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Oracle Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Certification




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Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
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Java is the number one development platform in the world, running on 97% of desktops. So it's no surprise that Java programmers are some of the most sought after by employers. A java certification course adds bonafide credentials to any resume, and is a sure fire way to strengthen your skills and employment prospects.

Everything you need for Java Certification

Over 62 lectures and 2.5 hours of content

Solve programming problems using decision constructs, loop constructs, data types, classes, objects and inheritance

- Learn all the necessary content to pass Oracle's Java Programmer Level 1 Exam

- Follow the exact curriculum used by Oracle to prepare developers for the exam

- Gain proficiency at Java from beginner to intermediate levels

- Tackle real world problems both for practice and entry-level employment

- Get Java Certified Now

This course is specially designed for beginning or intermediate Java programmers, particularly those wishing to pass the Java Programmer Level 1 Certification exam. You'll follow the same curriculum used by Oracle, the biggest computer technology corporation in the world, by working on a different practice file for each section. You will be a coding example with a specific problem to solve, with a separate file revealing the solution. The practice files will not only help you understand the material, but will give you first-hand problem solving experience too.

You will begin with a brief introduction to the very basics of Java, before moving on to implement simple concepts like variables, data types, etc. As your knowledge strengthens you will move on to object oriented programming, learning about polymorphism and encapsulation and how to apply them to relevant situations. During the final stages of the course, you will learn how Java handles errors and exceptions, how to catch them, how and where they affect your code, and how to resolve them.

On completion of this course, you will have gained a very valuable and much sought after skill set; solving coding and programming problems by implementing the concepts learned on the course, and more importantly, correctly applying them. You will be fully prepared for your Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Exam too.

Tools Used

Java Development Kit (JDK): JDK is a software development kit used by the Java platform. Released under public license, it's free to use and comes in a variety of implementations; Java SE, Java EE, Java ME. It runs on Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X or Windows.

NetBeans IDE: Netbeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. It supports development of all Java application types, running in conjunction with the various implementations of Java Development Kits; Java ME, Java EE, Java SE, and so on.


Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer

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Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Course

Introduction to the Course (1:46)

Java Basics

Section Introduction (0:11)

Hello World!- for the NetBeans IDE (4:44)

Creating and Using Packages (1:45)

Section Conclusion (0:29)

Working with Java Data Types

Section Introduction (0:11)

Variables (2:32)

Initializing Fields (2:21)

Primitive Data Types (4:04)

The Numbers Classes (5:44)

Inheritance (7:23)

Declaring Member Variables (2:41)

Creating Objects (1:15)

Using Objects (1:44)

Explain an Object's Lifecycle (1:54)

The StringBuilder Class (6:29)

Summary of Characters and Strings (4:29)

Strings (2:28)

Converting Between Numbers and Strings (7:00)

Section Conclusion (0:29)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills

Using Operators and Decision Constructs

Section Introduction (0:20)

Assignment, Arithmetic and Unary Operators (2:15)

Equality, Relational and Conditional Operators (2:27)

Expressions, Statements and Blocks (4:07)

Object as a Superclass (3:28)

The if-then and if-then-else Statements (3:27)

The switch Statement (3:27)

Section Conclusion (0:09)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:15)

Creating and Using Arrays

Section Introduction (0:26)

One-dimensional Arrays (4:05)

Multi-dimensional Arrays (2:43)

ArrayList (4:13)

Section Conclusion (0:13)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:29)

Using Loop Constructs

Section Introduction (0:21)

The while and do-while Statements (3:14)

The for Statement and Enhanced for Loop (4:27)

Branching Statements ('break' and 'continue') (4:17)

Section Conclusion (0:26)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:13)

Working with Methods and Encapsulation

Section Introduction (0:16)

Returning Values from Methods (3:37)

Apply the Static Keyword to Methods and Fields (2:49)

Create an Overloaded Method (1:49)

Constructors (2:14)

Access Modifiers (2:14)

Encapsulation Principles (1:40)

Passing Information to a Method or a Constructor (3:19)

Section Conclusion (0:35)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:16)

Working with Inheritance

Section Introduction (0:23)

Implement Inheritance (3:11)

Use super and this to Access Objects and Constructors (5:13)

Use Abstract Classes and Interfaces (3:47)

Defining and Implementing an Interface (2:32)

Section Conclusion (0:15)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:16)

Handling Exceptions

Section Introduction (0:26)

Exceptions and Errors (9:26)

Describe What Exceptions are Used for in Java (5:04)

Section Conclusion (0:11)

Object Oriented Programming Tip (0:17)

Ideas for Practicing These Skills (0:23)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you will have unlimited course access for 12 months.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Who is this course for?


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Does this course include the exam and certificate?


Hi David, This course is entry level and once completed you'll receive a certificate. Once you have completed this course you'll be ready for the actual Java SE7 Programmer Level 1 Exam. eTrain

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