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Eugene Denisov
Level 40

A small tip for your educational plan

Published in the Success Stories group
A small tip for your educational plan - 1 I've decided to write about what I really missed when I first began my studies on Java programming, namely, what needs to be studied and in what order:
  1. From the very first levels of the course, you can begin a parallel study of database management systems (In my case, it was MySQL on Roughly the first 70 tasks will be enough) and work through the free HTML Academy course. There you'll learn about HTML and CSS.

  2. Once you feel you've more or less understood the basics of Java Core (corresponding to Level 15 on CodeGym, I think), come up with a project that you will find personally interesting and useful. You'll have something to show and talk about at interviews.

  3. I recommend climbing to Level 40 on CodeGym.

  4. After Level 20, start exploring things like version control systems (Git, and figure out what Maven is.

  5. After Level 30, start mastering Hibernate.

  6. At the finish line, before finding a job, you should take a deep drink of Spring (Read "Spring 4 for Professionals").

At the same time, read books on the topics you're studying. Use time management skills (if you aren't already) and then it will only be a matter of time before you get an offer. My training phase took a year and a half and roughly 700 hours of pure study. Here's a separate list of approximately what you need to know to confidently go for an interview at a good company:
  1. JavaSE (here you should know everything, though there is some leniency when it comes to multithreading)

  2. JDBC, MySQL (you should have a good mastery)

  3. HTML, CSS (everything is quite simple here, no deep knowledge is needed here)

  4. JUnit (nobody said testing isn't necessary)

  5. Git (publish your own project, you'll figure out how)

  6. Maven (nothing complicated here, figure it out)

  7. Hibernate (this is where the difficulties begin)

  8. Spring (I'm only delve into it myself, I regret that I didn't start earlier)

As for my own project... I wrote an ordinary console-based CRUD application using JavaSE and Hibernate, compiled using Maven. Interviewers are very interested in the code you have written yourself. And that's basically my message here. All that remains is to wish good luck to those who have just embarked on this thorny path (yes, it will be difficult).
Comments (48)
Said Ahmed Level 1, Canada Expert
5 March 2023
Codegym only goes up to level 28, where did you get the other 12 levels from?
keire Level 2, Latham, United States
7 October 2022
and thanks for the tip
keire Level 2, Latham, United States
7 October 2022
yea this is great for beginners😁😁😁😁
ilkhom Level 2, Uzbekistan
18 August 2022
great tip for beginners
Derick Asane Level 2, Cameroon
3 August 2022
great one dear. am happy you shared this to help others
ron_villela Level 9, Miami, United States
27 June 2022
Great article! Motivated me to keep grinding with a plan. Interesting to see how long it took and breaking it down to hours is very insightful. I’m sure it varies but it sounds like a feasible range.
Nashid Kp Level 2, Manjeri, India
17 August 2021
Hi my dear friends, I am an undergraduate and have no IT background. Just entering to level 1 in codegym. But I am very much interested to become a well known programmer. Reading this made me really confusing and losing my confidence. Pls can anyone advice me what to do and how to do to achive my dream? pls reply
Przemek Level 14, Warszawa, Poland
8 April 2021
Great advice, thank you ! Only one - is not free. Free is 7 days trial.
Attalah Bailey Level 2, Christchurch, United Kingdom
3 March 2021
what java books do you recommend ?
Dilshodjon Gulomov Level 1, Bonn
3 January 2021
Gute Tipps. DANKE