Java SE 8 Fundamentals

Course code: JSAL01

Duration:       40 Hours

This Java SE (Standard Edition) 8 Fundamentals training introduces you to object-oriented programming using the Java language. Through hands-on exercises, you'll begin to build a baseline of knowledge to propel your career in development.

It covers the Java programming language constructs, applying program flow techniques, object oriented concepts, object references and write simple error handling code, Java 8 SE packages such as java.time and java.time.format.packages to format and print local date and time, specify a data modification by passing a predicate lambda expression to the collector class.

Java is one of the most widely used languages right from building simple desktop applications to enterprise scale processing, web applications and mobile computing.

We have aligned this training to Oracle Certified Associate - Java SE 8 Programmer certification.


Those who have a need to learn and apply Java programming techniques. Following are some of the relevant job roles.

- Application Developers
- System Administrator
- Developer
- Technical Consultant
- Technical Administrator
- Team Leader
- Web Administrator


This course assumes a basic understanding of the principles of programming and any operating system concepts.


- Write Java code that uses variables, arrays, conditional and loop constructs
- Manipulate primitive numeric data and string data using Java operators
- Create Java classes and use object references
- Access the fields and methods of an object
- Manipulate text data using the methods of the String and StringBuilder classes
- Use casting without losing precision or causing errors
- Declare, override, and invoke methods
- Access and create static fields and methods
- Use classes from the java.time and java.time.format packages to format and print the local date and time
- Encapsulate a class using access modifiers and overloaded constructors
- Define and implement a simple class hierarchy
- Demonstrate polymorphism by implementing a Java Interface
- Use a Predicate Lambda expression as the argument to a method
- Handle a checked exception in a Java application

Education Criteria


Topic 1: What Is a Java Program?

Introduction to Computer Programs
Key Features of the Java Language
The Java Technology and Development Environment
Running/testing a Java program

Topic 2: Creating a Java Main Class

Java Classes
The main Method

Topic 3: Data In the Cart

Introducing variables
Working with Strings
Working with numbers
Manipulating numeric data

Topic 4: Managing Multiple Items

Working with Conditions
Working with a List of Items
Processing a list of items

Topic 5: Describing Objects and Classes

Working with objects and classes
Defining fields and methods
Declaring, Instantiating, and Initializing Objects
Working with Object References
Doing more with Arrays
Introducing the NetBeans IDE
Introducing a Use Case for the purpose of this course

Topic 6: Manipulating and Formatting the Data in Your Program

Using the String Class
Using the Java API Docs
Using the StringBuilder Class
More about primitive data types
The remaining numeric operators
Promoting and casting variables

Topic 7: Creating and Using Methods

Using methods
Method arguments and return values
Static methods and variables
How Arguments are Passed to a Method
Overloading a method

Topic 8: Using Encapsulation

Access Control
Overloading constructors

Topic 9: More on Conditionals

Relational and conditional operators
More ways to use if/else constructs
Using Switch Statements
Using the NetBeans Debugger

Topic 10: More on Arrays and Loops

Working with Dates
Parsing the args Array
Two-dimensional Arrays
Alternate Looping Constructs
Nesting Loops
The ArrayList class

Topic 11: Using Inheritance

Overview of inheritance
Working with subclasses and superclasses
Overriding methods in the superclass
Introducing polymorphism
Creating and extending abstract classes

Topic 12: Using Interfaces

Polymorphism in the JDK foundation classes
Using Interfaces
Using the List Interface
Introducing Lambda expressions

Topic 13: Handling Exceptions

Handling Exceptions: An overview
Propagation of exceptions
Catching and throwing exceptions
Handling multiple exceptions and Errors

Course Review

Exam Preparation