I understand that first book C++ Without Fear is recommended for learning this stuff at first. I learend from a book that taught me cout statements, string, functions if then while else do and thats about it. The book is great because it teaches me great and I want books that give me exercises to test out my knowledge, I am wondering if these books let me test my knowledge because I really want to learn C++ and I am off to a very good start and this is what I am doing. I just want to be able to learn this that's all. I am begging to know if I can really learn AND test my skills on the chapters with exercises on these books.