2013-11-24 getcertarn

If you’re a school leaver interested in a career in Java programming but can’t afford the study fees, GetCertified may have the answer you’re looking for.

The Johannesburg-based IT training company offers a limited number of study bursaries to selected applicants, allowing them to attend its Java Job Prep Boot Camp without paying any upfront study fees. Candidates can train for free during the Boot Camp and repay the cost of the course at reasonable terms after they have found employment.

To qualify for free training, applicants must provide proof of good mathematics scores (60% or higher), and perform favourably on GetCertified’s aptitude test and in face-to-face interviews.

GetCertified bursaries are offered to allow deserving school leavers the opportunity to enter the thriving field of Java software development. The programming language has enjoyed a boost in popularity with the growth in consumer demand for Android-based mobile devices. Since most Android apps are created using Java, the need for competent developers has risen too. Java programmers also work on the complex business systems that apps connect to for information.

According to Arnold Graaff, CEO of GetCertified, the greatest demand is for entry-level programmers with international certification and proven practical abilities.

The Java Boot Camp teaches school leavers to write programs competently in Java. It also allows them to provide prospective employers with proof of their practical abilities through the development of a fully functioning Java application of the standard required in the workplace.

After training, students will be registered to sit for the internationally recognised Oracle Certified Associate Java exam and Oracle Certified Professional Java exam.

GetCertified also assists graduated students to find employment through its sister company, Compuways. A top IT recruitment firm, Compuways has been placing tech personnel since 1990. “We’ve never been unable to place a student who passes the course,” says Graaff. “We have standing orders from our Compuways clients for this class of developer – they are very much sought-after.”

Once training is complete, learners can further their qualifications with GetCertified’s advanced Java courses, such as the dedicated Android Development module.

Students who qualify for bursaries can also choose from other available Boot Camps, namely database administration, PHP development or Microsoft .NET development.

For more information, visit GetCertified’s web site at http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps/java or http://www.getcertified.co.za/bootcamps for all available Boot Camps. Prospective students are invited to attend open days by appointment from Monday to Saturday.