hello, i have decided i want to learn a little bit of c++,i have no programming experience apart from being a fairly decent BASIC programmer when i was at school many years ago

i have found a few good sites to learn from and have got myself borlands compiler which ive not used yet...

what i was after though was some suggestions from programmers of what would be a good thing to start with to help me learn...i have read that it is fairly easy to code your own port scanner so i was thinking of doing that..is there anything else though that would be a good thing start with?