SKILL BENCHMARK

Java Certified Foundations Associate Literacy

  • 30m
  • 30 questions
The Java Certified Foundations Associate Literacy benchmark assesses your knowledge of design pattern types, the importance of design patterns, and Java data types and how to perform actions on them. You will be evaluated on your skills in recognizing features like constructors, classes, attributes, and methods, in addition to tools that can be used when writing and cleaning code. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to write clean code, compile/run Java programs, and work with mathematical, conditional, relational, bitwise, and unary operations.

Topics covered

  • compile and run a basic Java program from the command line
  • create the Iterator design pattern
  • declare and initialize variables in Java and use the final keyword
  • demonstrate operator precedence in Java
  • demonstrate the use of data type casting and widening and narrowing casting
  • demonstrate the various Java bitwise operators
  • demonstrate the various Java equality and relational operators
  • demonstrate the various Java logical operators
  • demonstrate the various Java unary operators
  • describe and review different types of design anti-patterns
  • describe best practices for writing clean code
  • describe best practices for writing clean, understandable Java code
  • describe coding bad habits and how to prevent them
  • describe data type conversion and the concepts of widening and narrowing conversions
  • describe features and components of a basic Java program
  • describe fundamental design patterns for implementing API resource layout and naming
  • describe methods for refactoring and cleaning up messy code
  • describe the different Java data types and their properties
  • describe the features and components of Java class attributes
  • describe the features and components of Java constructors
  • describe the features and components of Java methods
  • describe the features and components of Java modifiers
  • describe the importance of design patterns
  • describe the importance of writing clean code and the challenges of keeping code clean
  • describe the Java StringBuilder class and how it relates to the String class
  • describe the various Java arithmetic and assignment operators
  • describe the various Java unary operators
  • describe tools that can be used to clean web code such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • describe what are Creational design patterns and discuss implementations of these design patterns
  • describe what are Structural design patterns and discuss implementations of these design patterns

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