Computing involves processing information. In order to be processed, information must be represented in such a way that it can be manipulated by a machine ubiquitous in today’s society the computer.
The computer is a physical device that is based on binary digital logic. From this logic, physical components (hardware) such as memory and processors are designed. These components must fetch, execute and respond to given instructions (software).
This course provides a foundation in the organization and operation of a digital electronic computer starting with the binary digital logic used to represent information and build hardware components. Then, upon this foundation will be built the skills necessary to solve programs through assembly language programs. High-level language algorithms will provide the blueprints for the assembly language solutions.
Specifically, in successfully completing this course you will be able to:
- Describe how computers represent information and apply this knowledge in solving problems with solutions written in assembly language.
- Describe the basic organization of a computer system in terms of binary digital hardware components and apply this knowledge in solving problems with solutions written in assembly language.
- Describe how instructions are fetched and executed using the digital components and apply this knowledge in solving problems with solutions written in assembly language.
- Design and create assembly language programs that are solutions to problems expressed with algorithms that include high-level language concepts such as variables, data types, repetition, selection, and objects.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Knowledge and experience with a modern high-level programming language. A Windows 10 or later PC is recommended for running the simulator used in the course.
Foundations of computer organization
- Information representation
- Von Neumann architecture
- Storage hierarchy
Data types and variables in assembly language
Repetition in assembly language
- Pre-test repetition
- Post-test repetition
Selection in assembly language
- Single selection
- Multi-way selection
Nesting in assembly language
- Nesting selection or repetition
- Nesting selection and repetition
Objects in assembly language
Data structures in assembly language
Files in assembly language
- Sequential access
- Random access
- VSAM Demystified
- DB2 Overview
- CICS Overview
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Doane University, a partner institute of EdX.
5-10 hours per week
- Verified Track -$200
- Audit Track - Free
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