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Certificate in C++ Programming

Harness the Power of Object-Oriented Programming for Flexibility and Control


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,999

Next start date:

January 2023

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About this Program

Even with the rise of more modern programming languages, C++ remains one of the most popular languages in the world. C++ code is platform-independent and found in every operating system in existence. Developers who are fluent in this language can produce a variety of applications for embedded systems, mobile devices, robotics, games and more.

This three-course certificate program will teach you the best practices of professional-style coding of production-level code. You’ll learn high-level object-oriented programming skills and gain valuable experience by developing and testing C++ programs, including object life cycles, implementation of polymorphic object hierarchies and development using the C++ standard coding guidelines.

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Experienced software developers and IT professionals. Those with less experience should consider taking our course in Foundations of C Programming first.

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  • Object-oriented modeling and design principles
  • Practical issues affecting large-scale software development
  • Advanced C++ Standard Library containers, algorithms and utilities 
  • How to practice good software design and test methods using C++
  • C++ coding guidelines and the implications of the way solutions are crafted


You’ll solve development challenges modeled on real-world programming problems, such as game development and computer graphics, and receive professional code-review feedback supporting individual programming evolution.

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Top Employers

Boeing, Microsoft, Tableau, Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, GitHub


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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

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