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C++ and Programming Basics for Non-Programmers Virtual Classroom Live July 15, 2024

Price: $2,400

This course runs for a duration of 5 Days.

The class will run daily from 10 AM ET to 6 PM ET.

Class Location: Virtual LIVE Instructor Led - Virtual Live Classroom.

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Introduction to Programming and C++ Basics for Non-Developers is a skills-focused, hands-on coding course that teaches students the fundamentals of programming object oriented (OO) applications with C++ to a very basic level.  This course is presented in a way that enables interested students from any background to embrace the fundamentals of coding as well as an introduction to C++, in a gentle paced environment that focuses on coding basics, moving at the comfort level of the attendees. 

Students are introduced to the application development cycle, structure of programs, and specific language syntax. The course introduces important algorithmic constructs, string and character manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, standard I/O, and fundamental object-oriented programming concepts. The course explains the use of inheritance and polymorphism early on so the students can practice extensively in the hands-on labs. Structured programming techniques and error handling are emphasized. The course includes the processing of command line arguments and environment variables, so students will be able to write flexible, user-friendly programs.  Students will leave this course armed with the required skills to begin their journey as a programmer using modern coding skills and technologies. 

Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn:

  • Learn about basic computer architecture (memory, CPU, IO)
  • Gain basic knowledge of the C++ programming language, features and functions in today’s development initiatives
  • Gain hands-on practice using C++ basic syntax and functions to build basic software applications
  • Learn about Object Oriented development and best practices
  • Learn and apply core development functions such as dynamic memory, inheritance, value type / reference types, exceptions and more
  • Get a light introduction to the C++ Standard Library
  • Gain skills required to exit the course with a foundation in basic programming skills and C++ knowledge to carry forward to additional study and practice.


This course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of coding and basics of C++ and object-oriented programming concepts. This course is for Non-Developers, or anyone who wants to have a basic understanding of and learn how to code C++ applications and syntax

Attendees might include:

  • Anyone who wants exposure to basic coding skills, or who wants to begin the process of becoming an OO application developer
  • Technical team members from non-development roles, re-skilling to move into software and application development roles within an organization
  • Recent college graduates looking to apply their college experience to programming skills in a professional environment, or perhaps needing to learn the best practices and standards for programming within their new organization
  • Technical managers tasked with overseeing programming teams, or development projects, where basic coding knowledge and exposure will be useful in project oversight or communications needs

Course Overview

Introduction to Computer Programming & Thinking Like a Programmer

Programming Tools

  • Explain why we use various tools when programing
  • Define the four major types of tools
  • Lab: Setup the Development Environment'

Programming Basics


  • Explain why different languages have different syntax
  • Understand some basic features of any program
  • Explain why we would break a program apart
  • Using an IDE / Integrated Development Environment

Thinking About Objects

  • Define what an object is
  • Explain the difference between an object and a class
  • Design a class using a class diagram
  • Understand how to define a basic class
  • Explain how to compile and run a C++ application

Programming Constructs

  • Explain what variables and constants are and when to use the
  • Explain what arrays are and why they are used
  • Explain what a method is
  • Write if statements
  • Write loops
  • Modeling an Television Object

C++ Basics

C++ General Language Features

  • Basic syntax
  • Data types
  • Program flow
  • If/else
  • Loops
  • Intro Functions

Data Structures

  • Structures
  • Classes

Intro Object-Oriented Features

  • Overview of O-O concepts
  • Constructors/Destructors
  • Static (class members)
  • Constants
  • Object Relationships
  • Abstract Types

Dynamic Memory

  • Object Lifecycle
  • new
  • delete


  • Base Classes
  • Derived Classes
  • Overriding members
  • Abstract members and classes

Value Types vs Reference Types


  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Defining custom exceptions

Intro C++ Standard Library

  • I/O classes
  • Collections
  • Utility


This basic course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of coding and basics of C++ and object-oriented programming concepts.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Ability to use computers to start programs, open and save files, navigate application menus and interfaces
  • Ability to understand logical concepts such as comparisons
  • Understand number theory
  • Ability to create, understand, and follow structured directions or step-by-step procedures
  • Ability to understand and apply abstract concepts to concrete examples

Other Available Dates for this Course

Virtual Classroom Live
September 09, 2024

5 Days    10:00 am EST - 6:00 pm EST
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