Introduction to C++ Programming

Learn the most important C++ programming concepts and principles, and discover how to create objects and classes in C++

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C++ is a really useful tool. As a hybrid, it can be used to control a much wider range of applications than most other programming languages. Learning C++ is therefore a really good use of your time. But this is an advanced language, and many people struggle to understand how it combines both procedural and object-oriented elements. This course is designed to make the language as simple as possible so you can gain a great skill in a short time.
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    2-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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The course begins by teaching you how the essential compilation process of a C++ program works. You will then learn about C++ variables and how they are strongly typed. Next, the course teaches you about the fundamental operations of C++, including loops and the switch statement. You will then learn about common C++ functions, commenting, creating header files.

The course will then cover initialization, encapsulation and constructors, and how to use classes to help you create objects. Finally, you will learn about important const components, including how to make const objects and deal with common problems that can occur with const objects. By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding both of C++ principles and how to apply them in practice.

If you are an aspiring programmer or developer then C++ can really give you a really nice boost. This course makes things as simple as possible, but because C++ is an advanced language you might want to start by learning the basics of C first, which you can do in this course in just a few hours. But if you want to just jump in and learn C++ then this is the course for you. So why wait? Gain a new skill and a great professional boost today!


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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the three-step process code goes through when it is being compiled;
  • Discuss variable types in C++ and how to convert them into different types;
  • Explain why C++ is a strongly typed programming language;
  • Discuss the flow of control in a program and the precedence of operators in C++; 
  • Describe what functions are and how they work;
  • Explain the usefulness of creating a header file and an object file to hold functions and objects;
  • Describe the C++ standard library and how to include in your programs;
  • Explain different ways to call the C++ standard library member functions;
  • Identify what an object is;
  • Explain how a class can help create complex objects;
  • Discuss the process of encapsulation within your program.


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