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C++ Programming: Basic Skills

Code and run your first C++ program in minutes without installing anything!

This beginner-focused course will give you the basic skills needed to write a simple program in C++. Topics covered include variables, operators, loops, conditionals, and vectors.

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Starts Jul 1
Ends Dec 31

C++ Programming: Basic Skills

Code and run your first C++ program in minutes without installing anything!

This beginner-focused course will give you the basic skills needed to write a simple program in C++. Topics covered include variables, operators, loops, conditionals, and vectors.

Estimated 5 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archivedOpens in a new tab.
Starts Jul 1
Ends Dec 31

About this course

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Code and run your first C++ program in minutes without installing anything!

This course is designed for learners with no coding experience, providing a solid foundation of not just C++, but core Computer Science topics that can be transferred to other languages. The modules in this course cover printing, operators, iteration (i.e., loops), selection (i.e., conditionals), and vectors (i.e. arrays).

To allow for a truly hands-on, self-paced learning experience, this course is video-free. Assignments contain short explanations with images and runnable code examples with suggested edits to explore code examples further, building a deeper understanding by doing. You’ll benefit from instant feedback from a variety of assessment items along the way, gently progressing from quick understanding checks (multiple choice, fill in the blank, and un-scrambling code blocks) to small, approachable coding exercises that take minutes instead of hours.

At a glance

  • Institution: Codio
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    This course is designed for those who have never programmed before. You do not need any experience prior to enrolling.

What you'll learn

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  • Use variables and operators to store and manipulate small pieces of data

  • Automate decision making using selection statements so the program result differs based on data

  • Repeat sections of your program using the appropriate loop type

  • Store and manipulate arrays of data

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