Postgraduate Diploma in Java (EE) Programming

Enrolment date: 20 October 2017

Benefiting from over 30 years’ experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Postgraduate Diploma in Java Programming (EE) course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Java Programming Enterprise Edition: Creating Java Applications, Using Classes and Objects, Control Statements, Methods, Arrays, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Exception Handling, Database and JDBC, Applets, Multimedia, CSS, Servlets, Java Server Pages, Java Server Faces, AJAX Enabled Java Server Faces, XML and RSS, Java RSS Utilities, JMS, Java EE Security, Java SE Security, Java Messaging Service, Corba, Multithreading, Networking, and many more.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Postgraduate Diploma in Java Programming (EE) contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life Java Programming Enterprise Edition briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Java Programming (EE) offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare real life Java Programming Enterprise Edition  project briefs, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio. This course will help novices become literate in Java programming and help experienced programmers become skilled Java EE developers.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Java Programming EE course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for two calendar years. However, you can complete the course in as little as 1 year, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week
  • Java Programming EE Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from over 30 years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

Creating Java Applications

Introduction to Java Applications, Using the javac command to compile Java applications, Using the java command to run Java applications, Displaying Text with printf, Variables and Introducing Arithmetic Operators, Equality and Relational Operators.

Using Classes and Objects

Classes, Objects, Methods and Instance Variables, Declaring Class and Methods, Instantiating an Object of a Class, Declaring a Method with a Parameter, Instance Variables, set Methods and get Methods, Primitive Types vs. Reference Types, Initializing Objects with Constructors, Floating-Point Numbers and Type double.

Control Statements

"if" Single-Selection Statement, "if" ... else Double-Selection Statement, while Repetition Statement, Counter-Controlled Repetition, Sentinel-Controlled Repetition, Nested Control Statements, Compound Assignment Operators, Increment and Decrement Operators, Primitive Types, Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition, for Repetition Statement, do ... while Repetition Statement, switch Multiple-Selection Statement, break and continue Statements, Logical Operators.


Static Methods, static Fields and Class Math, Declaring Methods with Multiple Parameters, Notes on Declaring and Using Methods, Method-Call Stack and Activation Records, Argument Promotion and Casting, Java API Packages, Generalized Scaling and Shifting of Random Numbers, Scope of Declarations, Method Overloading.


Declaring and Creating Arrays, Examples Using Arrays, Enhanced for Statement, Passing Arrays to Methods, Multidimensional Arrays.

Classes and Objects

Class Case Study, Controlling Access to Members, Referring to the Current Object's Members with the this Reference, Overloaded Constructors, Default and No-Argument Constructors, Composition, Enumerations, Garbage Collection and Method finalize, static Class Members, static Import, final Instance Variables, Creating Packages.


Superclasses and Subclasses, protected Members, Relationship between Superclasses and Subclasses, Creating an Inheritance Hierarchy, Using protected Instance Variables, Using private Instance Variables, Constructors in Subclasses, Software Engineering with Inheritance.


Polymorphism Examples, Demonstrating Polymorphic Behavior, Abstract Classes and Methods, Polymorphic Processing, Operator instanceof and Downcasting, Allowed Assignments Between Superclass and Subclass Variables, final Methods and Classes, Creating and Using Interfaces, Declaring Constants with Interfaces, Common Interfaces of the Java API

Exception Handling

Exception-Handling Overview, Handling ArithmeticExceptions and InputMismatchExceptions, When to Use Exception Handling, Java Exception Hierarchy, finally Block, Stack Unwinding, printStackTrace , getStackTrace and getMessage, Chained Exceptions, Declaring New Exception Types, Assertions

Database and JDBC

Structured Query Language (SQL), Basic SELECT Query, WHERE Clause, ORDER BY Clause, Merging Data from Multiple Tables: Joining, INSERT INTO Statement, UPDATE Statement, DELETE FROM Statement, Creating Database books in Cloudscape, Manipulating Databases with JDBC, Connecting to and Querying a JDBC Data Source, PreparedStatements, Transaction Processing, Stored Procedures, Batch Processing, Processing Multiple ResultSets or Update Counts, Updatable ResultSets, JDBC, DataSource, Connection Pooling, RowSets


