This four-day course is designed to provide a sound introduction to the .NET Framework for programmers who already know the Visual Basic language and the fundamentals of Windows Forms. It is current to .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. The course focuses on core portions of the .NET Framework that are common across many application areas. Separate courses are available in specific areas, such as ADO.NET, XML Programming, Windows Presentation Framework, Windows Communications Framework and ASP.NET. The course is practical, with many examples and a case study. The goal is to equip you to begin building significant applications using the .NET Framework.