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C Programming - Introduction

Gain a better understanding of the C Programming language including its key concepts and features with this free course.

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This free online course in C programming will teach you the basics of the programming language, it will delve into the importance of understanding binary and give you a brief introduction to hexadecimal. It will also take you through the steps of how programming works, help you learn the structure that defines all programs and help you go about writing your first program. So if you want to learn programming, start your learning journey today!





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This course begins by discussing the importance of programming languages. You will study the binary number system and learn how to convert between binary, hexadecimal, and decimal. This course also explains why you need to include statements in your programs. The course also teaches you how you must specify the type of data you are using or creating in your program.

Next, you will learn the role of RAM in programming a language, how data stored in RAM only exists while your computer is turned on, as well as how programming languages work with data. You will also learn how some functionality is shared by all programming languages and how a program is fundamentally a sequence of many sets of 0s and 1s, each set being a unique instruction telling your computer to do something.

Finally, you will explore what syntax is in the terms of programming language, identify what a function is and how they run in your program as well as learn how to create a C program to display a piece of text on screen. A deeper understanding of the C programming language and its key concepts and features is essential for C programming competency, start this course today to learn more about programming in C.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify why programming languages are needed.
  • Explain a binary number system
  • Identify why you need to use include statements in your programs
  • Explain how a programming language uses RAM
  • Recognize that when programming you must specify the type of data you are using or creating
  • Discuss the structure that defines all programs
  • Identify what you need to learn to learn any programming language
  • Identify the need to install a compiler in order to create programs
  • Recognize how to create a C program to display a piece of text on screen


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