About this Specialization

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This Specialization covers intermediate topics in software development. You’ll learn object-oriented programming principles that will allow you to use Java to its full potential, and you’ll implement data structures and algorithms for organizing large amounts of data in a way that is both efficient and easy to work with. You’ll also practice critically evaluating your own code, and you’ll build technical communication skills that will help you prepare for job interviews and collaborative work as a software engineer. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to analyze data collected from a real-world (social) network. Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses. A small, select group of top learners who complete the Specialization will be offered practice interviews with Google recruiters. Invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment.
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Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

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Learner Career Outcomes
44%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
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.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, German, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Arabic...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Object Oriented Programming in Java

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stars
4,249 ratings
1,036 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Data Structures and Performance

4.8
stars
1,779 ratings
369 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Advanced Data Structures in Java

4.8
stars
1,115 ratings
270 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Mastering the Software Engineering Interview

4.6
stars
485 ratings
94 reviews

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 4-6 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.

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

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  • You’ll be able to implement a medium- to large-scale software program in Java using proper object-oriented design and modularization, as well as proper documentation. Specifically, you’ll be able to select or develop the appropriate data structures and algorithms for a given problem or task, and analyze their efficiency; write unit tests to ensure the correctness of computer programs; and communicate technical information clearly and confidently in both oral and written form.

  • Google has contributed real-world projects and the involvement of its engineers as guest lecturers to these courses, and is interested in learning how participants may benefit from them. In addition, a small, select group of top learners who complete the Specialization will be offered practice interviews with Google recruiters. Invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment with Google.

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