C++ Programmer

Many of today's popular desktop, web, and mobile apps were developed with the C++ programming language. With software development roles expected to grow at 22 percent from 2012-2022, learning C++ is an important first step to a career in computer science.

This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts, terminology, application, and coding of the C++ programming language. This course consists of 18 lessons that use text, full programming scenarios, instructional videos, and hundreds of...

12 Months / 108 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES399

What you will learn

  • How to write C++ programs utilizing proper coding techniques
  • How to apply problem solving methods
  • Important programming terminology

How you will benefit

  • Have a solid understanding of C++ language can lead to more advanced programming languages
  • Meet the standard job requirements for an entry-level software development career by understanding how to write C++ programs
  • Know how to use your knowledge in C++ programming to solve industry-specific problems and advancing your career in this field

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 108 course hours
  1. Overview of Computers and Programming Languages
    1. Basic Elements of C++
      1. Input / Output
        1. Control Structures I (Selection)
          1. Control Structures II (Repetition)
            1. User-Defined Functions
              1. User-Defined Simple Data Types, Namespaces, and the string Type
                1. Arrays and Strings
                  1. Records (structs)
                    1. Classes and Data Abstraction
                      1. Inheritance and Composition
                        1. Pointers, Classes, Virtual Functions, and Abstract Classes
                          1. Overloading and Templates
                            1. Exception Handling
                              1. Recursion
                                1. Searching, Sorting, and the vector Type
                                  1. Linked Lists
                                    1. Stacks and Queues

                                    Jeffrey A. Kent

                                    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, Visual Basic, and Assembly. He is the published author of several computer-programming books, including "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified" and "C++ Demystified." He is also an attorney and has combined both careers by writing applications for law firms.


                                    There are no prerequisites to take this course.


                                    Hardware Requirements:

                                    • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

                                    Software Requirements:

                                    • PC: Windows 8 or later.
                                    • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
                                    • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
                                    • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


                                    • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

                                    Instructional Material Requirements:

                                    The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

                                    • C++ Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design

                                    Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

                                    Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.


                                    This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

                                    This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

                                    The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

                                    The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

                                    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

                                    This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

                                    This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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