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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 13, 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.


Jan 27, 2021

It's a very good as a beginning with programing language. It helped me to think like a compiler and how it exactly works. I've finally understood the saying "Everything in computer works in logic".♥

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By Kelsey B

Jan 7, 2019

I'm fairly confident that some of the quizzes have incorrect answers. I rated them with down votes.

By Blaine C

May 28, 2019

Perhaps more detail, or at least more examples, on finding the algorithm given a list of numbers.

By Bibi Z 2

Dec 30, 2021


By Hoang V A

Jul 25, 2018

I think need more examples, and the quiz should have similar pattern of algorithm, not too hard.

By Gaurav P

Apr 29, 2020

good course intended for very basic coding learners though the assingnments were of good level.

By Sayani G

May 19, 2020

Course materials are very good, sometimes the questions are not there in the course material.

By Tabassum T K

May 7, 2020

Instructors are very good.their teachibg style is good so i can understand many topics easily

By Paul R

Dec 10, 2020

Week 1-3 are good, especially week 3; Last week is completely unnecessary and feels empty.

By Yasir M

Apr 13, 2020

Struct and enum shouldn't have been in the first course and should have been taught later.

By Alexia N

Sep 14, 2020

sometimes the reading was confused but the video explained better so I think it's alright


Apr 17, 2020

the course was very basic...

it helped me in developing the basic skills which i needed..

By Sebastian M A

Jul 25, 2019

The course shold have a little more of practice and the last test would be more exigent.

By Mustapha S

Aug 16, 2022

I liked it, could've been better if they added more exercices to workout the concepts.

By Bishal L

Jul 6, 2020

If There Will Be More Details And The Other Parts Will Be Discussed It Will Be Better.

By Divyansh P

Dec 6, 2018

there should more explainations for the topics of week 3.

else everything wwas perfect.

By Yugoshree S

Sep 7, 2018

I have learned the fundamental of the C , The lectures and videos were well explained.

By Akshay

Jul 7, 2020

Course could have been paced better and included tasks which involved writing code.

By Rommel L

Aug 16, 2020

Some reading texts are confused (to me), didn't explain correctly what it is about

By J K

May 28, 2019

quite good, although the whole stuff with "write out in english" is a bit tedious.

By Shubham K B

Sep 29, 2020

It's all like I am doing c programming,but nice,I refreshed much and get new will

By MD. S I

Sep 29, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. More video lectures will make the course very easy.

By Prof. N D

Mar 3, 2022

Course provide some basic and important fundamentals, required for programming.

By Jiangchen W

Jun 28, 2018

It is an excellent course for some new hands to learn how to read programming

By Kuelli H

Dec 22, 2020

It was interesting course but some topics were little bit difficult for me.


Jul 7, 2020

This cpurse is very interesting,From this we have learned so many new things