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Dartmouth College

C Programming with Linux

Dartmouth College and Institut Mines-Télécom via Coursera Specialization


In this C Programming with Linux Specialization program of seven short courses, you will learn how to write, read and debug computer programs in the C programming language while also becoming familiar with the Linux operating system. Why learn C and not another programming language? Did you know that smartphones, your car’s navigation system, robots, drones, trains, and almost all electronic devices have some C-code running under the hood? C is used in any circumstance where speed and flexibility are important, such as in embedded systems or high-performance computing. C is a foundational programming language taught at engineering schools around the world, and represents one of the building blocks of modern computer information technology. Invented in the 1970’s. It is still one of the most stable and popular programming languages in the world. Along with the C programming language comes Linux, an essential operating system used by most computer scientists and developers. Linux powers almost all supercomputers and most of the servers worldwide as well as all android devices and most internet of things devices. This Specialization will introduce the Linux command line and Linux tools for C programmers; both of which are must-have skills in today’s tech industries. Our dedicated international course team is excited to introduce you to the world of coding and guide you along your path to becoming a skilled C programmer and help you pursue a career in computer engineering.


Course 1: C Programming: Getting Started - 1
- Start learning one of the most powerful and widely used programming languages: C. Within moments you will be coding hands-on in a browser ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: C Programming: Language Foundations - 2
- In this course you will learn to use logical statements and arrays in C. Logical statements are used for decision-making with follow-up ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management - 3
- Enhance your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer with the essential concepts of functions and pointers. In ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management - 4
- In this course, we will examine a key concept, foundational to any programming language: the usage of memory. This course builds upon the ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: C Programming: Advanced Data Types - 5
- In this course you will define your own data types in C, and use the newly created types to more efficiently store and process your data. ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface - 6
- This course will introduce you to Linux, a powerful operating system used by most professional developers! Why add Linux to your C ... Enroll for free.

Course 7: C Programming: Using Linux Tools and Libraries - 7
- Learn how to use professional tools and libraries to write and build C programs within the Linux operating system. This seventh and final ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Rémi Sharrock


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