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Software Development Fundamentals (M40361) Outline

This instructor led course consists of 3 days of extensive training. The examination can be done once the course has been completed and it is included as part of the course. The modules covered during this course are:                                              

  • Module 1: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

  • Module 2: Understanding General Software Development

  • Module 3: Understanding Web Applications

  • Module 4: Understanding Desktop Applications

  • Module 5: Understanding Databases


Once delegates have completed the course, the objectives achieved should be as follows:

  • Understand Core Programming

  • Understand Object-Oriented Programming

  • Understand General Software Development

  • Understand Web Applications

  • Understand Desktop Applications

  • Understand Databases

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Who should attend?

This MTA Software Development Fundamentals course proves to be a fantastic starting point for logical thinkers who are interested in a career in software development and have some experience with scripting and beginner programming tasks. 



As this is an entry level course, there are no prerequisites. Delegates are expected to have had some form of hand-on experience with C# or Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. 

Software Development Fundamentals (M40361) Overview

Software Development Fundamentals – M40361, is a 3 day course that provides credit towards the MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) certification. It forms part of the Visual Studio Technology and is a Microsoft Developer course.


This entry level certification is purposed to building a delegates understanding of Core Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, General Software Development, Web Applications, Desktop Applications, and Databases. The successful completion of the 98-361 exam, taken as part of this course, confirms certification in Software Development Fundamentals. 

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Software Development Fundamentals 98-361 exam

Once the M40361 course has been completed the 98-361 exam can be taken. It should be noted, however, that we do not include the exam in the course fee. The Software Development Fundamentals exam information is protected as part of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Therefore information on the exam format is not available. However, information regarding how the exam content is divided is available and is as follows:


  • Understanding core programming (15-20%)

  • Understanding object-oriented programming (20-25%)

  • Understanding general software development (15-20%)

  • Understanding web applications (15-20%)

  • Understanding desktop applications (15-20%)

  • Understanding databases (15-20%)


The percentages indicate the weighting of each of the major topic areas covered in the exam. 

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Retired: Software Development Fundamentals M40361 FAQs


Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by Microsoft for this Software Development Fundamentals training course. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner.
No, this is an entry level course and there are no prerequisites required prior to attending this course.
The Software Development Fundamentals 98-361 exam. This exam is not included.
We offer an array of Microsoft accredited certifications, and in particular we also offer the HTML5 App Development Fundamentals, Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript, Programming in C#, Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#, Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications, and many more.
No, this course does not include the Software Development Fundamentals 98-361 exam.
The Knowledge Academy has a range of locations globally, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
There are a total of 5 modules, some modules also include labs.
The price for Retired: Software Development Fundamentals M40361 certification in Belgium starts from €4595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Retired: Software Development Fundamentals M40361.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

The Knowledge Academy is a Microsoft Silver Partner, hence we are fully accredited


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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