Learn C++

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

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  • Time to complete

    Approx. 25 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites


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


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.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

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Practice projects

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


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.

Ratings & reviews from learners

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
    David G7 days ago
    You dont need to know anything to get started and it is easy to understand
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    Mohammad Osama Khdir7 days ago
    This course is amazing, it helped me to understand the fundamentals to pass exams in first-year college.
  • 3 out of 5 stars
    Steven C8 days ago
    It was alright considering I'm fimilar with python but If I was new to coding the course would be to little. The examples you do need to be explained more. Maybe I just haven't gotten my hands dirty using Cpp yet, who knows.
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Abdullah M8 days ago
    Good course
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    Daniel L8 days ago
    good for beginers
  • 5 out of 5 stars
    Daniel L8 days ago
    add arrays

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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.