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Android Programming with Java Basics

Android Programming with Java Basics Course Description

The Android platform is the fastest growing mobile development platform in the world. With Android phones being produced by all of the major phone manufacturers, and the addition of new tablet devices, the platform will only continue to grow. NetCom's 7-day Android Programming course will teach application development for the Android Development using the Java Programming Language and the Eclipse Development Environment. This course will include basic application development including use of the Android phone camera, geolocation tools, and playing audio and video files.

Intended Audience for the Android Programming with Java Basics Course

  • Preferably anyone with basic familiarity with Java programming, who wants to learn how to get started with Android applications. However, a programmer with no background in Java should be able to pick things up very quickly.

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Android Programming with Java Basics Course Objectives

  • Learn the basics of Android.
  • Understand the application lifecycle.
  • Write simple GUI applications.
  • Use built-in widgets and components.
  • Work with the database to store data locally.
  • Build your own Android apps
  • Explain the differences between Android and other mobile development environments
  • Understand how Android applications work, their life cycle, manifest, Intents, and using external resources
  • Design and develop useful Android applications with compelling user interfaces by using, extending, and creating your own layouts and Views and using Menus.
  • Take advantage of Android's APIs for data storage, retrieval, user preferences, files, databases, and content providers
  • Tap into location-based services, geocoder, compass sensors, and create rich map-based applications
  • Utilize the power of background services, threads, and notifications.
  • Use Android's communication APIs for SMS, telephony, network management, and internet resources (HTTP).
  • Secure, tune, package, and deploy Android applications

Android Programming with Java Basics Course Outline

    1. Creating Basic Java Applications
      1. Creating Applications in Packages
      2. Java Variables
      3. Java Conditionals and Loops
      4. Java Arrays
      5. Java Array Lists
    2. Java Object Oriented Concepts Review*
      1. Creating a Java Class
      2. Improving the Java Class
      3. Using Inheritance
      4. Understanding Interfaces
      5. The Static Context
    3. Creating Your First Android Applications
      1. The Hello World Application
      2. Working with the Emulator
      3. Strings
      4. Drawables
      5. Introducing the Manifest
      6. Understanding the Activity Lifecycle
    4. Creating Listeners
      1. Listeners Using an inner class
      2. Listeners Using an interface
      3. Listeners By Variable Name
      4. Long Clicks
      5. Keyboard Listeners
    5. Understanding Android View Containers
      1. Linear Layout
      2. Relative Layout
      3. Table Layout
      4. List View
    6. Android Widgets Part I
      1. Custom Buttons
      2. Toggle Buttons
      3. Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
      4. Spinners
    7. Android Widgets Part II
      1. Autocomplete Text Box
      2. Map View
      3. Web Views
      4. Time and Date Pickers
    8. Communicating Between Activities
      1. Switching Activities
      2. Putting Extra
      3. Using Shared Preferences
    9. Storing Information on the Device
      1. Internal Storage
      2. External Storage
      3. Web Communication and Storage
    10. Audio and Video
      1. Playing Audio with the MediaPlayer
      2. More Audio Options
      3. Playing Video with the MediaPlayer
      4. Recording and Storing Audio Content
    11. Custom List Views
      1. List Activities with Custom Layouts
      2. List Activities with Custom Adapters
      3. Displaying multiple items in a List View
    12. Integrating Web Services
      1. Text Based Web Services
      2. Sending data to a Web Services
      3. Integrating a JSON based web service
    13. Creating Home Screen Widgets
      1. Creating the Widget Background
      2. Placing and Updating the Widget
      3. Events on the Widget
    14. Drawing and Animation
      1. The Android Drawing API
      2. Animation with XML
      3. Programatic Animation
    15. Geolocation
      1. Determining Location
      2. Integrating Google Maps
    16. Camera Hardware
      1. Taking Pictures and Saving in the Album
      2. Recording Video Content

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      In addition, we have won numerous other training awards for quality and customer satisfaction by CompTIA, EC-Council and other vendors. We are simply passionate about learning and achieving the highest customer satisfaction in your learning experience!

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    • Award winning, world-class Instructors
      Erick P.
      - In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
      - Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
      - Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.


      Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

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      Sam P.
      - Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
      - Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
      - NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


      Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke University�s various graduate schools.

      Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011
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    Duration: 7 days (63 hours)
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    Feb 2, 2015–Feb 8, 2015
    9:00am – 6:00pm EST
    Feb 23, 2015–Mar 1, 2015
    8:00am – 5:00pm PST
    May 11, 2015–May 17, 2015
    9:00am – 6:00pm EST

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