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[PR] C++ Grandmaster Certification (www.cppgm.org)

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

We're pleased to announce the C++ Grandmaster Certification,
a free online course in which you build your own C++ compiler.

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1st Feb 2013 - San Francisco, CA - It was announced today by
the newly formed CPPGM Foundation (www.cppgm.org) that the
C++ Grandmaster Certification is now open for enrollment.

The C++ Grandmaster Certification is a massively open free
online course (MOOC) for expert C++ programmers. It
provides the most rigorous C++-specific qualification

Participants in the course will demonstrate their
comprehensive knowledge of C++ by writing their own fully
functional ISO C++11 standard compliant C++ compiler, C++
standard library and toolchain - including a preprocessor,
assembler, and linker - targeting the Linux operating
system and x86-64 architecture.

The toolchain will be written entirely in standard C++. No
third-party tools or libraries will be used.

As a grand finale the participant will build their
toolchain with itself (a self-hosting build) and pass the
conformance test with it.

Enrollments are open now and close 15th Feb, 2013. The
course will commence shortly after in the spring. For more
details and to enroll visit the course web site at:


For press information contact [email protected]


The CPPGM Foundation was formed by a software company that
recognized the value to programmer productivity that a good
knowledge of language mechanics had to new developers to
their team. The C++ Grandmaster Certification began
development as an internal training program, and the
foundation was founded to offer it publicly.

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Re: [PR] C++ Grandmaster Certification (www.cppgm.org)

Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Moving to 'advertise your service'.
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Re: [PR] C++ Grandmaster Certification (www.cppgm.org)

Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

I find this incredibly interesting. From what I can tell there was more to this than meets the eye. Initially I was very skeptical. Certifications in C++ tend to be suspect to say the least and this one makes some pretty terrific claims.

That said: Looking at the course materials (the programming assignments are available via git) and the forums for each assignment it would seem that the course is very nearly what it was marketed to be. Sure it obviously has some rough spots but I bet the plan is to run the course a couple of times free of change and build up a reputation and then start charging.

I don't know looks pretty legit to me... shame I am not in the course (not that I have time).
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