JavaScript Getting Started

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Learn to code with JavaScript training from Highlander

The JavaScript Getting Started course is a 2 day training course that covers everything you need to know to get up and running with the JavaScript language.

Starting out with the basics of what JavaScript is, the course then goes on to cover the language itself with plenty of hands on exercises and examples.

If you want to get up and running with JavaScript and start creating more dynamic web content then this is the ideal course.

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The JavaScript Getting Started course covers all the basic skills needed to start using JavaScript to empower your web content.

The topics we cover are listed below.

JavaScript Getting Started - Course Topics

What is JavaScript

  • What is it used for
  • Where do you place it
  • Your development environment

The JavaScript language

  • Structure
  • Comments
  • Layout
  • Writing conventions

Statements & Loops

  • Ifs
  • Loops (For, While, For-in)
  • Break
  • Continue
  • The new keyword

Functions, Methods and Objects

  • JavaScript Functions
  • Arguments
  • Recursive functions
  • Methods
  • The this keyword
  • JavaScript Alerts

Built-in functions and Objects

  • Objects and functions
  • JavaScript String objects
  • JavaScript Math objects
  • Date objects
  • Built-in functions
  • The eval function
  • The isNaN function

The Document Object Model

  • What is the DOM?
  • How to use it
  • Accessing objects on the page with the DOM
  • Controlling objects on the page


  • What is an event
  • What type of events are there
  • Creating JavaScript event handlers
  • How to use event handlers

Validating Forms

  • Form validation with JavaScript
  • Form control with JavaScript

Catching errors and exceptions

  • Try…Catch
  • handling JavaScript exceptions

JavaScript Variables

  • Creating JavaScript variables
  • Using JavaScript variables
  • Variable scope
  • Integers
  • Floating points
  • Booleans
  • Strings
  • Special characters

JavaScript Expressions & Operators

  • JavaScript Expressions
  • Conditional expressions
  • Assignment operators
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Increment/Decrement
  • Negation
  • Bitwise operators
  • Logical operators
  • Comparison operators
  • String operators


The JavaScript Getting Started course introduces you how to the basics of JavaScript and teaches you how to start producing your own JavaScript code.

You will learn

  • The structure of the JavaScript language
  • How to write and use statements and loops
  • How to create your own functions and call them
  • How to use JavaScript’s built-in functions and objects
  • How to access and use the Document Object Model
  • About events and how to use them
  • How to validate forms with JavaScript
  • How to catch errors and exceptions
  • Some simple maths to help you animate page elements

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

The course is suitable for anybody who wants to work in web development or design and use the JavaScript language. You should be comfortable with HTML and CSS. if you have not previously used HTML or CSS you might want to consider our HTML5 Getting Started, DreamWeaver Getting Started and Intro to CSS courses.