Gain hands-on coding skills, for a competitive market edge.
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 solve this challenge for developing technical professionals.
The national average salary for a full stack developer in the United States
Projected worldwide population of professional developers by 2024, an increase of 4.8 million from 2019
Ranking of the Full stack engineer in the emerging jobs report from LinkedIn
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.
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.
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:
Career exercises focused on launching a career as a developer:
John R. Williams
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
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
John R. Williams
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, was Director of the MIT Auto-ID Laboratory, which invented the Internet of Things.
He is author or co-author of over 250 journal and conference papers, as well as the book, RFID Technology and Applications. He contributed to the 2013 report for the UK Office for Science Foresight Project- The Future of Manufacturing.
Alongside Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, he was named as one of the 50 most powerful people in Computer Networks. He consults to companies including Accenture, