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Diploma in C Programming - Revised 2017

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There are some things that every computer programmer needs to learn eventually. C is one of them. The C programming language is one of the most popular and widely used languages in the world today. This free IT course will give you a full run through of the C programming language, from pointers and arrays to conditional flow statements and logic operators, so that you can progress your programming career and gain a really useful new skill.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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The course begins by guiding you through some basics of how binary and hexadecimal number systems work. You will then be given an overview of the differences between number data types and an explanation of how to use these different types. The course will then go through the best methods for storing variables, before then introducing you to some more advanced techniques regarding conditional flow statements, the mechanisms for controlling these statements, and methods for implementing them.

Next, you’ll be introduced to logical operators such as OR, GOTO, and the While loop. The course will then show you how to use pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C, as well as how to change the memory address contained within a pointer. You will learn about constants and string literals, why pointers contain memory addresses of multi-byte variables, and how to visualize RAM in a new way. Finally, you’ll get step by step instructions on how to create simple C programs and how to run them effectively.

Computer programming is one of the most in-demand careers today, with opportunities for computer programmers opening up around the world. But you can’t progress in this career until you understand all the fundamentals. If you learn C, you will have made a big step on your journey towards being a master computer programmer. That’s quite a reward for a course that takes less than 15 hours. So go on, take that step today and get that little bit closer to a fantastic career, and a pretty cool skill!


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Having completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify how a binary and hexadecimal number system works.
  • Identify how programming works.
  • Recognise how to write a basic program to print hello on screen.
  • Discuss using number data types and the differences between the types.
  • Identify what a variable is and how to store them.
  • Discuss creating Pointers and Arrays.
  • Explain using pointer in your program Explain what a constant.
  • is Identify what conditional flow statements are.
  • Recognise logic operators.

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Sonali G.
one year ago
Sonali G.

Good for beginners

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