What you will learn
- Fundamental knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems.
- Understand modern operating systems structure.
- Use the principles of computational thinking.
- Gain knowledge of state-of-the-art in network protocols, architectures, and applications.
- Learn the basic of Python programming.
This program introduces learners to the basics of computer programming and computer systems, including hardware, operating systems and computer networking.
No prior knowledge of programming or computer systems is required.
Computer Hardware & Operating Systems outline:
- Fundamentals of system hardware
- Introduction to OS concepts
- OS processes and threads
- Thread concurrency and deadlocks
- Memory management
Computer Networking outline:
- Computer networking overview
- Computer networking architecture: application, transport, network and link layers
- Network Security overview
Basics of Computing & Programming outline:
- Positional number systems
- Hello world
- Numerical data types and arithmetic expressions
- Branching statements
- Iterative/Loop statements
- Strings & Functions
- Array-based sequences/Lists
Courses in this program
NYUx's Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors® Program
- 6–8 hours per week, for 9 weeks
This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computing and Programming
- 3–5 hours per week, for 7 weeks
This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Networking
- 3–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks
This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operating Systems
Program Certificate Requirement
In order to be eligible for credit and a program certificate, you must purchase, complete and pass with a 70% or higher in all Computer Science Fundamentals program courses.
edX has partnered with Thomas Edison State University, a public university in New Jersey that specializes in adult education, to provide academic credit for MicroBachelors programs at no additional cost.
Please note, credit for this program is not provided by New York University (NYU). This program is awarded three (3) academic credits at Thomas Edison State University towards a general elective course.
In order to redeem your credits please refer to these step-by-step directions. Learn more about credit.
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