• Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Effort:
    3–5 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

This course consists of four modules that provide an introduction to the C++ programming language. As a result, there are no prerequisites for this course.  However, it is recommended that students have some understanding of basic computer operation, the ability to install applications, and the ability work within a command line on their chosen operating system.

About this course

C++ is a general purpose programming language that supports various computer programming models such as object-oriented programming and generic programming. It was created by Bjarne Stroustrup and, “Its main purpose was to make writing good programs easier and more pleasant for the individual programmer.”*

By learning C++, you can create applications that will run on a wide variety of hardware platforms such as personal computers running Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, as well as small form factor hardware such as IoT devices like the Raspberry PI and Arduino–based boards.

(Bjarne Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language, Third Edition. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997).

What you'll learn

  • C++ Syntax
  • C++ Language Fundamentals
  • How to Create Functions in C++
  • Prepare yourself for intermediate and advanced C++ topics in follow-up courses taught by Microsoft

Meet your instructors

Gerry O'Brien
Senior Content Development Manager
Microsoft
Kate Gregory
Regional Director for Toronto
Microsoft
James McNellis
Senior Engineer, Microsoft Visual C++
Microsoft

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