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Are you interested in adding programming skills to your professional toolkit? If so, whether you're a student kicking off your career, a mid-level manager who's always wanted to learn programming, or even a seasoned developer interested in tackling a new language, then this course is for you. Follow Peggy Fisher as she explains how to get started with C++, a core programming language. Using C++ 11, Peggy covers the basics such as how to compile and run C++ programs, and how to create variables. She also dives into working with data, as well as decision statements, creating functions, and using arrays. To help you grasp the material, she challenges you to write programs that include the aforementioned features.

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Peggy Fisher

Peggy Fisher is a programmer and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.

Peggy's main focus is application programming in Java, Arduino, and C++. She has also worked on courses in COBOL and discrete ,athematics. Previously she was a faculty member at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology. She started out as a programmer working for a large insurance company, but after 18 years she left her job as a director of information technology to pursue her true passion teaching. She earned a master's degree in math education, and went on to teach high school math and computer science in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Peggy accepted a position as an instructional designer at Penn State, and shortly thereafter began teaching Intro to Application Programming with Java. She is a strong supporter of women in STEM. As one of the few female programming teachers, she serves as a mentor to incoming female freshmen who are considering a career in programming. She was also the K- "12 outreach coordinator for the college, where she scheduled, ran, and taught summer camps for middle school and high school students. In a PBS NewsHour interview, she expressed that all students should take at least one programming class either in high school or college. Peggy enjoys constantly learning and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology to life in and outside of the classroom, such as using Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorm

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