OCA Java SE 8 Programmer course overview
This course is designed to enable students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language. The course teaches 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 taking this course can receive a solid basis in the Java programming language upon which to base continued work and training. The course features the Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) platform, and uses the Java SE Development Kit 8 (JDK 8) product.
Students taking this course will have hands on experience learning basic object oriented concepts such as inheritance, encapsulation, and abstraction. They learn how to create and use simple Java classes containing arrays, loops, and conditional constructs. They also learn to use and manipulate object references, and to write simple error handling code. The course provides a solid understanding of what the Java SE 8 platform is and how it is used in real world applications.
- Write Java code that uses variables, arrays, conditional and loop constructs
- Manipulate primitive numeric data and string data using Java operators
- Create Java classes and use object references
- Access the fields and methods of an object
- Manipulate text data using the methods of the String and StringBuilder classes
- Use casting without losing precision or causing errors
- Declare, override, and invoke methods
- Access and create static fields and methods
- Use classes from the java.time and java.time.format packages to format and print the local date and time
- Encapsulate a class using access modifiers and overloaded constructors
- Define and implement a simple class hierarchy
- Demonstrate polymorphism by implementing a Java Interface
- Use a Predicate Lambda expression as the argument to a method
- Handle a checked exception in a Java application
This OCA Java course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public Oracle Java training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.
Who is OCA Java SE 8 Programmer training for?
Students who can benefit from this course:
- Technical Administrator
- Technical Consultant
- Project Manager
- Application Developers
- Portal Developer
- System Administrator
- Web Administrator
Prerequisites for OCA Java SE 8 Programmer course
- Previous experience with basic coding. If you have never used any programming languages please consider attending our web design course
- Knowledge of basic programming concepts such as loops, methods, class, inheritance and arrays. If you are not familiar with these concepts please first attend our Introduction to Programming Course.
What will I get?
This Java SE 8 Fundamentals training introduces you to object-oriented programming using the Java language. Through hands-on exercises, you'll begin to build a baseline of knowledge to propel your career in development.
Delegates will learn:
- Use Java programming language constructs to create a Java technology application.
- Use decision and looping constructs and methods to dictate program flow.
- Understand basic object oriented concepts such as inheritance, encapsulation, and abstraction.
- Use and manipulate object references, and to write simple error handling code.
- Use the new SE 8 java.time and java.time.format packages to format and print the local date and time.
- Specify a data modification by passing a predicate lambda expression to the Collections class.
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OCA Java SE 8 Programmer Course Contents
What Is a Java Program?
- Introduction to Computer Programs
- Key Features of the Java Language
- The Java Technology and Development Environment
- Running/testing a Java program
Creating a Java Main Class
- Java Classes
- The main Method
Data In the Cart
- Introducing variables
- Working with Strings
- Working with numbers
- Manipulating numeric data
Managing Multiple Items
- Working with Conditions
- Working with a List of Items
- Processing a list of items
Describing Objects and Classes
- Working with objects and classes
- Defining fields and methods
- Declaring, Instantiating, and Initializing Objects
- Working with Object References
- Doing more with Arrays
- Introducing the NetBeans IDE
- Introducing the Soccer League Use Case
Manipulating and Formatting the Data in Your Program
- Using the String Class
- Using the Java API Docs
- Using the StringBuilder Class
- More about primitive data types
- The remaining numeric operators
- Promoting and casting variables
Creating and Using Methods
- Using methods
- Method arguments and return values
- Static methods and variables
- How Arguments are Passed to a Method
- Overloading a method
- Access Control
- Overloading constructors
More on Conditionals
- Relational and conditional operators
- More ways to use if/else constructs
- Using Switch Statements
- Using the NetBeans Debugger
More on Arrays and Loops
- Working with Dates
- Parsing the args Array
- Two-dimensional Arrays
- Alternate Looping Constructs
- Nesting Loops
- The ArrayList class
- Overview of inheritance
- Working with subclasses and superclasses
- Overriding methods in the superclass
- Introducing polymorphism
- Creating and extending abstract classes
- Polymorphism in the JDK foundation classes
- Using Interfaces
- Using the List Interface
- Introducing Lambda expressions
- Handling Exceptions: An overview
- Propagation of exceptions
- Catching and throwing exceptions
- Handling multiple exceptions and errors