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Introduction to C++ Microsoft

About This Course

C++ is a general purpose programming language that supports various computer programming models such as object-oriented programming and generic programming. It was created by Bjarne Stroustrup and, “Its main purpose was to make writing good programs easier and more pleasant for the individual programmer.”*

By learning C++, you can create applications that will run on a wide variety of hardware platforms such as personal computers running Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X, as well as small form factor hardware such as IoT devices like the Raspberry PI and Arduino–based boards.

What you'll learn

  • C++ Syntax
  • C++ Language Fundamentals
  • How to Create Functions in C++
  • Prepare yourself for intermediate and advanced C++ topics in follow-up courses taught by Microsoft

Course Staff

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Gerry O'Brien

Senior Content Development Manager

Microsoft

Gerry O’Brien is a Senior Content Development Manager at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development and database platforms. He has over 18 years of industry experience in various roles including software development, consulting, and training. Gerry has experience programming with:

  • C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Java
  • Objective-C
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Kate Gregory

Microsoft

BKate Gregory is a C++ expert who has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, an early adopter of many software technologies and tools, and a well-connected member of the software development community. She has more than three decades of scientific and engineering programming experience in a variety of programming languages, including Fortran, PL/I, C+, Java, Visual Basic, and C#.

Her recent programming work is almost exclusively in native C+ and C#, on a variety of projects, for both enterprise and ISV clients. Since January 2002, she has been Microsoft Regional Director for Toronto and, since January 2004, she has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) designation for Visual C+. In June 2005, she won the Regional Director of the Year award, and she was one of the C+ MVPs of the year for 2010. She maintains strong relationships with the C++, Visual Studio, and Windows teams in Redmond.

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    DEV210x
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