Before we get started...
This post has to do with programming. Programming and problem solving is a major part of the syllabus and constitutes the entire IA. Before you can get started programming however, you'll need a suitable programming software...one that works...all the time.
I've done a short tutorial on how to download the only programming software that I see works 100% of the time without any glitches. It is called Orwell DevC++ (http://sourceforge.net/projects/orwelldevcpp/)
Dowload, install, and let's get started.