Executing an Applet in the appletviewer, Executing an Applet in a Web Browser, Applet Life-Cycle Methods, Initializing an Instance Variable with Method init, Sandbox Security Model


Loading, Displaying and Scaling Images, Animating Images, Image Maps, Loading and Playing Audio Clips, Playing Video and Other Media with Java Media Framework


Editing XHTML, First XHTML Example, XHTML Validation Service, Headings, Linking, Images, Lists, Tables, Forms, Internal Linking, meta Elements


Inline Styles, Embedded Style Sheets, Conflicting Styles, Linking External Style Sheets, Positioning Elements, Backgrounds, Element Dimensions, Box Model and Text Flow, Media Types, Building a CSS Drop-Down Menu, User Style Sheets


Servlet Overview and Architecture, Interface Servlet and the Servlet Life Cycle, HttpServlet Class, HttpServletRequest Interface, HttpServletResponse Interface, Handling HTTP get Requests, Setting Up the Apache Tomcat Server, Deploying a Web Application, Handling HTTP get Requests Containing Data, Handling HTTP post Requests, Redirecting Requests to Other Resources, Session Tracking, Cookies, Session Tracking with HttpSession, Multi-tier Applications: Using JDBC from a Servlet, HttpUtils Class

Java Server Pages

JavaServer Pages Overview, A First JavaServer Page Example, Implicit Objects, Scripting, Scripting Components, Scripting Example, Standard Actions, Action, Action, Action, Action, Directives, page Directive, include Directive, Custom Tag Libraries, Createing a Custom Tag, Tag Attributes, Evaluating the Body of a Custom Tag

Java Server Faces

Java Web Technologies, Servlets, JavaServer Pages, JavaServer Faces, Web Technologies in Netbeans, Creating and Running a Web Application in Netbean, Examining a JSP File, Examining a Page Bean File, Event-Processing Life Cycle, Relationship Between the JSP and Page Bean Files, Examining the XHTML Generated by a Java Web Application, Building a Web Application in Netbeans

Ajax Enabled Java Server Faces

Accessing Databases in Web Applications, Building a Web Application That Displays Data from a Database, Modifying the Page Bean File for the AddressBook Application, Ajax-Enabled JSF Components, AutoComplete Text Field and Virtual Forms, Configuring Virtual Forms, JSP File with Virtual Forms and an AutoComplete Text Field, Providing Suggestions for a AutoCompleteText Field, Google Maps Map Viewer Component


XML Basics, Structuring Data, XML Namespaces, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), W3C XML Schema Documents, XML Vocabularies, MathMLTM, Other Markup Languages, Extensible Stylesheet Language and XSL Transformations, Document Object Model (DOM)

Java RSS Utilities

The RSS Utilities Package, Installing the RSS Taglib, Using the RSS taglib, Extracting Data From RSS Feed, Java RSS Parser


Java Thread Model ; Creating and Running Threads ; Manipulating Thread State ; Thread Synchronization ; Volatile Fields vs. Synchronized Methods ; wait and notify ; join and sleep ; The Concurrency API ; Atomic Operations


The OSI Reference Model ; Network Protocols ; The Socket Class ; The ServerSocket Class ; Connecting Through URL Objects ; HTTP and Other TCP Servers ; Datagram Clients and Servers ; Non-Blocking Sockets

RMI Architecture

Motivation for RMI ; RMI; EJB; and CORBA ; RMI Architecture ; Lifetime of a Remote Method Invocation ; Registries ; Naming and URL Resolution ; Interface Design ; The Remote Interface ; Implementation Classes ; The RemoteObject and RemoteServer Classes ; The UnicastRemoteObject Class ; Server Implementation ; Using the Registry ; Client Implementation ; Code Deployment ; RMI Marshaling ; Passing Objects ; The Factory Pattern ; Serialization vs. Remote Reference ; Designing for Latency ; The Transfer Object Pattern ; Controlling Object Location ; Exception Handling


