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This intense five-day course begins with a discussion of why Java has become so popular and ends with the student writing a fully-functional chat program that uses Java threads, sockets, streams and GUI programming.

Course Outline

Java: Behind the Wheel is an introduction to Java that builds a foundation for using Java in a real-world development environment. 

This intense five-day course begins with a discussion of why Java has become so popular and ends with the student writing a fully-functional chat program that uses Java threads, sockets, streams and GUI programming.

At course completion

After taking this class, students will be able to develop object oriented programs in Java. Topics covered include multi-threading, Swing GUI development, creating socket and TCP/IP connections, I/O, interfaces, and object-oriented concepts. 

Course Outline

Module 1: An Introduction to Java

  • Java Overview: What Java is and why it is so popular today.
  • The Lifecycle of Other Programs: A look at how programs are developed in other languages.
  • The Lifecycle of a Java Program: A look at how Java programs are developed. Performance Issues: Translating vs. Interpreting.
  • A Simple Java Program: Writing a class in Java with main().
  • The Java Development Kit: The tools used to create a Java program.
  • Writing a Java Program: The details of creating and running a Java program. 
Module 2: The Java Programming Language
  • Java Keywords: The Java language.
  • Identifiers: Names used to identify the various parts of a program, like names of classes, methods and fields.
  • The Built-in Data Types: The way Java stores data.
  • Literals:
  • Constants:
  • The String Class: A useful class in Java.
  • Declaring Variables: Allocating memory for data.
  • Arithmetic Operators: The syntax of the Java operators and their order of operation.
  • Comparison Operators
  • Boolean Expressions: Logic and the Boolean operators.
  • The if Statement: The basic tool for making decisions.
  • The if/else Statement: Extending an if statement.
  • The switch Statement: Another decision maker.
  • The while Loop: Repeating code.
  • The do/while Loop: A variation of the while loop.
  • The for Loop: Useful for repeating a specific number of tasks.
Module 3: Object Oriented Analysis & Design
  • OOP and Procedural Languages: Today€(TM)s common programming languages.
  • Writing a Program Procedurally: An overview of how procedural programs are designed.
  • Writing a Program Using Objects: An overview of OOP.
  • Classes and Object: The fundamental components of an object-oriented program.
  • An Introduction to OOAD: Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • UML: The Unified Modeling Language.
  • Inheritance: Creating a new class from an existing class.
Module 4: Classes and Objects
  • Classes and Objects: An object is an instance of a class.
  • Writing a Class in Java: Determining fields and methods.
  • Instantiating Objects: The "new" keyword.
  • Using Objects: The dot operator.
  • Understanding References: Understanding the difference between a reference and an object.
  • Garbage Collection
  • The == operator
  • The "this" Reference
  • Methods: The signature of a method.
  • Invoking Methods: Using the dot operator.
  • Passing References by Value: Understanding call-by-value.
  • Method Overloading
  • Constructors: A special type of method that allows an object to be initialized when it is instantiated.
  • Access Specifiers
  • Encapsulation: Hiding the fields of a class.
  • Static Fields and Methods: Understanding the concept of static.
  • Instance and Static initializers
  • Packages: Java€(TM)s well-defined namespace technique.
Module 5: Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Inheritance: Creating new classes from existing classes.
  • The "is a" Relationship: Determining when inheritance is a good design.
  • The extends Keyword: Implementing inheritance in Java.
  • What Gets Inherited: Understanding what a child inherits from its parent.
  • Single Inheritance: A child can only have one parent.
  • Method Overriding: A child class overriding a behavior of the parent class.
  • The super Keyword:
  • The Object Class: The finalize() and toString() methods
  • Constructors: Using this() and super()
  • Polymorphism
  • Virtual methods
  • final Methods and Classes
  • Abstraction 
Module 6: Arrays
  • Arrays: Contiguous memory for storing data.
  • Array References
  • Array Objects: Instantiating arrays.
  • Using Arrays: Indexes and the length attribute.
  • Arrays of References
  • Copying Arrays: System.arraycopy()
  • Multidimensional Arrays
Module 7: Interfaces
  • Interfaces: Creating an interface in Java.
  • Implementing an Interface: A class implements each method of an interface.
  • Constants in Interfaces: Interfaces can contain static final attributes.
  • Extending Interfaces: An interface can be subclassed by another interface.
  • Interfaces and Polymorphism: Using interface references. 
Module 8: Exception Handling
  • Exceptions: The hierarchy of exception classes.
  • The Throwable Class: The parent of all the exception and error classes.
  • Catching Exceptions: Using try/catch blocks.
  • Declaring Exceptions: The handle or declare rule.
  • Throwing Exceptions: The "throws" keyword.
  • The finally Statement: Always executes after a try block.
  • User-defined Exceptions: Creating your own exception classes.
Module 9: GUI Programming
  • Swing vs. AWT: Understanding the difference options available.
  • Containers and Components: The relationship between components and containers.
  • The java.awt.Frame Class: Represents a standard window.
  • Layout Managers: Flow, border and grid layout.
  • Event Handling: The delegation model.
  • The GUI Events: The event classes and listener interfaces.
  • The Event Adapters
  • Components: The various Swing and AWT components.
Module 10: Threads
  • Processes vs. Threads: Understanding what a thread is.
  • Thread Scheduling: The lifecycle of a thread.
  • Creating a Thread: The Thread class and the Runnable interface.
  • Synchronization: Making your Java classes thread-safe.
Module 11: Input and Output
  • The File Class: Represents a file on a hard drive.
  • The java.io Package: An overview of the input/output classes.
  • Streams vs. Readers and Writers: Binary streams vs. character streams.
  • Low-level Streams: Connecting to the source of data.
  • High-level Streams: Stream filters and buffers.
  • Serialization: Java€(TM)s object serialization.
  • Low-level Readers and Writers: Character streams.
  • High-level Readers and Writers

Module 12: Sockets

  • Sockets: An overview of sockets.
  • The Server: Listening for requests from clients.
  • The Client: Connecting to the server.
  • Socket Streams: Communicating between the client and server.

Appendix A: Applets

  • An Overview of Applets: A Java program that runs in a web browser.
  • The Applet Class: The parent class of all applets.
  • The Methods of the Applet Class: init(), start(), stop(), destroy() and paint().
  • Embedding an Applet in a Webpage: The
  • The Graphics Class: Used for drawing in the applet.
  • Parameters: Allows the HTML to pass data to the applet.

Prerequisites & Certificates

This course is designed for developers who want to learn the Java programming language and have experience in other languages like C, COBOL, Visual Basic, Fortran, and so on.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
Map & Reviews
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We have not received any reviews specific to this course as yet, however here are some reviews of the training vendor.

I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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