Java Development Certificate

Java Development

Course Description

Learn how to program in the Java language. Also learn object-oriented programming concepts that are applicable across languages. Finally, learn how to create interfaces into programs via the console or web services.


Goal

Upon completion of this six-month course, you will be able to utilize an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to create Java applications. These applications could use a console interface or web service interface. You will also understand the role that developers play on an overall product team to prepare you for a transition into a work environment.

Online Prerequisite

mid-December 2017

Certificate Program Begins

February 5, 2018

Courses will be held:
Mondays and Wednesdays
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Every other Saturday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Arkansas residents
$999

Out-of-state residents
$1,499

Introductory price per state-funded certificate 
Cost does not include textbook

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  • Getting Started
    • Understanding Java stack
  • IDE / Machine setup
    • Machine configuration
    • Overview of IDE options
    • Installation of Eclipse
  • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Classes
    • Instances
    • Inheritance
  • Programming fundamentals
    • Variables / Loops / Functions
    • Java syntax
  • Console interaction
  • Practicing the language
  • Revisiting the Java stack
  • Why web services?
    • Web applications
    • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Web architecture
    • HTTP protocol
  • Manual testing web services (Postman, curl, etc)
  • Containers
    • Comparison of containers
    • Servlets
    • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs)
    • Tomcat installation
    • Spring
    • Java Runtime
      • Managing dependencies
  • Service Endpoints
  • Databases
    • Database management
    • Relational vs. Non-relational
    • MongoDB
  • Security
    • Overview
    • SSL and KeyTool
  • Additional Development Concepts
    • Build tools
    • Test-driven development
  • Team Dynamics
    • Product teams
    • Agile and Scrum
    • Team communication

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Chad Kieffer

Esoterix Software and Consulting
Lead Developer

Chad has over 20 years of development experience specializing in Healthcare IT, Logistics, and GIS programming.  He holds bachelors degrees in Computer Science, German, and Classical Studies and a masters in Comparative Literature from the University of Arkansas.  While an undergraduate at the U of A, he completed a six-month internship with JB Hunt and worked with the company after graduation.

Chad wrote a software suite for a local healthcare coaching and consulting business and coded solutions for Pfizer Health Services' Healthy Arkansas philanthropic program, for CVS's Employee Smoking Cessation program, and on TechPay™ algorithms for dental labs in the US.  He has also done research, consulting, and development work for numerous government and private agencies, including USDA, NRCS, the U of A, etc.

In addition, he has nearly a decade of part-time teaching and training experience, both as a computer programming track and Community Ed instructor for Northwest Technical Institute and as a programming trainer for several local large companies.

In his current capacity, Chad is primarily engaged in basic data analytics and backend development work for non-profits and municipal government bodies both in Arkansas and in Washington state.