Java2 Advanced Programming Training

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Course Description

Students interested in learning more about the Java programming language should take this course to learn advanced programming techniques and concepts.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)


To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following Element K course or have equivalent knowledge: Java 2: Programming Language

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Examination Concepts

  • Topic 1A: Determining an Object’s Type
  • Task 1A-1: Using the instance of Operator
  • Task 1A-2: Using the Class.getName() Method
  • Topic 1B: Reflection
  • Task 1B-1: Using Reflection
  • Topic 1C: Comparing Objects for Equality
  • Task 1C-1: Comparing Objects for Equality

 Lesson 2: Exception Handling

  • Topic 2A: Overview of Exceptions
  • Task 2A-1: Following the Control Flow of an Exception Handler
  • Topic 2B: Writing Exception Handlers
  • Task 2B-1: Writing an Exception Handler

 Lesson 3: Data Structures

  • Topic 3A: Arrays
  • Task 3A-1: Creating an Array
  • Task 3A-2: Manipulating an Array
  • Topic 3B: Collections
  • Task 3B-1: Choosing a Collection
  • Task 3B-2: Working with Collections
  • Task 3B-3: Manipulating a List
  • Topic 3C: Other Data Structures
  • Task 3C-1: Working with a Bit Set
  • Task 3C-2: Working with the Stack Class
  • Task 3C-3: Working with the Hashtable Class

 Lesson 4: I/O

  • Topic 4A: Overview of the Package
  • Task 4A-1: Working with the File Class
  • Task 4A-2: Identifying Input and Output Streams
  • Task 4A-3: Identifying Readers and Writers
  • Topic 4B: Reading Files
  • Task 4B-1: Reading Data from a File
  • Topic 4C: Writing Files
  • Task 4C-1: Writing Data to a File
  • Topic 4D: Reading and Writing Objects
  • Task 4D-1: Serializing an Object

 Lesson 5: Multi-Threaded Programming

  • Topic 5A: Overview of Threads
  • Task 5A-1: Observing a Computer’s Processes
  • Task 5A-2: Observing a Multi-Threaded Program
  • Topic 5B: Using Threads
  • Task 5B-1: Deciding Between Daemon and Non-Daemon Threads
  • Task 5B-2: Creating a Multi-Threaded Program
  • Topic 5C: Synchronization
  • Task 5C-1: Synchronizing a Light Show
  • Task 5C-2: The Producer/Consumer Problem

 Lesson 6: JDBC

  • Topic 6A: Overview of SQL
  • Task 6A-1: Working with the SELECT Statement
  • Task 6A-2: Modifying Data in a Database
  • Topic 6B: Using JDBC
  • Task 6B-1: Configuring ODBC for use with JDBC
  • Task 6B-2: Querying a Database

 Lesson 7: Basic Networking

  • Topic 7A: Overview of Networking
  • Task 7A-1: Networking Concepts
  • Task 7A-2: Identifying Your Computer’s IP Address
  • Task 7A-3: Using the InetAddress Class
  • Topic 7B: Sockets
  • Task 7B-1: Implementing the Client Side of a Socket
  • Task 7B-2: Implementing the Server Side of a Socket
  • Task 7B-3: Using the Remote File Copy Application
  • Topic 7C: Datagram Sockets
  • Task 7C-1: Using Datagram Sockets

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Difficulty in Learning: 
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Slow Start Up Times:
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Commercial License Cost:
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