At first I was skeptical about taking an online course as I never took one before, however after the first few lessons I had no cause to worry. This online course has taught me better than most actual classroom courses have and I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in getting a sound tutorial in this subject, regardless of experience as a programmer.
Great class! Covered everything you need to know to get you started. Sometimes "beginner" classes don't start out at the beginner level. I knew nothing going in and was quite comfortable with the level that this course started with. Thanks!
Helped a lot. I now feel like I can start doing independent projects to increase my learning. Before I couldn't understand all the jargon online. Now it all makes sense. Thank you, Mr. Kent.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I recommend everyone interested in a technical field take a similar course. Thank you,this course really motivated me to take advanced courses in this area.
Jeffrey is one of the best professors I have ever had the privileged to study with. Being my first online course, I wasn't sure it would work out for me. I usually flourish with human-to-human contact. By the second week with Jeffrey and his clear, fun, and uplifting writing style, I knew I had made the right decision. And I felt that my professor was just as accessible as any teacher I have had. I appreciate this experience so much; I look forward to signing up for another online class with my school, and hopefully with Jeffrey.
The course was done quite well, and I liked the approach to how it was taught, good style. The course work explained concepts very well, and made it easier to understand.
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Your first step toward writing your first program is to install VisualStudio. So in this lesson, you'll learn how to install Visual Studio on your computer, and then do a walkthrough of creating your first program. You’ll also find out what each line of C++ code means, discuss how C++ code is translated to machine language that the computer understands, and learn how to see and fix errors in your code.
Find out about data types, which correspond to the different types of information a program uses, and you'll write a program that can determine the amount of computer memory used by different data types. Then, learn how to create variables of different data types to store information.
Learn how to harness the computer's calculating power with the C++ arithmetic operators. Then, learn how to use the different C++ comparison operators and control structures so different blocks of code execute depending on the user's choice.
In this lesson, you'll explore how to use nested control structures and the different C++ logical operators when more than one choice determines which block of code executes. Then, learn how to use loops to make code repeat until a condition is met.
In this lesson, you'll find out how to use arrays to store multiple items of information. Then, you'll discover how to use C strings to store non-numeric information in an array.
Learn how to use functions to divide tasks and organize your code. And finally, you'll learn how to use file input/output to store and retrieve information.
Jeffrey A. Kent is a Professor of Computer Science, teaching both traditional and online classes. He has taught a number of computer programming languages, including C, C++, Java, and Assembly. He has authored several computer programming books on different programming languages including Visual Basic, C++ and C#. He's also an attorney, and has combined both careers by writing applications for law firms.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Windows 7 or newer Windows operating system
1.6 GHz or faster processor
at least 1 GB of RAM
4 GB of available hard disk space.
A free edition of the software may be downloaded from Microsoft.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.