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Java Programmer

If you’re ready to learn Java, this training program is the perfect place to start. Taking an introductory approach, this Java training course covers most Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements, while providing an overview of many more advanced elements. You will learn to write useful Java classes, applying Object-Oriented concepts such as inheritance, and create Java programs that work with these classes. Early in the course, the concept of objects is introduced so that later concepts can be discussed from the perspective of object orientation.

This course prepares you for entry into the job market as an entry-level Java programmer or allows you to continue your education by learning other programming languages. This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace.

6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Learning Method

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Java Programmer

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Java Programmer Details + Objective

Course Code: GES337

You Will Learn
  • Understand the "write once, run anywhere" concept
  • Understand and learn how to create basic Java objects
  • Learn how to implement flow-control concepts in Java
  • Understand Java's package concept and create packages of Java classes
  • Understand Java arrays and write code to create and use arrays
  • Learn how to write Java classes using inheritance
  • Understand and use the concept of polymorphism in an application
  • Understand how Java's exception-handling mechanism works and learn how to apply exception-handling to Java applications
  • Learn how to use elements from the Java API library, including the Collections classes
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself for an entry-level position as a Java programmer
  • Further your career in coding by learning a new programming language
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by refining your skills in a regulated environment
  • Create Java programs that can be shown to prospective employers or used as a portfolio piece
Java Programmer Outline
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Introduction to Java

Cover the fundamentals of Java needed to grasp the program. Understand how to write a Java program, create a class, basic Java syntax, mathematics in Java, and objects in Java.

Comparisons and Flow Control Structures

Learn about controlling program flow. During this section of the course you’ll understand additional loop control, classpath, code libraries, and Jar files.

Arrays and Inheritance

Explore arrays, how to enhance arrays for loops, multi-dimensional arrays, and typecasting with arrays of primitives. You’ll also learn about inheritance, polymorphism, how to create a derived class, typecasting with object references, and methods inherited from object.

Interfaces and Exceptions

Learn about interfaces, including how to create an interface definition, implementation, reference variables, inheritance, and additional uses for interfaces. You’ll also learn about exceptions. Your coverage of exceptions encompasses attempting to catch risky code, guaranteeing the execution of code, and how to create and use your own exception classes.

Generics and Collections

Understand the fundamental collections of sets, lists, and maps. Learn about iterators and how to create collectible classes.

Inner Classes

Master inner classes, a.k.a. nested classes, before taking the course’s final exam. You will also complete a project regarding a hotel reservations case study prior to completion of the course.

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Java Programmer Instructors
Roger Sakowski

Roger Sakowski has over 35 years of experience in technical training, programming, data management, network administration, and technical writing for companies such as NASA, Sun Microsystems, Bell Labs, GTE, GE, and Lucent among other Fortune 100 companies. Roger has been an instructor for Webucator for 6 years and previously trained for other prominent technical training companies.

Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.

Java Programmer Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program, however prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X

It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Safari

Please note: there is limited support for configuring Mac OS X for this program.

I.

Java Development Kit (JDK) Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 - Download

Note: You do not need to download the bundles that include JavaFC, Java EE, or Netbeans. You only need the JDK that includes the JRE and command-line development tools. After installation, the files will be located on the C drive, usually at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1x

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Java SE 8..0 API Documentation Download

III.

Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 Update XX - Download

IV.

Java Editors / IDEs

Windows Option 1: Crimson Editor

Note: Crimson Editor is probably the best option unless you have a specific reason for using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) listed below.

1. Go to http://www.crimsoneditor.com.

2. Choose the option for Download from the left-hand navigation menu.

3. Choose the most recent release from one of the download mirrors.

4. Execute the file you just downloaded by double-clicking on it.

5. Read the License Agreement and click on the button labeled I Agree.

6. When asked what components to install, you can leave the default settings.

7. Install Location can be left as default.

8. When the install finishes, click the button labeled Close.

Option 2: Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Note: Use of the Eclipse integrated development environment is optional for this class at the discretion of the instructor.

1. Go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads.

2. Choose the option Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. This downloads a zip file.

3. For basic Java classes, we use Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, which does not include Java EE capabilities such as Servlets and JSPs.

4. For Java EE classes, download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers.

5. Unzip/Extract the downloaded file to C:\. The installation is a simple unzip to C:\ (Eclipse does not "install" - you run it directly from eclipse.exe, which will be in C:\eclipse after the unzip).

Macintosh Only Supported Option: Eclipse

1. Download Eclipse ID for Java Developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php if you haven't already.

2. Unarchive the Eclipse IDE file you downloaded by double-clicking on it. You can run Eclipse directly from the unarchived location. For consistency with other applications, you may want to place the unarchived folder within the Applications directory.

3. Download the class files for your class if you haven't already.

4. Go to your Documents directory within the Finder and make a folder named Webucator. Drag the class files .zip file into the Webucator folder and unarchive it by double-clicking the file. This will make an additional folder named ClassFiles.

5. Make another new folder within the Webucator folder named Workspace.

6. Open Eclipse by double-clicking on the application file from the location in which you saved it. Once Eclipse opens, you may find it useful to keep Eclipse in the Dock.

7. The first thing you should be presented with is an option to choose your Workspace using the Workspace Launcher dialog. Click the button labeled Browse and navigate to and choose the folder for /ClassFiles/Workspace. Then click the button labeled OK in the Workspace Launcher dialog.

8. Once Eclipse opens, you will see a Welcome screen. Within the main area of the Welcome screen, the click on the button for Workbench at the far-right of the screen.

9. Once the Workbench opens, navigate to File New Java Project. However, this seems to take a bit longer. All materials are online.

Java Programmer Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.


Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

This program does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Java programmer or to continue your education learning other programming languages.

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