Learn C++

Learn C++ — a versatile programming language that’s important for developing software, games, databases, and more.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 25 hours
  • Certificate of completion

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  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

With its adaptability and fast rendering, you’ll find the C++ programming language used everywhere, from web browsers to game development and operating systems to science and machine learning tools. This course will help you learn C++ basics and give you hands-on experience to create your own projects and work with computer memory.

Skills you'll gain

  • Build core programming concepts

  • Understand pointers and memory

  • Build C++ projects

Syllabus

13 lessons • 14 projects • 8 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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Practice Projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
    André T5 days ago
    Overall this is a good course, I had fun completing it and it was a good learning experience but I also felt like it lacks in some points. For example, in my opinion there was not enough dedicated to built-in functions, there were some mentions but to my knowledge, nothing regarding number rounding, data type conversion or string manipulation. I also found strange that multi-dimensional arrays or vectors were not mention. Knowing that the course is advertised as "beginner friendly" I fell like tools like the ones mentioned before are more important than things like inline functions or function overloading. And finally, regarding the last article of "Memory allocation" in the last chapter, I felt this one lacking, I don't know if there is a continuation of this topic in the intermediate course but in my opinion it should at least reference a bit of documentation or a discussion thread for example.
  • 4 out of 5 stars
    Firy Kh5 days ago
    I really liked the course. The concept behind was cleared right along the way.
  • 4 out of 5 stars
    Davin S.5 days ago
    It's a good course.
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Luis Felipe N6 days ago
    A fantastic course to learn the basics of C++.
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Pavel L6 days ago
    too easy )
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Rihards P6 days ago
    Very nice course.

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Frequently asked questions about C++

  • C++ was created as an extension of the C programming language, expanding its functionality and adding object-oriented support. Today, it’s one of the most widely used programming languages, known for its power, performance, and control over memory and hardware components.