C++ Programming Essentials

MICRODEGREE ( 3 MONTHS PART-TIME )



Learn to program with a comprehensive beginner’s introduction to C++, a stable, well-supported modern programming language. Great for first-time programmers.

 Accredited by

CSA: The Computer Science Association of South Africa is a professional body formed in partnership with Google to promote, protect, and advance Computer Science and software development education in the country.

MICT SETA: The MICT SETA partners with industry, Universities and TVET colleges (both public and private) in the delivery of respective learning programmes in its endeavour to address identified scarce skills. Its commitment to expand and improve provision of skills development for SMMEs and rural communities will contribute towards addressing the requisite skills immeasurably.


 Student rating

To read reviews from our students, click here

 Difficulty
 Beginner

This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience.



Course Overview


Technologies

While C++ may not be seen as a natural choice for a beginner course in programming due to its intricacies, this is still a good introductory programming language. The intricacies actually present a great opportunity to uncover the fundamentals of programming that are so vital to a well grounded programmer.

This course is also a doorway to a deeper study of programming in C++, which is still the industry standard for systems software development. It will stand you in good stead to bore down into the details of the language, and some of the most interesting problems in programming that it is used to solve.



Register Now

Self Study

MicroDegree

Access to limited course content Access to course content

Discussion forum

Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)

Career guidance and job
search support

Get your code and assignments reviewed by your mentor
on the day of submission

Earn a Hyperion certification

Weekly video calls with mentor

On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor

FREE TRIAL
$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front

Register Now

Register Now

Self Study



Access to limited course content


FREE TRIAL


Register Now



MicroDegree



Access to course content


Discussion forum


Get paired with a 1:1 mentor
(learn how it works)


Career guidance and job
search support


Get your code and assignments reviewed by your mentor
on the day of submission


Earn a Hyperion certification


Weekly video calls with mentor


On-demand priority live chat
with your mentor



$599 per month
$1497 3 months up-front


Register Now



Course Syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:



SECTION 1

C the Bigger Picture

Start understanding the C++ language, what it gives us and how to use it. We'll be getting a good understanding of how to reign in the immense flexibility and power C++ gives us through a variety of statements and structures, and how to handle when it goes wrong.

SECTION 2

Data for Thought

We'll begin to see how we can make our programs do what we want, through basic decision making - given a little bit of data and logic - alongside some branching and repetition to make it all run even smoother. We can even throw in a self-made game just for fun and good practice.







Speak to a consultant

Not sure which course to take or have a question? Get in touch with our course consultant who are happy to advise.





Andrae Smith



Sobane Motlomelo



Students Reviews




Why Take This Course?



This is a legendary programming language, loved and respected throughout the programming community. The ++ is actually a play on a programming operator to increment a value by one. And this is what C++ is, an evolution of the legendary programming language C. It is safe to say that if you can master this programming language, then nothing stands in your way from building the most robust and complex systems in software engineering.

This is a systems programming language. It is used to build operating systems and other programs that have to interact intimately with the hardware on a device. So mastering this language puts you squarely on the nuts and bolts of the technology all around us. And as said before, you will earn enormous respect from programmer peers for mastering this language.





Handwritten feedback on your work on the day of submission

On-demand priority live chat with your mentor and weekly 1:1 mentorship call

Full access to tailored course content and coding exercises

On-boarding guidance call with an expert mentor to check you're on the right course

Certificate and professional reference on completion

Post graduation career support
A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


General

- Motivation and dedication to learn, and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- Proficiency in both written and spoken English

Technical Proficiencies

- Basic computer skills, such as sending emails, file navigation, saving files and opening files. 

- Note that this MicroDegree is suitable for beginner-level programmers, since it covers introductory content for each concept. 

Equipment and Technologies

-Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection*

-A machine that meets the technical requirements to run CodeBlocks. Please see: http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads/26

-An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





Course Mentors






Riaz Moola
Course Director

Riaz is the head of content at Hyperion. He holds a degree in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and previously worked at Google on the Search team. He has a passion for creating accessible educational content that has grown since he first founded Hyperion in 2012.


Masood Gool
Lead Mentor

Masood has supported hundreds of students in mastering software development skills and switching careers, after undergoing a career switch himself from the world of accounting to tech. He holds a degree from the University of Johannesburg and is committed to co-creating the coders of tomorrow.


Sobane Motlomelo
Course Consultant

Sobane is one of the founders of Hyperion with a passion for growing software developers in Africa. A Mathematics and Computer Science graduate of the University of Cape Town, Sobane’s expertise lay in Cyber Security.


Jared Ping
Mentor

Jared Ping has been involved with the computer science industry for several years, including at the Computer Science Association of South Africa and the Google-funded Community of Practice project. Jared played an essential role in developing Hyperion’s Android course for Google accreditation.


Nasreen Mahomed
Mentor

Nasreen is both a Mentor and Content Creator at Hyperion. In 2015 she won the Barclay’s Computer Science Prize at UKZN. Nasreen loves learning new programming languages. She’s also an avid gamer with a passion for game development.










Hyperion supports Corporate Training

Are you currently employed?

Hyperion is happy to work with your employer to support them paying for your enrolment of this course.
Most companies have budgets for employee training - just ask your HR department or manager!



Are you an employer or Learning & Development Manager ?

We offer discounted and tailored training programmes for corporate teams.





Click here to learn more about corporate training