Free course

Data and processes in computing

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Data and processes in computing, will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data. These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and illustrate how simple data sets can be manipulated.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand ways in which data may be stored and processed
  • distinguish between different forms of data, and use notations introduced in the course to show different forms of data
  • appreciate that fine details may be important when interpreting formal notation (for example, different types of brackets may be used to distinguish between different forms of data)
  • interpret a given function description
  • recognise correct syntax in formal expressions.