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NICF - Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE Programmer (SF)

What's In It For Me

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  • Become a certified Java programmer.
  • Allows students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language.
  • Learn to create simple Java technology programs.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF125

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0032093-ICT

Oracle University Course Title: Java SE 8 Fundamentals

With around 3 billion devices and 97% of desktops running Java worldwide, Java is clearly the leading language for enterprise development. Therefore many of the world's top companies rely on experienced Java Programmers to build and maintain these critical applications. Oracle's Java Programmer certication is critical to maximizing your potential and moving your Java career forward. Youll become more valuable to your current and/or future potential employer, increase job security and improve your future prospects.

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 one prepare for these certication 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 official Oracle course Java SE 8 Fundamentals enables students with little or no programming experience to begin to learn programming using the Java programming language. Students will also learn about the significance of object-oriented programming, the keywords and constructs of the Java programming language and the steps required to create simple Java technology programs. Students will also develop a solid foundation in the Java programming language such as learning to create and use simple Java classes containing arrays, loops and conditional constructs, how to use and manipulate object references, as well as writing simple error handling code. There is also hands-on experience with basic object oriented concepts such as inheritance, encapsulation and abstraction. All these can help students develop a solid understanding of what the Java SE8 platform is and how it can be used in real world applications.

Who Should Attend

Anyone desires a practical, technical introduction to the field of software programming  and development such as polytechnic students, graduates and working professionals who are interested in careers such as system administrators, web administrator, technical administrator, technical consultant, project manager, application developers and even portal developer.

Course Duration

5 Days / 35 Hours

Course Outline

What Is a Java Program?

  • Introduction to Computer Programs
  • Key Features of the Java Language
  • The Java Technology and Development Environment
  • Running/testing a Java program

Creating a Java Main Class

  • Java Classes
  • The main Method

Data In the Cart

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

Managing Multiple Items

  • Working with Conditions
  • 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
  • Introducing the NetBeans IDE
  • Introducing the Soccer League Use Case

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
  • The remaining 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 of inheritance
  • Working with subclasses and superclasses
  • Overriding methods in the superclass
  • Introducing polymorphism
  • Creating and extending abstract classes

Using Interfaces

  • Polymorphism in the JDK foundation classes
  • Using Interfaces
  • Using the List Interface
  • Introducing Lambda expressions

Handling Exceptions

  • Handling Exceptions: An overview
  • Propagation of exceptions
  • Catching and throwing exceptions
  • Handling multiple exceptions and errors

Mode of Assessment

Instructor-led Classroom Training with Hands-on Labs Practice.

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOAs)

Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded SOA from SSG.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Write Java code that uses variables, arrays, conditional and loop constructs
  • Manipulate primitive numeric data and string data using Java operators
  • Create Java classes and use object references
  • Access the fields and methods of an object
  • Manipulate text data using the methods of the String and StringBuilder classes
  • Use casting without losing precision or causing errors
  • Declare, override, and invoke methods
  • Access and create static fields and methods
  • Use classes from the java.time and java.time.format packages to format and print the local date and time
  • Encapsulate a class using access modifiers and overloaded constructors
  • Define and implement a simple class hierarchy
  • Demonstrate polymorphism by implementing a Java Interface
  • Use a Predicate Lambda expression as the argument to a method
  • Handle a checked exception in a Java application


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

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

Funding Information

  • SSG Funding
This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level). Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset the course fee.

NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) with Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).


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 $3,423.30 $3,165.00 $3,423.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $1,940.00 $2,198.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30 $1,940.00 $2,198.30
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme) $1,835.00 $2,093.30 $1,835.00 $2,093.30 $1,835.00 $2,093.30


  • 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.
    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
  • 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
    • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees