C++ Programming Essentials

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 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

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.


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 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.





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Daily feedback on your code from an expert mentor




24/7 online chat with your mentor


Weekly 1:1 mentorship call


Post graduation career support


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



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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:


1


What is Computer Programming?

How do you program a computer? What is programming, what does it entail? These are the questions we answer in this section. You will also learn what C++ is, and begin working with the language.

2


Controlling Program the Flow

An introduction to control structure. How are selections made? How do we repeat certain blocks of code?

3


Errors and How We Overcome Them

Errors are bound to occur when you're writing a program. You learn the various kinds of errors and how to overcome them.

4


Data Organisation and Algorithms

What are some of the more sophisticated ways of organising data so that it can be used efficiently in our program? We delve into classic problem solving problems like searching and sorting here.

5


Advanced Topics and Major Project

More advanced topics like functions, pointers, culminating in the Major Project that wraps up this course.

1. What is Computer Programming?

How do you program a computer? What is programming, what does it entail? These are the questions we answer in this section. You will also learn what C++ is, and begin working with the language.

2. Controlling Program the Flow

An introduction to control structure. How are selections made? How do we repeat certain blocks of code?

3. Errors and How We Overcome Them

Errors are bound to occur when you're writing a program. You learn the various kinds of errors and how to overcome them.

4. Data Organisation and Algorithms

What are some of the more sophisticated ways of organising data so that it can be used efficiently in our program? We delve into classic problem solving problems like searching and sorting here.

5. Advanced Topics and Major Project

More advanced topics like functions, pointers, culminating in the Major Project that wraps up this course.







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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.





1-on-1 mentor support for the duration of your course support, including live chat and code marking within 6 hours of assignment submission

Access to all course content , including hundreds of programming exercises and explanatory documents

Verified certificate on course completion, including post-course 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.





Looking for a job?


This course will you prepare you with the following jobs offered by examples of some of the
companies hiring Hyperion graduates:




Mobile native app developer

GetMyBoat

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Junior Software Developer

Travelstart

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DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST

Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

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Course Leads






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor



Andrea Smith

+27 21 409 7880



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Sobane Motlomelo

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