Accelerate Your Java Programming Career

Bob Rhubart
Community Manager, Oracle Groundbreakers Team

A new way to learn Java SE

Kate FarrowGuest Post by Kate Farrow
Oracle University



Why Learn Java?

Java is a general-purpose programming language that forms the foundation for virtually every type of networked application. It is considered the global standard for developing web content, embedded applications, enterprise software, and games. Used by more than 12 million, and possibly as many as 15 million developers worldwide, Java makes it possible to efficiently develop and deploy exciting applications and services.

The Java language is popular because it reduces costs, drives innovation, and improves application services as the programming language of choice for IoT, enterprise architecture, and cloud computing. According to the latest TIOBE Index, Java remains the number one programming language as far as popularity. It has ranked in the top 10 for over 20 years.

How to Learn Java?

There are numerous ways to learn a (new) programming language: from traditional, classroom training, through live Internet training to self-study. Digital training is rapidly gaining traction as it is ideally suited to meet the learning needs of those who can’t afford to spend time travelling to take a class. The increasingly significant advantage of digital learning is its location flexibility. You can learn from the comfort of your desk at work, your home office or even when you are on the move, travelling between business locations or client project sites. Wherever you are, your opportunity for digital learning is right there with you.

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

A MOOC is a self-study, online course, aimed at unlimited participation and open access via Internet. It lasts for a specific duration and after the initial module, the following ones are added at regular intervals. This means that you are encouraged to plan and structure your learning time but are free to do so as your calendar allows.

MOOCs are a form of digital training that are gaining in popularity, and for good reason – they are a convenient and affordable way to learn and motivate discipline.  Many give you the ability to share information with people from all over the world. A survey reported in the Harvard Business Review claims that MOOCs have a real impact. “In our survey, the overwhelming majority of people who complete MOOCs report career or educational benefits, and a substantial proportion report tangible benefits such as getting a new job, starting a business, or completing prerequisites for an academic program.”

Ready to start learning Java SE?

If you are looking for a flexible and affordable way to get started with Java SE and be taught by Java experts, look no further. Oracle University has created a Java SE Programming I MOOC. The first starts March 4, 2020.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Write Java code that uses variables, arrays, conditional and loop constructs to achieve program objectives
  • Identify modular programming principles
  • Access and create static fields and methods
  • Encapsulate a class using access modifiers and overloaded constructors
  • Manipulate numeric, text, and string data using appropriate Java operators
  • Set environment variables to allow the Java compiler and runtime executables to function properly
  • Prepare for a Java Certification Exam
  • And much more!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • A focused but easy-paced learning experience
  • You’ll only need a few hours a week for five weeks to complete
  • You’ll learn from our best Java experts
  • You can pause and repeat modules as often as you need
  • You’ll get access to all course materials
  • You can put your skills to the test with suggested hands-on labs and lab environment that is available throughout the course
  • You’ll benefit from connecting with your peers in the dedicated Java community forum, who, like you, are learning about Java

The Oracle Java SE Programming I Online course has three package options that meet any learning need and budget.

You’ll Get Close to Becoming Certified

Completing the Java SE Programming I MOOC means that you are primed and ready for the Java SE 11 Programmer I exam. This is the first of two exams in the path required to be validated as an Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer. Passing it will accelerate your Java career.

More Details and Assistance

The Java SE Programming I MOOC is a five-week entry-level course aimed at programmers who are new to Java and who need to learn its concepts, language constructs, and data types. The course is designed for programmers who will apply these language skills to develop programs using the latest major version of the Java Development Kit, currently Java 11.

Find out more and register for this MOOC before it starts on March 4, 2020.

Please reach out to your Oracle University representative or the Oracle University Service Desk for any assistance you might need.

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