EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Stack Development with MERN

Market-ready developer skills, from front to back.

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Course Dates
STARTS ON

December 16, 2020

Course Duration

DURATION

32 weeks, online
15-20 hours per week

Course Duration

PROGRAM FEE

US$6,950

Course Information Flexible payment available
Note: This program includes a scheduled break for the holiday season. There are no assignments, submissions, or sessions held between December 25, 2020 – January 1, 2021.

FINANCING OPTIONS STARTING AT $25/MONTH
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Launch Your Coding Career With MIT xPRO

A growing number of companies are hiring web developers, software engineers, and other technology workers who use technical skills to streamline their operations and leverage the power of technology within their organizations.

Their biggest challenge? Talent. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere and solves this challenge for developing technical professionals.

USD 75,057

The national average salary for a full stack developer in the United States

Source: PayScale

28.7 Million

Projected worldwide population of professional developers by 2024

SOURCE: EVANS DATA CORPORATION

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Full stack engineer has ranked in the emerging jobs report from linkedin

Source: LINKEDIN 2020 EMERGING JOBS REPORT

Who Is This Program For?

  • Career Launchers: early career professionals wanting to start a career in a high-growth field and gain exposure to the full development lifecycle as the launch point.
  • Career Builders: professionals ready to build on existing skills in coding, to formalize training, and earn a valued certificate.
  • Career Switchers: mid- or later career professionals looking to switch into software development from another field, such as marketing, sales, operations, or any other field.

There are no prerequisites for this program, though a capacity for technical concepts is recommended.

Key Takeaways

  • Build, test, and deploy a web application using the MERN stack
  • Build, test, and deploy APIs
  • Build, test, and deploy a front-end web application using React
  • Setup Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) pipelines to deploy a React application
  • Present a GitHub portfolio of your work to potential employers

Program Highlights

Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO to recognize your skills and success

Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO to recognize your skills and success

Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

Market-ready coding skills in a high-growth market

Market-ready coding skills in a high-growth market

GitHub portfolio to share with potential employers

GitHub portfolio to share with potential employers

Program Topics

This program is organized into three main modules using the MERN stack: Web Development, Front-End Development/React, and Back-End Development. Each module builds on the next, and is designed to prepare you to enter the job market as an entry-level full-stack developer, or to specialize in one of these areas with further skill development.

Module 1:

Web Development

You will develop foundational skills in web development using Javascript, HTML, and CSS. You’ll also create your own personal portfolio in GitHub, which you will add to as you progress through the program.

Module 2:

Front-End Development and React

You will dive deep into front-end development using one of the most popular frameworks, React. You will write clean, concise code with Javascript ES6 and use these skills to work with web components in React. You will learn how to build React applications and how to test and deploy them.

Module 3:

Back-End Development

You will work with MongoDB, ExpressJS, and NodeJS to become confident in the MERN stack. You will learn the essentials for working in the cloud, automated testing, and deployment for a solid foundation in DevOps.

Module 1:

Web Development

You will develop foundational skills in web development using Javascript, HTML, and CSS. You’ll also create your own personal portfolio in GitHub, which you will add to as you progress through the program.

Module 3:

Back-End Development

You will work with MongoDB, ExpressJS, and NodeJS to become confident in the MERN stack. You will learn the essentials for working in the cloud, automated testing, and deployment for a solid foundation in DevOps.

Module 2:

Front-End Development and React

You will dive deep into front-end development using one of the most popular frameworks, React. You will write clean, concise code with Javascript ES6 and use these skills to work with web components in React. You will learn how to build React applications and how to test and deploy them.

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Career Preparation and Guidance

Stepping into a career in software and web development requires a variety of skills, both hard and soft. This course offers you guidance for navigating a career path into tech, including crafting your elevator pitch and communication tips. These services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The program support team includes course leaders to help you reach your learning goals. The primary goal is to give you the skills needed to be prepared for a job in this field, however, job placement is not guaranteed.

There is a career preparation aspect of this course, elements include:

  • Crafting your elevator pitch
  • LinkedIn profile tips
  • Resumes/cover letters
  • Navigating your job search
  • Interview tips and preparation
  • Negotiating salary

Career exercises focused on launching a career as a developer:

  • Building your personal brand and promoting your skills
  • Communicating technical concepts to non-technical colleagues
  • Understanding the roles and workflow of Agile development
  • Reflecting on your skills to learn how to troubleshoot and learn more quickly
  • Job search and interviewing for developer positions

Program Faculty

John R. Williams

Professor of Information Engineering in MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Williams holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an MS in Physics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Methods from University of Wales, Swansea. His research focuses on the application of large-scale computation to problems in Cyber-Physical security and energy studies. He is director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center and from 2006-2012,.. More info

Abel Sanchez

Research Scientist and Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center

Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT's Geospatial Data Center, architect of "The Internet of Things" global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. In cyber security, Dr. Sanchez architected impact analysis of large-scale cyber-attacks designing Cyber Ranges for the... More info

Certificate

Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT.

Financing Options Available

We offer flexible and transparent payment options starting at $25/month through our partners Skills Fund, Sallie Mae, Commerce Bank and Eduvanz.

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