Back-end developer: .NET

Build robust, secure web applications in the C# programming language with Microsoft's .NET software framework.
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Personal
mentor
Bachelor's-level diploma
12-month
duration
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. 

What will I do as a .NET developer?

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:

  • developing and improving an application software 
  • designing technical architecture 
  • implementing software tests and debugging code
  • producing the design schema of a database
  • writing technical and functional documentation 
  • analyzing customer needs
  • selecting and advocating for suitable technical solutions
  • keeping up with changes in technologies

How much will I earn?

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:

United States

Beginner: $45,000 - $75,000

2-5 years: $55,000 - $85,000

5+ years: $70,000 - $95,000 +

United Kingdom

Beginner: £20,000 - £40,000 

2-5 years: £30,000 - £50,000

5+ years: £40,000 - £60,000 +

What are my job prospects?

This path can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • .NET developer
  • C# developer
  • Back-end developer

After a few years of experience, a developer can advance to a position of lead developer, software designer / architect, or technical director / tech lead.

Who is eligible to enroll?

This path is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended) 
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam
  • Internet access

What will I learn to do?

  • Jump-start your studies by defining a personal learning strategy
  • Program with the C# programming language
  • Use programming tools like Visual Studio, Git, and ASP.NET Core
  • Visualize the design of a system with UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • Develop user interfaces using the MVC pattern
  • Ensure the security of a web application
  • Perform a needs analysis and propose a technical solution
  • Develop an application according to customer needs
  • Manage application test plans
  • Provide technical support with documentation
  • Stay up to date for a set of technologies
  • Practice Agile web development
  • ...and more!

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects
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.

Mentorship
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.

Your diploma

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)" bachelor's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP).
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.

Your Job Guarantee

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!

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Diploma
Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)