Standard C++ Programming  Course

C++ is one of the most powerful languages for serious systems that need real speed, high performance and high reliability. This course will teach you the fundamentals of the C++ language, in line with the newest ISO standards. You will learn how to write C++ code that can be used on different platforms. You learn to read, debug and maintain C++ code, and how object-oriented concepts apply to the C++ language.

Duration: 5 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.
Investment: R10,900.00 excluding VAT per delegate. Prices valid from 1 February 2018.
Venue: The Incus Data Training Venue in Centurion, Pretoria. Courses can also be presented on-site for 5 or more delegates.
Dates: Please check the course schedule for the next available date. You can also contact us at tel: (+27) 12 666 2020 or email us at to find out about dates.

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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?

You should attend the Standard C++ Programming course if:

  • You are a C programmer and you want to learn the C++ language.
  • You need to support existing C++ systems.
  • You have been using C++, but struggle with some concepts or have gaps in your knowledge.
  • You need to use C++ for embedded systems.

Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?

Before you attend the Standard C++ Programming course:

  • You must have attended our Standard C Programming or already be comfortable with the fundamentals of the C programming language.
  • You should have at least 6 months practical experience programming in C.

Please ensure you meet the prerequisites for the Standard C++ Programming Course before you attend the course. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.

Objectives: What Will I Learn?

After you have completed the Standard C++ Programming course, you will be able to:

  • Write your own C++ programs for any operating system.
  • Read and maintain C++ programs.
  • Debug C++ code to find and correct mistakes.
  • Understand the principles of object orientation as used in C++.
  • Understand the importance of portable code and standards compliance.
  • Understand generic programming and the use of templates in C++.

Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?

A Different and Enhanced C
  • Const types.
  • Character literals and char arrays.
  • Structured and enumerated types.
  • Empty parameter lists.
  • Void pointers.
  • C++ comments.
  • Type checking.
  • Operators as functions.
  • Default parameters.
  • Inline functions.
  • References.
  • Dynamic memory allocation.
  • Exception handling.
  • Scope resolution.
  • Namespaces.
Object Oriented Programming Basics
  • Data encapsulation.
  • Structured programming and OOP.
  • Classes and objects.
  • Inheritance and abstract data types.
  • Polymorphism.
C++ Standard Library Overview
  • Streams and overloaded stream operators.
  • I/O Manipulators.
  • Strings and the STL.
  • Collections and iterators.
  • Generic algorithms.
Classes and Objects
  • Member functions, constructors and destructors.
  • Constructor overloading.
  • Copy constructor.
  • Canonical form for classes.
  • Overloaded assignment operator.
  • Shallow versus deep copies.
  • Dynamic memory allocation in constructors.
Data Members
  • Structured type members.
  • Access specifiers.
  • Static members.
Expressions and Functions
  • Expression evaluation.
  • C++ operators and precedence.
  • Implicit type conversion.
  • Function signatures.
  • Overloading functions.
  • Variable argument lists.
  • Pass and return by references.
Templates and the STL
  • Templates and generic functions.
  • Deriving from template classes.
Friends, Operators and Member Functions
  • Friend functions.
  • Overloading standard operators.
  • The this keyword.
  • Inline member functions.
  • Scope resolution.
  • Static functions.
  • Base and derived classes.
  • Initializer lists.
  • Public, private and protected inheritance.
  • Polymorphism in detail.
  • Multiple inheritance.
  • Virtual base classes.

Testimonials: What Other Delegates Say About This Course

"Ideal learning environment and best in class teaching for subjects. Offline and online material very helpful."

Paul van Jaarsveld, Vodacom   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Excellent course"

J. Hattingh, SAAB   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Renier is all what I was looking for, someone with lots of practical eperiece and can explain the concepts very clearly."

R. Fhatuwani, Thales   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Very valueable and interesting course."

B. Helfrich, Parsec   (Lecturer: Renier)

"I am really impressed by the standards of which the course was presented and by the knowledge transferred. I haven't had this experience at any other place before."

J. Cilliers, Momentum   (Lecturer: Renier)

"Excellent course. Has given me great interst in the area of C and learning more."

J. Singh, Bankserv Africa   (Lecturer: Renier)

"I am very satisfied by the extent / depth of knowledge that the lecturer has."

M. Motlhabane, Denel Dynamics   (Lecturer: Renier)

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