Change your life forever
– become a Java developer in 15 weeks
Student embraces course
and goes from zero to Java developer in 15 weeks
 There is a perception
in the market that it takes years to develop the right skills to
become a Java Developer. Not so says Compuways. By joining its
Beginning Programming with Java, a previously unemployed student
with no previous programming experience managed to get certified in
“Armed with only a Matric certificate with mathematics and enough
determination, this youngster joined our course and threw himself
right into the thick of programming,” says Arnold Graaff.
“Done over five weeks, two nights per week, it wasn't all smooth
sailing as he initially struggled with a few topics in the first
lesson or two.”
this trend was not to continue and according to Graaff, as soon as
the penny dropped, and he grasped the logic behind the theory and
the practical, he turned it all around and was soon the best
performer in the class managing to achieve marks of 70%.
Beginning Programming with Java course takes a student from scratch
and teaches them the basics of Java programming. The main difference
is that the course itself is designed to focus on the fundamentals
of programming as opposed to the language itself.
Compuways course covers Java fundamentals; introducing data types,
operators and loops; introduction classes on objects and methods;
inheritance, interface and inner class; exception handling; the use
of I/O; multithreaded programming; applets, events and miscellaneous
topics; as well as graphical user interfaces.
“This particular student then moved on to the Java/J2SE Programmer
for SUN Certification, which he also completed over five weeks, done
over five Saturdays. He once again surprised all, passing the course
with 72%, after which he then went on to write the international SUN
exam in which he obtained 73%,” states Graaff.
Java / J2SE Programmer for SUN Certification course is designed to
lay the foundation of the fundamentals of Java and the correct use
of the programming language in a variety of situations and
applications. The topics covered in the course include: background
about the SUN exam for the SUN Java/J2SE Programmer Certification;
declarations and access control; arithmetic and logical operators;
flow control; objects and classes; exceptions; inner classes;
garbage collection; fundamental classes in the java.lang package;
and the collections framework.
After the successful completion of the second course he then dived
into the Java/J2SE Developer for SUN Certification and also
completed this in five weeks.
“Firstly, he registered for this exam with SUN and obtained the
guidelines for the practical project he has to hand in to SUN within
a year, after which he joined our course which is intended to assist
in preparing the project for the SUN Certification,” states Graaff.
“After using the course for preparation he obtained a mark in our
course of 74%, and proceeded to hand in his project with SUN well
before the deadline and obtained a mark of 76%.”
purpose of the Compuways course is to teach the student
international best practices in the design and implementation of a
working Java Project. The course outline includes: background about
the SUN exam for the SUN Java/J2SE Developer Certification; project
analysis and design; project overview; implementation of the
project; threading; DvdDatabase class; networking with RMI; the GUI;
and includes a project wrap-up.
“After his SUN Programmer exam we notified clients about a student
with Java potential, after which he was called to an interview by
one of our clients who promptly made him an offer dependant on him
obtaining his SUN certification. As soon as he received his results
he started working immediately. He, like many of our students, is a
real success story for us at Compuways,” ends Graaff.
Compuways has successfully delivered courses using Skype video
conferencing to students in Cape Town with a fast broadband
connection and Skype.
more information about these and other courses please visit
http://www.compuways.co.za and click on the ETraining link.."