Fundamentals of Computers & Code | Free Online iOS Course | Alison

Fundamentals of Computers & Code in iOS

In this free online course, learn about the fundamentals of computer science, code and binary through iOS Development.

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This free online programming course will teach you about the core fundamentals of computing, code and binary work with an eye towards iOS app development. iOS app development and programming are extremely valuable skills and iOS developers are in high-demand today. This course is perfect for anyone interested in iOS app development as a career or for those who wish to gain a thorough understanding of computer coding.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
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This course explains at a fundamental level how computers, code and binary work. The course also offers learners beginning iOS development the ability to understand how applications are developed by building a working iOS app.

The course begins by explaining the binary system and how binary code works in computers. You will then develop an actual iOS application that converts between decimal and binary. In this course, you will not only learn the fundamentals of computing but also how to apply that knowledge in creating an iOS app. This course provides a perfect starting point for anyone beginning iOS development and who wants a deeper understanding of how computers work.


If you’re interested in iOS app development as a career, or simply want a core understanding of computer coding, then this clear and simple course is the one for you. Programming is a key skill in the world today, so having a thorough knowledge of binary code can help give you that edge over other developers and kickstart your career in iOS development. So, why wait? Start learning how to become an iOS app developer today!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the basic processes of computers and how they operate
  • Outline the process of how code works from a machine perspective
  • Read and write using Binary and the Hexadecimal number systems
  • Describe how variables work and their storage capacity
  • Outline the differences between high-level languages and low-level languages


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