Learn Spring Course FAQ
How long do I have access to the course? Does the material expire?
Access never goes away. Once you're enrolled in the course - you have access to it indefinitely. It doesn't expire, there is no time limit, and you can re-watch the lessons as much as you like. The platform will keep track of your progress as you finish each module so you can pick up where you left off at any time.
Do you offer support?
Yes, of course, I handle support myself, directly over email. You can (and should) always reach out and ask.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
That's absolutely fine, of course. If the material doesn't work for you, definitely get in touch within 30 days and you'll get a full refund.
Can I see some full lessons before deciding?
Definitely - it makes no sense buying a course without going through a few lessons and making sure it's a good fit.
There are several open lessons in the course - you can simply go back to the course page and search for the word "preview" there.
What's the difference between the Master class and Certification class?
The certification class contains the same material as the Master Class and goes beyond it with:
- The Certificate of Completion (an example Certificate is linked from another question here)
- The new, extensive sets of exercises on each lesson and
- The download ability for all video lessons - to help you learn offline
Will I get access to future updates if I buy the course now?
Yes, of course; that's how I always structure my courses. I keep the material up-to-date, and all existing students get access to it.
Is there a project/codebase?
Yes, definitely. We're going to be building a couple of applications during the course, and the code will be available on GitHub.
Is Spring Boot a requirement?
Boot is not required, as the course is designed to be beginner-friendly.
In fact, that's one of the things that you'll learn from the course.
English isn't my primary language. Any other options?
Most students have English as a secondary language, so we created word-for-word transcriptions and captions for all lessons in the course.
What version of Spring does the course use?
The code backing all lessons uses Spring 5 and Spring Boot 2.
Can I upgrade to a bulk package, containing multiple courses?
Of course, you'll find instructions to upgrade inside the course.
You can also request an upgrade here.
What does the Certificate look like?
Here's an example of the Certificate of Completion.
Note that this sample is at a lower resolution - the full high-fidelity certificate is much larger, so that it can be printed.
Can I share this with my team?
Sure - there are team licenses available for the course.
What IDE can I use?
Simply put, you can use any IDE that supports Maven.
More than half of the students are using IntelliJ and the others are mostly using Eclipse.
I'm always recording the material with a very minimal use of any specific IDE features, exactly so that everyone can use their favorite IDE :)
Will this course help me towards the Pivotal Spring Professional v5.0 Certification/Exam?
That's a great question.
I'm structuring the material to directly help with the latest Core V5 certification, yes.
The video lessons will cover about 80% of what you need to take the exam, with the remaining 20% carefully covered by written material.
Will the classes cover the very basics of Spring?
Yes - I created this course exactly to be an entry-point into the Spring framework and into Boot. If you're just starting out with Spring or want to focus on the fundamentals, this is the right course to start with, before looking at the other Spring courses available.
Is there a quick overview on why invest in the course?
Sure. Building an API with Spring is a large and technical topic, so the course page is quite large as well. If you're managing a team, or want to send a quicker read to someone, here's what you can point to.
When does the course start and finish?
The course material is entirely self-paced - you can go through it when you need to, and as many times as you need to.
What if I don't have the time to go through everything at once?
A lot of students don't - and the material is structured so that you won't have to.
You can jump into any lesson, learn what you need to move your implementation forward, and jump back out. And that's exactly how many of the students are using the course.
How long does it take to go through the course?
On the course page, you'll find the total number of hours of video in the course (just look for the word "Hours"). As a general suggestion, I recommend putting aside double that to go through the material from start to finish.
That being said, definitely have a look at the previous question - that explains that you actually don't necessarily have to go start-to-finish.
How does the Coaching Class work?
You can find answers to common questions on the Coaching class here.