Preparing for the AP* Computer Science A Exam — Part 2

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Preparing for the AP* Computer Science A Exam — Part 2

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Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with edX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

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CSAP.1x  covers the material of AP Computer Science A which is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. This highly interactive course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of computer science. The course will be structured to encourage students to think computationally and enjoy problem solving. New York City’s companies, museums, art and architecture will be used as examples to emphasize the ubiquitous role of computing and programming concepts in the world around us.

The course will delve into object- oriented problem solving and design using the Java  programming language.  Students will have access to practice problems that will help them learn to program without spending hours on finding and fixing syntax errors.  These will include online multiple-choice questions in the style of those on the AP exam, mixed-up code that the user drags into the correct order,...

CSAP.1x  covers the material of AP Computer Science A which is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. This highly interactive course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of computer science. The course will be structured to encourage students to think computationally and enjoy problem solving. New York City’s companies, museums, art and architecture will be used as examples to emphasize the ubiquitous role of computing and programming concepts in the world around us.

The course will delve into object- oriented problem solving and design using the Java  programming language.  Students will have access to practice problems that will help them learn to program without spending hours on finding and fixing syntax errors.  These will include online multiple-choice questions in the style of those on the AP exam, mixed-up code that the user drags into the correct order, fill in the blank code and audio tours of the code.

Topics include problem solving,  programming design strategies and  data structures, algorithms, role of computation in real-world applications like smart phones, google glass and robots. This material may be used for self-study and as a preview by students and teachers considering the September 2015 offering of the course. Video lectures for this course will be available in May 2015.  Ancillary material including labs will be added over the Summer of 2015. All of the course will be available September 1, 2015

This is a self-paced course - you may take CSAP.1x on your schedule.

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This is a great course if you want to study for the AP* Computer Science A exam. The Cooper Union team has done a great job on the course and has covered all topics. The instructor is very experienced and friendly at the same time. But the course would not have been complete without the books and supplementary material. To conclude, this is a job well done by the edX team, and Professor Yosef Skolnick and his team at Cooper.
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