java developer
2018-09-04 Arnold

Q – I Have Mastered Java Standard Edition – Can I Join Java Bootcamp? I would like to round it off with a few on the job courses, can I join Java Bootcamp?

A – Yes we would like to interview you personally to verify that you have mastered the equivalent of our first 3 modules on our Java Bootcamp:

1 ) Java SE 8 Fundamentals (OCA)

2) SQL 

3) Java SE 8 Programming (OCP)

Our second half of our Java Bootcamp completes the full-stack concept. Here we cover Enterprise Development with the top Java Spring Framework.

4) Spring MVC and RESTfull Web Services

5) Angular JavaScript Framework

6) JHipster Integration Framework

2018-08-28 Arnold

Ever since I started my career in the eighties there was a demand for software developers and the demand only grew, and still grows, with time. Here is a list of recent articles about the most in-demand-jobs in the near future:

http://www.businessinsider.com/wef-future-of-jobs-report-2016-1/#data-analysts-will-be-in-demand-1

 

java developers
2018-06-09 Arnold

The January Java Bootcamp has concluded and produced another batch of highly skilled Junior Java Developers. They have done the Java Bootcamp (over a 6 month period) which is a full stack web coding bootcamp focusing on Java. The Java Bootcamp is comparable to an internship as we focus on competencies needed by employers.

Java Standard Edition knowledge and competence for Oracle Certification

In the first 3 months of the bootcamp we cover Java Standard edition aligned with the Oracle Java Certification syllabus (OCA and OCP).

Full Stack Java Spring Framework Web Application Development

In the last 3 months of the bootcamp we cover practical web development with the Spring Framework.

Date Course
Jan 2018 Intro To Programming (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

JavaScript was used as the basic coding language with support of HTML and CSS. The fundamentals of coding were taught: Syntax, Variables,Types, Data Structures, Control Flow

VS Code

Passing the international JavaScript exam on ww3schools.

Building various apps like a shopping cart program.

Jan 2018 Java Beginner (OCA Aligned)

The course focussed on Object-Orientation and the Java Language Fundamentals. We also covered to Oracle Certified Associate Java Programmer Syllabus.

Netbeans

Passing a Test in the Java concepts and fundamentals of Object-orientation
Feb

2018

SQL (aligned with MTA)

Querying in SQL, Database Design, Entity Modelling

Using MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench

Passing the international SQL exam on w3schools

Building a normalised multi table database design using a UML Modelling tool on MySQL Workbench

Mar

2018

Java Advanced (OCP aligned)

Practical skills in Java like Networking, Database interfacing, Writing Swing GUI apps performing CRUD operations.

Netbeans

Building a CRUD JDBC application, using Java and Swing GUI
Apr

2018

Spring MVC / Hibernate

The fundamentals of Spring MVC with Hibernate used in Web Applications.

Spring AOP, Spring Security, Spring REST, Spring Configurations with XML / Annotations, Maven

Eclipse / STS

Building a CRUD  Web Application
May 2018

 

Spring MVC (Online Store)

Building a complete online shopping cart with user login using Spring Security, Apache Tiles, Spring Web Flow, Testing, REST / Ajax, Spring Tag Libraries..

Github Integration with Eclipse

Building a complete shopping web app with a shoppping cart using the technologies mentioned on the left.
June 2018 Spring Boot

Autoconfiguration, Logging, JDBC Template, MyBatis, JPA, MongoDB, Tomcat, Jetty, REST API, Spring Reactor / WebFlux, Spring Security, Actuator, Testing, JHipster, Heroku

IntelliJ

Build a Spring Boot App with Jhipster and an Angular front-end using the technologies mentioned on the left.

Deploying it to Heroku.

 

Employers, if you are not talking to us yet about these graduates, please contact us now!

Prospective Students, if you want to find out more, please contact us now!

full-stack-web-coding-bootcamp
2018-05-25 Arnold

Code College is Training 40 final year school kids the basics of coding (Introduction To Programming) . This will enable them to enroll in further advanced practical training like Full Stack Web Coding which cover International Certification like the Java Bootcamp .

