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Getting Started with Programming, OO and Basic Java for Non-Developers (TT2000)

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

This basic course is intended for anyone who is new to software development and wants, or needs, to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of coding and basics of Java and object-oriented programming concepts.
Attendees might include:
Technically-minded attendees who want or who want to begin the process of becoming an OO application developer
Technical team members from non-development roles, re-skilling to move into software and application development roles within an organization
Recent college graduates looking to apply their college experience to programming skills in a professional environment, or perhaps needing to learn the best practices and standards for programming within their new organization
Technical managers tasked with overseeing programming teams, or development projects, where basic coding knowledge and exposure will be useful in project oversight or communications needs


This “skills-centric” course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, designed to train attendees in basic coding with Java, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current 'on-the-job' experience into every classroom.
Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn:
The steps involved in the creation and deployment of a computer program
What OO programming is and what the advantages of OO are in today's world
To work with objects, classes, and OO implementations
The basic concepts of OO such as encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, and abstraction
The basic constructs that all programming languages share
The basic Java constructs supporting processing as well as the OO orientation
How to use Java exception handling
About and how to use classes, inheritance and polymorphism
About use collections, generics, autoboxing, and enumerations
How to take advantage of the Java tooling that is available with the programming environment being used in the class


Getting Started with Programming, OO and Java Basics for Non-Developers is a skills-focused, hands-on coding course that teaches students the fundamentals of programming object oriented (OO) applications with Java to a basic level, using sound coding skills and best practices for OO development. This course is presented in a way that enables interested students to embrace the fundamentals of coding as well as an introduction to Java, in a gentle paced environment that focuses on coding basics.Students are introduced to the application development cycle, structure of programs, and specific language syntax. The course introduces important algorithmic constructs, string and character manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, standard I/O, and fundamental object-oriented programming concepts. The course explains the use of inheritance and polymorphism early on so the students can practice extensively in the hands-on labs. Structured programming techniques and error handling are emphasized. The course includes the processing of command line arguments and environment variables, so students will be able to write flexible, user-friendly programs. Students will leave this course armed with the required skills to begin their journey as a Java programmer using modern coding skills and technologies.

Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Programming Tools
Programming Fundamentals
  • Thinking About Objects
  • Program Basics
  • Programming Constructs
Java: A First Look
  • The Java Platform
  • Using the JDK
  • The Eclipse Paradigm
  • Writing a Simple Class
OO Concepts
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance, Abstraction, and Polymorphism
Getting Started with Java
  • Adding Methods to the Class
  • Language Statements
  • Using Strings
  • Specializing in a Subclass
Essential Java Programming
  • Fields and Variables
  • Using Arrays
  • Java Packages and Visibility
Advanced Java Programming
  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Interfaces and Abstract Classes
  • Exceptions
Java Developer's Toolbox
  • Utility Classes
  • Enumerations and Static Imports
  • Formatting Strings
Collections and Generics
  • Introduction to Generics
  • Collections
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Getting Started with Programming, OO and Basic Java for Non-Developers (TT2000) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Getting Started with Programming, OO and Basic Java for Non-Developers (TT2000) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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