Introduction to computer science (4th ed.)


The course provides the background on important topics of computer science: Algorithms, Programming and Databases.

Regarding algorithms, we introduce the concept of asympthotic notation, we describe simple data structures and we introduce different algorithms for ordering objects and visit graphs.

Regarding programming, we supply a general overview of the two most important programming paradigms (imperative and object-oriented). For each one we provide several usage examples.



Attendance and Credentials

Attendance
FREE!
Attendance Certificate
FREE!

Category

Computer and Data Sciences

Training hours

12

Level

Beginner

Course Mode

Self Paced

Language

English

Duration

5 weeks

Type

Online

Course Status

Self Pacement

Enrollments Start

Jul 4, 2021

Course Opens

Jul 19, 2021

Course Closes

Dec 31, 2021

Basic knowledge of basic algorithms and simple data structures, understanding of the basic principles of programming languages and databases.

Basic math

Introduction to Algorithms, third edition, T.H. Cormen, C.E. Leiserson, R.L. Rivest, C. Stein, MIT press, 2009.

Garcia-Molina, Hector. Database Systems: The Complete Book. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.

Abiteboul, S. Foundations of Databases. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1995.

Elmasri, Ramez, and Sham Navathe. Fundamentals of Database Systems. 6th ed. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2011.

Silberschatz, Abraham, Henry F Korth, and S Sudarshan. Database System Concepts. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

The course includes five teaching units divided in as many weeks. Each teaching unit will present a main topic that will be divided in its basic concepts through several videos for about 10 minutes. The teaching units will be distributed among the three main topics covered by the course.

You can have the Certificate of Attendance after watching all video lectures and answering at least 7 questions out of 10 of each test correctly (you can retry each answer twice).