C++ For Programmers

Online Course

C++ For Programmers

What is the course about?

C++ For Programmers
The course C++ For Programmers is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

C++ for Programmers is designed for students who are familiar with a programming language and wish to learn C++.

Course description
  • C++ For Programmers
  • 3 weeks
  • Learn features and constructs for C++
  • This course focuses on ‘how’ as opposed to ‘what’. For example, in the lesson on functions, we do not teach what a function is, but rather how to create a function in C++.The lessons are taught by several different instructors who have used C++ in their professional careers, so students get to experience different perspectives.
  • The course also includes comments and tips from Bjarne Stroustrup – the original designer of C++.
  • The Basics
  • Arithmetic Operations
  • Control Flow
  • Pointers
  • Array
  • Functions
  • Classes
  • Overloading
  • Templates
  • You will learn Program structure, header files, IO Compilation and Execution.
  • You will learn the most commonly used arithmetic operations in C++.
  • You will learn if, if-else, while, do-while, and switch statements.
  • This lesson is a quick review of pointers. We discuss them here because we’ll use them in the Arrays lesson.
  • We will do a preliminary exploration of two dimensional and multi-dimensional arrays.
  • Functions with and without return values, with and without parameters, and passing by reference are demonstrated and used in this lesson.
  • This lesson is a basic introduction to classes. You will practice creating and instantiating classes in this lesson.
  • We introduce overloading functions in this lesson as a segue into templates.
  • We introduce generic programming through templates. First function templates then class templates.
  • There is one prerequisite for this course: familiarity with another programming language.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Anyone wishing to quickly learn how to program in C++ will find this course to be quite satisfactory. You will quickly learn to program in C++ by learning the essentials of the language. You will also get to hear different approaches and perspectives regarding using C++ as a professional.
  • This course does not offer in depth discussions of C++, nor does it offer a lot of alternative/advanced methods. It focuses on preparing the student to program in C++ with the minimum expenditure of time.

Prerequisites & Facts

C++ For Programmers

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

University, College, Institution


Course Skill Level


Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

C++ For Programmers

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
C++ For Programmers
provided by Udacity


Share your experience

C++ For Programmers
Udacity Udacity
Rate the course

Do you recommend the course? *
Here you can find information, reviews and user experiences for the course “C++ For Programmers“. The provider of the course – “Udacity” – will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the class, click here to use the offical support channels. It would be great if you could share your experience of participating in the course – Your honest review will surely help others to choose the right class!
School: Udacity
Topic: Computer Science, Programming