Introduction to Programming

3 Day Course
Hands On
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Overview

The Introduction to Programming course comprises sessions dealing with variables, expressions, conditional statements, collections, iterative statements, functions, objects, compilation and execution, and best practices.

This hands-on course does not concentrate on any one language in particular, rather its aim is to familiarise delegates with standard programming terminology, structures, and principles. Examples are given in three languages - Python, Java, and JavaScript - and delegates may choose any one of these languages with which to carry out the practical exercises.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Objectives

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Writing to reading from the console
  • Declaring and initialising variables
  • Constructing expressions
  • Constructing conditional statements
  • Working with arrays/lists
  • Constructing iterative statements
  • Declaring and invoking/calling functions
  • Writing procedural programs
  • Working with classes and objects
  • Writing object oriented programs
  • Compiling and executing code

Target Audience

This Introduction to Programming course is designed for those new to programming, who want to learn about the terminology, structures, and principles of programming generally.

Attending this course will provide delegates with the prerequisite knowledge and required skills to go on to learn any programming language in detail, e.g. Java, JavaScript, Python, C, C++, C#, PHP, Perl, Ruby, etc.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Introduction to Programming (18 topics)

  • Thinking Like a Computer
  • Input/Output
  • Storage
  • Arithmetic
  • Comparison
  • Decisions
  • Repetition
  • Reuse
  • What is a Program?
  • Statements
  • Comments
  • What is Code?
  • From Source Code to Runtime
  • Why So Many Languages?
  • What Does a Programmer Do?
  • Hello World
  • stdin and stdout
  • The Console

Conditional Statements (8 topics)

  • Conditional Statement - What and Why
  • Comparison/Relational Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • if else
  • switch
  • The Ternary Operator
  • Code Blocks
  • Variable Scope

Functions (11 topics)

  • Functions - What and Why
  • Declaration
  • Parameters
  • Return Type
  • Invocation/Call
  • Arguments
  • Return Value
  • Variable Scope (Review)
  • Modules
  • Libraries
  • Procedural Programming

Objects (13 topics)

  • Object - What and Why
  • Object Literals
  • Object Properties
  • The Trouble with Object Literals
  • Classes
  • Fields
  • Methods
  • Instances
  • Reference Variables
  • Primitive Variables
  • Passing by Val/Ref
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • The Three Principles

Best Practices (14 topics)

  • Program Design
  • Stating the Problem
  • Devising the Solution
  • Pseudocode
  • Coding Conventions
  • White Space
  • Indenting
  • Naming
  • Coding Style
  • Readability
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Unit Testing
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)

Variables (8 topics)

  • Variables - What and Why
  • Name and Value
  • Literals
  • Data Types
  • Declaration
  • Initialisation
  • Assignment
  • Constants

Compilation and Execution (8 topics)

  • From Source Code to Runtime (Review)
  • Compilation
  • Debugging
  • Linking
  • Execution
  • Interpretation
  • Platform Dependence
  • Compilation and Interpretation (Bytecode)

Iterative Statements (7 topics)

  • Iterative Statements - What and Why
  • while
  • do
  • for
  • break
  • continue
  • Array/List Traversal

Collections (6 topics)

  • Collections - What and Why
  • Strings
  • Arrays/Lists
  • Declaration
  • Initialisation
  • Getting and Setting Elements

Arithmetic Expressions (3 topics)

  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Precedence of Operators
  • Data Conversion and Casting

Prerequisites

Delegates should be able to navigate the filesystem, edit a file, and browse the web. No programming experience is necessary.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

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