Introduction to C++ - Microsoft

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  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    4 Weeks
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

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.

Important information

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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Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Programming
Language Programming
microsoft
Computer Science
C

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).

Additional information

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+...