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    Application Deadline
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the C Programming - Pointers and Memory Management Certificate in collaboration with Dartmouth College - DartmouthX. Continue building your coding skills along your path to becoming a proficient C programmer by mastering the concept of pointers and memory management.
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Overview

The C Programming - Pointers and Memory Management Certificate from EdX in partnership with Dartmouth College - DartmouthX.

Education

In this course, we will examine a key concept, foundational to any programming language: the usage of memory.

This course builds upon the basic concept of pointers, discussed in C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management, and introduces the more advanced usage of pointers and pointer arithmetic. Arrays of pointers and multidimensional arrays are addressed, and you will learn how to allocate memory for your own data during program execution. This is called dynamic memory allocation at runtime using pointers. 

Within moments you will be coding hands-on in a new browser tool developed for this course, receiving instant feedback on your code. No need to install anything! 

In this course, you will gain experience with programming concepts that are foundational to any programming language. 

At the end of this short course, you will reach the fourth milestone in the C Programming with Linux Professional Certificate program, unlocking the door to a career in computer engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 49 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      7 Weeks

      2–4 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:
  • Visualize the concept of a pointer and use it to pass variables to functions by reference in order to modify them via the function
  • Apply pointer arithmetic in order to address elements of both one-dimensional and multi-dimensional arrays
  • Use arrays of strings to store lists of strings in one array variable
  • Control memory usage by dynamically allocating and freeing memory at runtime

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • C Programming: Getting Started For Complete Beginners 
  • C Programming: Language Foundations 
  • C Programming: Modular Programming and Memory Management OR equivalent skills.

Tuition Fee

  • Add a Verified Certificate for $49 USD

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