Our Intro To Programming Course is intended for people who know nothing about coding, and teach them all the fundamentals from a knowledge perspective as well as a competency perspective.

We also use our Intro To Programming Course Outcomes as an entry requirement for our Full Stack Web Coding Bootcamps . 

Wikipedia on Coding Bootcamps:

Coding bootcamps can be part-time or online, they may be funded by employers or qualify for student loans. According to a 2017 market research report, tuition ranges from free to $21,000 for a course, with an average tuition of $11,874.

In Europe, coding bootcamps can be free or a couple thousand euros per program. In contrast to formal university education, private offerings for training appear expensive.

On August 16, 2016, the US Department of Education announced up to $17 million in loans or grants for students to study with nontraditional training providers, including coding bootcamps. These grants or loans will be administered through the pilot program, EQUIP which stands for Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships. 

java developer
2018-05-09 Arnold

How I became a Java Developer through Code College:

I worked for 9 years as an Administrator and always knew I wanted to do more, so I decided to follow my high school dream of becoming a Computer Programmer, I then started looking around for programming schools where I came across Code College. I then decided to do the Java Bootcamp at Code College because the price was fair and offered me exactly what I was looking for. I negotiated with my employer to take my accumulated leave on a one-week-per-month basis, matching the Java Bootcamp training schedule.

How did you manage to do the Bootcamp – did you have to resign your job at that time?

No, I had enough leave to take one week per month as the bootcamp is delivered on a “one week per month in the classroom”. The other 2/3 weeks are for assignments and you do not have to be at the campus physically then. This is the quickest way of doing it and not having to resign from your job.

Learning experience

My learning experience at Code College was very practical – almost like being on the job, which is a great way to learn programming and understanding all the technologies you will need. I was surrounded by positive like-minded people at Code College, all trying to head in the same direction. I had to make time on Sundays and weekday evenings for the assignments. I have really learned a lot in the 6 months now that I look back. Our facilitator, Arnold, guided us every step of the way – even after the Java Bootcamp.

Immediately after the Bootcamp in December 2017, I updated my CV and started applying for jobs online. The recruiters where impressed with my knowledge and understanding of the industry and in January 2018 I was made an offer by a company in the financial service industry as a Junior Java developer.

What kind of salary did you expect to get and did you get in the end?

To my surprise, my salary was matched – I was actually offered R500 p.m more 😉

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Thank you to Arnold and Code College, this really was a life changing course!

Kind Regards,

Edwin

2018-05-06 Arnold

Code College is training a group of 60 learners (some have finished school and some are in grade 11 / 12), in Intro To Programming over a period of 3 months.

This course is an icebreaker that opens up opportunities for them to continue into front-end coding (HTML / CSS / JavaScript Website Development) or back-end coding with Java Beginner (Oracle Certified Associate) .

(Khanyisa Secondary School, Mthatha, Eastern Cape)

 

 

 

DEF Coding Bootcamp
2018-02-19 Arnold

Code College is delivering a Coding Bootcamp for 24 Deaf learners via the Deaf Empowerment Firm and the National Council for Persons with Disabilities.

The Bootcamp runs over 12 months and the students started off with the icebreaker of Introduction To Programming with JavaScript. After completion of this and all the extra assignments, the students will do a professional HTML/CSS Website Development Course covering latest technologies like HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap and Responsive Website Development. After this the students will do an SQL Querying Course to teach them the basics of SQL and database design.

 

 

2016-04-22 Arnold

I transitioned into the tech scene through a coding bootcamp — Dev Bootcamp in New York. The process has at times been exciting, frightening, and challenging. At this point, I feel like I have outgrown the impostor syndrome that many bootcamp grads go through. However, comments people make both in person and on social media sometimes put me a little on edge.

A few months ago, a CEO whom I both respect and admire posted something denigrating about bootcamp grads. It basically said that all the new bootcamp grads will finally be able to get jobs now that the government is including tech skills in high school education.

