JA05 - Java for Associates - 3 Days

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to object-oriented development in Java, and aims to paint the big picture of how Java is used in contemporary system designs.

The goal throughout the course is to focus on principles, concepts, and capabilities. We cover syntax and details where necessary, but we concentrate always on the 'why' not the 'how'.

The course provides an introduction to object oriented concepts such as classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism, object associations, and so on. We use UML to help us model these concepts, and we use Java to help us realise these concepts.

The course also describes Java technologies in three core respects

client systems (including mobile), server systems, and integration technologies. We analyse the tools and APIs in current use, describe how they fit together, and discuss best practice and patterns.

This course is aimed at managers of Java software teams, and also developers who are embarking on a Java career. This course will help you prepare for the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE (1Z0-850) certification examination.


Basic knowledge of computer systems and software development. Some programming experience would be an advantage.


What you will learn:

  • Understanding fundamental Object-Oriented concepts
  • Implementing Object-Oriented concepts in Java
  • Algorithm design and implementation
  • Understanding Java development processes and tools
  • Understanding Java platforms and integration technologies
  • Understanding Java client technologies
  • Understanding Java server technologies


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

On-site course enquiry (from £165 pp per day)

Course Details

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Introduction to the Java Platform
Java goals and principles
Overview of Java Standard Edition, Java Enterprise Edition, and Java Micro Edition
Understanding the role of the Java Virtual Machine
Overview of common Java development environments and build tools

Java Language Fundamentals
How to write, compile, and run Java
Core syntax rules
Using variables
Decisions and loops
Algorithm design

Structuring Java Data and Algorithms
Defining and calling functions
Using arrays
Using collections
Understanding generics

Getting Started with Object Orientation in Java
Overview of OO principles
Using UML as a modelling notation
Designing and implementing simple classes
Defining class state and behaviour
Creating objects
Understanding packages

Object Orientation in Larger Systems
Identifying which classes are required
Responsibility-driven design
Implementing associations and composition in Java

Designing Hierarchies
Overview of inheritance
Modelling type hierarchies
Implementing inheritance in Java
Abstract classes and interfaces

Java Persistence
Overview of APIs available
Using the File I/O API
Using the JDBC database API
Using the JAXP XML API

Rich Client Applications
Overview of APIs available
Using AWT and Swing

Mobile applications
Overview of APIs available
Understanding Java Micro Edition
Introduction to Android

Overview of Enterprise Applications
What is Java EE? Understanding web components
Understanding JNDI and EJBs
Understanding entity beans
Understanding messaging

Enterprise Applications in Action
Servlets, JSPs, and JSF
Session beans
Entity beans and the Java Persistence API

Integration Technologies
Web services using SOAP
Web services using REST
Messaging using the JMS API
Remote Method Invocation



Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we are not currently running public courses. However, most of our courses can be delivered over the web (with mainframe access where necessary).

Dates are being arranged daily - please phone or email for further information.

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