Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE Programmer (SF)

NTUC LearningHub

Course introduction

This official Oracle course Java SE 7 Fundamentals enables students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language. Students will also learn about the significance of object-oriented programming, the keywords and constructs of the Java programming language and the steps required to create simple Java technology programs. Students will also develop a solid foundation in the Java programming language such as learning to create and use simple Java classes containing arrays, loops and conditional constructs, how to use and manipulate object references, as well as writing simple error handling code. There is also hands-on experience with basic object oriented concepts such as inheritance, encapsulation and abstraction. All these can help students develop a solid understanding of what the Java SE7 platform is and how it can be used in real world applications. With around 3 billion devices and 97% of desktops running Java worldwide, Java is clearly the leading language for enterprise development. Therefore many of the world's top companies rely on experienced Java Programmers to build and maintain these critical applications. Oracle's Java Programmer certication is critical to maximizing your potential and moving your Java career forward. You’ll become more valuable to your current and/or future potential employer, increase job security and improve your future prospects. The process of becoming Java certified broadens an individual’s knowledge and deepens your skills through exposure to a wide array of important features, functions and tasks. As one prepare for these certication exams, you can work your way through hands-on exercises and labs using real Java code, which expands on your own capabilities as a Java developer.

Course Benefits

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use various Java programming language constructs to create several Java technology applications,
  • Use decision and looping constructs and methods to dictate program flow,
  • Perform basic error handling for your Java technology programs,
  • Implement intermediate Java programming and object-oriented (OO) concepts in Java technology programs, and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Java technology and the Java programming language.

Course Pre-Requisites

It is required that students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Basic understanding of programming
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and softwares

Target Audience

Anyone desires a practical, technical introduction to the field of software programming  and development such as polytechnic students, graduates and working professionals who are interested in careers such as system administrators, web administrator, technical administrator, technical consultant, project manager, application developers and even portal developer.

Course Outline

Introducing the Java Technology

  • Relating Java with other languages
  • Showing how to download, install, and configure the Java environment on a Windows system.
  • Describing the various Java technologies such as Java EE, JavaME, Embedded Java SE
  • Describing key features of the technology and the advantages of using Java
  • Using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Thinking in Objects
  • Defining the problem domain
  • Identifying objects and recognizing the criteria for defining objects
Introducing the Java Language
  • Defining classes/ identifying the components of a class
  • Creating and using a test class/ Compiling and executing a test program
Working with Primitive Variables
  • Declaring and initializing field variables
  • Describing primitive data types such as integral, floating point, textual, and logical
  • Declaring variables and assigning values
  • Using constants/ Using arithmetic operators to modify values
Working with Objects
  • Declaring and initializing objects/ Storing objects in memory
  • Using object references to manipulate data
  • Using JSE javadocs to look up the methods of a class
  • Working with String and StringBuilder objects
Using operators and decision constructs
  • Using relational and conditional operators/ Testing equality between strings
  • Evaluating different conditions in a program and determining the algorithm
  • Creating if and if/else constructs/ Nesting and chaining conditional statements
  • Using a switch statement
Creating and Using Arrays
  • Declaring, instantiating, and initializing a one-dimensional Array
  • Declaring, instantiating, and initializing a two-dimensional Array
  • Using a for loop to process an Array/ Creating and initializing an ArrayList
  • Using the import statement to work with existing Java APIs
  • Accessing a value in an Array or and ArrayList/ Using the args Array
Using Loop Constructs
  • Creating while loops and nested while loops/ Developing a for loop
  • Using ArrayLists with for loops/ Developing a do while loop/ Understanding variable scope
Working with Methods and Method Overloading
  • Creating and Invoking a Method/ Passing arguments and returning values
  • Creating static methods and variables/ Using modifiers/ Overloading a method
Using Encapsulation and Constructors
  • Creating constructors/ Implementing encapsulation
Introducing Advanced Object Oriented Concepts
  • Using inheritance
  • Using types of polymorphism such as overloading, overriding, and dynamic binding
  • Working with superclasses and subclasses/ Adding abstraction to your analysis and design
  • Understanding the purpose of Java interfaces/ Creating and implementing a Java interface
Handling Errors
  • Understanding the different kinds of errors that can occur and how they are handled in Java
  • Understanding the different kinds of Exceptions in Java
  • Using Javadocs to research the Exceptions thrown by the methods of foundation classes
  • Writing code to handle Exceptions
The Big Picture
  • Creating packages and JAR files for deployment using java/ Two and three tier architectures
  • Looking at some Java applications examples

5 Days / 35 Hours

Available Course Sessions

Please click here to stay updated on upcoming sessions.

Trainer Profile

NTUC Learninghub Pte Ltd (Executive Arm of NTUC LearningHub)

NTUC LearningHub® employs industry experienced and vendor certified instructors. These instructors are required to achieve sufficient qualifications before leading a class. In addition, we work with partners to deliver the latest course materials and computer facilities so that students can learn critical skills and prepare for the examinations.