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 C++ for Non C Programmers

  Course Code - GN-123   Duration - 5 Days

This C++ course is designed for people with no prior knowledge of the C language. While it covers those aspects of C++, which are common to C, it concentrates on a modern, object-orientated approach to the language rather than covering C and then extending it to C++. Microsoft's tools are used on the course, however no specific development environment or target system is assumed.

 

 Prerequisites

 
 

Knowledge of another language would be an advantage, although not essential.

 

 Course Content

 
 

Getting Started
- Writing, building and running
  a C++ program
- Language structure
- The Main Procedure
- Basic stream and console 
  Input/Output
- Declaring and initialising variables
- Fundamental data types 
- Strings

Structured Programming
- Control Flow, Loops and 
  Conditions 
- The for Loop 
- do and while 
- if and else
- The Conditional expression 
- Functions and argument passing
- Argument passing by value and 
  reference 
- Predeclarations and Prototypes 
- Using Header Files 
- The Switch statement
- Variable Scope - Local, Static, 
  Global
- Variable Lifetimes 
- Using Namespaces 
- Memory management 
- Casting and Cast types

Classes & Objects
- What is Object Orientation? 
- Defining Classes and creating 
  objects
- Classes vs. data structures 
- Object Oriented design concepts

Using Objects
- Encapsulation and data Hiding
- Constructors and Destructors
- Default Constructors and 
  Initialisation
- Class Definition and 
  Implementation
- Inheritance and Polymorphism
- Overriding 
- Constructing applications using 
  objects
- Class examples
- Practical Polymorphism
- Virtual Functions
- Abstract Base Classes
- Run time Type information and
  dynamic_cast 
- Constant and Static Members 
- Using 'this' 
- Calling the Base Class 
  Constructor explicitly 
- Friends 
- Multiple Inheritance and Virtual
- Base Classes

Dynamic Objects
- Pointers and the use of New 
  and Delete
- Arrays and Collections 
- Safe use of Pointers
- Pointers and References

Operator Overloading
- Basics of Operator overloading
- Operator overloading rules
- Operator examples 
- Mixing Types 
- Binary, Unary and Postfix 
  Operators
- Friends and Alternatives 
- Type Conversion Operators 
- Operator = Assignment and 
  Construction
- The Copy constructor 
- Practical examples

Templates
- How Templates work
- Function Templates 
- Type safety
- Templates, Parameter Types 
  and Overloading 
- Class Templates 
- Using Constants 
- Templates in the Standard 
  Library
- Designing and using Templates

Error & Exception Handling
- Exceptions in C++ 
- try, catch and throw 
- Strategies for errors and 
  exceptions
- Deriving Exception Classes

Additional & Historic Features
- Structs, Unions and typedef
- More about Main 
- Logical and Bitwise operators
- Conditional compilation and 
  the Pre-processor 
- Compatibility with C 
- More Streams
- Ancient Features


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