Basic concepts of computer programming are introduced, starting with the notion of an algorithm. Emphasis is on developing the ability to write programs to solve practical computational problems.
Elements of C/C++ programming languages
Basic data types
Sequential and conditional execution
Arrays, matrices and their applications
Sorting and searching
Elements of string processing
Introduction to pointers
Basics of Software Engineering
Learners will read and understand many sample programs, and will have to write several on their own. This course deals with basic programming, and sets the foundation for solid programming practices for beginners.
This course is part of the Fundamentals of Computer Science XSeries Program:
Do not waste your time. Buy a C++ book and learn. You will be mixing C and C++ in this course. Very bad preparation. Boring lectures- reading from a screen. No exercises. Quiz and programming questions are those not taught in course. Disappointed.
This is not actually bad course but requires strong prerequisites
Strong doesn't mean complete but at least need to know C basics and also few algorithms. This is simply typical Indian course where we try to give indepth knowledge in a shot. Sure this is not for beginners . I have some knowledge on C,java and took me few days to figure out whats going on with graded programming assignments, hope this review will help you
This course was a great experience. They start from scratch, and give an exact idea of how the computer works. However, this course is not for absolute beginners. The course goes a bit slow initially and speeds up towards the end. One may need to re-watch some videos to understand fully. But once understood, you will no longer be a beginner in coding.
Anonymous completed this course.
Poorly conceived, poor delivery. Bland lectures. No worked out examples. Mixes c and c++, confusing. Get a good book on c/c++ rather than this course.
The course teaches programming languages in the functional paradigm using SML. The material is at a level you'd find in third year at a top-tier university computer science program, so in that way it is a bargain, but it also means you will need to invest serious time in order to complete it. You will likely need the full month and 8-16 weekly hours as advertised, this isn't one of those MOOCs where you finish a week's module in a day (especially if you've never done functional programming before).