Course Description

This 5-day course provides thorough coverage of the Java programming language and the Java Standard Edition (SE) 7 development platform. You will learn how to implement object-oriented applications using Java, and how to make use of common APIs in the Java SE library.

This course is aimed at students who are moving into developing business applications using Java SE.


What you’ll learn

  • Writing clean Java code
  • Implementing object-oriented solutions in Java
  • Using core Java SE classes
  • Handling exceptions and assertions
  • Working with files and databases
  • Using multithreading and concurrency



5 days


Target Audience

This course is designed for applications programmers and designers planning to develop applications using the Java Virtual Machine.


Course Prerequisites

Students should have taken the Software Development for Non-Programmers course or have programmed in at least one programming language – preferably C or C++. Some familiarity with Object Oriented Programming is desired but not required. The required skills are taught in the following courses:

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please consult with us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please contact us for further details.


Course Content

Getting Started with Java: Java goals and principles; Installing and using the Java SE; JAR files; Using an IDE

Java Language Fundamentals: Basic syntax rules; Defining classes; Defining and using packages; Declaring and using variables; Useful Java classes; Wrapper classes

Operators and Flow Control: Survey of common operators; Decision making; Looping constructs; for-each style loops

Defining and Using Classes: Essential concepts; Defining a class; Creating and using objects; Initialization; Using the static keyword

Arrays: Declaring and using arrays; Traversing arrays; Using the Arrays class; Multi-dimensional arrays

Additional Language Features: Autoboxing / unboxing; Varargs; Type-safe enumerations; Static imports

Useful Java SE Classes and Techniques: The Console class; The StringBuilder class; Formatting techniques; Regular expressions

Inheritance: Overview of inheritance; Defining superclasses and subclasses; Polymorphism; Abstract classes and methods; Final classes and methods

Interfaces: Overview of interfaces; Defining and implementing interfaces; Using interfaces in client code

Collections and Generics: Overview of collections and generics; The need for generics; Using collections; Defining generic classes; Defining generic methods

Exceptions and Assertions: Overview of exception handling; Throwing and catching exceptions; Standard exception classes; Defining new exception classes; Working with assertions

Inner Classes: Overview of inner classes; Regular inner classes; Method-local inner classes; Anonymous inner classes; Static nested classes

File Handling: Overview of working with files; Reading and writing text files; Reading and writing binary files; Serialization

Multithreading: Creating multiple threads; Synchronizing threads; Synchronization classes; Concurrency API

Accessing Databases using JDBC: JDBC drivers and connections; Statements and results; Obtaining metadata; Additional techniques


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