AVG Duration2h


Run the gauntlet of Java lab challenges that increase in difficulty but are suitable for Java beginners. This learning path is comprised entirely of lab challenges for you to assess your ability to solve problems using the Java programming language. The challenges are meant to reinforce what you've learned and to provide practice problems to hone your skills. Each challenge is focused around a single task allowing you to cross off bite-sized challenges whenever you can find the time. Cloud Academy provides a web-based integrated development environment for you to complete the challenges in. Simply start a challenge and everything is ready for you in your browser.

Assessed Topics

The challenges assess your ability in the following topics relevant to Java beginners:

  • String manipulation
  • String functions
  • Arrays
  • Lists
  • Loops
  • Conditions

Intended Audience

This learning path is intended for beginner Java developers.


You must have some experience with Java to succeed in this learning path. If you want to gain experience with Java, the following content is recommended before attempting the learning path:

Introduction to Java    


If you have any feedback or suggestions relating to this learning path, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 30m
Java Challenge: RNA Transcription
Your task in this challenge return the RNA complement of a given DNA strand (per the provided RNA transcription rules).
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 30m
Java Challenge: Diamond
In this challenge, you will write Java code to write diamond-shaped alphabetic output.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 30m
Java Challenge: Pangram
In this challenge, you will write Java code to determine if a sentence is a pangram.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h
Java Challenge: Bob
Write Java code to produce the conversational interface of a lackadaisical teenager named Bob in this challenge.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 40m
Java Challenge: Beer Song
In this challenge you will write Java code to recite the lyrics to 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.
About the Author
Learning paths48

Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

Covered Topics