Android Certified Associate Developer (ACAD)

5-Day Instructor-Led Course | HRDF SBL-KHAS Claimable!

Course Overview

This workshop is a hands-on guide to designing and building mobile applications using Google’s Android open-source platform. The course explains what Android is, the Android SDK, all essential features, as well as the advanced capabilities and APIs such as background services and notifications. This complete hands-on workshop encourages participants to learn by building a real-life working application, which can serve as a basis for their future Android projects. By the end of the course, each participant will have a complete functional Android application incorporating most of the key features of the platform.

Course Outline


Day 1

  • What is Android?
  • Android Architecture
  • Android Version and Distribution
  • Knowledge Check

  • System requirements
  • Workflow
  • Demo Development Environment Setup
  • Unpacking SDK ADT Bundle
  • Installing and Updating SDK
  • Creating AVD
  • Connecting a Mobile Device
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 1

  • Demo App Development
  • Assigning ID
  • Size, Padding and Margins
  • Project Structure
  • Android Activity
  • Activity Life Cycle
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 2
  • First App Source Code

  • UI layout
  • Android Common Layout#
  • Demo Layouts and Widgets Manipulation
  • Knowledge Check

  • OnClickListener
  • Image View
  • ImageButton
  • EditText
  • CheckBox
  • Flipper
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 3

Day 2

  • Selection Widgets
  • Adapter
  • ListView
  • Spinner
  • GridView
  • Gallery
  • HorizontalScrollView
  • AutoCompleteTextView
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 4

  • Toast
  • Custom Toast
  • Dialog
  • Notification
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 5

Day 3

  • Option Menu and Action Bar
  • Context Menu
  • Knowledge Check

  • Passing Data
  • Sharing using Intent
  • Sharing using Intent chooser
  • Sharing with specific package
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 6

  • WebView
  • HttpGet
  • HttpPost
  • HttpURLConnection
  • Knowledge Check

  • Shared Preferences
  • File Resources
  • SQLite Database
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity 7

Day 4

  • Location
  • Map
  • GeoCoding
  • Reverse GeoCoding
  • Knowledge Check

  • Text to Speech
  • Speech Recognizer
  • Knowledge Check
  • Lab Activity

  • Motion Event
  • Multi Touch

  • Media Player
  • Media Recorder
  • Image Capture
  • Video Capture

Day 5

  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Gyroscope

  • Making a Call
  • Sending SMS
  • Telephony State

  • Registering
  • Signing
  • Application Version
  • Package naming
  • Google Play
  • 3rd Party Market



You bet it is! Our Certification Body for this course is iTrain Asia Pte Ltd, the region's top Certifications Tech Provider headquartered in Singapore, with branch offices in Malaysia and Indonesia. Our Mobile Certification Trainings, in particular, are endorsed by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+), and mapped to Singapore National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) standards.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Build your own applications for Android mobile phones.
  • Understand how Android applications work, Android application components, manifest, and Intent.
  • Design Android applications with compelling user interfaces by using and creating your own layouts using external resources.
  • Use Android Web APIs for assessing Web Services such as Twitter etc. in background services
  • Take advantage of Android APIs for data storage and retrieval via user preferences, files and local databases.
  • Utilize the powerful Android API on maps, speech, medias and hardware to build complex applications
  • Debug, test and deploy your own applications on Google Play Store.

This is a 5-day course at an instructor-led training centre. The ACAD Certification Exam Duration is 2 Hours, consisting of 50 Multiple Choice Questions, with a Passing Score of 70%. You will receive a professional ACAD Certification upon Passing the Exam.

This course is targeted for Software Developers and Designers interested in developing applications for Android mobile phones supporting popular Android versions.

All participants should know the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using JAVA, candidate should be familiar with basic Java SE 1.7++ (classes, control flow statements, instantiation, inheritance, initialization, assignment, method overloading and overriding, etc.).

Mac machines are provided for iTrain students. However participants can also use their own computers as long as it’s installed with the necessary applications.