Coding Misconceptions
Coding Bootcamp
AP CSP
AP CS A
Comp. Sci.
100

You have to be a math wiz to learn how to code or computer science.

What is ... False?

100

intensive, short-term training programs in coding for web and mobile development, design and security

[Source: NerdWallet]

What is ... a coding bootcamp?

100

the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. 

[Source: Bing]

What is ... the digital divide?

100

Java

What is ... the programming language students are expected to be able to code in the AP Computer Science A exam?

100

Calculus I & II

Linear Algebra

Discrete Mathematics/Combinatorics

Applied Statistics

What is ... the math courses comp. sci. majors will be expected to take in college or university?

200

You have to be a genius to learn how to code or computer science.

What is ... False?

200

Usually less than four months

[Source: NerdWallet]

What is ... how long it takes to complete a coding bootcamp?

Or how long do coding bootcamps take to complete?

200

extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions. 

[Source: Google]

What is ... big data?

200
The programming paradigm (or methodology) covered in the AP Computer Science A exam
What is ... OOP (Object-Oriented Programming)?
200

The best way to store, to manage, and to organize data to solve a specific problem

What is ... data structures?

300

You have to be a coding child prodigy. You have to have started learning how to code as a young child.

What is ... False?

300

Typically around $12,000 USD or less (for in-person or online)

[Source: NerdWallet]

What is ... the cost of a coding bootcamp?

Or how much does a coding bootcamp cost?

300

to reduce detail or information for a purpose in a program; to help improve focus on a relevant concept; or to understand or solve a problem

[Source: AP CSP Crash Course by Jacqueline Corricelli]

What is ... abstraction?

300
Pascal (1984-1999) and C++ (1999-2003)

What are ... the two programming languages the AP Computer Science A exam covered before Java (2003-present)?

[Source: Wikipedia]

300
The ___ ___ source of new wages in the U.S. is computing [coding/IT/cybersecurity] jobs.

What is ... number one?

[Source: Coding.org]

400

You have to major in computer science in college or university to get a job as a coder/software developer/engineer.

What is ... False?

400

Hack Reactor

Lambda School

General Assembly

[Source: SwitchUp]

What are ... some of the popular coding bootcamps?

400

a step-by-step set of instructions implemented by a program to develop and express solutions to a computational problem

[Source: AP CSP Crash Course by Jacqueline Corricelli]

What is ... an algorithm?

400

The four pillars of OOP (Object-Oriented Programming)

What are ... encapsulation, abstraction, polymorphism, and inheritance?

400

Larry Page (Google co-founder)

Sergey Brin (Google co-founder)

Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder)

Eric Yuan (Zoom Video Communications founder)

Who are ... famous billionaires who studied computer science?

500

Most people can't learn to code.

Learning to code is too hard.

Only a few "special" people can learn to code. Or become coders.

What is ... False?

500

2011

[Source: Wikipedia]

What is ... when coding bootcamps first appeared?

Or when did coding bootcamps first appear?

500

named grouping of programming instructions code used to manage complexity or repeat code in a program

[Source: AP CSP Crash Course by Jacqueline Corricelli]

What is ... a function (or a procedure or a subroutine)?

500

[Hint: Trick question]

Constructors are inherited.

What is ... false?

FYI: In Java, constructors are not inherited.

Source: docs.oracle.com

500

You MUST have a computer science degree from a top computer science program to work at Google. Even the janitors at Google MUST have a computer science degree.

What is ... false?

[Source: careers.google.com/how-we-hire/ ]

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