Learn Java Fundamentals in Five Weeks with this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

December 20, 2019 | 3 minute read
Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager
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A New Way to Learn Java SE

Oracle University now offers you a chance to take a Java SE Programming I MOOC - a flexible way to learn the foundations of this programming language.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are gaining popularity and for good reason. They are a convenient and more affordable way to learn, plus MOOCs give you the ability to share information with people from all over the world.

A Harvard Business Review survey reports 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.”

Infopro Learning lists several advantages of MOOCs, including:

  • Access to courses delivered by leading subject matter experts
  • Interaction with a vast and diverse audience across the globe
  • Learner performance monitoring using data captured at the beginning of courses
  • World-wide exposure, thus improving pedagogical techniques and knowledge sharing
  • Access to a blended learning program: get more information than what's provided in class


Learn Java Fundamentals in Five Weeks

The Java SE Programming I MOOC is a five-week entry-level course that's focused and interactive. It's designed for programmers who are new to Java and need to learn its concepts, language constructs, and data types. New programmers can apply these language skills to develop programs using one of the latest major versions of the JDK, Java 11.

Participate in hands-on labs during the course to practice new skills.

Learn 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 
  • Prepare for a Java Certification exam


Enable Your Success Through Certification

Attending the Java SE Programming I MOOC exposes you to the exam topics covered in Java SE 11 Programmer I exam, 1Z0-815. To earn the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer credential, candidates need the skills covered in both exams – Java SE 11 Programmer I and Java SE 11 Programmer II.

The Premier Package provides you with one certification exam attempt for the Java SE 11 Programmer I 1Z0-815 exam plus a free retake if needed.

Get real benefits with Oracle Certification. Adding a globally recognized validation of your skills to your resume adds professional credibility.

Learn how getting certified improves your career.


Participate in the Community Forum

As a student, access the MOOC forum during and after the course. To read the comments, simply visit the forum (no sign-in required). To post questions and reply to comments, sign into the forum with your Oracle SSO credentials. This is a great way to interact with others who, like you, are learning about Java.

Choose the package that best suits your needs and budget:


Basic Package


Standard Package


Premier Package


Video lessons and access to MOOC community forum





Hosted lab environment




Weekly live facilitator webinar




Course Completion Badge and Award (finish course and pass assessment)




Java SE 11 Programmer I
| 1Z0-815 certification exam voucher plus free retake






Meet Your Course Instructors

During the Java SE MOOC, you will be able to communicate with your instructors for the five-week term, plus a bonus sixth week should you need additional time.


Save Your Seat Now

Be sure to sign up for the Java SE Programming I MOOC before March 1, 2020 as space is limited.


Diana Gray

Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Diana Gray is a Senior Principal Product Curriculum Manager with Oracle University. She has over 30 years of experience with management and marketing of educational services at Top Fortune 100 companies, and is currently responsible for product marketing Oracle University's product learning portfolio.

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