Introduction to C++ - Microsoft

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Get a brief introduction to the C++ language from the experts at Microsoft. With an apprenticeship you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: 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.


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What I would highlight The original quality of materials may not be bad, but they look like they were badly reused/recycled from some other Microsoft education thing. How can the first video in lession 1 start with "Lession 3: History of C++"? Open response assesment homeworks? Isn't this form of tasks designed for essays on some social courses? The deadlines are also not very clear, it looks like a self-paced course in form of a scheduled session. The adaptation to edX is just horrible, the worst edX experience so far.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: March 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight it is a very good opportunity to learn new courses.i am INTERESTED TO LEARN COURSES if we study any advanced courses in outside it will take much cost,but here all the advanced courses are freely available. i am very happy

What could be improved Everything OK.

Course taken: April 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight The content is good for beginners and it will help the student to understand if he/she has a basic knowledge of c coding. In addition, beginners should have at least a reference material for searching keywords used by the instructors (e.g. auto) that uses the c++ 11 or 14 standard. The instructors are very good in delivering their lectures in an interesting fashion that there are a lot of tips and tricks on how to use the language and the visual studio environment (basic things). The provider is good because the student has a chance to improve his/her grades by peer reviews, self-checks and graphs in order to see how the student progresses for the said course. Unfortunately, the price is too expensive if the student wishes to have a verified certificate from edx via Microsoft.

What could be improved A bit rushed.

Course taken: November 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Language Programming
Computer Science

Course programme

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).

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Teacher:Gerry O'Brien Gerry O’Brien is a Senior Content Development Manager at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development and database platforms. He has over 18 years of industry experience in various roles including software development, consulting, and training. Gerry has experience programming with: C# Visual Basic Java Objective-C Teacher:Kate Gregory Kate Gregory is a C++ expert who has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, an early adopter of many software technologies and tools, and a well-connected member of the software development community. She has more than three decades of scientific and engineering programming experience in a variety of programming languages, including Fortran, PL/I, C+, Java, Visual Basic, and C#. Her recent programming work is almost exclusively in native C+...