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Java SE 8 Fundamentals: Introduction to Java

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Java, an object-oriented programming language, is one of the most widely used development languages in the world today. It allows programmers to create objects that can interact with other objects to solve a problem. This course describes key features of Java and object-oriented programming, Java technology and the development environment, and the product life cycle. It covers defining a class, identifying class components, using a main method, and testing and executing a simple Java program, In addition, this course covers identifying the uses of variables and defining a variable's syntax, and how to work with mathematical operators, basic decision constructs and basic arrays. This course can be used to as part of preparation for the Oracle exam 1Z0-808, Java SE 8 Programmer I, to obtain the Oracle Associate level certification.

Target Audience
Programmers with an understanding of object-oriented programming concepts who want to learn Java; programmers proficient in another object-oriented programming language who want to move to Java


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Java SE 8 Fundamentals: Introduction to Java

  • start the course
  • describe the characteristics and purpose of a computer program
  • describe Java's role in the world, identify Java technology product groups, and list the stages of a Java product life cycle
  • describe the key features of the Java language
  • install, set up, and verify the JDK on Windows
  • describe the features of the installed JDK on Linux and Windows
  • describe how to compile and run a Java program and describe the ways a Java program can output data
  • compile and run a Java program and view its output
  • describe Java classes and packages
  • create a Java class and use the Output window to view any syntax errors
  • describe the role of the main method in a Java program
  • add a Java main method to a class
  • describe variables in Java and outline the guidelines for naming variables
  • describe how to work with the Java String variable
  • describe the benefits of an IDE and create, compile, and troubleshoot a Java project and class in NetBeans IDE
  • use String variables in a Java program
  • describe how to use the int and double numeric data types in Java
  • describe how to use standard mathematical operators in Java
  • use and manipulate numbers in a Java program
  • describe how to work with conditions in Java programs
  • use if statements in a Java program
  • describe how to work with arrays in Java
  • declare, initialize, and use an array in a Java program
  • describe how to use loops to process array items and describe how to use the break statement in Java
  • use a loop to process an array in Java
  • practice basic tasks such as running a program, creating a main class, and processing arrays
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