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How To Become An ASP.NET Developer?

Most of the freshers (graduates) come up with this type of question. 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 developer and prosper in his/her career.

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Let’s get started 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. Majority of us get a job due to our 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). Therefore, to become developer first, you need to focus on Must Have Skills. In addition to that, you can work upon Nice to Have Skills and move to advance level.

Must Have Skills

Nice To Have Skills

  • jQuery/JavaScript
  • WCF

    ASP.NET Core
    ASP.NET Core
  • Web Services
  • Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
  • Entity Framework (EF)
  • Web API


You must know these two IDE’s (Integrated Development Environment) as you would be using them extensively to develop your code.

Note: The above list based on generic experience and career path.

Assuming that HTML is known to you while you start thinking about becoming an developer or web developer, we have compiled the below guide.

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Not knowing HTML is not big deal. You can simultaneously start learning it from W3Schools or TutorialsPoint.

Step by Step guide to be an ASP.NET Developer

  1. First of all, pick a programming language (C# or VB.NET), learn it and make your basics strong.
  2. Then, take ASP.NET and learn these concepts – Page Life Cycle, Basic Controls, Validation Controls, Gridview etc.
  3. Furthermore, 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. Finally, apply all the concepts together and create a web application or website using them.


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