Java Programming

32 Hours / 180 Days / Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $475.00

Course Overview:

You will be introduced to the concepts of Object-oriented programming using Java 9.0. Students will learn the fundamentals of Java programming as they create Java applications. You will create applications that use variables, conditional statements, looping statements, arrays and functions, and learn to create your own classes and modules. No programming background is required for this course. You can use Java SE 9.0 and NetBeans 9.0 to follow along with the course content.

Students will:

  • Compile and run a basic Java program.
  • Write Java  code that uses data types such as numeric, string, and date time values in variables.
  • Illustrate the knowledge of variables, types, values, definition, and objects
  • Write Java  code that handles common errors and exceptions
  • Write Java  code that uses your own methods and modules 
  • Write Java  applications that use your own classes
  • Write Java  code that uses arrays, collections, maps, and lists
  • Write Java  application that use conditional statement and loops.
  • Write Java  code that handles exceptions and validates data.
  • Learn how to work with file input and output for two types of files: text files and binary files. 

Course Mentor:

Rita Harwell was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.  In addition, she studied Computer Science at North Carolina State University.  Ms. Harwell has taught computer programming at Wake Technical Community College for 14 years.  She developed a passion for database programming and programmed in Visual Basic, Perl, C#, and C++ primarily developing medical software.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Be able to describe how Java works and how it compares to the C++ and C# languages. Learn how to use the NetBeans IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to develop simple, complete Java applications

Lesson 2: Working with Primitive Data Types

Be able demonstrate basic skills for working with the eight primitive data types. Demonstrate how to code arithmetic expressions.Demonstrate how to use Java classes to work with numbers by using the Integer and Double classes, Math class, NumberFormat class, and the BigDecimal class

Lesson 3: Coding Control Statements

Learn  more about coding if/else statements and while loops. You will also learn how to code other control statements such as switch statements and for loops.

Lesson 4: Coding Methods and Handling Errors and Exceptions

Learn how to code your own static methods in addition to the main() method. This helps you to break down the code into manageable parts that are reusable and easy to maintain. You will learn the basic skills for catching and handling the exceptions that can occur when you get input from a user. You will also learn how to validate input data to prevent exceptions from occurring.  You will also learn to test and debug your application.

Lesson 5: Defining and Using Classes

Learn how to create and use your own classes in Java applications. This includes learning how to create classes that use regular fields and methods as well as classes that contain static fields and methods.

Lesson 6: Working with Inheritance and Interfaces

Learn how to create a class that’s based on another class. Using inheritance can reduce code duplication and simplify the overall design of an application. Learn how to create an interface to a class.

Lesson 7: Packages, Modules, and Enumeration

Be able to create and use packages, work with libraries, and write the code to create and use modules.  Demonstrate how to write the code to declare and use enumeration and to work with static imports. Also be able use javadoc to document a package

Lesson 8: Arrays

Demonstrate the basic skills for working with arrays such as creating an array, assigning values, and coding loops utilizing arrays. Be able to use the Arrays class to fill, sort, and search arrays.   Also illustrate how to implement the Comparable interface and work with two-dimensional arrays

Lesson  9: Collections, Lists, and Maps

Be able to describe the differences between arrays and collections. Illustrate how to work with an array list, linked list, and utilize maps.

Lesson 10: Strings, Dates, and Times

Learn how to work with the String and StringBuilder classes to perform basic string handling functions. Demonstrate how to work with the new date/time API tp create date and time objects, retrieve date and time parts, and perform basic date/time operations such as date/time arthritic, comparisons, and formatting

Lesson 11: File Handling

Learn how to work with file input and output for two types of files: text files and binary files.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**