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Finding the Best Online Java Programming Courses for Beginners

Posted by on May 20, 2014

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Where to Learn Java Online


Finding the Best Online java programming courses for beginners is not an easy task since there are a great many to choose from. In recent days, I have looked high and low for the very best online courses and finally settled upon one that I think will offer me (and you) a great introduction to what could be a very difficult and confusing subject for someone that has absolutely no previous knowledge of it.

Of the many courses that offer to help you learn Java online, my chosen one is “Java Programming for Beginners” by the EduCBA IT Academy.

Java Programming For Beginners

Before I explain why I have chosen this particular course, I ought to briefly explain why I am reviewing Java training courses on a website devoted to iOS programming.

Some iOS fanboys will undoubtedly be dismayed by the mere suggestion of a Java programming course, but the reality is that although Apple has led the smart device revolution, Android devices have caught up very quickly and have now taken a huge part of the market.

As a result, if you want to fully exploit the opportunities that exist for amateur programmers you need to seriously consider learning to create games and apps for Android devices as well as iOS devices.

Unfortunately, if you have spent months learning Objective-C, this will not help you to create games and apps for Android devices. Instead, you will need to learn the Java programming language. Whilst there are some structural similarities between the 2 languages, there are a great many more differences.

Have I Abandoned iOS?


Certainly not!

If you are interested in learning to create game and apps for iOS and somehow arrived at this post by mistake, you can find some great iOS game making courses here and some excellent iOS App Development courses here.

Let me make it perfectly clear that my first love is iOS and I will continue to enjoy learning how to make iOS apps and games for my own enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. However, I have been doing this for a while now and feel that it is time for a new challenge. Hence, my decision to look around for beginner Java training courses.

Now, I am not entirely sure that I will pursue this new “Java Learning Quest” fully but I am certainly going to at least learn the basic of Java programming before finally making my mind up.

Why Choose the “Java Programming for Beginners” Course?


One of the biggest problems with computer programming courses designed for beginners is that the tutors very often fail to explain what can be quite complicated concepts in simple enough terms. There is nothing worse than paying for a programming course and then having to pause the video every few minutes to go off and find a simple explanation of something that hasn’t been properly covered.

Naturally, these courses are invariably taught by very experienced programmers and they just seem to find it very hard to communicate their extensive knowledge to an audience that knows nothing (or at least very little) about the subject matter. No matter how much they try, they simply cannot avoid making assumptions that their students must know some things about the subject and as a result they don’t break the course material down into the sort of small and simple chunks that complete beginners require.

Having read the reviews of past and present students on the “Java Programming for Beginners” course, the one thing that seems to be emphasised repeatedly is that the course tutor is excellent at explaining complex programming concepts is simple terms that beginners can easily understand.

Some of the reviewers have obviously tried to learn Java before and say that this course has finally helped them to understand things that had previously remained a mystery, even after attending those other courses.

The course costs $49 and consists of 59 video lectures containing more than 6 hours of content.

You also get the chance to try out this course before you finally commit to buy it since, if you aren’t fully satisfied with it, you can take advantage of the 30 day money back guarantee.

Here is what the student reviewers have to say about this course:

“I just want to say that this has been the best training I have undertaken on java. Learning about java is of my interest and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire course. Thank you so very much for offering this course! There is so much I have learned from this and would surely mention it to my friends!”
“Edu CBA’s professional course on JAVA has been really helpful for me. Here I got structured details and course‚ where I got complete details how i need to proceed and carry on further. This helped me to gain much knowledge about the same and i find that i am much stronger in this area. I want to make career in this area and want to give lot of effort to improve.”
“This is an excellent course of Java for beginners. I would like to say that this is the first time I understand many concepts thanks to the simple in-depth details. Thanks to Udemy and the instructor for this awesome course”

The other reasons to choose this particular course include:

  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Lifetime access to the course material
  • A community of 3,800+ students
  • Forum for Students and Tutors to engage

Java Programming Course for Beginners Course Content


The basic information about this course is shown in the image below.

In addition, you can find a full list of the course contents here.

Java Programming Courses for Beginners

This course costs $49.

Buy the Java Programming for Beginners course here. 

Other Java Programming Courses


Although I consider this course to be the best beginners course, you can find other Java Programming Courses here.

In particular, if you are looking for a course with even more emphasis on Java for Android development, you should consider the Java Essentials for Android course.

Further Information


Whichever Java course you decide to enrol on I hope that you enjoy the process of learning it and would love to hear about your experiences of this, or any other Java Programming course that is aimed at beginners.

If you have any other questions or feedback about my “Finding the Best Online Java Programming Course for Beginners″ post, please leave a comment in the box below or send an email to kristian@howtolearnios.com

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