Skip to main content

Introduction to C++

Get a brief introduction to the C++ language from the experts at Microsoft.

Introduction to C++
This course is archived
Future dates to be announced
Estimated 4 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

Skip 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).

*Note: *This course will retire at the end of October. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.

At a glance

  • Institution: Microsoft
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • 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.

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

Skip 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

About the instructors

Interested in this course for your business or team?

Train your employees in the most in-demand topics, with edX for Business.