Build robust, secure web applications in the C# programming language with Microsoft's .NET software framework.
At your pace
~ 12 months
in 6 months
10 hands-on projects
One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.
Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a one-year bachelor-level diploma in web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor.
A .NET ("dot-net") developer is a back-end developer who is specialized in using Microsoft's software framework, .NET, to build web applications with the C# ("c-sharp") programming language. A .NET developer may be in charge of:
Back-end web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects opening up as you continue to rack up valuable experience. Here is what you might expect to earn in your career as a .NET developer:
Beginner: $45,000 - $75,000
2-5 years: $55,000 - $85,000
5+ years: $70,000 - $95,000 +
Beginner: £20,000 - £40,000
2-5 years: £30,000 - £50,000
5+ years: £40,000 - £60,000 +
This path can prepare you for the following jobs:
After a few years of experience, a developer can advance to a position of lead developer, software designer / architect, or technical director / tech lead.
This path is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:
Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.
At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.
Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.
During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.
OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.
Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)"
registered with the National Directory of Professional
This diploma is at level 6 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).
If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.
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At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.
By following the learning path "Back-End Developer: .NET", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.
What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!
Our team is available to answer your questions about our programs or your new career path.