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.
When you complete this Specialization, you’ll have a solid foundation in object-oriented programming principles, and you’ll be ready to leverage the full problem-solving potential of the Java programming language. You’ll also be prepared to communicate clearly and confidently in technical job interviews and other professional settings. Additionally, Google will offer a small, select group of top learners the chance to participate in a practice interview with Google recruiters (invitation to a practice interview does not guarantee an actual interview or employment with Google).