Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Android Programming course features:
Overview of the Android Environment
Learning Objectives; Overview of Android OS; Android Market;
Installing the Android Environment
Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE); Android Development Tools (ADT); Software Development Kit (SDK); Android Versions;
The Eclipse IDE
Building your App using Eclipse; Breakpoints in Eclipse; Debugging in Eclipse; Fixing Errors;
Java Programming Language
Variables; Strings; Control Structures; Arrays; Methods; Classes and OOP; Inheritance;
XML Format; XML Schema; XML used in Android;
Your First Android App
Creating your App using Eclipse; Understanding the Default Files; Setting up the Emulator; XML Layout and String resources;
Android Application Lifecycle - Activities
Creating Activities; The Activity Lifecycle; Activity Stacks; Activity States; Monitoring State Changes; Understanding Activity Lifetimes; The Activity Class;
Interacting with your Android Application
How to create Inputs/Widgets; How to Add Images; How to respond to User Input Events;
Designing the User Interface
App Design Guidelines; Introduction to Views and View Groups; Using Layouts; View Orientations;
Android UI Elements
Using Android provided Views; ListViews; PickerViews; Using Menus; Adapter Objects and Adapter Views; Displaying properties file contents;
Using Intents to launch Activities; Setting launch and task behavior; Understanding the Intent Object; Creating Intent Filters;
Broadcast Receivers; Listening for Android System Broadcasts; Intent Filters; Pending intents;
Notifications and the Action Bar
Basic Notifications; Notification Big Text and Inbox Styles; How to create a new action when the Notification is Clicked;
Android Services and Threads
The Main UI Thread; An Android Service; Async thread; IntentService; How Services and ActivitiesInteract and Communicate;
Saving Data to Files
Saving simple data using SharedPreferences object; Modifying preferences using a PreferencesActivity class; Reading and writing files in internal Android storage; How to read and write files in external SD card;
How to Create an SQLite Database; How to Create a Table; How to Add; View and Delete Table Data; How to access the SQLite Database using a third party Application; How to create a standalone SQL database which you can import into your application;
Connecting to the Internet; Consuming WebServices via HTTP; BitMaps; Text; XML; JSON Data;
The Fragment Lifecycle; The Fragment Manager; Adding Fragments to Activities; Interfacing between Fragments and Activities; Adding Listener Eevents; Using the Backstack; Android Fragment Classes;
Sharing data in Android; Using a Content Provider; Create your own Content Provider;
Introduction to the Media Player; Using the Audio Manager; Using the Camera to take Pictures; Storing content on and SD card;
Publishing your App
Preparing your App; Become a market publisher; Understanding Android Market; Uploading your App;
On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)
The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.
Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for one calendar year. However, you can complete the course in as little as 4 - 6 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
Course Fees: 795.00 GPB
To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.
Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
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