Aug 14, 2020
The instruction provided in this course are very clear and anyone who can learn coding by this course. But the course has more readable content for you to take notes and reading it may take more time.
Aug 31, 2020
I had no background in programming before attending this course and I had my own doubts on learning a new language online. But trust me, this course is very well-built and it was a cake walk for me.
par Luie J•
May 03, 2018
It's like reading a book. There is a lot of written material, and in the videos the instructors just repeat the the things we just read. I didn't feel that the videos contributed much to the learning process. I guess that I expected something else.
par Matthew L•
Jun 26, 2019
The description says this course is for beginners to programming, but you are expected to know more than the instructors to pass some of the quizzes, and there is no help for your incorrect answers. Do not pay for this course unless you know you can pass the quizzes, especially the quizzes for week 3. They are extremely difficult and not designed for learning.
par Omar M B•
Nov 03, 2018
So many readings. I need more videos
par Ravi K•
Jul 21, 2019
If you are new to C programming and know nothing about it then its amazing course to get started with C programming. It completely felt like being spoon-fed for the material taught in this course.
par Seth H•
Apr 21, 2019
I love the focus of this first course in the specialization is about problem solving and developing a mindset for programming. The course is well thought out and concepts are clearly explained!
par Aliki D•
Jun 30, 2019
Simple stuff made complicated and no logic in a lot of questions.
Requiring to guess the logic (guess the algorithm) with which the results are created help neither to learn programming nor to be better at it. In a work environment, the client never requests from the developer to guess the logic with which the numbers are created.
As a beginner, I had a very hard time to understand the material and to deliver results. A lot of personal research in online material and videos was required in order to understand the Beginner material provided by this course.
I wouldn't recommend it for true beginners.
par Felisa S•
Jan 17, 2018
Very difficult! Definitely not for beginners.
par Val G•
Apr 21, 2018
The quizzes for this course are grossly unfair. They take on the character of math tests. I've hit the wall and I'm dropping out after week one. At this point Im guessing answers and I am intelligent and trying hard. I assume the quizzes are intended to filter people out. Well, congrtulations, you filtered me out.
par Mariam S•
Apr 09, 2019
I would like to know more general things like how programming works, how frameworks, libraries work and so on.
par Samrat P•
Apr 24, 2020
Whether you are new to programming or an experienced guy, you should absolutely opt for this course because it helps to build a strong base with the basic but most important concepts in programming.
par Douglas N•
May 07, 2018
This class is not for beginners. You need some concept of programming before starting this. Otherwise you will be seriously swamped by the jumps that are taken from week 1 to week 4. For some reason the course does not provide explanations for the quiz/practice quiz questions. This was puzzling since obviously they knew the right answers. It left a huge gap for learning and made further lectures more difficult since past issues were not completely explained. I have a background in computer science and am fluent in VBA. There are complexities that a day one programmer will struggle to overcome.
par Roman S•
Apr 05, 2018
Bad structure. Can't recommend. Price is to high for this poor quality of content.
par Esther M A•
Jun 27, 2019
Great way to get the fundamentals of programming when you don't have formal training in a BA or similar, but are working in Data Science or related fields. The explanations are clear and deep enough to give you an idea of where you need to go in your own time.
par Anil B•
Aug 04, 2019
This course helps to develop logical thinking & helps to understand how program would work before writing actual program. The basics of Programming are explained in detail with description & Videos
par Arthur M•
Apr 08, 2019
Really great course. Took this as a refresher. I feel that the content of this course was significantly higher quality than the programming tuition I received in first semester of university.
par Tim K•
May 11, 2018
Course requires you to upgrade to the paid version before you can complete week 1.
par David D•
Aug 22, 2019
After perusing older books on program design and flow-charting, my takeaway was that I couldn't get a handle on the logic flow required to create an algorithm that involved branching and iteration. Then I thought that I should also devote some study to Discrete Mathematics to have the foundation that is inherent in a computer science curriculum. While this background information is useful, I lacked the ability to tie it all together while plodding along on my own. It was the same feeling of defeat that I have felt before at first blush. As I thought back along past learning experiences, I still stubbornly insisted that a good teacher could teach anyone a difficult subject with the right approach. First, I heard about Code Academy and Udemy and was drawn to a Unix course given my dabbling with Linux opensource. But then I stumbled across Programming Fundamentals and its claim that their method would work. At present I have abandoned the Unix course and feel awful about being a quitter. However, this course offers a systematic approach or essentially an algorithm or series of steps to create programming algorithms and then proceeds to address how to flesh it out in C code. Intuition suggests that the actual pedagogy might come from thinking inductively like you would in Discrete Math going from an instance and then generalizing, .i.e, if true for k then k+1 then you can reason by induction as you would a mathematical proof. Nevertheless, the framework upon which this approach is based is like the Wizard of Oz off in the wings while I just enjoy tapping my intellect and thinking there is no place better than the light at the end of the tunnel. And I'm glad my personal quest to realize the process of algorithm to code can finally manifest itself to some degree. Thank you so much for creating an instructional marvel. Kudos!
par Deekshant G•
Apr 19, 2020
This was an online noncredible course on Programming Fundamentals authorized by Duke University and offered through Coursera. This was one of the most useful courses to enhance the knowledge and it did its work to improve my programming skills. I passed this course with 100% grade marks. That itself shows my interest in the field of programming. This module introduces a powerful process for solving any programming problem with the seven stepstools. This course taught me how to approach a programming problem methodically so that we get complete absolute correct algorithm in minimum time. By the end of this course, I was able to read and understand the code with functions, conditional statements, iteration, and other fundamental techniques. Here I learned about types beyond integers, both their conceptual representation and Hardware representation in binary. I learned basic data types, non-number types, and complex, custom types, as well as some important caveats to avoid type-related programming mistakes. This was the great opportunity to have for your future time.
par Satyajeet R•
Feb 05, 2020
This course is amazing and there are many things of the programming fundamental that I have learned through this course . This course proved to be good for those who want to learn c from zero .
par 221910312031 M A•
Jul 03, 2020
This course teaches you all the stuff from the scratch, literally from scratch. Have some patience and do some hustle and a lot of logical thinking.
Its a great course for beginners! Loved it!
Jun 27, 2019
Great Courses! I've learned a more general way to write an algorithm, rather than starting coding right away! This is very helpful in the future study~
par SUJOY N•
Apr 02, 2019
Teaching Team is really good. I have got a great experience to complete to complete this course.
Thanks to Coursera.
par Amrita A•
Sep 27, 2019
As a beginner this course was very helpful to understand the basic concepts of C programming language .
par Yi-Shiun, C•
Jan 23, 2019
the design of assignment is not as clear or as good as what in Udacity.
par Hansani B•
May 09, 2020
I enrolled to this course with very high expectations as to the fact that I can learn the C language, but I was disappointed when I got know that the teacher(s) were in fact teaching things which were basically IQ tests. There were some parts in the teachings that were logically "broken" as well.
The teacher(s) seemed to "show off" by making very simple things extremely complex. Mind you, this course is for beginners, but you can't even pass certain assignments if you don't even have at least a slight bit of knowledge of the C language. If you were planning on learning everything from scratch, I think this course would be useless and you should look elsewhere.
Therefore, I have decided to not participate in this course due to those matters.