Cross Train to Android Training Course

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Duration Duration

35 hours (usually 5 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Java SE development experience

Overview Overview

A comprehensive course for Java application developers to cross train to Android

Course Outline Course Outline


  • The Android Framework
  • Dalvik & Linux
  • Principles

Getting it all up and Running

  • Eclipse and the ADK
  • Using the DDMS debugger

Core Android – The Concepts

  • The Manifest
  • Widgets
  • Activities - the basic types
  • Intents
  • Services
  • Content Providers & SQLite
  • Broadcast Receivers
  • The Application Context

Essential Internals

  • Bundles and Intents
  • The Activity Lifecycle
  • Notifications
  • Alarms

The User Interface

  • What Android has to offer – Widgets & Views in detail
  • Program vs Declarative
  • XML – Layouts of all kinds
  • Styles & Stateful Drawables
  • AlertDialogs & Menus
  • The AppWidget

Events and Event Handling

  • Short Touch and Long Touch
  • Context Menus
  • Other Events
  • Handling Gestures

A First Practical Project

  • Preferences
  • Files and Databases
  • Lists, Adapters and ListViews
  • Services & Broadcast Receivers
  • Using Other Apps From Your Own


  • The UI thread
  • Background threads
  • Async task
  • Handlers and Loopers - Custom Pipeline Threads

Local Persistence - SQLite in depth

  • DBHelper
  • Content Providers
  • The Android File System

Exception Handling

  • Custom Exception Handlers
  • Uncaught Exceptions

Consuming Web Services – SOAP and REST

  • kSOAP2
  • JSON
  • XML

Location Based Services

  • GPS service
  • Mapping
  • Phone Location Services
  • Phone Orientation
  • Augmented Reality Applications


  • SurfaceView
  • OpenGL
  • Graphics2D
  • Using the Camera
  • Signature Capture

Media Framework

  • Audio & Video
  • Best Practice and Open Source add-ons
  • Using Custom Base Classes
  • CommonsWare Additions
  • Application Deployment - The Market and Signing

Public Classroom Public Classroom
Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 4198EUR
Private Classroom Private Classroom
Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
Private Remote Private Remote
The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
From 4530EUR
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The more delegates, the greater the savings per delegate. Table reflects price per delegate and is used for illustration purposes only, actual prices may differ.

Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 4198EUR 4530EUR
2 2774EUR 2915EUR
3 2299EUR 2377EUR
4 2062EUR 2108EUR
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Upcoming Courses

VenueCourse DateCourse Price [Remote/Classroom]
Berlin Sat, 2016-11-19 09:304530EUR / 4930EUR
BremenMon, 2016-12-05 09:304530EUR / 5480EUR
DüsseldorfMon, 2016-12-05 09:304530EUR / 5480EUR
Frankfurt am MainMon, 2016-12-05 09:304530EUR / 5480EUR
StuttgartMon, 2016-12-05 09:304530EUR / 5480EUR

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