The Java SE 8 Programmer I Course covers the Oracle Certified Associate 1Z0-808 exam, and is targeted at newcomers to object-oriented programming or Java developers who want to validate their strong Java programming skills and improve their programming skills.

The course starts by covering topics such as Java basics, Java data types, arrays, loop contracts, methods and encapsulation before progressing onto topics such as developing Java applications, mastering Java data types, operators and decision control structures, understanding core Java APIs, encapsulations, and much more. The 1Z0-808 exam curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of system administration, web development, technical management, project management and program management.

Learn to:

  • Create command-line Java applications
  • Understand and apply Object-Oriented concepts such as Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Use java types
  • Create conditional statements and loops
  • Manipulate Arrays and Collections
  • Handle Exceptions
  • Take advantage of new Java SE 8 features, such as Lambda expressions and Date/Time API

Elearning Portal:

Course ScreenshotThis course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged, and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

The Java SE 8 Programmer I Course includes 70+ pre-assessment questions, 6 full length tests, 75+ post assessment questions and 29+ videos.

Free Trial: We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The Java SE 8 Programmer I Course includes the following contents:


The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Chapter & Lessons:

  • Unit One – Java Building Blocks

The following topics are covered: Understanding the Java Class Structure; Writing a main() Method; Understanding Package Declarations and Imports; Creating Objects; Distinguishing Between Object References and Primitives; Declaring and Initializing Variables; Understanding Default Initialization of Variables; Understanding Variable Scope; Ordering Elements in a Class; Destroying Objects; Benefits of Java; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Two – Operators and Statements

The following topics are covered: Understanding Java Operators; Working with Binary Arithmetic Operators; Working with Unary Operators; Using Additional Binary Operators; Understanding Java Statements; Understanding Advanced Flow Control; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Three – Core Java APIs

The following topics are covered: Creating and Manipulating Strings; Using the StringBuilder Class; Understanding Equality; Understanding Java Arrays; Understanding an ArrayList; Working with Dates and Times; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Four – Methods and Encapsulation

The following topics are covered: Designing Methods; Working with Varargs; Applying Access Modifiers; Passing Data Among Methods; Overloading Methods; Creating Constructors; Encapsulating Data; Writing Simple Lambdas; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Five – Class Design

The following topics are covered: Introducing Class Inheritance; Creating Abstract Classes; Implementing Interfaces; Understanding Polymorphism; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Six – Exceptions

The following topics are covered: Understanding Exceptions; Using a try Statement; Recognizing Common Exception Types; Calling Methods That Throw Exceptions; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Unit Seven – Appendix A: How to Install JDK 8 (on Windows & Ubuntu)

The following topics are covered: Downloading JDK; Installing JDK on Microsoft Windows; and Installing JDK on Ubuntu.

  • Unit Eight – Mapping Videos and In Actions to Java SE 8 Programmer I 1Z0-808 Exam Objectives

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with this simulated test environment. Each practice test comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness, and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

Live Labs: Optional (Available for £120.00):

Online Live Labs can be purchased for £120.00 as an additional item when ordering from our website. The live labs are available for 12 months and give you access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization. A Live Lab has equipment such as computers, servers, switches or routers, that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  1. Exam based practical tasks
  2. Real equipment, absolutely no simulations<
  3. Access to the latest industry technologies
  4. Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  5. Break and Reset functionality
  6. No hardware costs


It is recommended that you have previously studied programming languages, or have an existing knowledge of Java Programming.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. The courses are designed as self-study courses but if you have any problems you can email our email support. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.


Assessment is in the form of the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I 1Z0-808 Examination. The Examination has 70 questions in a multiple choice format over a 150 minute period. The passing score is 65%.


Oracle CertificationOn Completion of this course, you can apply for the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I 1Z0-808 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre or through their remote online proctoring service, and exams are currently £178.00 + VAT each.

You can find further information on the exam or register for exam by selecting the Test Takers option on the Pearson Vue Website.

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