About the course
If you are new to the programming world, this is the right course to step into this world of programming. This course will help you to understand the process of creating a computer program which is capable of performing the desired operations. This course covers the fundamentals of programming, which includes writing a basic program. It will teach you how to use the operators with variables and characters to perform different operations like arithmetic operations, logical operations etc. Other topics in this course will teach you how to work with conditional statements and loops, how to create and use functions etc. This course will help you to gain elementary level knowledge of programming so that you can learn more complex languages.
- Understand the basic programming fundamentals and write your own programs.
- Make use of the programming principles to develop some elementary level programs.
- Learn more complex programming languages like C++, Java, C# etc.
- Boost your hireability through innovative and independent learning.
- Get a certificate on successful completion of the course.
The course can be taken by:
Students: All students who are interested in learning programming.
Teachers/Faculties: All teachers/faculties who are interested in learning programming.
Professionals: All working professionals, who are interested in learning programming.
Why learn Introduction to Programming?
India is the topmost offshoring destination for IT companies across the world. Having proven its capabilities in delivering both onshore and offshore services to global clients, emerging technologies now offer an entire new gamut of opportunities for top IT firms in India. US$ 150 billion Indian IT industry’s export revenue to grow at 7-8% and domestic market revenue is projected to grow at 10-11 percent in 2017-18. Exchange Rate Usd: INR 1 = US$ 0.015 as on October 05, 2017. The career prospects are bright for the candidates looking forward to being a part of the growing IT industry. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Software developers will be needed to respond to an increased demand for computer software.
- 24X7 Access: You can view lectures as per your own convenience.
- Online lectures: ~5 hours of online lectures with high-quality videos.
- Hands-on practice: Includes source code files for hands-on practice.
- Updated Quality content: Content is latest and gets updated regularly to meet the current industry demands.
Test & Evaluation
Each lecture will have a quiz containing a set of multiple choice questions. Apart from that, there will be a final test based on multiple choice questions.
Your evaluation will include the overall scores achieved in each lecture quiz and the final test.
Certification requires you to complete all the lectures, quizzes, and the final test. Your certificate will be generated online after successful completion of course.
Topics to be covered
- Basic Programming Concepts
This chapter attempts to cover the basics of computer programming using simple and practical approach for the benefit of the participants. A computer program is simply a set of instructions given to the computer to process data & information and perform desired tasks. Computer programming is the process of giving a set of instructions to the computer.
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Programming Language
- How To Write Source Code
- Using Source Code
- Compiled and Interpreted Languages
- Programming Syntax
In this chapter, the you’ll get to know about the programming syntax. In computer science, a syntax is a set of rules or structure to create instructions which the computer can understand easily. The purpose of syntax in programming is to represent the statements in a computer understandable format.
- Request Input
- Datatype and Variables
This chapter introduces datatypes and variables. When it comes to programming, datatypes and variables are very critical. No programming language can operate without the use of datatypes and variables. Datatypes or simply type is the specification of the kind of data. It denotes the kind of data or value it is. Almost all programming languages support different datatypes like integer, character, boolean etc. A variable is a piece of memory or we can say a container which stores data or value. The datatype of the variables is defined to store the data as per the requirements in the program.
- Working with Characters and Strings
- Using Operators
- What are Variable and Datatype?
- Strong, Loose and Duck-typed Languages
- Working with Numbers
- Using White Space
- Adding Comments to code for Human Understanding
- Understanding Conditional Code
This chapter covers conditional logic and introduces conditional statements. Decision making is critical to computer programming. There will be different scenarios when you will be given two or more options and you will have to select an option based on the given conditions. For that you’ll have to include conditional statements within your program. There are different statements available to implement conditions within the program. These are if-else statement, netted if statement and switch-case statement.
- Working with if Statement
- Building with Complex Conditions
- Setting Comparison Operators
- Writing the Switch Statement
- Introduction to Modular Code
This chapter covers an introduction to Modular code. The modular programming is a process of fragmenting or dividing a computer program into separate sub-programs or modules. A module is a separate software component which can often be used in a variety of applications and functions with other components of the system. Similar functions are grouped together in the same unit of programming code and separate functions are developed as separate units of code so that the code can be reused by other applications.
