What Skills A Student/ Fresher Should Have To Make Career In .NET

In this blog, I will discuss what skills a student or a fresher needs to become a successful .NET developer.

In this blog, I will discuss what skills a student or a fresher needs to become a successful .NET developer, and how you can learn or improve your skills. This write-up provides a guideline for you to start learning .NET from scratch.

Before we start, let us read this famous quotes about success.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”


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We can achieve everything through hard work. A student or fresher needs the following skill-set to become a successful .NET developer.

Primary skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • C# or VB
  • C# Windows.Forms
  • ASP.NET
  • ADO.NET 
  • SQL Server

Basically, you must possess these skills to get a job.  These are the required primary skills for a .NET developer.

Good to have skills

  • ASP.NET MVC
  • ASP.NET Web API
  • Entity Framework/Dapper/nHibernate
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
Communication Skills

A .NET Developer must have good communication skills.

Step by step guidelines to becoming a .NET Developer:

Step 1 - Learn the basics of HTML and CSS.

Step 2 - Choose a programming language between C# and VB.NET.

Step 3 - Now, start with developing a C# Windows.Forms application; try to learn about controls and implementing it in demo projects.

Step 4 - Start with ASP.NET Controls, Validations, Page Life Cycles etc.

Step 5 - Learn a database like SQL Server and create tables, databases etc.

Step 6 - Create a demo project and try to implement all these skills into it.

Step 7 - Prepare yourself for interviews.