Java Programmer

If you're ready to learn Java, this training course 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...

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6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES337

What 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 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

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. Java Introduction
    1. Conventions in These Notes
    2. The Java Environment - Overview
    3. Writing a Java Program
    4. Obtaining The Java Environment
    5. Setting up your Java Environment
    6. Creating a Class That Can Run as a Program
    7. Useful Stuff Necessary to go Further
    8. Using the Java Documentation
  2. Java Basics
    1. Basic Java Syntax
    2. Data
    3. Mathematics in Java
    4. Creating and Using Methods
  3. Java Objects
    1. Objects
    2. String, StringBuffer, and StringBuilder
    3. Creating Documentation Comments and Using javadoc
  4. Mid-term exam
  5. Comparisons And Flow Control Structures
    1. Controlling Program Flow
    2. Additional Loop Control: break and continue
    3. Classpath, Code Libraries, and Jar files
  6. Arrays
    1. Arrays
    2. Enhanced for Loops - the For-Each Loop
    3. Multi-Dimensional Arrays
    4. Typecasting with Arrays of Primitives
  7. Inheritance
    1. Inheritance
    2. Polymorphism
    3. Creating a Derived Class
    4. Example - Factoring Person Out of Employee and Dependent
    5. Typecasting with Object References
    6. Other Inheritance-Related Keywords
    7. Methods Inherited from Object
  8. Interfaces
    1. Interfaces
    2. Creating an Interface Definition
    3. Implementing Interfaces
    4. Reference Variables and Interfaces
    5. Interfaces and Inheritance
    6. Some Uses for Interfaces
  9. Exceptions
    1. Exceptions
    2. Attempting Risky Code - try and catch
    3. Guaranteeing Execution of Code - the finally Block
    4. Letting an Exception be Thrown to the Method Caller
    5. Throwing an Exception
    6. Exceptions and Inheritance
    7. Creating and Using Your Own Exception Classes
    8. Rethrowing Exceptions
    9. Initializer Blocks
  10. Generics and Collections
    1. Fundamental Collections: Sets, Lists, and Maps
    2. Iterators
    3. Creating Collectible Classes
    4. Generics
  11. Inner Classes
    1. Inner Classes, aka Nested Classes
  12. Final Exam
  13. Project: Hotel Reservations Case Study

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Prerequisites:

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

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac.
  • Dual monitors are helpful but not required.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Java (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Visual Studio Code (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

This course 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.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. 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. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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