Object Oriented Java Programming: Data Structures and Beyond Specialization
Develop Powerful Interactive Software. Advance your software development knowledge in four comprehensive courses.
About This Specialization
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 Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Object Oriented Programming in JavaCurrent session: Feb 19
- 6 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
- English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)
About the CourseWelcome to our course on Object Oriented Programming in Java using data visualization. People come to this course with many different goals -- and we are really excited to work with all of you! Some of you want to be professional software developers
Data Structures and PerformanceCurrent session: Feb 19
- 6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week
About the CourseHow do Java programs deal with vast quantities of data? Many of the data structures and algorithms that work with introductory toy examples break when applications process real, large data sets. Efficiency is critical, but how do we achieve it, and h
Advanced Data Structures in JavaCurrent session: Feb 19
- 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseHow does Google Maps plan the best route for getting around town given current traffic conditions? How does an internet router forward packets of network traffic to minimize delay? How does an aid group allocate resources to its affiliated local partn
Mastering the Software Engineering InterviewCurrent session: Feb 19
- 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
About the CourseYou’ve hit a major milestone as a computer scientist and are becoming a capable programmer. You now know how to solve problems, write algorithms, and analyze solutions; and you have a wealth of tools (like data structures) at your dispos
Capstone: Analyzing (Social) Network DataUpcoming session: Apr 23
- 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIn this capstone project we’ll combine all of the skills from all four specialization courses to do something really fun: analyze social networks! The opportunities for learning are practically endless in a social network. Who are the “influential”
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