Learn how to program in C++ from a master programming instructor and published author. In this project-oriented course, you'll skip all the gobbledygook and get right to programming--even if you have no prior programming experience! Before you know it, you'll be putting together programs that have their own windows and controls, and you'll see how easy programming really is.
In the course, you'll see how the world around us is built up by objects--things that have qualities and capabilities, and you'll explore how you can take that information and write a computer program that models the world around us. You'll then see that this is the actual technique that professional programmers use to build their programs. By the end of the course, you'll be using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition to write real programs for Microsoft Windows.
Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, XP, or Vista, Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (free Express edition can be downloaded from Microsoft), Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).