On this accelerated 3-day OCA Java SE 8 programming course, you'll be introduced to object orientated programming using the Java language.
Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, your expert instructor will guide you through creating command-line Java applications and creating conditional statements and loops. This technique, which combines both theoretical and practical tasks, will accelerate your learning as well as provide you with the hands-on experience you'll need to apply your skills to the real-world. You'll also learn how to:
- Apply Object-Oriented concepts such as Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism
- Use java types
- Manipulate Arrays and Collections
- Handle Exceptions
- Take advantage of new Java SE 8 features, such as Lambda expressions and Date/Time API
On this course, you'll prepare for and take the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
Achieving this certification is a prerequisite for attempting the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II. Save hundreds by combining both the OCA Java SE 8 Programmer and OCP Java SE 8 Programmer courses on the accelerated 7-day combined Oracle OCA and OCP Java SE 8 Programmer Certification course.
If you're a system administrator, project, web developer, program or technical manager looking to improve your programming skills, this course is ideal for you.
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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training
- You'll be OCA Java SE 8 Programmer certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be OCA Java SE 8 Programmer trained in record time
- Our OCA Java SE 8 Programmer course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
- Pass OCA Java SE 8 Programmer first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
- You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
- You’ll learn OCA Java SE 8 Programmer faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
- You’ll be studying OCA Java SE 8 Programmer with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 74,974 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
- You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging
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Benefits of Training with Firebrand
- Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
- A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
- Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
- Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
- No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify
OCA Java SE 8 Programmer
- Define the scope of variables
- Define the structure of a Java class
- Create executable Java applications with a main method; run a Java program from the command line; including console output.
- Import other Java packages to make them accessible in your code
- Compare and contrast the features and components of Java such as: platform independence, object orientation, encapsulation, etc.
Java Data Types
- Declare and initialise variables (including casting of primitive data types)
- Differentiate between object reference variables and primitive variables
- Know how to read or write to object fields
- Explain an Object's Lifecycle (creation, "dereference by reassignment" and garbage collection)
- Develop code that uses wrapper classes such as Boolean, Double, and Integer.
Operators and Decision Constructs
- Use Java operators; including parentheses to override operator precedence
- Test equality between Strings and other objects using == and equals ()
- Create if and if/else and ternary constructs
- Use a switch statement
- Declare, instantiate, initialise and use a one-dimensional array
- Declare, instantiate, initialise and use multi-dimensional array
- Create and use while loops
- Create and use for loops including the enhanced for loop
- Create and use do/while loops
- Compare loop constructs
- Use break and continue
Methods and Encapsulation
- Create methods with arguments and return values; including overloaded methods
- Apply the static keyword to methods and fields
- Create and overload constructors; including impact on default constructors
- Apply access modifiers
- Apply encapsulation principles to a class
- Determine the effect upon object references and primitive values when they are passed into methods that change the values
- Describe inheritance and its benefits
- Develop code that demonstrates the use of polymorphism; including overriding and object type versus reference type
- Determine when casting is necessary
- Use super and this to access objects and constructors
- Use abstract classes and interfaces
- Differentiate among checked exceptions, unchecked exceptions, and Errors
- Create a try-catch block and determine how exceptions alter normal program flow
- Describe the advantages of Exception handling
- Create and invoke a method that throws an exception
- "Recognise common exception classes (such as NullPointerException, ArithmeticExcpetion, ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException, ClassCastException)"
Java API Classes
- Manipulate data using the StringBuilder class and its methods
- Creating and manipulating Strings
- Create and manipulate calendar data using classes from java.time.LocalDateTime, java.time.LocalDate, java.time.LocalTime, java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter, java.time.Period
- Declare and use an ArrayListof a given type
- Write a simple Lambda expression that consumes a Lambda Predicate expression
See Exam Track...
You will sit the following exam at the training centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808)
- Duration: 150 minutes
- Number of Questions: 70
- Passing Score: 65%
- Format: Multiple Choice
See What's Included...
Your accelerated course includes:
- Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
- Onsite exams
- Examination vouchers*
- Practice tests**
- Certification Guarantee***
- Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
- 24-hour lab access
- Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
- Digital courseware (if available)
- * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
- ** Not on all courses
- *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
Before you attend this course, you should have at least six months’ programming experience in Java.
Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.
Oracle OCA Java SE 8 Programmer Course Dates
Oracle - OCA Java SE 8 Programmer
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