Introduction to Application Development Specialization
Learn programming from a solid foundation.. Master programming concepts that will prepare you for learning Java or any other language. You'll learn programming fundamentals, object-oriented programming, source control, build automation, and several of the most popular development methodologies.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This specialization is largely conceptual, so it isn't as hands-on as learning a programming language, but it does include some hands-on labs to practice your new foundational programming skills. You'll be able to utilize the Coursera lab environment to practice and to get a feel for how a programming environment is structured, and how you will set up and customize your environment to work best for you. This specialization will prepare you to dive into the Java development language and begin your programming career.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
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