C Programming Learning Path
C is a programming language that is widely used for creating computer programs. It gives programmers maximum control and efficiency. By studying the Alison Learning Path in C Programming you will learn how to use the C programming language to create programs. You will learn how C programming works and how to create and run C programs. The Alison Learning Path in C Programming is a series of courses that cover different aspects of C programming in order to give you an idea of the many ways you can use the powerful and efficient programming language.
Courses in this Learning Path
Introduction to C Programming
The course will first teach you about program flow and how programming languages work with data, so that you can understand the basic architecture behind programming with C. The course then moves on to the most important elements of programming in C. These will include overviews and explanations of how to use crucial C functions, methods and routines. All of this will be outlined in clear and simple language and gone through in a step-by-step manner.
Now that you have learned this basic knowledge, the course will teach you the most crucial skill of all - how to create simple C programs. After going through the processes, components, and work flow of creating a C program, you will be shown how to run and monitor C programs so that your work can go live. By the end of the course you will have learned the basics of C programming, be able to understand all of its core elements, and will have created your first C program.
Computer programming is a valuable skill that can open up career opportunities around the world and give you a secure career for years to come. If you can learn C, you will have made a big step on your journey towards becoming a master computer programmer. That’s quite a reward for a course that only takes 3 hours. So go on, take that next step today and get closer to a fantastic career, and a pretty cool skill!2-3 Hours50 Points
C Programming - Fundamentals of Numbers, Variables and Arrays
This course begins by discussing numbers, variables and arrays when programming in C. You will look into the basics of signed and unsigned numbers, the basics of numeric overflow, fractional numbers in binary, and numeric data types in C. You will also study the basics of ASCII and the char data type as well as learn how numbers are encoded as characters in ASCII. This course will also discuss the maximum values for unsigned integers in C and the minimum and maximum values of signed integers.
You will then be introduced to variables. This course will teach you the connection between function return values and variables. You will study how to terminate strings of text and other data, create a pointer in C, assign a value to a pointer, and get the value stored at a memory address using a pointer. You will also look more closely into the pointer data type, the printf function, placeholders, and more.
If you have studied the Introduction to Programming in C course available on Alison, it is now time to further enhance your C programming skills. Upon the completion of this course, you will better understand the basics of numeric overflow, how numbers are encoded as characters in ASCII, the connection between function return values and variables, and more! Sign up for this course and learn about variables when programming in C and the use of arrays and pointers today!2-3 Hours50 Points
C Programming - Using Pointers, Constants and Strings
C is a powerful system programming language and is commonly used to programme operating systems such as Unix. With this course, you will learn that 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 such as pointers, constants, and strings can be used within the memory in an efficient and machine-independent fashion. You will also look into the functions of the char pointer.
You will then look into constants and string literals in C. You will learn that a string literal is a sequence of characters from the source character set enclosed in double quotation marks and are used to represent a sequence of characters which when taken together form a null-terminated string. You will also learn that you must always prefix wide-string literals with the letter L. You will also look into a new way to visualize RAM.
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to confidently use pointers for direct memory access and manipulation in C as well as change the memory address contained within a pointer. You will also better understand why you need to learn about pointers and the char pointer. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of constants and string literals in C, the character string as an array of characters in C, and more! Check out this course and enhance your programming skills today!1-2 Hour50 Points
C Programming - Statements and Logic
This course begins by discussing statements and logic when programming in C. You will look into conditional flow statements and the mechanisms for control flow statements. You will learn that control flow is the order in which individual statements, instructions, or function cells are executed within a piece of software. You will also learn how to implement a simple IF statement in C and look into the other functions of the IF statements and logical operators.
You will then look into operators such as logical OR, GOTO. and Loops in C. With this course, you will learn that the logical OR operator (||) returns the boolean value TRUE if either or both operands are TRUE and returns FALSE otherwise and that the GOTO statement is a jump statement, sometimes referred to as unconditional jump statement, and can be used to jump from anywhere to anywhere within a function. You will also study booleans, bitmasks, data structures, and more.
Upon the completion of this course, you will better understand the concept of control flow and learn more about the use of statements and logic in C programming. You will also gain better insight into the mechanisms for controlling flow statements and logical operators such as OR, GOTO and the While loop as well as be able to implement simple statements in C. Check out this course and learn more about the procedures used to write effective software programs today!2-3 Hours50 Points