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C++ for C Programmers

  • Price £1,980.00
  • Duration 4 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


C is undoubtedly one of the most popular programming languages for software development. It brings language enhancements and object-oriented programming support to C. However, C is a large and sometimes difficult language, and even with a C background, a programmer needs to understand C programming style as well as C constructs to get the best out of it. This highly successful C for C Programmers course has a thorough theoretical and practical coverage of the language. This helps to eliminate the misconceptions and poor programming practice that can cause so many problems.
For experienced C programmers, the course will illustrate how to get the benefits of good software engineering and code reuse by using standard C and object-oriented programming techniques in real-world programming situations. There will be ample opportunity to apply these techniques during the practical sessions.
Delegates without extensive C experience should attend our C for non-C Programmers course instead.

This is a hands on course with a mix of tuition and practical sessions for each technical chapter which reinforce the C syntax and object-oriented programming techniques covered in the course.


•C Programmers wishing to learn or improve in C.
•Delegates must have solid experience of C including structures (i.e. struct and/or class); Declaration and use of pointers; Function declaration, definition and use with call by value or call by pointer; Dynamic memory allocation (i.e. malloc and free, or new and delete); Multiple source file projects (requiring project files or makes files). You should also have a good appreciation of object-oriented principles or have attended our Object-Oriented Primer course.
•Delegates with less than four months or no recent experience of C should attend the C for non-C Programmers course instead.


Delegates will learn how to

•Define classes.
•Write class member functions.
•Use constructors, destructors and dynamic memory.
•Write code that is efficient and robust.
•Build new classes from other classes using inheritance, composition and association.
•Use template classes.
•Use operator overloading.
•Design and write classes with polymorphic behaviour.

Course Content

Course Introduction

•Course Prerequisites
•Course Objectives
•Course Delivery
•Course Practicals
•Course Structure
An Overview of OO Programming and C

•Review of OOP principles
•Behaviour, state, identity, inheritance, polymorphism
•History and evolution of C
•Key features of C
•C as a better and safer C
The Class Approach

•Grouping of data and functionality
•Syntax of a class declaration
•Syntax of use
•Public and private
•Abstract Data Types
•Program structure
Providing Class Functionality

•Member functions
•Function overloading
•Default arguments
•Anonymous arguments
•Resolving scope conflicts
•The Scope resolution operator
•The this pointer
Object birth and death

•Life of an object
•operator new
•Death of an object
•operator delete
•Dynamic arrays
Efficiency and Integrity Issues

•Const declarations
•Const member functions
•Const member data
•Inline function mechanism
•Reference variables
Composite Classes

•An opportunity for reuse
•Scoping and initialisation
•Order of construction
•Member Initialisation lists
•Use of fundamental classes
Associative Classes

•Delegating class functionality
•Dynamic associations
•Custody and lifetime
•Constant associations
Operator Overloading

•Operator functions
•Unary operators
•Binary operators
•Global operators
•Member operators
•Subscript operators
•Input operators
•Output operators
Class Properties

•Static data members
•Static member functions
•Nested types
•Forward declarations
•Friend classes
Container Classes

•Organising collections of objects
•Template classes
•Template functions
•Using the Standard Library
Copying and Conversions

•The copy assignment operator
•Copy constructors
•Conversions to a class object
•Conversions from a class object

•Extension of existing classes
•Notation, syntax, terminology
•Protected members
•Scoping and initialisation
•Multiple inheritance
•Abstract base classes

•Modified class behaviour
•Virtual functions
•virtual destructors
•Late binding
•Inside the virtual function mechanism
•Pure virtual functions
•Use of pointers to base type
The Way Ahead

•Support after this course
•Further C information sources
•Future evolution of C

•Overview of exception handling
•Smart pointers
•Customised memory management
•Interfacing with C
•Class design recommendations
•Sample C coding standard

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