Course Duration
35.0 hr(s)
Mode of Assessment

Participants must complete a paper-based assessment during the class.

Who Should Attend
  • Anyone who desires a practical, technical introduction to the field of software programming
  • Candidates interested in careers such as Java Programmer, Software Developer, Application Developer, etc. This includes but not limited to
1.Polytechnic / University students
2.Fresh Graduates
3.Working Professionals, etc.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF125

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0032093-ICT

Oracle University Course Title: Java SE: Programming I

More than 3 billion devices run Java. As our world becomes more digital, the number of smart devices that run Java is increasing exponentially. Java has moved beyond just computers. Cell phones, parking meters, public transportation passes, ATMs, credit cards, and TVs, to name a few, run Java. Java Certified Professionals are needed to program all these devices.

Well-trained, highly skilled Java professionals are in demand!

  • Earning a Java Certification deepens your Java expertise; you’ll develop sought after skills that map directly to real-world jobs
  • 10 Million Java developers worldwide. You’ll stand out from the pack by earning a certification that truly validates your Java expertise
  • 97% of certified Java professionals say they benefit from knowledge they acquired while preparing to take their certification exams, according to Java Magazine
  • 93% of hiring managers say IT certifications are beneficial and provide value to the company according to CompTIA.

The process of becoming Java certified broadens an individuals knowledge and deepens your skills through exposure to a wide array of important features, functions and tasks. As you prepare for these certification exams, you can work your way through hands-on exercises and labs using real Java code, which expands on your own capabilities as a Java developer.

This entry-level course is aimed at programmers who are new to Java and who need to learn its concepts, language constructs, and data types. The course is designed for programmers who will apply these language skills to develop programs using the latest major versions of the JDK, currently Java 11.

This course (NICF Java SE: Programming I), together with NICF Java SE: Programming II (SF) will help you prepare for Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE Developer certification.


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Course Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  • Write Java code that uses variables, arrays, conditional and loop constructs of achieve program objectives
  • Identify modular programming principles
  • Access and create static fields and methods
  • Encapsulate a class using access modifiers and overloaded constructors
  • Manipulate numeric, text, and string data using appropriate Java operators
  • Set environment variables to allow the Java compiler and runtime executables to function properly
  • Create simple Java classes and use object references to access fields and methods in a class
  • Demonstrate polymorphism by implementing a Java interface
  • Handle a checked exception in a Java application
  • Use a Predicate Lambda expression as the argument to a method
  • Define and implement a simple class hierarchy that supports application requirements


It is required that students need to meet the following criteria:

  • Basic understanding of programming
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and softwares

Course Outline

What is a Java Program

  • Key features of the Java language
  • Java technology and development environment
  • Running and testing a Java program

Creating a Java Main class

  • Java classes
  • The Main method
  • Adding a Main method

Data in the Cart

  • Introducing variables
  • Working with strings
  • Working with numbers
  • Manipulating numeric data

Managing Multiple Items

  • Working with conditions
  • Using IF statements
  • Working with a list of items
  • Processing a list of items

Describing Objects and Classes

  • Working with objects and classes
  • Defining fields and methods
  • Declaring, instantiating, and initializing objects
  • Working with object references
  • Doing more with arrays

Manipulating and Formatting the Data in Your Program

  • Using the String class
  • Using the Java API docs
  • Using the StringBuilder class
  • More about primitive data types
  • More numeric operators
  • Promoting and casting variables

Creating and Using Methods

  • Using methods
  • Method arguments and return values
  • Static methods and variables
  • How arguments are passed to a method
  • Overloading a method

Using Encapsulation

  • Access control
  • Encapsulation
  • Overloading constructors

More on Conditionals

  • Relational and conditional operators
  • More ways to use IF/ELSE constructs
  • Using switch statements
  • Using the Netbeans debugger

More on Arrays and Loops

  • Working with dates
  • Parsing the args array
  • Two-dimensional arrays
  • Alternate looping constructs
  • Nesting loops
  • The ArrayList class

Using Inheritance

  • Overview
  • Working with subclasses and superclasses
  • Overriding methods in the superclass
  • Creating and extending abstract classes

Using Interfaces

  • Polymorphism
  • Polymorphism in the JDK foundation classes
  • Using interfaces
  • Local-variable type inference
  • Using the List interface
  • Introducing Lambda expressions

Handling Exceptions

  • Overview
  • Propagation of exceptions
  • Catching and throwing exceptions
  • Handling multiple exceptions and errors

Deploying and Maintaining the Soccer Application

  • Packages, JARs, architecture
  • Application modification and requirements

Understanding Modules

  • The Module system
  • JARs
  • Module declarations
  • Modular JDK


  • Testing code
  • JShell basics
  • JShell in an IDE

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

1.  Certificate of Completion from Oracle

Certificate of Completion from Oracle will be issued to participants who have met at least 75% attendance and passed the prescribed assessment(s).

2.  Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):

o  Applications Development (ICT-DIT-3002-1.1)

NTUC LearningHub reserves the right not to disclose any information on the assessment process.

3.  External Certification Exam

This course will prepare participants to sit for 1Z0-815 exam. Upon passing both Exam 1Z0-815 and 1Z0-816, participants will receive Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE Developer Certification from Oracle.

Additional Details


Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding
  Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored  
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee $3,690.00 $3,948.30 $3,690.00 $3,948.30 $3,690.00 $3,948.30
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $3,165.00 $3,123.30 $3,165.00 $3,123.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $1940.00 $2,198.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30


  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Participants signing up for this course at the promotional price are not entitled to claim UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) Funding.
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr

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