Learn Java:
Lambda School’s Enterprise Backend Development Prep Course

Why Learn Java?

Software developers today utilize hundreds of programming languages, but none are as widely used, versatile, or transferrable as Java. Thanks to Java’s many benefits and capabilities, this beginner-friendly programming language has remained in high demand across industries, including small businesses and fortune 500 companies, for over a quarter century.    

Java is the foundation of backend development, and is the primary language taught in the Lambda School Enterprise Backend Development program, which was jointly developed with Amazon. To help ensure you’ll be successful in the full-time Backend program and in the workplace, you’re required to pass our Backend Skills Challenge to be admitted. We’ve designed this prep course with Codecademy to help you prepare to pass the challenge and succeed in the full-time Lambda School Backend program.

Take-Away Skills

In this 25-hour course you’ll begin to learn fundamental programming concepts, including object-oriented programming (OOP) with Java, conditionals, arrays, debugging, and more. You’ll also build 7 Java projects—like a basic calculator—to help you practice your new skills along the way.

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Built to Help You Succeed

The Enterprise Backend Development program is designed for people with some previous coding experience, so completing this full 25-hour Java prep course is crucial for ensuring that you’re prepared to hit the ground running in the first unit of the Enterprise Backend Development program. By the time you complete this course you’ll be prepared to both pass the Enterprise Backend Skills Challenge (which is required for admission), and succeed in the full program. Even if you’ve already enrolled in Lambda School, we encourage you to complete this course to keep yourself sharp and prepared for the program.

About Lambda School

Lambda School is a live, skills-based online school that gives people a path to a better career and higher income at no cost until they’re hired. Lambda School offers three immersive full-time programs in Enterprise Backend Development, Full-Stack Web Development, and Data Science. Students work with world-class instructors and a network of peers from the comfort of their own home via live and interactive online classes. Lambda School costs nothing to start – our Income Share Agreement option means graduates only pay after they land a career paying $50K or more. Each graduate of the new Enterprise Backend Development program will leave Lambda School with over 1,400 hours of hands-on coding experience and will have the practical skills required to succeed at companies like Amazon, without needing a 4-year CS degree.