Java SE 8 Programming Part 1

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Video Title
00: Course Introduction – Java SE 8 Programming Part 1
4 min
01: Jump into a Java Program
14 min
02: Running a Java Program
16 min
03: Lab Exercise: Create Your Own First Program
14 min
04: Basic Data Types and Variables
23 min
05: Operators
26 min
06: Lab Exercise: Basic Calculations
5 min
07: Strings
13 min
08: Making a Decision: if Statements
17 min
09: Lab Exercise: Using if statements
8 min
10: Decisions, decisions
17 min
11: Lab Exercise: Using switch statements
13 min
12: Classes
14 min
13: More on Strings
15 min
14: Lab Exercise: Using Strings
15 min
15: Methods
18 min
16: Implementing Your Own Class
19 min
17: Lab Exercise: Declaring and Using Classes
11 min
18: Loops
20 min
19: More on Loops
22 min
20: Lab Exercise: Implementing Loops
5 min
21: Arrays
17 min
22: More on Arrays
19 min
23: Lab Exercise: Implementing Arrays
19 min
24: More on Methods
16 min
25: Classes and Methods: Take 3
24 min
26: Lab Exercise: Overloading Methods
9 min
27: Strings Take 3
13 min
28: Lab Exercise: String Comparisons
9 min
29: Enumerated Types
8 min
30: Lab Exercise: Implementing Enumerated Types
5 min
Quiz: Java SE 8 Programming Part 1
7 hrs 28 mins

Donna Martin

I am a long time programmer.  I first learned C Programming when I was at the University in 1981.  My professional work has focused on computer graphics/user interfaces, and C is the language I have worked with for almost 3 decades (makes me feel younger than saying 30 years!). 

I have worked in the training field since the 90s, and have taught programming at a University Engineering College as well as provided many training seminars in programming, graphics, and UNIX/Linux for large training companies. The majority of my work has involved UNIX/Linux systems. In addition to being a C Programmer I am a Certified Java 8 Programmer, I program in C#, and Tcl/Tk, and have a working knowledge of many other languages.

System Requirements



Computer: Any PC, Mac or Linux 




Internet access is needed as the course utilizes online Java compilers


Course Materials

When you purchase this course you will receive access to these materials.

  • Student Guide
  • Exercise Guide
  • Quiz Guide

Course Links

These links are activated when you purchase this course.

  • Course Evaluation


This course comes with a Transcript that tracks your progress. You can use your transcript to view and monitor your progress and when you complete the course, you can print or email the transcript.

Certificate of Completion

You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion when you finish this course. You will be able to print or email the certificate and share your accomplishment with everyone.

How to Take Your Exam

This course along with Java SE 8 Programming Part 2 prepares you to take the Java SE 8 Programmer 1 1Z0-808 certification exam given by Oracle.  When you successfully pass the exam, you earn the Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer Certification.  To learn more about the exam and certification, click here.