How to Code - Complex Data, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | Canada
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the How to Code - Complex Data Program in collaboration with University of British Columbia - UBCx. Learn how to design more complex programs, using new data structures, abstraction, and generative recursion.

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As your program requirements get more complex, you will find that simple additions to the design method make it easy to write well-structured and well-tested code that is easy to maintain.

By learning how to capture common data and control structures using abstraction, your programs will get shorter and better tested.

This course is part of a MicroMasters® Program

Building on the core methods from How to Code - Simple Data, this programming course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters program, quickly expands to cover more complex programs on more complex data. Towards the end of the course, you will design programs that even experienced developers would find challenging.

You will also learn how to design search programs. You will design a program to solve Sudoku puzzles, and will be able to design many other puzzle solvers as well.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructor and staff.

The How to Code - Complex Data programme is part of the Software Development MicroMasters Program offered at University of British Columbia - UBCx.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • How to identify commonalities in data definitions and functions

  • How to avoid repetition using abstraction

  • How to design functions that operate on graphs

  • How to design programs that search a given problem space to find a valid solution

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days

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You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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General requirements


  • How to Code: Simple Data
Level: Introductory

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