Objective C for Beginners
Now Updated for Mountain Lion and Xcode 4.6.
Whether you’re a first-time programmer, or just new to the Objective-C programming language, this course will get you up to speed fast. Learn the basics of ANSI C and Objective-C and get a solid background for learning Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.
Our smaller class size will help ensure that you get all your questions answered.
This two-day intensive course will get you off to a quick start coding in Objective-C. There’s plenty of lab time to allow you to learn by doing. And our exercises are designed to reinforce key concepts in a way that will help you gain proficiency fast.
Between lecture sessions and hands-on labs you’ll get a first-hand introduction to fundamentals of the ANSI C programming language, and object-oriented programming with Objective-C classes, objects, methods, instance variables, messages, and more.
You’ll also get a peek under the hood, so you’ll come away with a more solid understanding of how Objective-C actually works under the covers. These insights will come in handy in a multitude of situations—whether you are trying to learn a new feature of Objective-C, unravel a gnarly problem in the debugger, or design a new component.
Beyond that, you’ll also learn the best ways to take advantage of many of the powerful, built-in features of the Objective-C language, libraries, and frameworks.
- Learn the fundamentals of ANSI C programming and the standard C libraries
- Get a solid understanding of C functions and data structures
- Learn to create and use Objective-C objects and classes
- Become familiar with the basic concepts of object-oriented programming
- Understand dynamic binding and the Objective-C runtime
- Become familiar with Foundation framework classes and APIs
• Xcode: Use Xcode to edit, build, and debug your Objective-C applications, and to manage project resources.
• ANSI C: Gain hands-on familiarity with the fundamentals of the ANSI C programming language and the standard C libraries.
• Data Types: Learn about primitive data types, enumerations and pointer and how to use them.
• Core Features: Learn how to use mathematic operators, how to make decisions/branching and how to repeat code with loops
• Functions: Learn how to create and use functions in your code
• Objective-C Fundamentals: Learn how to define classes and methods, allocate and deallocate instances, and send messages to objects. Understand inheritance and how you create subclasses
• Foundation Library: Learn to use essential C functions and Objective-C utility classes for working with NSNumbers, NSDates, NSArrays, NSDictionaries and NSStrings
• Memory Management: Learn how to manage memory with retain counts and autorelease pools, and how to avoid memory management pitfalls. you will also look at ARC Apple’s new Automatic Retain Count System.
This course will prepare you to take our popular, five-day iPhone Programming Workshop.
- Interested in learning Objective-C and the Foundation Framework to develop code for the iPhone or Mac OS X desktop apps.
Objective C for Beginners
Q: Why Amsys Training?
A: At Amsys Training we offer the full range of Apple Certified OS X Technical Training Courses and have partnered with the best in the business to give you access to courses and instructors to meet all your technical and application training requirements. Our locations in South and Central London and Manchester give you the choice to train where it is most convenient.
We also offer a “classroom in a box” where we can deliver on-site training to companies who would prefer this option.
At Amsys our specialist Trainers and Consultants have unequalled experience at delivering both bespoke and Certified Training courses, contributing real world experiences to all training courses.
Q: I see you’re an Apple Authorised Training Centre (AATC); What does this mean?
A: We are indeed an Apple Authorised Training Centre, and we have an excellent relationship with Apple. To become an Apple Authorised Training Centre both the training environment and trainers must meet Apple’s high standards. Our trainers are frequently tested by Apple to ensure we offer the best training experience possible. Where available we only offer official Apple training courses with official Apple course material.
Q: Is Amsys purely a training company?
A: As well as training, Amsys is an Apple Authorised Service Provider offering repairs on all of Apple’s desktop and portable machines. We also have a support and consultancy division for businesses and educational organisations and a specialised Apple technical recruitment division.
Booking a Course
Q: How do I book a course?
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Courses & Exams
Q: What is the agenda for a typical training day?
A: A usual course will start at 9:30am and finish around 5pm. Courses begin promptly, so we encourage trainees to come in at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to enjoy refreshments and get settled in. A 1 hour lunch break will be provided approximately halfway through the course, as well as two 15 minute breaks.
Q: How many trainees are in each course?
A: For the optimal training experience, courses are capped at 8 people for the more complex server courses and 10 for the client courses. Each trainee is provided their own system and materials.
Q: Are there any prerequisites for training courses?
A: Prerequisites vary depending on the course you are considering. All prerequisites are listed on the course detail page.
Q: When can I take the exam?
A: The certified exams are administered at the end of the final day of each course. The instructor offers a review session and tips to best prepare you for the exam. The time allotted for the exam is 2 hours.
Q: What happens if I’m not ready to take the exam on the final day of the course?
A: If you feel you’re not ready to take the exam, you are welcome to come back to Amsys at a later day to take the exam. You can contact a member of the Amsys training team to arrange this.
Q: What happens if I don’t pass the exam?
A: You are welcome to retake the exam, at a fee of £85. The retake must be taken at least 7 days after the previous take.
Q: What Apple certifications are available?
A: For IT professionals Apple offer 4 certifications, Apple Certified Associate (ACA), Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP), Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) and Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT).
Further information on these certifications can be found on our certification guide here. If you are not sure which certification to take please contact a member of our training team.
Q: What is a valid form of payment?
A: We accept Visa, Mastercard, company purchase orders and personal checks. Payment must be made before the course has started
Q: What if I have a confirmed seat in the class and then have to cancel or postpone it?
A: It depends on the amount of notice you are able to provide and if we are able to fill the open slot. For a full explanation, please take a look at our terms and conditions.