. These engaging and high-impact training seminars provide in-depth education and knowledge-share, networking with fellow peers, and one-on-one interaction with a skilled instructor to take what you have learned back to your office.

Who Should Attend?

This VSLive! hands-on seminar is open to everyone who develops software using C# and wants to start using the latest offerings in the .NET stack. While you should have experience with C# and the .NET Framework (e.g. .NET 4.8 or earlier), you do not need to have any prior experience with .NET Core (3.1) or .NET 6.

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4-Day Hands-On Training Seminar: Full Stack Hands-On Development With .NET (Core)
December 12-15, 2022
9:00AM – 5:00PM (Central)

In this information intense 4-day hands-on deep dive, we will use the entire stack of Microsoft's open source development platform, .NET (formerly known as .NET Core) to build an end-to-end set of applications.

The data access layer (DAL) will be developed using Entity Framework Core (EF Core) and SQL Server. The DAL will use the full power of EF Core, including code first migrations, global query filters, paging, dynamic query generation with LINQ, using a repository pattern, integration testing, and much more.

Next, the RESTful service will be developed. The API will encapsulate the DAL and provide the CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) methods in a tech-agnostic manner. THE API will take advantage of all of the capabilities of ASP.NET Core, including (but not limited to) versioning, swagger, authentication, binding, and enhanced error handling.

The next application you will build is a web application using either the Model View Controller (MVC) pattern or Razor Pages. This application will be developed to use both the API and the DAL directory to show the different paradigms in action. While building the web application, you will learn about the new features in ASP.NET Core, such as the enhanced configuration system, dependency injection, routing, tag helpers (as custom tag helpers), view templates, and more.

The final application you will build is a web application using Blazor WebAssembly. This application will use the API for data access and demonstrate the capabilities of ASP.NET Core to build a client application using C#.

You will learn:

  • How to build a data access layer with Entity Framework Core and SQL Server
  • How to build ASP.NET Core RESTful services
  • How to build Web Applications using ASP.NET Core MVC or Razor Pages
  • How to build client applications using ASP.NET Core Blazor WebAssembly

In short, you will learn what you need to know to do your job when building applications with .NET (Core).

Attendee Workstation Requirements:
You must provide your own computer (Windows or Mac) for this hands-on lab workshop with a camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone.

Your computer must have the ability to run C# 10 code: (One of Visual Studio 2022/VSCode 1.66+/VSMac/Rider/etc.) and access to SQL Server for integration tests.

Meet Our Speaker

Philip Japikse

An international keynote speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, PSM II, PSD, and PST, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 35 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005 as well as a Professional Scrum Trainer. Phil has taken over the best-selling Pro C# books (Apress Publishing), including "Pro C# 9" and "Pro C# 10" (, is the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .NET User’s Group ( and the Cincinnati Software Architect Group, co-hosted the Hallway Conversations podcast (, founded and runs the CincyDeliver conference (, and volunteers for the National Ski Patrol. During the day, Phil works as the CTO for Pintas & Mullins. Phil always enjoys learning new tech and is always striving to improve his craft. You can follow Phil on twitter via and read his blog at

Top Reasons To Join Us

In-Depth Training.

If you are a developer, tech lead, or industry professional looking for training, VSLive! Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend virtually to learn and practice the skills necessary to gain the benefit of automated testing.


With small classes and an expert instructor, the intimate virtual setting of these training courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve, and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don’t have time for a 4, 5, or 6-day in-person conference, look no further. VSLive! Training Seminars provide in-depth, actionable training in a virtual format to fit in with your busy schedule.

Looking For More? If you are interested in more developer training offerings, check out and to explore the events, sessions, workshops and hands-on training options we offer.

Register Now to Secure Your Space!


  • Extended Early Bird Registration through December 2nd
  • Standard Registration through December 11th
  • 4-Day Seminar
    (Price per attendee)
  • $2,300
  • $2,500
  • Team - 4-Day for Groups of 3 or More
    (Price per attendee)
  • $2,100
  • $2,200

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees, and educators. For more information, contact us at, or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at, or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

Please make checks payable to: VSLive! Seminars

Send checks to: 1105 Media Inc. General Lockbox, File 2273, 1801 W Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-2273

Questions? Contact Sara Ross at, or 949.296.9840

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