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English
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Skills you will gain

Logic GateComputer ArchitectureAssembly LanguagesHardware Description Language (HDL)

Learner Career Outcomes

39%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 44 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Unit 0.1: The Road Ahead10m
Unit 0.2: From Nand to Hack7m
Unit 0.3: From Hack to Tetris3m
Unit 0.4: Project 0 Overview3m
1 reading
Module 0: Introduction Roadmap10m
7 hours to complete

Boolean Functions and Gate Logic

7 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 128 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Unit 1.2: Boolean Functions Synthesis9m
Unit 1.3: Logic Gates10m
Unit 1.4: Hardware Description Language18m
Unit 1.5: Hardware Simulation33m
Unit 1.6: Multi-Bit Buses8m
Unit 1.7: Project 1 Overview24m
Unit 1.8: Perspectives 9m
1 reading
Module 1: Boolean Functions and Gate Logic Roadmap10m
1 hour to complete

General Course Information

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Course Overview10m
Textbook10m
FAQ10m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Boolean Arithmetic and the ALU

6 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Unit 2.2: Binary Addition12m
Unit 2.3: Negative Numbers11m
Unit 2.4: Arithmetic Logic Unit16m
Unit 2.5: Project 2 Overview7m
Unit 2.6: Perspectives10m
1 reading
Module 2: Boolean Arithmetic and the ALU Roadmap10m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Memory

7 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 84 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Unit 3.2: Flip Flops15m
Unit 3.3: Memory Units25m
Unit 3.4: Counters10m
Unit 3.5: Project 3 Overview10m
Unit 3.6: Perspectives11m
1 reading
Module 3: Memory Roadmap10m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Machine Language

8 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 187 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Unit 4.2: Machine Languages: Elements 16m
Unit 4.3: The Hack Computer and Machine Language15m
Unit 4.4: Hack Language Specification10m
Unit 4.5: Input / Output26m
Unit 4.6: Hack Programming, Part 124m
Unit 4.7: Hack Programming, Part 221m
Unit 4.8: Hack Programming, Part 3 32m
Unit 4.9: Project 4 Overview 19m
Unit 4.10: Perspectives 7m
1 reading
Module 4: Machine Language Roadmap10m

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