I was shocked to see this. I didn’t feel like I could call him out on it, either. After all, by this time, I had less than a year’s experience in the real world. And maybe he’s right, maybe most bootcamp grads aren’t the best employees when they come right out.

Read the whole article here:

http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-letter-employers-behalf-bootcamp-grads-also-tom-goldenberg

And have a look at our Software Bootcamps

2015-10-08 Arnold

Java developers are in such high demand that some graduates of GetCertified Code College’s Java Bootcamp course start their first programming job before taking their certification exams.

 

This is the case with a recent graduate – Craig – who is about to enter the workplace as a junior Java developer.

 

Armed with a passion for computing and a desire to become a programmer, Craig started his search for the right training institute to help him reach his goals, shortly after matriculating. “It was my dad who suggested Code College, having heard it recommended by business partners,” he says.

 

Arnold Graaff, owner and head lecturer at Code College, met with Craig and, after discussing his desire to gain a broad understanding of programming, recommended Java as a core subject. Java is a modern, versatile language used for web programming, enterprise applications, Android apps, electronic control systems and more.

 

Code College is situated close to a Gautrain bus stop and this proved convenient to Craig, who found it easy to travel between home and the institute without depending on his parents.

 

Code College balances theory with practice, with practical projects to be completed after each section. Craig describes the projects as fairly easy in the beginning but progressively more complex as the course proceeds. “I found that, as long as I grasped the materials and took the time to revise what I learned, I was able to complete the projects.”

 

This is where Craig gives credit to Arnold Graaff, who presents the course. Reports Craig, “Arnold has an advanced knowledge of Java and made sure everyone understood the material individually. It takes guts to admit that you don’t get something but he encouraged us to ask questions anyway.” Graaff holds a BSc in Computer Science with Honours and boasts 30 years in the IT industry.

 

Second, Craig says he learned an important life lesson from Graaff. “At school, we were taught to stick to the syllabus and not stray from our study books. However, Arnold encouraged us to become detectives, looking for any extra information that could help us grasp the subject – and to continue independent study throughout life.” That lesson prompted Craig to study on his own. Currently, he’s teaching himself Ruby and the Java Spring Framework.

 

Craig was also drawn to Code College’s community spirit. “I studied hard to understand the topics. Eventually, I found the desire to share with others and hounded Arnold to give me the opportunity to lecture. He let me do so and, under his guidance, I was able to assist others with their problems.”

Craig contributed enthusiastically to Code College’s Google Group. “Whenever I found a tutorial or article that helped me understand the subject, I would post it to the group.” Code College offers ongoing support to current and previous students through online and mobile social platforms, including Google Groups, WhatsApp, its own discussion forum, and more.

Craig studied HTML and CSS as well, and enjoyed these subjects most. “However, when the Bootcamp introduced us to Java Servlets, I was able to do much more with HTML and CSS than before and that really rocked my world.” Java Servlets are web components that can generate web pages and process user input.

Having uploaded his CV to a few job sites on a whim just 5 months earlier, Craig was surprised to be invited to interview for a position requiring the skills of an experienced junior Java developer. After being grilled by 3 senior Java developers and completing a 12-page test, he was offered the position of Junior Java and Oracle Database Developer.

All this without having yet received certification. After training, participants register to sit for the internationally recognised Oracle Certified Associate Java exam and Oracle Certified Professional Java exam. “I’ll definitely take the exams,” says Craig. “Now with a job, I just need to find the time.”

However, Code College will place graduates through its sister company, Compuways IT Recruitment. “Junior Java developers are in such high demand,” say Graaff, “that we have a backlog of requests for their talents.”

Graaff encourages any scholar who is passionate about computers to take Code College’s entrance tests, even if they don’t have high maths scores. “Our assessments will decide their aptitude for this exciting career opportunity.”

Study loans, to be repaid once employed, are available to candidates who can motivate their need.

For course details, visit codecollege.co.za/bootcamps/java-training-course