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The C programming language is one of the most popular and widely used programming languages and is commonly used to program operating systems such as Unix. It is a general-purpose programming language and one of the main advantages of programming in C is that it allows the programmer to write directly to memory. This means that key constructs within C-generated software programs can be used within the memory in an efficient and machine-independent fashion.
Alison's C programming Diploma course introduces you to the important concepts when programming in C. You will learn how the C programming language works with data, what program flow is, and how to use functions, methods and routines. You will be introduced to conditional flow statements, the mechanisms for controlling flow statements, and how to implement simple statements. Logical operators such as OR, GOTO and the While loop are also discussed in detail. The course covers topics such as using pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C, changing the memory address contained within a pointer and introduces constants and string literals. You will learn why pointers contain memory addresses of multi-byte variables, and how to visualize RAM in a new way. You will also get step by step instructions on how to create simple C programs and how to run them.
This C programming Diploma course will be of great interest to all IT, software and computer professionals who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of the C programming language and its key concepts and features, and to learners who would like to learn more about this widely used programming language.
Having studied this course you will be able to: - Learn how to program in C; - Learn about program flow; - Learn about functions, methods and routines; - How to use arguments and return values; - How to run a simple C program; - Understand the basics of numeric overflow; - Understand how numbers are encoded as characters in ASCII; - Learn about the connection between function return values and variables; - Learn about variables when programming in C; - Understand the use of arrays and pointers; - Understand the concept of control flow; - Learn more about the use of statements and logic in C programming; - Understand the mechanisms for controlling flow statements; - Learn how to implement simple statements in C; - Learn more about logical operators such as OR, GOTO and the While loop; - Using pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C; - How to change the memory address contained within a pointer; - Understand why you need to learn pointers; - Learn more about the char pointer; - Introduce constants and string literals in C; - Introduce the character string as an array of characters in C.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:
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