Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer + Java Programmer

In today's data-driven world, businesses of all sizes desire expert database use and management—and you can be one of the people to fulfill this growing need. As a database developer, software programmer, or data analyst, you'll need a robust knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL). In this course, you'll learn both SQL and the Java programming language.

Oracle SQL is a powerful database programming language that is the standard in the industry. This SQL course provides even more value...

12 Months / 220 Course Hrs
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Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer + Java Programmer

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Course code: GES339

What you will learn

  • How to use Oracle SQL to communicate with relational databases, including updating and retrieving data.
  • The various uses of the PL/SQL procedural language extension and the basics of using blocks, subprograms, and triggers.
  • All about the Java environment and syntax, from arrays, inheritance, and interfaces to exceptions and collections.

How you will benefit

  • Gain skills and knowledge that are highly in demand in the programming, software development, and database management industries.
  • Prepare yourself to enter an exciting new field-or excel even more in your current position.
  • Earn a certificate of completion and add your new expertise to your resume.

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 220 course hours
  1. Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer
    1. Oracle SQL
      1. Relational Database Basics
      2. Creating Tables
      3. Basic Selects
      4. Oracle SQL Functions
      5. Aggregate Functions
      6. Joins
      7. Subqueries
      8. Set Operators
      9. Conditional Processing with CASE
      10. Data Manipulation Language
      11. Creating Views
    2. Oracle PL/SQL
      1. PL/SQL Basics
      2. Subprograms
      3. Conditional Processing
      4. Exceptions
      5. Cursors
      6. Packages
      7. Triggers
    3. Oracle SQL Developer Final Project
  2. Java Programmer
    1. Java Introduction
      1. Conventions in These Notes
      2. The Java Environment - Overview
      3. Writing a Java Program
      4. Obtaining The Java Environment
      5. Setting up your Java Environment
      6. Creating a Class That Can Run as a Program
      7. Useful Stuff Necessary to go Further
      8. Using the Java Documentation
    2. Java Basics
      1. Basic Java Syntax
      2. Data
      3. Mathematics in Java
      4. Creating and Using Methods
    3. Java Objects
      1. Objects
      2. String, StringBuffer, and StringBuilder
      3. Creating Documentation Comments and Using Javadoc
    4. Mid-term exam
    5. Comparisons And Flow Control Structures
      1. Controlling Program Flow
      2. Additional Loop Control: break and continue
      3. Classpath, Code Libraries, and Jar files
    6. Arrays
      1. Arrays
      2. Enhanced for Loops - the For-Each Loop
      3. Multi-Dimensional Arrays
      4. Typecasting with Arrays of Primitives
    7. Inheritance
      1. Inheritance
      2. Polymorphism
      3. Creating a Derived Class
      4. Example - Factoring Person Out of Employee and Dependent
      5. Typecasting with Object References
      6. Other Inheritance-Related Keywords
      7. Methods Inherited from Object
    8. Interfaces
      1. Interfaces
      2. Creating an Interface Definition
      3. Implementing Interfaces
      4. Reference Variables and Interfaces
      5. Interfaces and Inheritance
      6. Some Uses for Interfaces
    9. Exceptions
      1. Exceptions
      2. Attempting Risky Code - try and catch
      3. Guaranteeing Execution of Code - the finally Block
      4. Letting an Exception be Thrown to the Method Caller
      5. Throwing an Exception
      6. Exceptions and Inheritance
      7. Creating and Using Your Own Exception Classes
      8. Rethrowing Exceptions
      9. Initializer Blocks
    10. Generics and Collections
      1. Fundamental Collections: Sets, Lists, and Maps
      2. Iterators
      3. Creating Collectible Classes
      4. Generics
    11. Inner Classes
      1. Inner Classes, aka Nested Classes
    12. Final Exam
    13. Project: Hotel Reservations Case Study

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.


There are no prerequisites to take this course, however some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC.
  • Dual monitors are helpful but not required.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 10 or later (not the Home Edition). See this page for the required specs of the operating system.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) 12c or 18c - Free edition of Oracle RDBMS (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Oracle SQL Developer - The client interface for connecting to Oracle (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Anaconda (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Java (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Visual Studio Code (download and installation instructions are provided in course).


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for 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.

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.

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.

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 your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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.

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.

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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.

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.