About this Specialization

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This Specialization enables learners to successfully apply core Java programming languages features & software patterns needed to develop maintainable mobile apps comprised of core Android components, as well as fundamental Java I/O & persistence mechanisms. The Capstone project will integrate the material from throughout the Specialization to exercise and assess the ability of learners to create an interesting Android app by applying knowledge and skills learned in previous MOOCs, including Java programming features, Android Studio tools, Android Activity components, Material Design, file I/O and data persistence, unit testing, and software patterns. The project itself will be similar in design goals to previous assignments, however it will provide less of the skeleton code than earlier MOOCs provide to enable more creativity to learners and greater opportunity for learners to customize the app.
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English

Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
58%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Java for Android

4.5
stars
1,695 ratings
457 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Android App Components - Intents, Activities, and Broadcast Receivers

4.2
stars
472 ratings
121 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Android App Components - Services, Local IPC, and Content Providers

4.3
stars
261 ratings
53 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Engineering Maintainable Android Apps

4.5
stars
176 ratings
47 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • This specialization is intended for beginners to programming or those switching to Java and/or Android for the first time. Besides a basic background in using computers no specific knowledge is required.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Upon completing this Specialization you will be able to successfully apply core Java programming languages, features & software patterns needed to develop maintainable mobile apps comprised of core Android components, as well as fundamental Java I/O & persistence mechanisms.

    You will also be fluent with standard Android Studio development tools, such as the debugger, resource editor, & logging mechanisms. Likewise, you will be fluent with popular source code versioning & unit testing tools.

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