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1
C Programming: Getting Started

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2
C Programming: Language Foundations

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3
C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management

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4
C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management

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5
C Programming: Advanced Data Types

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Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface

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7
C Programming: Using Linux Tools and Libraries

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What you will learn

  • Develop and debug code in the C programming language
  • Discover the foundations of computer programming and Linux, manipulate the command line, manage processes, files and memory, and compile C code with Linux
  • Interpret, analyze, and implement important computer algorithms
  • Observe, manipulate, and optimize computer memory using pointers in the C programming language

Program Overview

In this C Programming with Linux Professional Certificate program of seven short courses, you will learn how to write, read and debug computer programs in the C programming language while also becoming familiar with the Linux operating system.

Beginners, even those without any programming experience, will be able to immediately start coding in C through our new coding tools within the web browser. No need to install anything!

Why learn C and not another programming language? Did you know that smartphones, your car’s navigation system, robots, drones, trains, and almost all electronic devices have some C-code running under the hood? C is used in any circumstance where speed and flexibility are important, such as in embedded systems or high-performance computing.

C is a foundational programming language taught at engineering schools around the world, and represents one of the building blocks of modern computer information technology. Invented in the 1970’s. It is still one of the most stable and popular programming languages in the world.

Along with the C programming language comes Linux, an essential operating system used by most computer scientists and developers. Linux powers almost all supercomputers and most of the servers worldwide as well as all android devices and most internet of things devices. This Professional Certificate Program will introduce the Linux command line and Linux tools for C programmers; both of which are must-have skills in today’s tech industries.

You will practice through guided exercises and short coding demonstrations, as well as more elaborate assignments.

Our dedicated international course team is excited to introduce you to the world of coding and guide you along your path to becoming a skilled C programmer and help you pursue a career in computer engineering.

This course has received financial support from the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

Courses

1
C Programming: Getting Started

Course Details
Start learning one of the most powerful and widely used programming languages: C.

2
C Programming: Language Foundations

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Master foundational concepts in the C programming language such as logical statements and arrays.

3
C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management

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Enhance your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer with the essential concepts of functions and pointers. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.

4
C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management

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Continue building your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer by mastering the concept of pointers and memory management. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.

5
C Programming: Advanced Data Types

Course Details
Master effective ways to store your data in the C programming language using advanced data types such as structures and linked lists. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.

6
Linux Basics: The Command Line Interface

Course Details
Learn the Linux Command Line interface and become a skilled user of this powerful operating system.

7
C Programming: Using Linux Tools and Libraries

Course Details
Learn how to use professional tools and libraries to write and build C programs within the Linux operating system. Receive instant feedback on your code right within your browser.

Meet your instructors

Petra Bonfert-Taylor

Petra Bonfert-Taylor is a Professor and an Instructional Designer at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 1996 and subsequently spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan before accepting a tenure-track position in the Mathematics Department at Wesleyan University. She left Wesleyan as a tenured full professor in 2015 for her current position at Dartmouth College. Petra has published extensively and lectured widely to national and international audiences. Her work has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with numerous research grants. She is equally passionate about her teaching.The recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Wesleyan University, the Excellence in Teaching Award at the Thayer School of Engineering and the NH High Tech Council Tech Teacher of the Year Award, Petra has a strong interest in broadening access to high-quality higher education and pedagogical innovations that aid in providing equal opportunities to students from all backgrounds.

Rémi Sharrock

Rémi Sharrock is an associate professor at Telecom ParisTech, IMT, France. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France in 2010. Rémi’s main research focuses on large scale distributed systems and autonomic computing, as well as their applications to learning at scale. He’s passionate about innovative tools for online learning and has received the “MOOC of the year prize” for two of his french courses on C programming and Linux.

Program Endorsements

We are delighted to support Télécom ParisTech and Dartmouth College in the creation of MOOCs dedicated to “Programming in C with Linux”. Software has an increasingly large footprint in our research, products, and solutions and C and Linux are instrumental for much of the software development at Nokia and in the industry at large. We are convinced that “Programming in C Using Linux” will have great relevance for the industrial and academic software communities.

Jean-Luc Beylat , Chairman, Nokia Bell Labs, France

Learners of this Professional Certificate will be ready to face challenges in the world of interconnected objects sharing their data. Airbus has a large catalogue of products, from aircraft to satellites, in communication and geographical data delivery services. Increasingly, Airbus factories and products are connected using Linux leading to this operating system becoming even more widely used. “Programming in C with Linux” supports building essential programming skills to work in today’s industries.

Florence Dufrasnes , Head of Technical Office, Airbus

The combined expertise of our employees have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure through developing world-class technologies. In our increasingly connected world, software defines everything and the “Programming in C with Linux” Professional Certificate will provide current and potential programmers the skills to contribute to the software of tomorrow. Thales strongly supports the “Programming in C with Linux” program.

Cédric Demeure , VP, R&T, France

We are delighted to support Télécom ParisTech and Dartmouth College in the creation of MOOCs dedicated to “Programming in C with Linux”. Software has an increasingly large footprint in our research, products, and solutions and C and Linux are instrumental for much of the software development at Nokia and in the industry at large. We are convinced that “Programming in C Using Linux” will have great relevance for the industrial and academic software communities.

Jean-Luc Beylat , Chairman, Nokia Bell Labs, France

Learners of this Professional Certificate will be ready to face challenges in the world of interconnected objects sharing their data. Airbus has a large catalogue of products, from aircraft to satellites, in communication and geographical data delivery services. Increasingly, Airbus factories and products are connected using Linux leading to this operating system becoming even more widely used. “Programming in C with Linux” supports building essential programming skills to work in today’s industries.

Florence Dufrasnes , Head of Technical Office, Airbus

The combined expertise of our employees have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure through developing world-class technologies. In our increasingly connected world, software defines everything and the “Programming in C with Linux” Professional Certificate will provide current and potential programmers the skills to contribute to the software of tomorrow. Thales strongly supports the “Programming in C with Linux” program.

Cédric Demeure , VP, R&T, France
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Duration

1 year

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Dartmouth