Java Self-Paced
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Do you wish to learn more about the Java developer profession and test your skills in this direction? Then we invite you to participate in the Java Essentials self-study program — a course for those who possess basic skills in Java development and wish to grow their knowledge of this sphere.

Self-paced courses from EPAM are available on the EPAM Learn educational platform. This course consists of video lectures, hands-on assignments, and knowledge tests to help you enhance your skills. It starts as soon as you register on this page: the course has no fixed start/end dates. The participants will be able to study the provided materials at a convenient pace. Anyone is encouraged to register for the course since no practical experience or technical skills are required — yet, it would be easier to master the program having a basic understanding of the OOP principles.

After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from EPAM and further course recommendations for career development in this direction.

Highlights of this course

You will broaden your knowledge in the field of computer science and Java programming, get acquainted with the fundamental concepts of the language, which will allow you to write clean and efficient code. In the Advanced Java module, you will learn how to work with input-output streams and efficiently process data. You will discover different approaches to software development: using Maven as an example, you will learn how to create and manage projects. We will pay special attention to design patterns that will help you engineer flexible and scalable systems.

This program format does not allow you to continue your studies in the EPAM Laboratory. Its goal is to provide the participants with essential, relevant, and topical knowledge for the career start. Among the other advantages of the course:

  • You can pass it at a convenient pace, anytime and from anywhere.
  • It allows you to lay a solid foundation for your future studies in the Java direction.
  • The program consists of up-to-date high-quality materials that reflect the current state of the IT industry.
  • EPAM experts from all over the world participated in the creation of this course to make it perfect for beginners.
  • This is a free educational opportunity for everyone who wishes to study under the guidance of the best EPAM mentors.
What is required for training:
  • Recommended level of English proficiency — Pre-intermediate (A2) and higher.
  • Analytical thinking and creativity in solving non-standard tasks.
  • Basic understanding of databases, their logic, and web programming principles would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the basics of OOP/Java, algorithms and data structures will help you master the course.
How to get started?
  1. Click the "Register" button on this page, create your profile and fill in the required information.
  2. Optionally, pass the English test to check your level. You can find it in your profile after you've registered on the program.
  3. Check your email. A link to the course will be sent to you after registration. If you did not receive the email immediately, check Spam and Promotions folders.
  4. Start the course on the EPAM Learn portal and join the discussion on Discord!
What will you learn?

Introduction to IT

  Version Control with GIT

  Basics of computer science and Java programming

Java Basics

Advanced Java


  Java Lambdas and Streams

  I/O streams


Software Development Approaches




  Design Patterns and Principles

Introduction to Database   

  Database and SQL

  JDBC and DAO

Introduction to Web Development

  HTML and CSS


  Web-application on Servlets and JSP

Introduction to Spring Framework

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Java is a popular programming language used to create enterprise-level solutions. It is easy to adapt, scale and use for app development for a wide range of platforms.
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