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About the Course

Programming is an increasingly important skill, whether you aspire to a career in software development, or in other fields. This course is the first in the specialization Introduction to Programming in C, but its lessons extend to any language you might want to learn. This is because programming is fundamentally about figuring out how to solve a class of problems and writing the algorithm, a clear set of steps to solve any problem in its class. This course will introduce you to a powerful problem-solving process—the Seven Steps—which you can use to solve any programming problem. In this course, you will learn how to develop an algorithm, then progress to reading code and understanding how programming concepts relate to algorithms....

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Aug 14, 2020

The instruction provided in this course are very clear and anyone who can learn coding by this course. But the course has more readable content for you to take notes and reading it may take more time.


Apr 24, 2020

Whether you are new to programming or an experienced guy, you should absolutely opt for this course because it helps to build a strong base with the basic but most important concepts in programming.

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May 01, 2020

It was a great experience and I got a strong base of C programming. Thank you coursera😊


Jul 09, 2020

That course is too good for gain my knowledge.Thanks to all the members of that course.

By Zachary

Jun 02, 2019

Excellent foundations course with an emphasis on the underlying logic of core concepts.

By Achyuth K

Apr 06, 2019

I love the way they explained. each and every basic concept explained i detail thank u

By Brad J

Mar 27, 2019

i have taken many online courses - this is the most unique, and effective, of the bunch

By shubham j

Oct 27, 2018

good course, perfect for beginners and must enroll for complete specialization course.

By Ritvik A

Aug 27, 2018

Very interesting aand important course to take for any person new to the computer world


Oct 05, 2020

This course helped me a lot to learn about the fundamentals of programming. Loved it!!

By Kaustubh S

Aug 22, 2020

Very Helpful, Teaches best practices in basic algorithm design, helpful in Exploring C

By Kishore K S

Jul 22, 2020

The Course is very good in explaining the step by step approach to solve the Problems.


Jun 09, 2020

Pretty good course for beginners who want to learn coding with excellent fundamentals.

By Mir S A

Mar 07, 2020

I very brief course on the basics of Programming and has a very good grading criteria.


Sep 03, 2020

The Course was concise and clear and had a healthy learning curve even for beginners.

By Nicolas M O

May 13, 2020

it is in fact really useful as a starting point if you wanna learn how to programming

By Sourav K P

Mar 14, 2019

One of the best course for beginners in c to understand the fundamentals...👍👍👍🙌🙌

By Divyanshu

Jul 28, 2018

really helpful all topics are explained well but there could be more videos than text

By Mustafa C C

Dec 27, 2019

It is very beneficial before diving into coding in C. Shows the big picture. Thanks.

By Pranesh G

Jun 05, 2019

it was really fantastic journey. this course gave a strong foundation to c language.

By Rubiya F

Apr 17, 2020

Good explanation and helps to brush up the fundamentals who have propir experiance.

By Angela M F

Aug 01, 2020

I have to say that, at first, I knew nothing about programming, and now I like it!

By Joshi D

Jul 24, 2020


By Sandeep S L

Feb 04, 2020

best lectures , good understandability, clarity in topics, overall a superb class.

By senthil n

Jun 09, 2020

very good course for the beginners to understand the fundamentals of programming.

By Shari G

May 19, 2020

Great and informative, an excellent first step towards understanding programming.


Apr 21, 2020

Great course , fantastic teachers and best management of quizzes and assignments.