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Java Programming Basics

Learn Java Syntax and Functions

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Android Basics by Google


Accelerate your career with the credential that fast-tracks you to job success.

About this Course

Taking this course will provide you with a basic foundation in Java syntax, which is the first step towards becoming a successful Java developer. You’ll learn how computers make decisions and how Java keeps track of information through variables and data types. You’ll learn to create conditional statements, functions, and loops to process information and solve problems. You’ll even learn to use IntelliJ, a Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that professional developers use, to build, compile, and debug your code. These are foundational programming skills, and mastering them is a must for all aspiring programmers. This course is the first in our Java Programming course series. After you complete this course, you'll be ready to take Object Oriented Programming in Java.

Course Cost
Approx. 6 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

Join the Path to Greatness

This course is your first step towards a new career with the Android Basics by Google Program.

Free Course

Java Programming Basics

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Cezanne Camacho

Cezanne Camacho


Asser Samak

Asser Samak


What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

No prior programming experience is needed. Beginners welcome!

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Why Take This Course

Java is the one of the most popular programming languages in the world today. It works on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc), and is the core language used in developing Android apps. It’s a great first language for any aspiring programmer, so whether you want to program Android apps, web apps, or simply learn the foundational skills that all programmers use, this course is a great place to start!

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals