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Intermediate Level

Learners should be able to write a program in a programming language (e.g. Python), and preferably have taken an introductory programming course.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 13 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Design and implement an object-oriented program in the C++ language, including defining classes that encapsulate data structures and algorithms.

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    Select and implement appropriate data structures that best utilize resources to solve a computational problem.

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    Analyze the running time and space needs of an algorithm, asymptotically to ensure it is appropriate at scale, including for big data.

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    Prepare for advanced courses in CS with the foundational knowledge of object data structures needed to implement and call advanced library functions.

Skills you will gain

Run-time AnalysisAlgorithmsHash TableTrees (Data Structures)Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Learners should be able to write a program in a programming language (e.g. Python), and preferably have taken an introductory programming course.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 13 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Object-Oriented Data Structures in C++

4.8
174 ratings
36 reviews
Course2

Ordered Data Structures

4.8
86 ratings
17 reviews
Course3

Unordered Data Structures

4.8
59 ratings
7 reviews

Instructor

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Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

Teaching Assistant Professor
Computer Science

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Basic working knowledge of computers and computer systems Familiarity with a common programming languages, such as Python.

  • It is recommended that the courses in the Specialization be taken in the order outlined.

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