Advanced Java Application Developer Certificate

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

3-course program: $4,200

For students with previous Java programming experience, the Advanced Java Application Developer certificate program provides students with new skillsets and knowledge that elevates their utility as a developer and increases their attractiveness to employers. Students are expected to have prior knowledge similar to what is covered in the Java Developer program, before enrolling in this Advanced Java Application Programmer certificate program.

Many Java applications today are web-based, and consequently being able to read markup language, understanding the fundamental structure of webpages, and proficiency in navigating the elements of a webpage file are all important abilities to have as a Java developer. The first course in this program (Website Development with HTML5, CSS and Bootstrap) educates students on all of those skills. HTML, the fundamental markup language of webpages, is covered first. The class then provides an introduction to CSS for design consistency in webpages, and also exposes students to the Bootstrap web development framework. Students who already have previous HTML knowledge may opt to skip this first course if they have sufficient prior experience.

The second course in the Advanced Java track provides an Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot and Spring REST. The Spring web framework provides powerful capabilities to Java web applications, and students are trained on a variety of these framework abilities. The Spring Core module is covered first, and then Spring Boot is covered to simplify application configuration and dependency management. Lastly, students will be introduced to Spring REST, and will be able to utilize RESTful web services for Java web applications.

The third and final course provides a thorough introduction to Test Driven Development (TDD), and Refactoring Legacy Code Using Java. Test Driven Development is a popular software development methodology amongst many larger organizations, where application development is primarily driven by test cases and the testing of new and revised code to make sure that the test scenarios are passed. Students will also develop the skill of code refactoring during class, which is when existing code is rewritten to be more efficient or understandable.

Upon completion of the Advanced Java Application Developer certificate program, students will have developed a flexible and sophisticated skillset regarding the Java language and the Eclipse IDE. Equipped with a robust knowledge base and plenty of hands-on development experience, students will be able to pursue an entry-level Java programmer position in the workforce with confidence. An existing Java programmer would also be able to benefit from this certificate program's completion since they would be able to handle expanded responsibilities for working with additional Java frameworks in their role, and will have increased cognizance about best practices for code testing. The Advanced Java certificate program will also provide students with more advanced skills and techniques related to programming (such as Test Driven Development), allowing students to stand out in the workplace as a knowledgeable Java developer once they have completed the program.

Our personally facilitated on-demand learning environment gives students the ability to work within their schedule and learn at their own pace to ensure a thorough understanding of the more advanced aspects of Java software development. The Advanced Java certificate program includes streaming lectures, extensive hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to assure successful completion. Bright Star's unique approach to student success includes a personal Java instructor to assure that student courses are completed on time and with a solid understanding of the content. Each student has a dedicated workstation loaded with the software required for exercises. We do not use simulation software or “canned” labs. Learn more about our on-demand training here.

Careers as an Advanced Java Developer

In the working world, Java programming skills are in high demand and individuals with Java skills are compensated well. Even entry-level Java programmers can expect to earn between $47,000 - $77,500 in their first year. After completing the Advanced Java Application Developer program, students will be able to demonstrate a robust and flexible Java skillset to employers to spotlight their value as a developer. With continued skill improvement and career advancement, program graduates can earn six figures by midcareer (Over $100,000 annually on average). An existing Java developer wishing to supplement their current skills with courses in the Advanced Java certificate program will become an attractive and valuable asset to companies which utilize the learned frameworks and technologies.

At Bright Star we are happy to help assess your personal career goals related to Advanced Java Programming or any of our other certificate programs. Reach out to get in touch with a Course Advisor at 302.335.8868, or you may request information here.

Program Overview

  • Using HTML5 semantic elements to define the structure of a webpage
  • Defining a CSS3 grid layout
  • Building a Web page using the Bootstrap grid system
  • Using Spring Boot to simplify dependency management and configuration
  • Using Spring Data to automatically generate JPA-based repository classes
  • Understanding REST, and using Spring REST 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
  • Unit testing using JUnit and Eclipse
  • Understanding test patterns to simplify tests, reduce duplication and make testing more efficient


Note: Students who already have previous HTML knowledge may opt to skip the first Website Development with HTML5, CSS and Bootstrap course if they have sufficient prior experience, and will have program tuition reduced appropriately.

Required Courses Duration PDF
Website Development with HTML5, CSS and Bootstrap 90 hours
Introduction to Spring 5, Spring Boot and Spring REST 90 hours
Test Driven Development (TDD), and Refactoring Legacy Code Using Java 75 hours

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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