- Breaking your Code a Part
- Creating and Using Functions
- Working with Parameters and Arguments
- Variable Scope
- Splitting Code into Different Files
- Introduction to Iteration Using Loops
- What is Iteration?
- Creating a While Statement
- Writing a For Loop
- Strings in Detail
This chapter attempts to cover Strings. A string is typically a contiguous sequence of symbols or values. Technically, a string is an array of characters which includes letters, numerals, symbols and punctuation marks. The length is an important characteristic of string which is nothing but the count of total characters in a string. The length can be any natural number. A useful string in different programming applications is an empty string which contains no characters and the string length is zero. Another important term in strings is a substring which is any contiguous sequence of characters within a string. This chapter covers details of strings operations like adding two strings and converting characters to uppercase and lowercase etc.
- Using String Concatenation
- How to find Patterns in Strings
- What are Regular Expressions?
This chapter is all about collections. A collection is referred to as a grouping of data items that have some shared significance to the problem being solved and need to be operated upon together in some controlled manner. Generally, data items will be of same type or in languages supporting inheritance, derived from parent type. A collection is a concept which is applicable to abstract data types and does not prescribe a specific implementation as a concrete data structure, though often there is a conventional choice.
- Working with Arrays
- Nature of Arrays
- Looping through Collections
- Collections in Other Languages
- Programming Approach
This chapter will cover the programming approach. Object oriented programming languages provide multiple effective techniques which are important for programming and design. The vital thing is look for the designs that fit the problems and use the language constructs that best represent the designs in the code.
- Introduction to Programming Approach
- Writing Pseudo Code
- Input and Output Basics
This chapter covers the basics of input and output which are the two important aspects of programming. The term Input is referred to as supplying data or information to the computer program while output is the information received from the computer which could be the result of any specified operation or process. There are multiple programming languages which include built-in functions for accepting input data and supply it to the computer program for specified tasks. The same data will be processed by the computer and will be returned back in the form of output. The output could be any data displayed on the screen or any information printed on the paper through printer.
- Input-output and Persistence
- Reading and Writing from the DOM
- Event Driven Programming
- What is File I-O
- When we Make Mistakes
This chapter will cover the know hows of debugging. While writing the programs, there will be different situations where an error will occur. The error can be fixed by debugging the code. Debugging, in computer programming, is a multistep process that involves identifying a problem, isolating the source of the problem, and then either correcting the problem or determining a way to work around it. The final step of debugging is to test the correction or workaround and make sure it works.
- What is debugging?
- Tracing Through a Section of Code
- Understanding Error Messages
- Using Debuggers
- What is Object-Orientation?
This chapter attempts to cover the details object oriented programming. Object-oriented programming (OOP) as the name suggests is the language which works around objects. OOP refers to a type of computer programming (software design) in which programmers not only define the datatype of a data structure, but also the types of operations that can be applied to the data structure. There are multiple object oriented programming languages available such as Java, C++ and C#.
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Languages
- Classes and Objects
- Review of Object-Oriented Languages
- Advanced Topics
This chapter covers some of the advanced concepts of programming like memory management, algorithms and multithreading. Multithreading is process of executing multiple processes or threads concurrently, appropriately supported by the operating system. Multitasking can be achieved by the use of Multiprocessing and Multithreading. However, multithreading is used more frequently because threads share a common memory area. Threads don't allocate separate memory area so saves memory, and context-switching between the threads takes less time than process.
- Memory Management Across Languages
- What are algorithms?
- What is Multi-Threading?
- More About Languages
This chapter covers more about languages. A programming language is a standard computer language which is designed to interact with computer or other machines. Programs can be created to perform specified tasks and to control the behavior of the machines with the help of programming languages.
- What are Languages?
- C-based Languages
- The Java World
- .NET Languages- C# and Visual Basic .NET
- Introduction to Programming Final Quiz