Certified Java Associate Course

Certified Java Associate Course
Course Code: UCLKITWD09
Enrolment Fee: £311.25  £249.00
Format: Online
Award: Javascript Fundamentals Training
Accreditation: UKLC
Study Time: Self Paced
Experience: No Entry Requirements

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A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Certified Java Associate. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Certified Java Assosiate is a flexible and convenient course  which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Certified Java Associate is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Oracle Certified Java Associate course is designed to enable students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language. The course teaches the significance of object-oriented programming, the keywords and constructs of the Java programming language, and the steps required to create simple Java technology programs. Students taking this course can receive a solid basis in the Java programming language upon which to base continued work and training. The course features the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) platform, and uses the Java SE Development Kit 6 (JDK 6) product.


  • In-depth understanding of Object-Oriented programming
  • Differentiate Client vs. Server Technologies
  • Use JDBC and SQL to connect to databases
  • Be prepared to pass the Oracle exam: 1Z0-850


Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Certified Java Associate course is divided into three comprehensive Sessions. 

Session 1

Section A: Creating and Compiling Java Programs
Section B: Working with Variables and References
Section C: Branching and Loops
Section D: Working with Arrays
Section E: Working with Functions

Session 2

Section A: Object-Oriented Programming Basics
Section B: Creating Custom Classes
Section C: Understanding Subclassing
Section D: Interfaces and Abstract Classes

Session 3

Section A: Understanding UML
Section B: Java Integration Technologies
Section C: HTML and JavaScript 

(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Student TestimonialsWhat have other students said?

“This class taught me a lot of good information in short amount of time.” - Priscilla L.


Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Certified Java Associate course. If the student prefers to have a 24/7 support from the Tutors, there will be an additional cost of £50 for a 90 day support. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration

The students will have a 12 month online access to the Course and the Learning Resources.


Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Certified Java Associate and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.



Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees

The enrolment fee for the Certified Java Associate home study course is £311.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £249 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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Pay in Full (Incl.90 Days 24/7 Support)



Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured? 
The Certified Java Associate is divided into three comprehensive sessions. 

Session 1

Section A: Creating and Compiling Java Programs

  • Development Tools Needed
  • Writing a Simple Java Program
  • Classes
  • Creating a New Java Class
  • Understanding Java Classes
  • Streams
  • Writing Code in Notepad
  • Command Line Code Execution
  • Using a Package
  • Compiling a Package using -d Option
  • Primary Java Packages
  • Primary Java Platforms

Section B: Working with Variables and References

  • Variables and References
  • Declaring and Initializing Variables
  • Assignment Operators
  • Primitive Variables
  • Variable Considerations
  • Capturing User Input
  • Importing Classes
  • Performing Mathematical Calculations
  • Understanding Enums
  • Using Java Documentation

Section C: Branching and Loops

  • Branching with IF Statements
  • Creating Compound Logical Statements
  • Switch Case Break Statements
  • For Loops
  • While Loops
  • Do…While Loops
  • Understanding Endless Loops
  • Break and Continue Statements

Section D: Working with Arrays

  • Arrays Defined
  • Declaring Arrays
  • Initializing Individual Array Indexes
  • Looping through Arrays
  • Looping For…Each

Section E: Working with Functions

  • Creating Functions
  • Sending Arguments to Main
  • Returning Values with a Function
  • Function Parameter Types and Usage
  • Functions and Scope Considerations

Session 2

Section A: Object-Oriented Programming Basics

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Class Attributes and Behaviors
  • Objects
  • The String Class
  • Concatenation Operator
  • charAt()
  • indexOf()
  • trim()
  • substring()
  • replace()
  • length()
  • The StringBuffer Class
  • append()
  • reverse()
  • deleteCharAt()

Section B: Creating Custom Classes

  • Private vs. Public Classes
  • Implementing a Class
  • Class Rules
  • Creating Setters and Getters
  • Creating and Using the Constructor
  • Static Methods and Classes
  • Adding a Static Property
  • Altering Public and Private
  • Polymorphism
  • Classes and Variable Scope

Section C: Understanding Subclassing

  • Creating a Subclass
  • Using the Superclass Constructor
  • Overriding Methods
  • Inheritance Rules to Consider
  • Instantiating Subclasses

Section D: Interfaces and Abstract Classes

  • Creating an Interface
  • Implementing the Interface
  • Writing Method Implementations
  • Writing a Test Class
  • Overriding Interface Methods
  • Modifying the Test Class
  • Creating an Abstract Class
  • Extending an Abstract Class

