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How Can You Optimize Your Skills as Java Continues to Grow?

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Simply Stated - Get Involved. Get Trained. Get Certified.

Get Involved
Java was highlighted, in “Which is the best programming language to learn in 2017? by Byte Academy,  as one of the top considerations for best programming languages in 2017.  It  is no surprise that there is still a huge amount of momentum behind Java. With over 10+ million Java programmers that exist today, Java is being used extensively within many top fortune 500 companies. The Oracle Java community  is strong and  offers members a variety of ways to get involved.

Currently, Oracle is hosting a series of global Code Day Events for developers to continue to engage with each other. As Oracle continues to invest in this community, the door is wide open for you to actively engage with others and get fresh ideas.

Not only can you become involved with the Java community, you can find multiple job openings too. People with Java-related skills are highly desirable in the workforce. A quick glance at dice.com indicated that there were over 18,000 positions opened for those with Java SE 8 skills alone.

Get Trained
Oracle University continues to develop new Java courses  to help you get up to speed, learn all the new features and know and share best practices. As Java continues to evolve, new features are highlighted in Java courses developed by in-house experts, such as the inclusion capabilities of Lambda in Java SE 8 to get you up to speed quickly. Basic computer programming is an essential skill to get if you want to continue on to learn how to develop more sophisticated apps.

Recommended Java SE 8 courses are:

  • Java SE 8 New Features - In this course you will focus on developing an understanding of the basics, then looking at using streams and lambda expressions with collections.
  • Java SE 8 Fundamentals - This training introduces you to object-oriented programming using the Java language. Through hands-on exercises, you'll begin to build a baseline of knowledge to propel your career in development.
  • Java SE 8 Programming – This training covers the core language features and Application Programming Interfaces (API) you will use to design object-oriented applications with Java Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) Platform.

Get Certified
Java is one of the most sought after certifications in the IT Industry.  Getting a Java SE 8 certification, endorsed by Oracle, lets others know that you have the expertise needed to apply skills learned on the latest version of Java.

Oracle has a range of certifications you can achieve.  They are based on your experience, recognized by others in the IT Industry, and provide many benefits.

The following certifications are recommended for those looking to become certified with Java SE 8:

Java continues to evolve with enhanced functionality and to generate excitement in the marketplace. Take time to evaluate your current skills and take advantage of the Oracle’s Java community, training and certification to help further your career.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Asmita Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    I am very excited to join discussion.
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