C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Hi all! I look forward to take this course with everyone.

Objective: Refresher on C++ and learning for financial applications.

Programming experience: Some C++ in college as well as Python and VBA extensively for work.

Current work: Work in consulting

Intended pace of program: I will probably speed through the first few weeks and take my time with the later half.
Sounds good. A good hint is to focus on generic programming (templates), correct design and initial encounters with Monte Carlo and PDE applications.
Caveat: not too deep inheritance hierarchies, they become unmaintainanble super-fast.
 

Bmustafa

New Member
C++ Student
Sounds good. A good hint is to focus on generic programming (templates), correct design and initial encounters with Monte Carlo and PDE applications.
Caveat: not too deep inheritance hierarchies, they become unmaintainanble super-fast.
Will try and keep that in mind and give more time to Monte Carlo and PDE. Thanks for the advice!
 

PrattZ

New Member
C++ Student
Hello all! Just enrolled in the course last week and hope it's not too late to introduce myself.

Objective: To expand my programming toolkit to meet some firms' requirement on C++ proficiency

Programming experience: Proficient in Python and R, working knowledge of SQL

Current work: a Master student graduating this December

Intended pace of program: I hope I can complete the course as soon as possible. Would like to have it done before the end of this recruiting season :)
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
Hello all! Just enrolled in the course last week and hope it's not too late to introduce myself.

Objective: To expand my programming toolkit to meet some firms' requirement on C++ proficiency

Programming experience: Proficient in Python and R, working knowledge of SQL

Current work: a Master student graduating this December

Intended pace of program: I hope I can complete the course as soon as possible. Would like to have it done before the end of this recruiting season :)
Never too late to say hello :)
 

linjing

Member
C++ Student
Just saw this when working on Level 9:ROFLMAO: Hope it's not too late

Objective: Admission for MFE program
Programming experience: Python, R, Stata
Current Work: Junior majoring in Math and econ
Intended Pace: Hopefully before fall break (currently struggling in level9)
 

Chaolan Xu

New Member
C++ Student
Hi all,

Object: Get prepared for MFE program
Programming Experience: Python
Current Work: None, used to be Finance Specialist
Intended Pace: Hope to complete before the end of this year as have already learned some C++ related introductory courses
 

andongz

New Member
C++ Student
Hello! I just enrolled in this course today.

Objective: To learn C++ for admission to MFE programs

Programming experience: Basic in Python, MATLAB, Mathematica

Current work: a senior college student majored in Math

Intended pace of program: hope I can complete the course by the end of this year
 

jpjananraja

New Member
C++ Student
Hello Everyone!!!

Feels great to start this amazing course.
Objective: Learn C++ for MFE program as well as enhance programming skills.
Programming experience: Some Python understanding but not Advanced level yet
Current Work: Customer Service in Banking Sector. Completed CFA Level 1.
Intended Pace: Vying for Completion by December 2019
 

aljx

New Member
C++ Student
Hi peeps! Hope you're all doing great, taking time to introduce myself, and hopefully, we'll all learn from each other in this exciting journey.

Background: Finance, MBA, completed all three levels of the CFA Program.

Objective: Learn C++ and this seems to be a very strict curriculum!
Programming: Python
Current Work: Risk Management Associate in a rotational program at TD (currently in Wealth-Credit & Market Risk)
Intended Pace: Nov/Dec but C++ seems a little less user friendly than Python :S

Really excited to start this, and hope to hear from you guys soon!

Alex
 

cdoswap

New Member
C++ Student
Hi peeps! Hope you're all doing great, taking time to introduce myself, and hopefully, we'll all learn from each other in this exciting journey.

Background: Finance, MBA, completed all three levels of the CFA Program.

Objective: Learn C++ and this seems to be a very strict curriculum!
Programming: Python
Current Work: Risk Management Associate in a rotational program at TD (currently in Wealth-Credit & Market Risk)
Intended Pace: Nov/Dec but C++ seems a little less user friendly than Python :S

Really excited to start this, and hope to hear from you guys soon!

Alex

Hi Alex,

I see you completed all 3 levels of the CFA. Any advice for a level 3 candidate?
 

You Wu

New Member
C++ Student
Hi All,

Objective: To learn more about C++ for admission to MFE programs.

Programming experience: Python, C, R.

Current work: Final year major in financial mathematics.

Intended pace of program: Finish the course before December.
 

zhexuanlai

New Member
C++ Student
Objective: Learn C++ for admission into MFE programs
Programming experience: SAS, Python, VBA
Current work: Product Manager
Intended pace: By the end of November
 

Nicholas_Harper

New Member
C++ Student
Hi all,

Looking forward to learning C++ with everyone! My background from undergrad is in Math and Data Science. I currently work in data analytics and am planning on starting to study for the CFA Level 1 after I finish this course.

Objective: To learn C++ for applications to my current role and admission into MFE programs
Programming experience: R, Matlab, SQL, SAS. I tried learning C++ on my own but stopped to study for the GRE this past summer.
Current work: Business and Technology Analyst
Intended pace:
Ideally I'd like to finish by the end of December.

-Nick
 

Kendrick Guo

New Member
C++ Student
Hello, I'm a senior student from Fudan University, China. So glad to meet you, guys!
Objective: Learn C++ for MFE program
Programming Experience: Python, Java, (R: Master a little)
Current Work: Quantitative Trading Intern in an investment company from China
Intended Pace: will complete this C++ course, go to NUS as an exchange student and then obtain offers from top MFE master programs in US
 
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