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Java Programming Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

471

Duration

4 Days

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Reliability, maintainability, and ease of development is what Java is known for, and its unique architecture enables programmers to develop a single application that can seamlessly run across multiple platforms. In this training course, you gain extensive hands-on experience writing, compiling, and executing Java programs, and building robust applications that use Java’s object-oriented features.

You Will Learn How To

  • Design and build robust, object-oriented applications
  • Organise complex data using Java collections
  • Access any relational database using JDBC
  • Read/write files and handle exceptions

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Three to six months of experience in a high-level programming language, such as C, Pascal, or Visual Basic
  • You should know how to:
    • Structure data
    • Use variables, flow-control statements, and subroutines
    • Write, compile, and execute a program

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity with web technologies and object concepts

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • Stand–alone applications and servlets
  • Compiling source code into bytecode
  • Overview of class libraries
  • Object–Oriented Programming with Java

The object paradigm

  • Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism
  • OO analysis and design: "Is a" and "Has a"
  • Designing an OO application step by step
  • Diagramming object structure with Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Java’s object–oriented features

  • Instantiating objects from classes
  • Aggregation and composition
  • Extending existing classes
  • Overloading and overriding methods
  • Structure of the Java Language

Language syntax

  • Declaring and initialising variables
  • Declaring and using arrays
  • Upcasting, downcasting and autoboxing

Flow control

  • Invoking methods and passing parameters
  • Conditionals and loops
  • Handling exceptions with try and catch

Defining classes

  • Fields (instance data)
  • Methods (functions)
  • Abstract classes and interfaces
  • Organising classes with packages and modifiers
  • Composition vs. inheritance

Building the components of a Java program

  • Leveraging generics with the collections API
  • Developing new classes
  • Compiling and debugging
  • Developing GUIs

Foundations of user interfaces

  • Basic GUI widgets
  • Event–driven programming
  • Benefits of a portable windowing library

Java Foundation Classes (JFC)

  • Creating Swing components
  • Adding Swing components to containers
  • Arranging Swing components using layout managers
  • Dialogs and message boxes

Event handling

  • Registering event handlers
  • Inner classes and top–level classes
  • Storing and Retrieving Data with File I/O

Java streams

  • Streams, Readers and Writers
  • Catching and throwing exceptions
  • Formatting text output

Files and directories

  • Reading and writing files
  • Creating, deleting and renaming files
  • Obtaining directory and file information
  • Working with Relational Databases

JDBC database access

  • Leveraging the JDBC API
  • Choosing database drivers
  • Connecting to a database

Improving performance with prepared statements and stored procedures

  • Submitting SQL statements
  • Retrieving and processing results
  • Java Development Tools
  • Java Development Kit (JDK)
  • Compiler (javac)
  • Javadoc utility
  • Java Archive (JAR) utility
  • Java Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
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Tuition Fee

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£2095

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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

“The Java Programming Course was very good in all respects and met my objectives. I found the OO techniques and concepts most helpful”.

- R. Lovelock, Programmer
Open University

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