Time to completeApprox. 25 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
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
Syllabus13 lessons • 14 projects • 8 quizzes
4 out of 5 Codecademy learners achieve their goals"Codecademy gave me the tools I needed to land my first job as a developer, completely changing my career from the waste industry." - Jonathan Manner, Sweden
Projects in this course
Block LettersDisplay your initials on the screen in block letters and create an ASCII art.
Dog YearsDogs have ages that don't quite work like ours. This can be a little ruff when you want to know how old your dog would be if he/she is a human. Don't fret — build a dog-age-converting program to translate your dog's age into human years!
Quadratic FormulaWrite a C++ program that solves the quadratic equation.
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- An excellent introduction to C++, including experience compiling code via the bash command line. Good lessons and good end-of-lesson projects, even for free users.Justin B.Verified Learner
- A very simple intro course to a very complex programming language. Almost every concept is explained well and they give you a chance to play with what you learn. Great for beginners or those wanting to refresh their memory.Sal A.Verified Learner
- Solid content well delivered is the most concise way to put it. Being able to work through the language step by step in a browser without referring too much to videos or having to use an external program like VS made it very easy to try, fail, and learn!Rory C.Verified Learner
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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.