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Nanodegree Program

Become a Java Developer

Learn enterprise scale backend-development with Java, and be prepared for the software engineering jobs that are in demand at a majority of Fortune 500 companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, and more.

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Classrooms opens
    July 23, 2019 (PST)

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  • Prerequisites
    Intermediate Programming

    See prerequisites in detail

What You Will Learn

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Java Developer

Learn back-end development with the Java programming language, one of the most popular programming languages in the world and one a majority of large enterprises rely on for their infrastructure.

Learn to build and deploy back-end infrastructure using Java, and build enterprise scale applications.

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Estimated 4 Months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

To optimize your chances of success in the Java Developer Nanodegree program, we recommend intermediate knowledge of any programming language.See detailed requirements.

  • Java Basics

    Learn the fundamentals of Java while being introduced to a Spring Boot framework and associated integrations and plugins.

    Chat Room Application with Spring Boot
  • Web Services and APIs

    Explore the differences between web services, APIs, and microservices. Develop REST and GraphQL APIs, and learn how to secure, consume, document, and test those APIs and web services.

    Back-end System for a Car Website
  • Data Stores & Persistence

    Learn about different data stores and how to build persistence for Java applications. Work with relational and non-relational databases, and use Java to read/write and build test cases for MySQL and MongoDB.

    Data Store for Customer Reviews
  • Security and DevOps

    Learn about Git, version control, and best practices for authorization and authentication. Use Jenkins to build a CI/CD pipeline to deploy code to production.

    Implement Authorization for an eCommerce Application
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According to Glassdoor, Java developers had some of the fastest growing salaries in 2018

All Our Nanodegree Programs Include:

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
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We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Succeed with Personalized Services
We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Stephen Chen
Stephen Chen

Instructor

Stephen is a full stack software developer who’s worked for many top-notch technology companies. Stephen has extensive experience with data structures and algorithms, and a great passion for teaching.

Kesha Williams
Kesha Williams

Instructor

Kesha has over 20 years experience in software development and is a software engineering manager at Chick-fil-A, routinely leading innovation teams in proving out the use of cloud services to solve complex business problems. She was recently named an Alexa Champion by Amazon.

Aravindan Ramkumar
Aravindan Ramkumar

Instructor

Aravindan is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience building distributed software systems; he's currently working at Netflix on the infrastructure for their next generation media pipeline. Aravindan is a certified Java developer who is passionate about building utilitarian products.

Sareeta Panda
Sareeta Panda

Instructor

Sareeta is a Java enthusiast and Senior Developer at Walmart e-Commerce. She specializes in Enterprise Application development with Java and Kafka, NoSQL, Spring security, and CI/CD. Sareeta has over a decade of experience, spanning recently acquired startups to top Fortune 500 companies.

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Become a Java Developer

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On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this Nanodegree program.
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Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world, and a majority of large enterprises rely on Java for their back-end architecture. In this Nanodegree program, you’ll learn to build and deploy back-end infrastructure(s) using Java, and graduates will have real-world projects to share with current or prospective employers to demonstrate mastery of these high-demand skills.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    The addition of Java skills to your developer toolkit is an excellent move for any developer seeking a critical career advantage. This program emphasizes practical coding skills that demonstrate your ability to build, test, and deploy back-end infrastructure using Java, and will prepare you for a variety of engineering roles that leverage the Java language.

    It is designed for people with an existing background in programming who are looking to build a strong foundation in Java to either advance within their current field or position themselves to learn more advanced skills for a career transition.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    If you are interested in building out the infrastructure that powers and supports the many web, desktop, mobile, and integrated applications in the business world, this program is a great fit for you.

    Additionally, if you are a developer who doesn’t have any back-end experience, or a back-end developer who doesn’t know Java, this is a great place to build upon your existing skill set.

    Enrollment and Admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants, regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    To enroll, you should have some experience in the following courses or skills:

    • Programming with Python or another object-oriented programming language
    • Data Structures including Lists, Arrays, Dictionaries
    • Git/GitHub
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    If you believe you need more preparation, here are some additional resources you can use:

    Tuition and Term of Program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The Java Developer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 4 (four) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 5-10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    That said, we estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 5-10 hours per week.

  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • How much does the program cost?

    The subscription price to this program is $399 per month, and a pre-paid bundle of 4-months is available at a discounted price of $1,436 (prices provided are in USD).

    Software & Hardware
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    There are no software and version requirements to complete this Nanodegree program. All coursework and projects can be done via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.