Title

Integrating Sun Certification Objectives into an IS Programming Course

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Proceedings of the 2005 InSITE Conference

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

Information Systems Colleges are facing numerous challenges to develop and keep their curriculum current. Including certification objectives in IS courses give IS colleges the edge needed to remain competitive. Java, a modern object oriented programming language, has become a critical component of IS curricula because of its platform independence. This paper shows how to integrate objectives of the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 certification into a programming course. Current Java textbooks emphasize problem-solving concepts and do not cover certification objectives. After careful review of numerous textbooks, a textbook is selected to maximize coverage of the course and certification objectives. A detailed master syllabus is developed to optimize coverage of the certification objectives while maintaining consistency of the course. Upon completion of the course, students have the knowledge to take the certification exam and can demonstrate to employers that they have mastered the necessary skills to be productive.

Publisher

Informing Science Institute

Volume

2

First Page

247

Last Page

257

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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