Decoding AP Computer Science A

Ace AP Computer Science A and get an Introduction to Java
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2,662 ratings)
32,480 students
Decoding AP Computer Science A
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2,662 ratings)
32,480 students
Create Java programs
Ace the AP Computer Science test

Requirements

  • You should have knowledge of Basic Algebra.
Description

Prepare for and ace the AP Computer Science exam!

Learn the basic concepts and functions of the Java programming language to create your own computer programs!

Learn more about computer science with a course with 115 lectures and over 10.5 hours of content FOR FREE!

  • Java Development Kit Installation
  • Types and Operators
  • Methods and Wrapper Classes
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Classes, and Objects
  • Loops and Conditionals
  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Recursion and Sorting/Searching Algorithms

Content Overview
Suitable for beginning programmers, through this course of 115 lectures and over 10.5 hours of content, you’ll learn all of the Java fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concept behind object-oriented programming (OOP). Each chapter consists of exercises, putting your new learned skills into practical use immediately.

Starting with the installation of the Java Development Kit, this course will take you through Java variable types, operators, and how to use them. By creating classes and objects, you’ll a establish a strong understanding of OOP.

With these basics mastered, the course will take you through program flow control by teaching you how to use for loops, while loops, and conditional if-else statements to add complexity and functionality to your programs.

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create functional and useful Java programs.

Complete with working files and code samples, you’ll be able to work alongside the author as you work through each concept, and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Who this course is for:
  • Decoding AP Computer Science A is a comprehensive course meant primarily for high school students looking for a free way to prepare for the AP Computer Science test.
Course content
18 sections • 114 lectures • 10h 40m total length
  • Introduction to APCS
    05:27
  • Getting Set Up
    03:14
  • Section 1 Recap
    01:37
  • Section 2 Overview
    00:53
  • Computers
    03:33
  • Computers
    5 questions
  • Types of Languages and History of Java
    03:14
  • Types of Languages and History of Java
    5 questions
  • Object-Oriented Programming
    05:28
  • Object-Oriented Programming
    5 questions
  • Section 2 Recap
    01:20
  • Introduction to Computers
    6 questions
  • Section 3 Overview
    00:31
  • Hello World Program
    19:59
  • Hello World Program Observations
    5 questions
  • Assignment: Editing the Hello World Program
    00:27
  • Importing Packages and Java Program Basics
    07:04
  • Importing Packages and Java Program Basics
    5 questions
  • Identifiers and Variables
    03:14
  • Identifiers and Variables
    5 questions
  • Primitive Types and Strings
    05:36
  • Primitive Types and Strings
    5 questions
  • Declaring and Casting Variables
    12:34
  • Declaring and Casting Variables
    5 questions
  • Representing in Different Bases (optional)
    00:19
  • Input and Output
    07:22
  • Input and Output
    5 questions
  • Modifying the Hello World Program
    12:17
  • Assignment: Using Escape Sequences with the Hello World Program
    00:32
  • Section 3 Recap
    01:58
  • Introduction to Java
    12 questions
  • Section 4 Overview
    00:49
  • Arithmetic Operators
    05:57
  • Addition Program
    11:07
  • Assignment: Creating a Multiplication Program
    00:18
  • Relational and Equality Operators
    05:45
  • Comparison Program
    06:48
  • Assignment: Modifying the Comparison Program
    00:28
  • Logical and Assignment Operators
    11:27
  • Order of Operations
    04:30
  • Section 4 Recap
    01:25
  • Operators
    10 questions
  • Section 5 Overview
    00:49
  • Introduction to Control Structures
    02:11
  • If Statements
    13:58
  • Grader Program
    09:16
  • Assignment: Big Number Program
    00:25
  • Assignment: Positive Negative Program
    00:19
  • While and For Loops
    22:28
  • Average Program
    12:57
  • Assignment: Odd Numbers Program
    00:26
  • Section 5 Recap
    03:07
  • Control Structures
    8 questions
  • Section 6 Overview
    00:57
  • Classes and Objects
    03:32
  • Methods and Instance Variables
    03:51
  • Section 6 Recap
    01:08
  • Classes and Objects
    5 questions
  • Section 7 Overview
    00:55
  • The Public and Private Keywords
    06:53
  • The Static Keyword
    06:47
  • Section 7 Recap
    02:07
  • Keywords
    9 questions
  • Section 8 Overview
    01:08
  • Declaring Methods
    03:48
  • PassFail Program
    18:12
  • Assignment: DayName Program
    00:34
  • Assignment: BiggerOne Program
    00:29
  • Initializing Objects Using Constructor Methods
    10:12
  • Other Types of Methods and this Keyword
    15:10
  • Course Program
    15:28
  • Section 8 Recap
    02:08
  • Methods
    10 questions
  • Section 9 Overview
    00:58
  • The Object Class Methods
    09:00
  • Modifying the Course Program with Object Class Methods
    09:18
  • Assignment: Polygon Program
    00:56
  • The String Class Methods
    12:37
  • String Test Program
    16:14
  • Section 9 Recap
    00:55
  • Object and String Classes
    9 questions
  • Section 10 Overview
    01:08
  • The Integer and Double (Wrapper) Classes
    21:05
  • Math Class Methods
    07:09
  • Assignment: Calculating Circle Area
    00:55
  • Math.random()
    10:42
  • Assignment: Rolling Dice
    00:26
  • Section 10 Recap
    01:56
  • Math and Wrapper Classes
    8 questions

Instructor
High School Student
Moksh Jawa
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 2,662 Reviews
  • 32,476 Students
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Moksh Jawa is a sophomore at Washington High School in Fremont, CA. He self-studied for and performed well on the AP Computer Science test as a freshman. He teaches AP Computer Science to students at his high school and has crafted a curriculum that will not only prepare you in a fun and engaging way, but also make sure you learn the principles of computer science.