I have Microsoft Visual C++ Express 2010 on my computer, and I want to find some Getting Started tutorials to improve my novice programming skills. After I acquire my Security certification, I plan to hit hard on programming by learning C, Java, HTML, C++, maybe C#, and, when I have gained vast programming experience, I will start learning Python. What are some good resources? EDIT - This non-profit organisation, CompTIA, is widely recognised by all IT and technology companies. Their certificates are entry level in the IT industry. http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx Much of this stuff is overlooked in colleges and universities; computer science, though, covers much of advanced material, but, it assumes you know the ins-and-outs of computers in terms of hardware and software.