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Programming Basics

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Programming
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 6-8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 9 weeks long

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Overview

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.

Topics include:

  • Algorithms
  • Elements of C/C++ programming languages
  • Basic data types
  • Sequential and conditional execution
  • Iterative solutions
  • Arrays, matrices and their applications
  • Functions
  • Sorting and searching
  • Elements of string processing
  • Introduction to pointers
  • Basics of Software Engineering
  • Structures
  • File Processing

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:

Taught by

Deepak B. Phatak

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2.0 Based on 13 reviews

  • 5 star 8%
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  • 3 stars 23%
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  • 1 stars 62%

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Anonymous
1.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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.
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Maha V
4.0 2 years ago
by Maha partially completed this course.
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
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Anonymous
1.0 4 years ago
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.
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Anonymous
1.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
sir, please tell me.

What is the eligibility of this course? and how would you rate this class?
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Anonymous
1.0 4 years ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
For now it's not worthy. It would be better if you wait for the third or fourth session. Too many things to improve...
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