CS50's Introduction to Computer Science course edx
CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science (edX)

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science (edX)

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science is a free online MOOC Course, Offered by Harvard University via edX. This course is part of,

  • Computer Science for Game Development Professional Certificate
  • Computer Science and Mobile Apps Professional Certificate
  • Computer Science for Web Programming Professional Certificate
  • Computer Science for Artificial Intelligence Professional Certificate
  • CS50’s AP® Computer Science Principles XSeries

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Overview

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science course by edX, Harvard University’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50 teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently.

Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. As of Fall 2014, the on-campus version of CS50 was Harvard’s largest course.

Students who earn a satisfactory score on 9 problem sets (i.e., programming assignments) and a final project will receive a certificate from HarvardX. This is a self-paced course–you may take CS50 on your own schedule.

What you’ll learn

  • A broad and robust understanding of computer science and programming
  • How to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
  • Concepts like abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development
  • Familiarity in a number of languages, including C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML
  • How to engage with a vibrant community of like-minded learners from all levels of experience
  • How to develop and present a final programming project to your peers

Teacher

  • David J. Malan

Additional information

Course Delivery

Online

Course Efforts

6-8 Hours a Week

Course Enrollment

Free

Course Language

English

Course Length

12 Weeks

Course Level

Beginner

Course Provider

Course School

Course Subtitles

English

Flexible Learning

Yes

Verified Certificate

Paid

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