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Introduction to Java Programming I: Foundations and Syntax Basics

Massive Open Online Course
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Overview

Introduction to Java Programming I: Foundations and Syntax Basics

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the Java programming language. It gives you a foundational overview and history of Java, and you’ll learn about the language’s basic syntax. At the end, you will be able to develop interactive console programs with basic data processing and formatting capabilities.

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Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO JAVA

WHY OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING?

BASICS OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

USING PREDEFINED CLASSES

BASIC CONSOLE INPUT AND OUTPUT

PROGRAMMING DECISION-MAKING STATEMENTS

DEVELOPING ITERATIONS AND LOOPS

CREATING AND USING ARRAYS

WRITING METHODS

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Requirements & Materials
Materials

Required

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the foundational basics of the Java programming language.

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What You Will Learn

  • The history of Java
  • Basic elements of a Java program
  • How to execute Java programs
  • How to invoke methods of existing classes
  • Basics of console input and output
  • How to program decision-making statements
  • How to program iterations and loops
  • How to create and use arrays
  • How to write methods
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the motivation behind object-oriented programming.
  • Begin to understand how to think of solutions in terms of classes and objects.
  • Explore modularity and reusability in the context of methods.
  • Gain skills to develop interactive console programs with basic data processing and formatting capabilities.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
President

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment
How do MOOCs work?

Designed for an online audience, MOOCs are available to anyone with an internet connection and are free to enroll. Some MOOCs can be started any time – others at regular intervals – and range in length from a few weeks to a few months to complete. You’ll have access to a wide range of online media and interactive tools, including video lectures, class exercises, discussions, and assessments.

Who can enroll in MOOCs?

Anyone with an internet connection can enroll. Sme courses may be unavailable in a small number of countries because of trade restrictions or government policies.

How do you enroll in a MOOC?

Visit one of our partner platforms — edX, Coursera, or Udacity — to enroll in a MOOC. Then, watch the pre-recorded lectures, learn from the course readings, and complete related work, like quizzes and in some cases, final projects.

How much do MOOCs cost?

Most courses are free, though there is a small fee if you opt to work towards a certificate of completion. Some courses count toward university credit—and some, like our online master’s program in computer science, offer a full degree. These credit-bearing courses do have fees and applications associated with them.

MOOC Credentials
Can I receive CEUs from completed a MOOC?

Yes, Georgia Tech offers CEUs for some completed MOOC courses taken through Coursera and edX. You have the option of purchasing CEUs after earning a verified course certificate.

What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is an acknowledgement that you've successfully completed a MOOC course. You can display your digital badge on your online profiles so that colleagues and employers can see your achievements at a glance.

What other credentials are available after completing a MOOC?

You can earn CEUs, digital badges, and verified certificates of completion. You can also use MOOCs as an alternate pathway to enter Georgia Tech master's programs through The Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters and the Online Master's in Computer Science.

Who issues the transcript or completion certification?

Certificates of completion are issued by the online providers edX, Coursera, and Udacity. Although they are a great way to showcase your skills, they are not the same as official academic credit from Georgia Tech. However, if you purchase CEUs (which are denoted by a badge), then you can request an official GTPE transcript for free.

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