Session 3

Section A: Understanding UML

  • Uniform Modeling Language
  • UML Perspectives and Views
  • Basic Object-Oriented Programming Terms
  • UML Class Diagrams
  • UML Inheritance Diagrams

Section B: Java Integration Technologies

  • Remote Method Invocation
  • RMI Interfaces and Classes
  • Remote Object Implementation
  • Java Database Connectivity
  • Sample JDBC Code
  • Database Connection Considerations
  • Understanding JNDI
  • Java Messaging Service
  • Messaging Process Diagrams

Section C: HTML and JavaScript

  • HTML and JavaScript Overview
  • Understanding HTML Structure
  • Understanding JavaScript Structure
  • HTML Advantages and Disadvantages
  • JavaScript Advantages and Disadvantages
  • HTML and JavaScript Coding Example 


Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Website Designer

Web designers use both creative and technical skills to build or revamp websites. They must be able to picture how a site will look (at the 'front end'), and also understand how it will work (at the 'back end').

As a web designer, you could work on anything from an interactive educational resource, to an online shopping site. Your main duties would include:

  • meeting the client to discuss what they want their site to do and who it is aimed at
  • preparing a design plan, showing the site structure and how the different parts link together
  • deciding which text, colours and backgrounds to use
  • laying out pages, positioning buttons, links and pictures, using design software
  • adding multimedia features like sound, animation and video
  • testing and refining the design and site features until everything works as planned
  • uploading the site to a server for publication online.
  • Depending on the project, you may be contracted to maintain your client's website once it is up and running.


Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

OnlineExpert (Internet)

OnlineExpert is our next-generation course delivery infrastructure and e-learning platform. This dynamic Web-based system combines the benefits of traditional classroom instruction and the advantages of computer-based training in a flexible delivery format. OnlineExpert provides anytime, anywhere learning, allowing you to study at work, at home during evenings or weekends, even from a hotel room while traveling.

"OnlineExpert was amazing training. Going into onlineExpert I was sure to learn nothing since it was a video, that I assumed that I would not listen to. However, I learned more then what I thought and took on more knowledge leaving the site then I had when I came onto the site." - Ashley R.

CD-ROMs integrate expert video instruction with hands-on exercises and challenging labs. Because our CDs utilize digital video, the personality of the instructor is not lost in the format. You get the advantage of interactivity and the flavor of a live presentation from an expert who brings the training concepts to life. CD-ROM is one of the most popular elearning delivery media among LearnKey customers. CDs have a user-friendly interface that provides dynamic delivery of movie files. They also have ample space for additional features like questions, interactive exercises, a course index and a glossary.
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.



Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community



We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper






Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

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Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.

Required Minimum Hardware & Operating Systems 

  • Pentium III 500 MHz (or greater) 
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM for Win 2000 & XP) 
  • 1 GB RAM (Win Vista) 
  • 200 MB Free Disk Space (or greater) 
  • 8x CD-ROM drive 
  • 56.6 Kbps Modem or High-Bandwidth 
  • Full Duplex sound card and speakers (Headphones - Recommended for       group training environment) 
  • AGP 4MB DVD/Video Card or greater (High color (16-bit) video or higher) 
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows      Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home edition, or Windows XP      Professional

Required Minimum Software 

  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher 
  • Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Version 5.0.3309 or higher 
  • Macromedia Flash Player Version 7.0 or higher 
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 or higher 
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher 
  • OnlineExpert Plug-in for interactive lab questions


MediaPoint technology is a supplemental tool to OnlineExpert. It allows the learner to access video instruction over the web while avoiding the potential problems associated with streaming video.

Workstation Hardware 

  • Pentium III 500 MHz (or greater) 
  • 64MB (128 MB w/Win 2000 & XP) 
  • 1 GB RAM (Win Vista) 
  • 200 MB Hard Drive Free Disk Space (or greater) 
  • 8x CD ROM (if using MediaPoint CD's) 
  • AGP 4MB Video Card (or greater; 16-bit video) 
  • 100% SoundBlaster Compatible Sound Card /Full-Duplex 
  • Headphones - Recommended for group elearning environment 
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Connection w/ TCP/IP Installed 
  • Monitor Supports 16-bit Video 
  • Mouse & Keyboard

Workstation Software 

  • Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP 
  • Windows Media Player 9 
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher 
  • LearnKey Plug-in for interactive lab questions 
  • Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Version 5.0.3309 or higher 
  • Flash Player Version 7.0 or higher

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.



FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.



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