Just taking a guess here and think you mean programming micro-controllers?
Really a C / C++ noob (doing .net for years also) and also (if guessed right) getting into programming micro-controllers using C/C++ the past few weeks (though I started with Arduino).
My plan is go over that course to know the fundamentals of both and by the time I'm done the "Programming Arduino with C" book should be out.
In my case next logical step would be programming microcontrollers (timers?) directly using C or C++, though I do not have a clue.