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.

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    Baiq A4 days ago
    this course is very helpful and easy to understand for someone who has zero knowledge about certain programming languages. the project and quiz are also fun to do.
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    Venkata Sai Deekshith Kandagadla4 days ago
    I am using codecademy since 1 year and I am really finding it useful for my study purpose in developing programming skills, I strongly recommend the codecademy for beginners who seek to learn computer programming language.
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    Nik G4 days ago
    Its a great start for a beginner or an amateur who forgot about the basics
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    Cub O4 days ago
    This course has helped me learn the basics
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    Seb5 days ago
    course is good but it is hard to debug as there is no tips on the error message syntax
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    Lian Zijlstra-cruz5 days ago
    Its was good

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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.