Does this course prepare for a certification?
This course does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-Oracle SQL and/or Java Developer.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
How do I get the Java software and files I need?
Download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8, Java SE 8.0 API Documentation, and Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 8 Update XX here. You do not need to download the bundles that include JavaFC, Java EE, or Netbeans. You only need the JDK that includes the JRE and command-line development tools. After installation, the files will be located on the C drive, usually at C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1x.
Download your Java editors/IDEs for Windows:
Option 1: Crimson Editor is probably the best option unless you have a specific reason for using the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) listed below.
- Go to http://www.crimsoneditor.com.
- Choose the option for Download from the left-hand navigation menu.
- Choose the most recent release from one of the download mirrors.
- Execute the file you just downloaded by double-clicking on it.
- Read the License Agreement and click on the button labeled I Agree.
- When asked what components to install, you can leave the default settings.
- Install Location can be left as default.
- When the install finishes, click the button labeled Close.
Option 2: Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is optional for this class at the discretion of the instructor.
- Go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads.
- Choose the option Eclipse IDE for Java Developers. This downloads a zip file.
- For basic Java classes, we use Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, which does not include Java EE capabilities such as Servlets and JSPs.
- For Java EE classes, download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers.
- Unzip/Extract the downloaded file to C:\. The installation is a simple unzip to C:\ (Eclipse does not "install"—you run it directly from eclipse.exe, which will be in C:\eclipse after the unzip).
How do I get the Oracle software and files I need?
You need to have full administrative access to Oracle 10g or 11g. If you do not, you can download the Oracle Database Express Edition for either 32- or 64-bit OS here. You will need to register for a free account to gain access to the download.
You will also need to install Oracle SQL Developer for either Windows 32- or 64-bit platforms. Download "Windows 32-bit - zip file includes the JDK1.6.0_35" here, or download " Windows 64-bit with JDK 8 included" here.
Download the class files here. Create a directory on your hard drive named "Webucator" that can be found easily and extract the files to the folder you just created. If you are using XAMPP (e.g., for PHP classes), you must place the Webucator folder on the C:\xampp\htdocs folder.
Unlock the HR account using the following steps:
- In SQL Developer, log in using this connection:
- Connection name: system
- Username: system
- Password: system (this should be the password you created when you installed Oracle)
- Open the HR_Unlock_Account.sql file from your class files.
- Click on the second green play button (F5) to execute the SQL query.
- To continue setup, click on the green + under the Connections tab, and add the criteria below:
- Connection Name: hr
- Username: hr
- Password: hr
- Click on Connect, and a worksheet should open up on a tab that's labeled "hr"
- Now that you're connected to HR, you're ready to test.
- Enter the following in the worksheet: select * from regions.
- Click on the green arrow to execute your code.
- If you get back 2 columns and 4 rows, then you are all set.