Advanced Java Developer Certificate

Learn advanced Java developer skills online and on-demand with personal facilitation.

4-course program: $3,600

The Advanced Java Developer certificate program refreshes advanced Java developers and teaches beginners the Java skills needed to code, compile and run standalone object-oriented Java programs. Students will learn how to create and deploy SOAP based and RESTful Web services as well as work with the Spring and Hibernate frameworks. Object-oriented concepts and proper use of classes, objects, inheritance and polymorphism are emphasized throughout. Coverage includes building applications by effectively integrating Spring and Hibernate and utilizing Ajax on both the client and server sides. Students will also learn Test Driven Development (TDD) using NUnit and Microsoft’s Visual Studio including building unit tests using mocks, fakes, stubs and drivers. Students may choose from multiple IDEs for the extensive hands on labs, whether it be Eclipse, NetBeans or jEdit.

Upon completion of the Advanced Java Developer certificate program, students will have developed an appropriate knowledge base and hands-on Java development experience to pursue an entry-level Java developer position in the workforce or allow an existing Java programmer to prepare for expanded responsibilities for working with additional Java frameworks in their role. This program will provide students with advanced Java skills and technical knowledge, providing a sophisticated Java skillset to students that will allow them to stand out in the workplace. The Advanced Java certificate program provides a solid foundation of knowledge for the Java SE Programmer I exam, as well as more advanced Java certifications.

Personally-facilitated and on-demand learning gives students the flexibility to learn Java programming skills around their schedule. The Advanced Java Programmer certificate program includes videos, hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to enable you to learn as your schedule allows. Java skills of students are built up via lab work that is performed on a dedicated remote lab machine that is provided for the student, and as the students progress to the later courses in the program, they will gain valuable experience with more advanced frameworks and techniques such as Spring MVC, Hibernate, and AJAX. Our commitment to helping create and improve Java developers' skillsets is made evident through each student's access to a personal Java instructor, who has years of real-world Java experience. Instructors ensure that your online Java courses are completed on time with full understanding of both the lecture content and the hands-on lab exercises related to the skills needed to advance student’s java skills. Instructors provide personal facilitation until program completion, and they are a resource for when you have questions or need assistance with lab work. To learn more about our on-demand training, please click here.

Careers as an Advanced Java Developer

Entry-level Java programmers can expect to earn between $41,000 - $55,000 in their first year. An existing Java developer wishing to supplement their existing skills with courses in the Advanced Java certificate program will become a valuable asset to companies which utilize the learned frameworks and technologies. With continued improvement and proper career advancement, experienced Java developers can earn into the six figures by midcareer. After completing the Advanced Java Developer program, students will be able to demonstrate a robust and flexible Java skillset to employers to spotlight their value as a developer.

At Bright Star, we are happy to find out your personal career goals, and to discuss your personal situation to determine which IT and programming certificate programs are a good fit for you. Curriculum Advisors are available at 978.256.9077 to answer any questions you may have. You may also request information here or browse all our certificate programs here.

Program Overview

  • Designing and writing Java classes suitable for a given application domain
  • Writing robust Java software that gracefully handles run-time problems
  • Coding Java programs using correct syntax and block structure
  • Using Java to read from and write to files
  • Manipulating files and directories in a platform-neutral way
  • Writing multithreaded software
  • Writing Java client/server software using TCP/IP networking
  • Accessing and updating relational databases from Java software
  • Writing and running servlets and JSPs
  • Creating and deploying SOAP based and RESTful Web service
  • Understanding the core principles of Spring and of Dependency Injection (DI) / Inversion of Control
  • Using the Spring Core module and DI to configure and wire application objects (beans) together
  • Working with the ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) module to integrate Spring with technologies such as Hibernate or JPA
  • Integrating Spring with Java EE Web applications
  • Understanding REST and use Spring MVC to build RESTful services
  • Learning Test Driven Development (TDD) to improve productivity of developers
  • Working with real-world testing frameworks that implement continuous integration between IDE builds, automated tests and source control servers
  • Understanding test patterns to simplify tests, reduce duplication and make testing more efficient
  • Understanding select patterns to make code more readable and maintainable


Students who do not have any programming experience may attend the Introduction to Programming Concepts and Learning to Program with Java courses at no additional cost.

Required Courses Duration PDF
Java Programming 35 hours
Introduction to Web Application Development Using JEE, Spring/Hibernate, Web Services and AJAX 35 hours
Introduction to Spring 5, Spring MVC and Spring REST 35 hours
Test Driven Development (TDD), and Refactoring Legacy Code Using Java 28 hours

Optional courses can be added to the base certificate track for an additional $900 each.

Optional Courses Duration PDF
Object Oriented Analysis & Design with UML 28 hours
Effectively Using Java Packages And Features 35 hours
Introduction to Spring Boot 2 21 hours
SQL Programming 21 hours

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Getting Started

Feel free to call us to discuss your desired curriculum – one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your training objectives and confirm that your goals and selected courses align. Your advisor will assist you in customizing the appropriate track to your personal situation.

After enrollment and speaking to your advisor, payment can be made anytime prior to your chosen start date for your first course. For multi-course certificate programs, you may pay for each course as you start it (pay as you go). Financing is also available.

  • You will receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Login credentials will be sent to you for the lecture portions and lab portions of class.
  • A personal facilitator will be assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or lab issues that arise during your training.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides for each course
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
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