Java SE11 developer certification track (OCP)

Certification for Java has become an important aspect for proving thorough knowledge of the Java environment. Hence the need for a good preparation to the certification exam. On the other hand, practical usage and understanding of Java is as important as remembering the method details or possible exceptions.

So, ABIS presents this certification track, preparing for the Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer (OCP) exam.

The combination of Java and the OO principles will be examined in detail, putting Java SE into practice through different exercises and cases.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

Developers who want to prepare for Java certification, but also want to learn how to build OO applications in practice on a Java SE platform.


Participants should be familiar with informatics (see ABIS course Programming fundamentals).

Main topics

This certification track handles all the basics of Java SE11.

  • Object oriented concepts
  • A first Java application• compiling of Java applications • running applications • deprecation • standard output streams
  • Java syntax: variables and data types • type conversions (autoboxing) • operators • expressions • control flow
  • Core Java APIs: String • StringBuilder • array • ArrayList • Math
  • Java building blocks: packages • classes • objects • methods • initialization • constructors • method overloading • varargs • access control • java memory model and garbage collection • variable scope • encapsulation
  • Java applications: program structure • Java documentation • jar-files
  • Inheritance and polymorphism: concepts • method overriding • casting • modifiers • abstract classes • interfaces
  • Exception handling: catching and handling exceptions • throwing exceptions • making your own exceptions •
  • DateTime • Number Formatting • use of internationalisation (i18n) and Resource Bundles
  • Advanced constructs: Enums • Inner Classes • Annotations
  • Collections and Generics: use and overview of Collections • sorting • declaration and use of generics
  • Functional Programming: Optional • built-in functional interfaces • using streams
  • Multithreading: defining and using threads • thread states • synchronizing code
  • Concurrency: atomic classes • concurrent Collections • Executors and ThreadPools • CyclicBarrier • parallel streams • understanding threading problems
  • I/O and NIO2: read and write from/to files • serialization • use of File(s) and Path(s) • File Attributes • new stream methods
  • JDBC: connecting to a database • executing queries • PreparedStatement • CallableStatement • RowSet • Transactions
  • The Java Platform Module System (JPMS) • using services
  • Security

The implementation can be done in a Java SE environment using Intellij or Eclipse. For the part about JDBC, participants will use an Oracle database.

Training method

For this track, ABIS is using a blended learning approach. Course participants will combine e-learning and self-study with classroom instructor-led training sessions.

  • the self-study/e-learning will be based on e-learning modules on the internet, combined with literature from books and course handouts, all provided by ABIS
  • the classroom learning sessions are organised for assessment of knowledge, clarification of poor-understood concepts, deepening of knowledge, additional practice and labs.

All parts/modules of the certification track are well aligned, in form and contents. The provided sequence of topics is well defined and described. Instructors are available during classroom sessions, as well as for questions during self-study/e-learning. Assessment of the learned concepts will be done via different test methods.

Participants use their own PC - on which a virtual course environment is installed - for the entire blended learning track. This will allow them to use this course environment throughout any stage of this blended learning track.

For more information on the training approach used, please consult Blended learning.


14 days for classroom sessions with a typical elapsed time of 15 weeks. The start date of a course is when the course documentation and the e-learning information is sent to the participants. The first classroom session typically follows 1 to 2 weeks after the start date.

Course leader

Sandy Schillebeeckx.

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