Asynchronous Messaging; The Java Message Service; Point-to-Point Messaging; Publish-and-Subscribe Messaging; JNDI; Connections and Sessions; Working with Queues; Working with Topics; Expiration; Message Content; Message Types; Header Fields; Properties; Message Selectors; Reliability; Message Persistence; JMS from Web Applications; The Component Environment; Acknowledgement and Redelivery; Acknowledgement Modes; Session Recovery; Transactions; What JMS Transactions Are and Aren't; Transaction Pitfalls; Batch Processing; Priority; JMS and EJB: Message-Driven Beans; JMS and Web Services: SOAP Messaging

Java SE Security

Holistic Security Practices; Threats to the User; The Class Loader and Bytecode Verifier; System Classes and the Core API; SecurityManager and AccessController; Permissions; Implication; CodeSources; Policies; Configuring Java SE Security; Dynamic Policies; Privileged Actions

Java EE Security

Java EE Servers as Code Hosts; Tomcat Security Configuration; Declaring Roles; Securing URLs; HTTP Authentication Schemes; Securing EJBs; Programmatic Security; JAAS in Java EE; Realms and LoginModules; JACC; Certifying a Java EE Application; HTTPS Configuration; Secure Development Practices: Java EE; Presentation-Tier Vulnerabilities; User Accounts; MVC and Security; Validating User Input; SQL Injection; Cross-Site Scripting; Reflected XSS; Defeating XSS; OWASP; Penetration Testing; Error Handling and Information Leakage; Logging and Auditing

Java Messaging Service

Asynchronous Messaging;The Java Message Service;Point-to-Point Messaging;Publish-and-Subscribe Messaging;JNDI;Connections and Sessions;Working with Queues;Working with Topics;Expiration;Message Content;Message Types;Header Fields;Properties;Message Selectors;Reliability;Message Persistence;JMS from Web Applications;The Component Environment;Acknowledgement and Redelivery;Acknowledgement Modes;Session Recovery;Transactions;What JMS Transactions Are and Aren't;Transaction Pitfalls;Batch Processing;Priority;JMS and EJB: Message-Driven Beans;JMS and Web Services: SOAP Messaging


The Object Management Architecture ;The Object Management Group ;CORBA and the Goal of Interoperability ;Object Request Brokers ;Object Adapters ;Interface Definition Language ;The Role and Use of IDL ;IDL Constructs ;Interfaces, Operations, Attributes ;IDL Design Issues ;Factories ;CORBA Services ;Naming ;Events and Notifications ;Transactions and Concurrency ;Trader ;LifeCycle ;Persistent State ;Collections ;Security ;Externalization


Management v. monitoring; Motivations and requirements for creating a managed and monitored system; Ways to do management monitoring; Implementing management and monitoring with JMX; Understanding the JMX architecture: Instrumentation, JMX Agents, Remote Management; Out-of-the-box JMX Tools: JConsole and monitoring the JVM; Creating Managed Beans (MBeans): Standard MBeans and Dynamic MBeans; Managing a MBeans: Locally and remotely; MBean notification and events; Writing your own management and monitoring console

Methods of Training

Online Lecture Modules, Subject Expert Feedback Sessions after each Module, practical case studies, end of module assignments. etc.

Who Should Apply

Anyone who wishes to develop a career in Java Programming. Selection is based on consultation.

Possible Careers

Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Java Developer, Software engineer, Software Test, Software Design, IT consultant.


Successful candidates are awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Java Programming (PG Dip. Java Prog.) at Pass, Credit or Distinction level. The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded by the Institute of Commercial Management.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Postgraduate 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 throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 20th October 2017

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for two calendar years. However, you can complete the course in as little as 1 year, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 1795.00 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.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute BGLS Ltd.

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