The Path to Associate Kotlin/Android Developer

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Introduction

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced Android Kotlin developer — or coming from a Java Android background and trying to build your career using Kotlin, You will find the relevant path to get your Android certificate, or at least learn the foundation of Android development. Let’s walk through a step by step path to getting it.

The Path from 2017 Java First to 2021 Kotlin First

I started my first Android associate certificate in 2017 when Java was the only language choice available for Android developers and Eclipse was the main integrated development environment (IDE).

Long, Almost Guaranteed Path To Get The Certificate

I’ve summarised the available materials and provided links to get you started.

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If you made your mind to prepare for the exam through the above mentioned path, you can bypass the short certificate path and jump to the exam tips.

Short Certificate Path For Active Kotlin Android Developers

This path assumes you are already working with Kotlin on daily activities and will summarise the minimum preparation for the course.

Android Associate Exam Tips

  • The application might not start at the beginning when you download the code. This is normal: it is part of your task to fix the project issues while working on the project.
  • The exam instructions are divided into two parts, one showing you the application sections and the other one for the exam tasks. Your responsibility is to follow at least the tasks.
  • You have 8 hours — if you finish early, make sure your code covers all the assigned tasks. In my case, after reviewing the application flow, I realised that a few of my code sections were not really covering the instructions.
  • When you are ready, you can book the exam from here.

Why to get the certificate

This article focus more on the learning path to enrich your Android development skills regardless the decision to apply for the exam.

  • You can use it as a proof of foundation knowledge when you look for a new Android job.
  • To have a goal and learning path to study the latest Android trends.

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