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Diploma in C Programming - Revised 2017

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

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This free online diploma in C programming course will teach you how the C programming language works with data, what program flow is, and how to use functions, methods and routines. 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. With this course, you will learn more about this general-purpose programming language.





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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. You will learn the role of RAM in programming a language as well as study the structure that defines all programs, how functions work and run in your program, and what syntax is.

You will then look into the fundamentals of numbers, variables, and arrays. This course will then teach you how to use pointers, constants, and strings. You will learn the difference between a variable and a constant, where and how constants are stored, and how to create an array. You will also study the importance of pointers in programming, how to change the address a pointer is pointing at, and how to display the memory address of a pointer.

In this concise course on programming in C, all you have to do is dedicate a few hours of your time each day and you'll soon be on your way to an exciting and productive career. 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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Module 1 Introduction to programming and Binary and Hexadecimal

Module 2 How Programming Works

Module 3 – Program Flow

Module 4 Writing Your First Program

Module 5 Diploma in C Programming First Assessment

Module 6 Numbers

Module 7 Variables

Module 8 Arrays and Pointers

Module 9 Diploma in C Programming Second Assessment

Module 10 Using Pointers

Module 11 Constants and String Literals

Module 12 Diploma in C Programming Third Assessment

Module 13 Conditional Flow Statements

Module 14 Using Statements

Module 15 Diploma in C Programming Fourth Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

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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