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February 25, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years of Java

By: Damien Carey | Senior Vice President, Oracle University

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Twenty-five years after its initial premier, Java is still the most widely used development language in the world. It continues to be a favorite technology in the developer community because of its reliability and flexibility. And although its initial release occurred 25 years ago, Java continues to be one of the most in-demand programming languages for developing modern applications. In fact, according to VDC Research, it’s the #1 programming language in the world.

With over one million certified Java developers worldwide today, becoming a Java Developer has also proven to be an excellent career move with the role ranked second in Glassdoor's 'Best Jobs in America' list for 2020.

Java isn’t just advantageous for the individual developer but for the broader organization as well. According to IDC, with Oracle University Java training, organizations found that application developers were 29% more productive, security updates occurred 21% faster, and companies saw an 84% reduction in unplanned downtime.

As Java continues to gain popularity 25 years after its creation, we are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone by offering an exclusive promotion to commemorate the occasion and to help any user, including developers, technical professionals, architects, students and professors gain further proficiency.

Oracle University is pleased to offer a free Java learning subscription and the Java SE 11 Developer Certification Exam for only $25 USD 90% off of the list price.

We are excited to see what can be created with Java in the next 25 years – and we are happy to kick things off with this limited time offer. Please review the full details below and take advantage of this offer today. 

Let’s celebrate!

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Java 25th Anniversary Promotion Details:

The free learning subscription includes:

  • The Java Explorer learning path for basic Java skills
  • The Java SE 11 Developer OCP –Java 25 Years learning path for advanced programming skills
  • Practice questions for customers to review as they prepare for the exam

Get started with these two easy steps: 

  1. Learn: Activate the free learning subscription

The Java Explorer learning path teaches basic Java skills. The Java SE 11 Developer OCP – Java 25 Years learning path teaches advanced programming skills. Also included are practice questions to increase users’ chances of passing the exam.

  1. Certify: Register for the exam

Within the free learning subscription, customers can register for the Java SE 11 Developer Exam for 90% off of the list price.  Note that this discount is only available inside the free learning subscription. Customers can take the exam for $25 USD any time between February 25 and April 25, 2021; registration begins February 25, 2021.

Additional information and details on the Java 25th anniversary celebration and promotional offer can be found here

Damien Carey, Senior Vice President of Oracle University, leads the foremost global IT education and certification provider for Oracle solutions. Damien is passionate about life-long learning and empowering businesses and professionals to achieve more through education and enablement. Throughout the course of his 25-year tenure at Oracle, Damien has continuously reimagined how education is created and delivered to ensure its effectiveness and ability to keep pace with shifting world norms and rapidly changing technology. Damien remains vigilantly focused on providing innovative, modern, digital education that is designed to seamlessly integrate with a learner’s daily life so they can learn without constraint.

Senior Vice President, Oracle University

Damien Carey is a Senior Vice President, Oracle University for Oracle.

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