About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Distributed ComputingOptimistic Concurrency ControlParallel ComputingJava Concurrency
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Software Engineers
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Scientists

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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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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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Parallel Programming in Java

4.6
636 ratings
129 reviews
Course2

Concurrent Programming in Java

4.5
384 ratings
61 reviews
Course3

Distributed Programming in Java

4.5
240 ratings
35 reviews

Instructor

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Vivek Sarkar

Professor
Department of Computer Science

About Rice University

Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • There are 3 courses in this Specialization. Based on a weekly commitment of 4-8 hours, you should be able to complete the Specialization in 12 weeks.

  • The Specialization is targeted at an audience that is already familiar with sequential programming in Java, including a basic knowledge of Java 8 lambdas.

  • No, you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order.

  • You will not earn university credit for completing the Specialization.

  • This course teaches industry professionals and students the fundamental concepts of parallel programming in the context of Java 8. Parallel programming enables developers to use multicore computers to make their applications run faster by using multiple processors at the same time. By the end of this course, you will learn how to use popular parallel Java frameworks such as ForkJoin and Stream to write parallel programs for a wide range of multicore platforms whether for servers, desktops, or mobile devices, while also learning about their theoretical foundations (e.g., deadlock freedom, data race freedom, determinism).

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