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Beginner Competition Prep


Full Course

$750 USD
Before any discounts or coupons
for 12 hours

Class Package

Class Description:

KTBYTE now offers general computing competition prep at an intermediate level for students who hope to place in national or internaional computer science contests! This course will start by introducing easy problems from competitions like the CCC, and go on to teach strategies for studying and implementing more advanced algorithmic problem-solving. This is intended for students who have complete our Core4 courses but are not yet ready for USACO prep.


Core4b or Instructor Permission

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CCC Setup Up

Explore how to use CCC contest accounts to access and submit past years' problems.

CCC Junior Problems - Easy

Start practicing submitting solutions to the easy problems of past years' contests.

CCC Junior Problems - Easy

Work towards independence with solving these easy problems. Instructor will point out some strategies for structuring solution code.

CCC Junior Problems - Medium

Move on to slightly more advanced contest problems, using loops and arrays.

CCC Junior Problems - Medium

Continue practicing medium difficulty problems from CCC Junior division contests.

CCC Junior Problems - Advanced

Look at some advanced CCC Junior problems (number 4-5) and talk through strategies for solving them.

Practice Contest

Practice solving problems from a past CCC contest. This can be completed after class if students run out of time.

Review Practice Contest

Review solutions to the practice contest from the previous class. Talk through common mistakes and choose topics to focus on for the rest of the course.

Advanced Topics- Extra Practice

Take a closer look at confusing problem types from the practice contest and other practice sessions. May involve seeing applications from different contests, like the USACO or AIO.

Self-Study Strategies

Review material from the course. Make a plan for how students can continue to prepare between now and their next contest date.