Software development is a fascinating career path which many students today dream to embrace. This is true in Mauritius given the importance of the ICT sector in our country. A lot of young people want to be able to join companies operating in the Ebène Cybercity.
However, software development requires a mastery of programming and this is difficult for many. One of the main reasons is that students are expected to use C++ which is a complex programming language. We are aware that learning C++ can be a nightmare for many students.
Why students need to learn C++
First and foremost, knowing C++ is a requirement to pass exams. It also enables students to have a solid foundation in Computer Science and this is beneficial for later years of study and for their career in IT.
C++ is multiplatform and is used almost everywhere, on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. A lot of applications are written in C++ including Windows itself, Photoshop, most video games, etc. It is also used in embedded systems including video consoles (Xbox 360, the PS3/PS4, smartphones, cameras, TVs, cars, airplanes, etc. ) As such, as a C++ programmer, a student can aspire to contribute to the implementation of these systems.
Being proficient in C++ makes someone a good programmer in the sense that focus is not laid only on end results but also on how computers work. There are many features unique to C++ such as pointers, manual memory management, templates and many others. Having a solid experience of lower-level features enables students to have a better understanding of what programming really means.
Programming in C++ is fun. As Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++, says: “C++ is general purpose programming language designed to make programming more enjoyable for the serious programmer”.
Learning C++ with professional programmers
Knowledge7 is offering a special December course to help university students really master C++. The training will run during two weeks from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 (2-13 December) in our premises in Quatre-Bornes.
Students with a valid student ID get 20% discount off our normal price. They will benefit from the individual attention and expertise of the trainers who are professional programmers.