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C Programming with Linux

Dartmouth College and Institut Mines-Télécom via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

In this C Programming with Linux Professional Certificate 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.

Beginners, even those without any programming experience, will be able to immediately start coding in C through our new coding tools within the web browser. No need to install anything!

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 Professional Certificate Program will introduce the Linux command line and Linux tools for C programmers; both of which are must-have skills in today’s tech industries.

You will practice through guided exercises and short coding demonstrations, as well as more elaborate assignments.

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.

This course has received financial support from the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: C Programming: Getting Started

Start learning one of the most powerful and widely used programming languages: C.



Course 2: C Programming: Language Foundations

Master foundational concepts in the C programming language such as logical statements and arrays.



Course 3: C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management

Enhance your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer with the essential concepts of functions and pointers. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.



Course 4: C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management

Continue building your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer by mastering the concept of pointers and memory management. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.



Course 5: C Programming: Advanced Data Types

Master effective ways to store your data in the C programming language using advanced data types such as structures and linked lists. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.



Course 6: Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface

Learn the Linux Command Line interface and become a skilled user of this powerful operating system.



Course 7: C Programming: Using Linux Tools and Libraries

Learn how to use professional tools and libraries to write and build C programs within the Linux operating system. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.



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Taught by

Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Rémi Sharrock

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