Free Online Course on AP Computer Science A

The Purdue University is offering free online course on AP Computer Science A: Java Programming Loops and Data Structures. This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, especially those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science a course and exam. This course will start on October 24, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 5-10 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Purdue University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on October 24, 2017

Providers’ Details

Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation.

About This Course

 

In this computer science course, you will learn the basics of programming in the Java language, and cover topics relevant to the AP Computer Science A course and exam.

This course will cover repetition statements (for, while, do-while and for-each), the array data structure, methods and recursion.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, especially those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

No previous programming knowledge is needed, although it is recommended that learners be comfortable with the topics addressed in AP Computer Science A: Java Programming .

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Loops
  • Nested loops
  • Arrays and indexing
  • Two-dimensional arrays
  • Array indexing and loops
  • Recursion
  • Call stack

Instructors

Sunil Prabhakar
Department Head, Computer Science
Purdue University

Debbie Perouli
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Marquette University

Phil Sands
K-12 Outreach Coordinator for Computer Science
Purdue University

Requirements

Students should have completed CS180.1x – AP Computer Science A: Java Programming from Purdue University.

How To Join This Course

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