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Learn C++

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

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This course includes
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    11 hours
  • Projects

    14
  • 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
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Learn C++ course ratings and reviews

4.39 out of 5 stars
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  • It was a great experience, because the course introduce the concepts in a way that is very easy to understand and the hands-on are great to get a feelings of what the language is. Is a great course to start off or maybe remember how the syntax worked.
    Carlos L.
    Verified Learner
  • No fluff, this was better than the few coding classes I've taken in college. It breaks every minor concept down to its simplest form, which avoids confusion. The interface is fantastic.
    Michael R.
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  • I enjoyed the interactive experience. The course is very well organized and briefly explained for someone who wants to get familiar with a new language.
    Anik T.
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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.

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