Oracle Certified Java Associate, Java 8

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This course is aimed at Java developers who are preparing for the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer I [1Z0-808] examination. The course includes detailed coverage of all the topics in the exam, and includes comprehensive examples and exercises to assist your preparation for the exam as well as your general Java career.
At least 6 months experience in any language
What you`ll learn:
Declaring variables and using Java operators
Using loops and decision-making constructs
Working with strings
Defining and using arrays
Working with methods
Defining classes and creating objects
Implementing inheritance relationships
Dealing with exceptions
Java 8 features
Java Basics:
Define the scope of variables
Define the structure of a Java class
Create executable Java applications with a main method
Import other Java packages to make them accessible in your code
Working With Java Data Types:
Declare and initialize variables
Differentiate between object reference variables and primitive variables
Read or write to object fields
Explain an Object's Lifecycle (creation, "dereference" and garbage collection)
Call methods on objects
Manipulate data using the StringBuilder class and its methods
Creating and manipulating Strings
Using Operators and Decision Constructs:
Use Java operators
Use parenthesis to override operator precedence
Test equality between Strings and other objects using == and equals ()
Create if and if/else constructs
Use a switch statement
Creating and Using Arrays:
Declare, instantiate, initialize and use a one-dimensional array
Declare, instantiate, initialize and use multi-dimensional array
Declare and use an ArrayList
Using Loop Constructs:
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
Working with Methods and Encapsulation:
Create methods with arguments and return values
Apply the static keyword to methods and fields
Create an overloaded method
Differentiate between default and user defined constructors
Create and overload 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
Working with Inheritance:
Implement inheritance
Develop code that demonstrates the use of polymorphism
Differentiate between the type of a reference and the type of an object
Determine when casting is necessary
Use super and this to access objects and constructors
Use abstract classes and interfaces
Handling Exceptions:
Differentiate among checked exceptions, RuntimeExceptions and Errors
Create a try-catch block and determine how exceptions alter normal program flow
Describe what Exceptions are used for in Java
Invoke a method that throws an exception
Recognize common exception classes and categories
Java 8 Features:
Functional interface
Using Predicates and other functional interfaces in Java 8
Using the Java 8 time API