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Mastering C Programming

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  • Course Code C-PROG
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Mastering C Programming is an intermediate to advanced level C programming course provides experienced C Language Programmers with additional insights into the language. The student is given an in-depth understanding of the use of pointers, arrays, and structures in C Language, and is prepared to use these language facilities to write readable, portable, and efficient C Language Programs.

Skills Gained

  • Evaluate simple and complex expressions.
  • Effectively use expressions involving side effects.
  • Describe and use all C Language basic and derived data types.
  • Describe the attributes and results of all C Language operators.
  • Explain the scope and storage class of C Language objects.
  • Declare and use pointer data types and multi-levels of indirection.
  • Describe pointer arithmetic and use it to access array elements.
  • Declare and use single and multi-dimensional arrays.
  • Describe the difference between an array of pointers and a multi-dimensional array.
  • Reference single and multi-dimensional array elements using both pointers and array subscripting.

Who Can Benefit

Experienced C Language Applications Programmers, and Systems Programmers.


At least six (6) months of C Language Programming experience.

Course Details

I. Introduction

  • Evaluating Expressions
  • Expression Side Effects
  • Objects and Data Types
  • Lvalues and Constants

II. Data Types, Constants, and Variables

  • Basic Data Types
  • Constant Data Types
  • Variable Data Types
  • Derived Data Types
  • Data Type Renaming - typedef

III. Scope and Storage Class

  • Internal Scope
  • External Scope
  • Extending Scope
  • Storage Class
  • Automatic
  • External
  • Static
  • Register

IV. Operators And Operands

  • Operator Attributes
  • Operator Action
  • Number of Operands
  • Precedence Level
  • Associativity Direction
  • Operand Attributes
  • Data Type Restrictions
  • Lvalue Requirements
  • Expression Evaluation Result
  • Data Type
  • Value
  • Lvalue
  • Side Effects

V. Arrays and Pointers

  • Multi Dimensional Arrays
  • Pointer - Array Relationship
  • Pointer Arithmetic
  • Valid Pointer Operations
  • Multiple Pointers to an Array
  • Array Subscripting vs. Pointers
  • Arrays of Pointers
  • Multiple Levels of Indirection

VI. Structures and Pointers

  • Structure Review
  • Structure Definition
  • Structure Declaration
  • Structure Holes
  • Nested Structures
  • Arrays of Structures
  • Pointers to Structures
  • Structures Containing Pointers
  • Structure Variations
  • Unions
  • Bit Fields
  • Enumerations

VII. Functions and Pointers

  • Function Declaration
  • Old Style
  • Function Prototypes (ANSI)
  • Function Arguments and Parameters
  • Basic Data Types
  • Pointers to Basic Data Types
  • Single and Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Structures and Pointers to Structures
  • Function Return Types
  • void Data Type Functions
  • Basic Data Type Functions
  • Pointer to Data Type Functions
  • Structure Data Type Functions
  • Pointers to Functions
  • Declaring Pointers to Functions
  • Pointers to Functions as Formal Parameter
  • Arrays of Pointers to Functions
  • Functions Returning Pointers to Functions

VIII. Dynamic Memory Allocation & Linked Lists

  • Dynamic Memory Allocation
  • Dynamic Memory Allocation Concepts
  • Library Function: malloc
  • Library Function: free
  • Linked Lists
  • Linked List Concepts
  • Linear Linked List
  • Bi-Directional Linked List
  • Linked List Conclusions

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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