AND-801: Android Certified Application Developer

Programme Overview

This is a five-day (40-hours) course that provides the required knowledge and skills to design and build a complete Android™ application. It delivers an extensive training on the main Android SDK components and its interactions. The course is updated to include topics compatible with all Android versions up to Android 8 and the source code updated to API 27. Moreover, this course book uses Kotlin programming language instead of Java. Kotlin is a safe and concise programming language that promotes faster development of high quality Android apps.

This course consists of 10 lessons; the first 3 focus on Kotlin fundamentals for candidates who do not have enough programming background or already have Java background only. The other 7 lessons focus on how to create Android applications from the beginner to the advanced level. The new features of the course include: more practical exercises and labs, easy to understand lessons, and is supported with graphics whenever possible. This course is adequate to provide trainees with the required knowledge and practical skills to be Android application developers. It has a duration of 40 hours and no prerequisites. This course is mapped for AND-801 exam.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Design and build a complete Android application.
• Debug and maintain Android applications using different tools and plugins.
• Thoroughly understand the life-cycle of an Android application and its main components.
• Use external resources, manifest files, intents and adapters
• Understand and use all Android persistent storage techniques: Preferences, files, databases, and content providers.
• Use Android’s background processing techniques.


Who Should Attend

All those students and professionals who are keen to create amazing Apps in Android should go for this course.


Course Pre-requisites

This course consists of 10 lessons; the first 3 focus on Kotlin fundamentals for candidates who do not have enough programming background or already have Java background only ; therefore, no prerequisites for this course.


Course Details

Certification Exam

Exam AND-801: Android Certified Application Developer

Certification Body

Advanced Training Consultants

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outlines


Lessons

  • Kotlin History
  • Kotlin Advantages
  • How Kotlin Programs Work?
  • Kotlin Software Prerequisites
    o Installing Java JDK and JRE
  • Installing Android Studio
  • Creating Kotlin Project Using Android Studio
  • Creating a Kotlin Program
  • Running a Kotlin Program
  • Writing Comments
  • Kotlin Variables
  • Kotlin Data Types
  • Input of Information to Kotlin Program

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • If Statement
  • If – Else Statement
  • If Else and Logical Operators
  • When Statement and Expression
  • For Loops
  • While Loops
  • Do-while Loops
  • Jump Expressions
    o Break Statement
    o Continue Statement
    o Return Statement

Lessons

  • Functions
  • Function Structure
  • Creating a Function
  • Functions and Variable Scope
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Object
  • Class
    o Creating a Class
    o Providing Constructors for Your Classes
    o Class Inheritance
    o Overloading Constructors
    o Overriding Properties
    o Abstract Class
    o Interface Class
    o Generic Class
    o Enum Class
    o Class Variables
    o Member Variables
  • Kotlin Collections
    o Class Hashmaps
    o Class ArrayList
    o Method mutableListOf

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Android Platform Architecture
  • Android Libraries
  • Components of Android Application
  • Types of Android processes and their priorities
  • Android Application Development
    o Android SDK platform
    o Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
    o Android Studio
    o Gradle
    o Instant Run
  • Lab 4: Creating Your First Application
    o Create your first Android application
    o Create an Android Virtual Device
    o Build a “Simple Calculator” Application

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Android Project Structure
  • View
  • Creating User Interface
    o Add a text box
    o Add an Image
    o Add Check Box
    o Add Radio Button
  • Lab 5: Creating a Pizza Order Application
    o Create Your Application User Interface
    o Configure the Android Application Code
    o Run Your Application

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Views
  • Layouts
    o Constraint Layout
    o Linear Layout
    o Relative Layout
    o TableRow Layout
    o Frame Layout
    o ScrowView Layout
  • Android Styles and Themes
    o Android Styles
    o Android Themes
  • App Manifest
    o Adaptive Icons
  • Lab 6: Android Application Layouts, Styles, and Themes
    o Create Your Application Layout
    o Configure Your Styles and Themes
    o Configure Your App Icon

Lessons

  • Context Class
  • Toast Class
    o Positioning Your Toast
  • What is an Activity?
  • Activity Lifecycle
    o Managing the activity lifecycle
  • Android Intent
    o Navigating Between Activities
    o Passing Data Between Activities
  • Android Views
    o ListView
    o RecyclerView
  • Lab 7: Configuration of Android RecyclerView
    o Adding a RecyclerView to an Activity
    o Creating a CardView
    o Creating Your RecyclerView Adapter
    o Adding Data to Your RecyclerView
    o Running and Testing Your RecyclerView
    o Adding Event Listeners to Each RecyclerView Row

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Android Dialogs
    o Alert Dialog
    o ProgressBar
    o SeekBar
    o Date Picker Dialog
    o Time Picker Dialog
  • Snackbar
  • Menus
  • WebView
  • Android Notifications
    o Creating and Android Notification
    o Notification Channel
  • Lab 8: Configuring Android Web Browser, Menu, and Notification
    o Configuring Android Web Browser
    o Adding Android Menu
    o Creating a notification channel and a notification message

Lessons

  • Android Storage Options
  • Shared Preferences
  • Internal Storage
  • External Storage
  • Network Connection
  • SQLite Databases
    o SQLite Database in your application
    o SQLite Library
    o Creating an adapter class for SQLite database
  • Content Providers
    o Creating a Content Provider
  • Sync Adapters
    o How SyncAdapters Work
  • ORMLite
  • Choosing Internal or External Storage
  • Lab 9: SQLite Databases and Content Providers
    o Creating an SQLite database
    o Querying an SQLite DB Table
    o Creating a Content Provider
    o Utilizing ORMLite Library

Lessons

  • Introduction
  • What is GPS and how does it work?
  • Other Location Service Providers
  • Configuring Google Maps
    o Map Fragment
    o Getting a Google API key
    o Adding a Google Map Marker
    o Methods to Capture a User’s Location
    o Reverse Geolocation and Geocoder Class
  • JSON and API
  • Lab 10: Location-Aware Apps Using a GPS and Google Maps
    o Creating an App Interface
    o Getting a Google API key
    o Configuring Your App to Use Your API Key
    o Configuring User App’s Permission
    o Capturing Users’ Location
    o Finding the Nearest Restaurants to a User’s Current Location

Trainer's Profile

MR. SELVAKUMAR ARUNASALAM

Selva has a progressive experience around 17 years as an IT trainer and a developer. He has been conducting skill-based training in programming and web development for corporates, Ministries and GLCs. He provides professional examination coaching services for Oracle and Microsoft products. Along with his professional training services, he does provide training consultations and develop training modules for training providers.

He renders consultation services for I-World Professional, MindaSys, ARIG and International. He used to serve as a member of panel for Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK, Putera Jaya) in developing various IT title training modules NOSS (The National Occupational Skill Standard). Currently, he is a Senior Trainer for I Tech Train and continues to propel.





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