Ticket # 34578
Since we will be learning unmanaged & managed C++ you need both of these books.
Ronald P. Kessler, Ph.D., MCSE
Murach's C++ 2008
by Prentiss Knowlton
19 chapters, 570 pages, 244 illustrations
Published October 2009
This is an excellent book for learning modern C++ for Windows desktop apps.
Jumping Into C++ by Alex Allain
Get the Kindle version for $19.99 here
Publisher: Cprogramming.com (April 2013)
This is an excellent book for learning native C++
Introduction to programming is designed to help you learn how to create programs for Microsoft® Windows. Some experience with Visual Studio and the .Net model will certainly help you learn C++. I want you to become familiar with the terminology and the use of C++ so that you can develop the skills necessary to learn programming as either a hobby or a future career.
I welcome people who have never designed a computer program before. Please be advised, that learning to program in C++ is considerably more difficult than Visual Basic of even C#. If you have never programmed, you should take CS 105 & CS 213 first!
Your final grade in my class will be based on the total number of points you earn. I plan to give you 7-8 quizzes, two major exams, home work projects, and lab projects. Grading will be based upon the following criteria:
The total possible points in the course will be approximately as follows:
Tests 360 (Midterm exam = 140, Final exam = 220)
Home Work 100
Lab Projects 150
Format & Lab
There is a one-hour lab that accompanies this course and your attendance is mandatory. During the lab you will be given projects to be completed in class for which you will receive points.
I will be available after class to help you or give you extra time to work. It is always possible to meet before class if you arrange that with me ahead of time.
Accommodations for Disabilities
It is possible to take a make-up exam or quiz during the semester (EXCLUDING THE FINAL) if the exam is missed due to illness or other emergency. Please contact me right away if you cannot attend class when we are having an exam so I can help you with the best solution for your situation.
Student Code of Conduct/Civility/Cell Phones/Internet Use
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but all work that you turn in for grading must be your own. Taking credit for another students work is plagiarism and is a violation of SCC academic policy. You will be reported for academic dishonesty. Don't let this happen to you! Remember, all work that you turn in for grading must be your original work.
Specific Student Learning Outcomes
The number of projects and the points possible for exams, projects and activities are subject to change without notice. This information is intended to be an accurate overview of this course so you will know what to expect during the semester. But sometimes, we will need to modify this plan.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is happy to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. It is your responsibility to inform me if you have such needs.