Syntax College is renowned for delivering a range of courses focused on the Android operating system, catering to private corporations, government organizations, and offering online modules to the general public. Noteworthy clients include organizations such as General Motors™ and Carlson Wagonlit Travel™. It is imperative to highlight that all our courses are personally conducted by Mr. Eran Katsav himself, a distinguished professional holding a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a master's degree with honors from Tel Aviv University.
Concurrently, Eran has established himself as an independent developer in the mobile field over the past decade. Among his notable accomplishments is the creation of the first Hebrew voice assistant app, "Bip it," which has been adapted into various white-label versions, including integration into all Suzuki™ vehicles distributed in Israel.
The primary objective of this course is to provide a technological introduction to the world's leading operating system, Android, developed by Google. Throughout the course, we will offer a comprehensive overview of Android as an open-source system, exploring its implications for both developers and users. Topics covered will include an in-depth examination of the various layers of the operating system, security mechanisms, user isolation, the file system, and more.
Furthermore, the course will delve into a comparative analysis of third-party applications developed for Android versus the system's native applications. Participants will learn to identify and investigate suspicious or potentially harmful applications, enabling them to make informed decisions about safe user behavior.
Throughout the training program, particular emphasis will be placed on highlighting the distinctions between the Android operating system and its Apple counterpart, iOS. By the conclusion of the course, participants will be equipped with insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the operating system, along with the underlying structural factors. This knowledge will empower them to leverage Android's capabilities to their advantage and to protect themselves as users.
A notable highlight of this course is the exploration of a "Spy App" specifically developed for instructional purposes. This application, although appearing to be harmful, operates discreetly and collects highly sensitive personal data, including everything we say. This module will offer a unique perspective on how hackers can exploit the open-source nature of the Android OS, illustrating the evolving challenges in mitigating such threats. Read More
The course will be conducted over the span of one day, commencing at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m.
Each participant will receive comprehensive summaries of all the principles covered in the course. It is important to note that all course materials, including this syllabus, summaries and exercises, whether completed in class or for additional practice, are protected by copyright and intended exclusively for the personal use of course participants.
The course will be hosted at the company's premises. To facilitate effective delivery, a Barco projector or Big-screen TV is required in the training room, and each participant must possess a device running the Android operating system for application testing and experimentation. The course will accommodate a maximum of 15 participants.