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Technical and Research Skills: IT Skills

C++ for Beginners

3 days

This three-day course will provide an introduction to the C++ programming language and its use. After attending you will have acquired the basic skills in programming in C++ and an understanding of the ideas of object oriented programming.

Topics include:

  • an introduction to classes and objects;
  • arithmetic operators;
  • simple input and output;
  • comparison operators and the use of conditional and iterative control statements;
  • formatting of output;
  • logical operators and De Morgan's law;
  • bitwise operators;
  • creation of user defined functions;
  • introduction to pointers;
  • data validation using character arrays;
  • using classes containing static functions and static variables;
  • ensuring character array bounds are not exceeded for data input;
  • the string class;
  • data validation using the string class;
  • communication between objects.

This course will have a mixture of taught and practical work.

Staff with no prior programming skills should attend either the one day course on ‘C Programming – An Introduction’ or, if they have a working knowledge of UNIX/LINUX, the one day course on ‘UNIX/LINUX: Processing data using AWK and Perl scripts’ prior to this workshop.

This is a multi part workshop compromising of 3 parts.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

Dates to be confirmed - To register yourself on the waiting list please submit your request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Group: RS & PGR