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Software Development Fundamentals (M40361)

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Duration: 3 Days*

Exam: Analysing and Visualising Data with Microsoft Power BI

Accredited: Yes

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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. 

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

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. 

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.

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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Duration: 3 Days*

Exam: Analysing and Visualising Data with Microsoft Power BI

Accredited: Yes

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