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Mohammad Shahbaz Alam
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Getting started with Computer Science? This is CS50x

This is CS50x by David J. Malan

About CS50x
Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, and software engineering. Languages include C, Python, and SQL plus students’ choice of: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (for web development); Java or Swift (for mobile app development); or Lua (for game development). Problem sets inspired by the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The course culminates in a final project. Designed for concentrators and non-concentrators alike, with or without prior programming experience. Two-thirds of CS50 students have never taken CS before. Among the overarching goals of this course are to inspire students to explore unfamiliar waters, without fear of failure, create an intensive, shared experience, accessible to all students, and build community among students.

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Esther YU

Hi, thank you for the course.
how long do you estimate for students to finish and get a certificate?

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Mohammad Shahbaz Alam

Hey @estheryu991

Glad you like this.

It's a 11 week course for CS50x 2021 and a final project.


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