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Java Programming - Basics for Non-Programmers Course Outline

 (3 days)

Overview
This is an introductory programming course which provides a strong foundation that would allow students to further their skills with additional education. The course begins with an introduction to Java and how it compares to other languages, followed by how to write simple applications. Java Syntax, control code, and data types will all be discussed. In addition, fundamental object-oriented principles such as class creation, inheritance, and interfaces are considered. The latter part of the course will focus on GUI (graphical user interface) development and database connectivity.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for new developers or developers who wish to transition to the Java platform

Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
     Create basic Java applications
     Use NetBeans
     Compile and run Java applications
     Write and document Java Code
     Declare and use variables
     Author expressions
     Use classes, objects, and call methods
     Read and write to the console
     Use different data types
     Code conditional statements (if/else)
     Code loops (while statements)
     Handle exceptions
     Test and debug Java applications
     Define custom reusable classes using NetBeans
     Create objects based on your classes
     Consume objects based on your classes

Prerequisites
Before attending this course, it is recommended that students:
     Have basic computer navigation skills
     Prior programming experience is not necessary, but it can help to put these topics in perspective

Course Outline
(Note: the course material contains much more information that can serve as a useful reference to the learner going forward. This is why the chapter and section numbers listed are not in perfect numeric order)

Section 1: Essential Skills

An introduction to Java
o     An overview of Java
o     Types of Java applications
o     An introduction to Java development
o     How to use NetBeans to work with existing projects
o     How to use NetBeans to develop new projects

How to write your first Java Application
o     Basic coding skills
o     How to work with numeric variables
o     How to work with string variables
o     How to use classes, objects, and methods
o     How to use the console for input and output
o     How to code simple control statements
o     How to test and debug an application

How to work with primitive data types
o     Basic skills for working with data
o     How to code arithmetic expressions
o     How to use Java classes to work with numbers
o     How to use the BigDecimal class

How to code control statements
o     How to code boolean expressions
o     How to code if/else and switch statements
o     How to code loops
o     How to code break and continue statements

How to code methods, handle exceptions, and validate data
o     How to code and call static methods
o     How to handle exceptions
o     How to validate data

How to test, debug, and deploy an application
o     Basic skills for testing and debugging
o     How to use NetBeans to debug an application
o     How to deploy an application

Section 2: Object-oriented programming

How to define and use classes
o     An introduction to classes
o     How to work with a class that defines an object
o     How to code and use static fields and methods
o     More skills for working with objects and methods

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