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Foundations of Computer Science

This course is part of Introduction to Computer Programming with Visual Basic Specialization

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Aspen Olmsted

Instructor: Aspen Olmsted

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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15 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Develop computer programs that utilize classes and objects to solve business and mathematical problems

  • Develop computer programs that utilize collections of variables to solve business and mathematical problems

  • Model Object Oriented Programs with UML class diagrams

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Foundations of Computer Science, the first course of the Key Technologies of Visual Basic Programming specialization. By enrolling in this course, you are taking the first step to kick start your career in computer programming.

What's included

1 video

In the first week of the course, we will learn about algorithms and talk about problem solving using algorithms. We will also learn about some historical events in computation that lead us to where we are today. By the end of this module, you will know how to identify the different types of data analysis and their use cases. So, let's get started!

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4 videos4 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In the second module of this course, we will learn how computers utilize hardware to store data and execute instructions to carry out our algorithms. We will explore binary number systems, Boolean logic, computer circuits and control circuits. We will look at the primary machine architecture that has been used in all modern machines.

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4 videos4 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In the third module of this course, we will learn how connecting computers offers opportunities and challenges. We will discuss how computer communicate with each other and ways we can protect the computers while sending communication.

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5 videos4 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In the fourth module of this course, we will touch on some important remaining topics required to understand the place of the software we develop. We will dive into the low-level languages used in computing including assembler and machine language. We then will look at databases as most applications need to store data. Lastly, we will look at how automation and artificial intelligence will affect the programs we develop

What's included

4 videos4 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

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Aspen Olmsted
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