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Data Structures and Algorithms

via Udacity Nanodegree


This program will help you gain an in-depth understanding of data structures and algorithms through 100+ practice problems and dedicated mentor support. Learn by doing as you practice with both defined and open-ended questions. This practice will help you learn to design elegant solutions to new and open-ended problems.
Get hands-on practice with over 100 data structures and algorithm exercises and guidance from a dedicated mentor to help prepare you for interviews and on-the-job scenarios.


  • Introduction
    • Get an overview of your program. Meet your instructors, and refresh your Python skills. Learn the framework to deconstruct any open-ended problem and then understand the concepts of time and space complexity.
  • Data Structures
    • Learn different data structures that can be used to store data. Implement different methods used to manipulate these data structures and examine the efficiency. Understand the advantages and applications of different data structures. Learn how to approach open ended problems (either in interview or real-world) and select appropriate data structures based on requirements.
  • Basic Algorithms
    • Learn and implement basic algorithms such as searching and sorting on different data structures and examine the efficiency of these algorithms. Use recursion to implement these algorithms and then learn how some of these algorithms can be implemented without recursion. Practice selecting and modifying these algorithms for a variety of interview problems.
  • Advanced Algorithms
    • Build on your algorithm skills by learning more advanced algorithms such as brute-force greedy algorithms, graph algorithms, and dynamic programming which optimizes recursion by storing results to sub problems.

Taught by

Brynn Claypoole, Abe Feinberg and Kyle Stewart-Franz


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  • Anonymous
    Good project. At first I thought I wouldn't learn anything from this one but actually the comments from the reviewers made me realize a lot of bad practices I was using. So I'm glad I bought this course.
  • Anonymous
    I have been struggling with understanding Big O Notation and space-time complexity, Thanks to the reviews I got back, It helped me understand it better, The Program has been going great so far
  • Anonymous
    I love the approach taken to effectively explain concepts to students. I also love the facts that there are challenges and projects to help solidify concepts learned
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    Emmanuel Aderibigbe
    Great learning experience. The materials are very self explanatory, the projects are real live scenarios that can be related to and the reviewers are top notch!
  • Anonymous
    It is great to learn data structure in such an organized and amazing way from cool mentors from Udacity.

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