Java Programmer

If you’re ready to learn Java, this training program is the perfect place to start. Taking an introductory approach, this Java training course covers most Java syntax elements, concentrating on fundamental and universally useful elements, while providing an overview of many more advanced elements. You will learn to write useful Java classes, applying Object-Oriented concepts such as inheritance, and create Java programs that work with these classes. Early in the course, the concept of objects is introduced so that later concepts can be discussed from the perspective of object orientation.

Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Learn how Java works.
  • Understand the "write once, run anywhere" concept.
  • Understand and learn how to create basic Java objects.
  • Learn how to implement flow-control concepts in Java.
  • Understand Java's package concept and create packages of Java classes.
  • Understand Java arrays and write code to create and use arrays.
  • Learn how to write Java classes using inheritance.
  • Learn how to create and use interfaces.
  • Understand and use the concept of polymorphism in an application
  • Understand how Java's exception-handling mechanism works and learn how to apply exception-handling to Java applications.
  • Understand and use inner classes.
  • Learn how to use elements from the Java API library, including the Collections classes.

Fee $995
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program can be taken on either a PC or a Mac OS X. It is compatible with the Windows XP (Service Pack 2) and later operating systems and with the latest versions of any of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

Please note:  there is limited support for configuring Mac OS X for this program. 

I.    Java Development Kit (JDK)

        •    Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 - Download 

Note: You do not need to download the bundles that include JavaFC, Java EE, or Netbeans. You only need the JDK that includes the JRE and command-line development tools. After installation, the files will be located on the C drive, usually at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1x 

II.    Java SE 8..0 API Documentation

        •    Download 

III.    Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

            •    Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 Update XX - Download 

IV.    Java Editors / IDEs


        Option 1: Crimson Editor

Note: Crimson Editor is probably the best option unless you have a specific reason for using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) listed below. 

        1.    Go to

        2.    Choose the option for Download from the left-hand navigation menu. 

        3.    Choose the most recent release from one of the download mirrors. 

        4.    Execute the file you just downloaded by double-clicking on it. 

                    1.    Read the License Agreement and click on the button labeled I Agree

                    2.    When asked what components to install, you can leave the default settings. 

                    3.    Install Location can be left as default. 

                    4.    When the install finishes, click the button labeled Close

        Option 2: Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Note: Use of the Eclipse integrated development environment is optional for this class at the discretion of the instructor. 

        1.    Go to

        2.    Choose the option Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. This downloads a zip file. 

                    1.    For basic Java classes, we use Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, which does not include Java EE capabilities such as Servlets and JSPs. 

                    2.    For Java EE classes, download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. 

        3.    Unzip/Extract the downloaded file to C:\. The installation is a simple unzip to C:\ (Eclipse does not "install" - you run it directly from eclipse.exe, which will be in C:\eclipse after the unzip). 


        Only Supported Option: Eclipse

        1.    Download Eclipse ID for Java Developers from if you haven't already. 

        2.    Unarchive the Eclipse IDE file you downloaded by double-clicking on it. You can run Eclipse directly from the unarchived location. For consistency with other applications, you may want to place the unarchived folder within the Applications directory. 

        3.    Download the class files for your class if you haven't already. 

        4.    Go to your Documents directory within the Finder and make a folder named Webucator. Drag the class files .zip file into the Webucator folder and unarchive it by double-clicking the file. This will make an additional folder named ClassFiles. 

        5.    Make another new folder within the Webucator folder named Workspace. 

        6.    Open Eclipse by double-clicking on the application file from the location in which you saved it. Once Eclipse opens, you may find it useful to keep Eclipse in the Dock. 

        7.    The first thing you should be presented with is an option to choose your Workspace using the Workspace Launcher dialog. Click the button labeled Browse and navigate to and choose the folder for /ClassFiles/Workspace. Then click the button labeled OK in the Workspace Launcher dialog. 

        8.    Once Eclipse opens, you will see a Welcome screen. Within the main area of the Welcome screen, the click on the button for Workbench at the far-right of the screen. 

        9.    Once the Workbench opens, navigate to File > New > Java Project. However, this seems to take a bit longer. 

  All materials are online.

There are no prerequisites for this program, however prior knowledge of any programming language is helpful.

Instructor Bio

Roger Sakowski has over 35 years of experience in technical training, programming, data management, network administration, and technical writing for companies such as NASA, Sun Microsystems, Bell Labs, GTE, GE, and Lucent among other Fortune 100 companies.

Roger has been an instructor for Webucator for 6 years and previously trained for other prominent technical training companies.

Note: This course is supported by multiple instructors at Webucator, a national training and courseware development company, all of whom are experts in their fields.