Not too easy. Not too difficult.
His book is very straightforward and tells you what you need to know for the assignments. He gives you most of the syntax in examples.
I learned a small amount about memory, but mostly focused on new concepts and the syntax to accomplish the utilization of those concepts.
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Advice for students:
Go to the class, and you will pass. Professor Brinkerhoff is very clear and willing to help students. If the book isn't providing enough information, visit sites that focus on c++. His book follows along well with them.