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Approx. 21 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

7 hours to complete

Orientation; Writing a C++ Program

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 15 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
1.0 Week 1 Overview34s
1.1 C++ Introduction4m
1.2 C++ Classes8m
1.3 C++'s Standard Library (std)8m
15 readings
Additional References for C++10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Week 1 Overview10m
Installing a C++ Code Editor on Your Own Computer20m
Choosing Your Linux-Compatible Environment for Windows, macOS, or Cloud1h
(Optional) AWS Setup I: Signing Up to Use the AWS Cloud9 Service30m
(Optional) AWS Setup II: Creating a Cloud9 Environment on AWS1h
(Optional) AWS Cloud9 Notes: Common Issues10m
Downloading the Example C++ Source Code for Lecture with Git15m
FAQ: What is "make"? Why doesn't my "Build" button work?10m
Important Tips and Notes for All Challenge Problems10m
Guidelines for Asking for Help With Code10m
Preparing for the Week 2 Project5m
3 practice exercises
Orientation Quiz5m
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week 1 Challenge30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Understanding the C++ Memory Model

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min), 7 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
2.1 Stack Memory and Pointers22m
2.2 Heap Memory13m
2.3 Heap Memory Puzzles12m
7 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
C++ Syntax Notes: Making Comments in C++ Code5m
Headers and Source Files: C++ Code Organization10m
Compiling and Running a C++ Program10m
Useful Bash Terminal Commands10m
C++ Syntax Notes: Basic Operators, If-Else, and Type Casting10m
C++ Syntax Notes: Block Scope, Loops10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week 2 Challenge30m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Developing C++ Classes

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 48 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
3.1 Class Constructors9m
3.2 Copy Constructors7m
3.3 Copy Assignment Operator4m
3.4 Variable Storage16m
3.5 Class Destructor8m
5 readings
Week 3 Overview10m
C++ Syntax Notes: Uninitialized Pointers, Segfaults, and Undefined Behavior10m
C++ Syntax Notes: The Modern Range-Based "for" Loop10m
Unsigned Integer Types: Be Careful (Updated Dec. 16)10m
Preparing for the Week 4 Project5m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz1h
Week 3 Challenge45m

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Engineering C++ Software Solutions

7 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
4.1 Template Types6m
4.2 Tower of Hanoi - Introduction12m
4.3 Tower of Hanoi - Solution 110m
4.4 Tower of Hanoi - Solution 215m
4.5 Templates and Classes5m
4.6 Inheritance7m
1 reading
Week 4 Overview10m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz1h
Week 4 Challenge30m



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About the Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals Specialization

Topics covered by this Specialization include basic object-oriented programming, the analysis of asymptotic algorithmic run times, and the implementation of basic data structures including arrays, hash tables, linked lists, trees, heaps and graphs, as well as algorithms for traversals, rebalancing and shortest paths. This Specialization sequence is designed to help prospective applicants to the flexible and affordable Online Master of Computer Science (MCS) and MCS in Data Science prepare for the Online MCS Entrance Exam. The Online MCS Entrance Exam allows applicants who do not have graded and transcripted prerequisite CS coursework in the areas of data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented programming to strengthen their applications for admission. Learn more about the Online MCS Entrance Exam....
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