About this course
C Essentials ‒ Part 2 (Intermediate)
This course is the second in a 2-course series that will prepare you for the CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer certification exam available at Pearson VUE.
The course picks up where C Essentials - Part 1 leaves off. Its main goal is to teach you the skills related to the more advanced aspects of C programming language syntax and semantics, memory management, structures, working with files and streams, as well as with the most commonly used library functions and the usage of the pre-processor and declarations.
The course is recommended for aspiring developers who are interested in pursuing careers connected with Software Development, Networking Programming, and Operating System Development.
You will learn
- Learn how to create, use, and re-use functions
- Learn how to represent records with structures
- Learn how to connect to the world by working with files and streams
- Learn how to handle errors
- Learn about the preprocessor and directives
- Learn about storage classes and complex declarations
- Write your own C programs and prepare for the CLA certification
structures; declaring, using and initializing structures; pointers to structures and arrays of structures; the basics of recursive data collections; pointers, arrays and structures as function parameters; function result and the return statement; void as a parameter, pointer and result; parameterizing the main function; external functions and the extern declarator; header files and their role.
files vs. streams; header files needed for stream operations; the FILE structure; opening and closing streams; open modes; the errno variable,
reading and writing to/from a stream; predefined streams: stdinstdout, and stderr; stream manipulation: the fgetc(), fputc(), fgets(), and fputs() functions; raw input/output: the fread(), and fwrite() functions.
preprocessor; #include - how to make use of a header file; #define - simple and parameterized macros; the #undef directive; predefined preprocessor symbols; macrooperators: # and ##; conditional compilation: the #if and #ifdef directives; avoiding multiple compilations of the same header files; scopes of declarations; storage classes; user-defined types; pointers to functions; analyzing and creating complex declarations.
The C Essentials ‒ Part 2 (Intermediate) course is aligned with the CLA ‒ C Certified Associate Programmer certification. The Part 1 and Part 2 provide a full-spectrum preparation for the CLA exam.
CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer (C Programming Language Certified Associate) is a professional certificate that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the C programming language, as well as fundamental programming techniques, customs and vocabulary, including the most common library functions and the usage of the preprocessor.
A test candidate should demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the following concepts:
- the universal concepts of computer programming and developer tools;
- the syntax and semantics of the C language as well as data types offered by the language;
- writing programs using standard language infrastructure regardless of the hardware or software platform.
More information: CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer