Join Michael Sullivan for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Up and Running with ASP.NET.
But it would definitely be helpful to familiarize yourself with concepts like objects, properties and methods. You might want to start by reviewing the answers posted for this question on programmers.stockexchange. Aside from those things, in order to install Visual Studio and follow along, you'll need to be running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Or Windows 8 or higher. All other software that's used in this course can be downloaded and installed for free.
- Exploring .NET in general and ASP.NET in particular
- Creating controllers and views
- Working with models and forms
- Managing data
- Creating web APIs
- Establishing connections with SignalR