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Advanced Algorithms & Data Structures


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,280

Next Start Date:

April 11, 2023

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

Want to deep dive into several advanced topics of algorithms and data structures? In this course, you’ll learn how these concepts are used when dealing with huge amount of data. We’ll also cover how to optimize the skills you’ve already mastered and how to create more advanced tools as necessary. Prior experience in algorithms and data structures is required, as this course starts with the advanced areas.

This course is for experienced programmers and doesn’t teach any programming. It is language-agnostic, but coursework is in Python or C#.

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What You'll Learn

  • Best practices for tries, Ternary trees, AVL, Red-black trees and probabilistic data structures like Bloom filters
  • How to implement consistent hashing, distributed hash tables, key-value stores and path-finding algorithms such as A*
  • Approaches for sorting algorithms such as Quicksort
  • How to use advanced applications of Graphs
  • Methods for dynamic programming and Backtracking

Get Hands-On Experience 

  • Solve and code problems related to the algorithms and data structure concepts
  • Practice common job interview questions

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Software Development & Design Essentials.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


Meet your instructor

Sanjeev Qazi

Software Engineer, Microsoft


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit options.

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