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    About this Course

    This 5 day instructor-led course provides practice and understanding of Java programming. At the end of the course the student will be versed in Java well enough to begin developing or maintaining most simple Java systems. The student will be able to discern good programming practices from bad, correct syntax errors, detect and correct logic errors, create object-oriented code structures, manipulate files and databases, and know where to find answers for programming problems. Ultimately the goal of Java programming fundamentals is to give students enough of an understanding of Java so that they can become productive junior Java developers.

    Java programming fundamentals will cover many of the Java keywords and their application as well as current industry coding idioms. The course goes well beyond simple programming by practicing object-oriented coding and SOLID programming principles.

    The course is structured by combining short lectures with exercises. The exercises are more than simply following a pre-determined script but involve writing code from scratch, critiquing code, working in teams, modifying moderately complex systems, and exploring various code support websites.

    Audience Profile

    Programmers who need to design and develop Java applets and applications.

    At Course Completion

    • Create and explain project structure in Eclipse
    • Work with classes, methods, statements, and class attributes
    • Correct syntax and logic errors using the debugging tools in Eclipse
    • Work with Java primitive datatypes and Java data classes
    • Apply various levels of visibility to classes, subclasses, packages, and instances
    • Code three types of loops, various conditional statements, use case statements
    • Work with Java exceptions
    • Use interfaces and polymorphism to create decoupled objects
    • Apply basic design patterns to create well structured code
    • Read and write to a file
    • Use simple JDBC to manipulate a database


    Module 1 Essential skills

    • An introduction to Java
    • How to write your first Java applications
    • How to work with the primitive data types
    • How to code control statements
    • How to code methods, handle exceptions, and validate data
    • How to test, debug, and deploy an application

    Module 2 Object-oriented programming

    • How to define and use classes
    • How to work with inheritance
    • How to define and use interfaces
    • More object-oriented programming skills

    Module 3 More essential skills

    • How to work with arrays
    • How to work with collections and generics
    • How to work with strings
    • How to work with dates and times
    • How to work with file I/O
    • How to work with exceptions

    Module 4 GUI programming

    • How to get started with JavaFX
    • How to get started with Swing
    • More Swing controls

    Module 5 Database programming

    • An introduction to databases with SQLite
    • How to use JDBC to work with a database

    Module 6 Advanced skills

    • How to work with lambda expressions and streams
    • How to work with threads


    Students taking this course must be able to operate a PC and have a basic understanding of such programming concepts as simple variables, sequence of code statements, looping, decisions (e.g. if statement), directory navigation, and files. Object oriented programming experience is not required for this course nor is web development.


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F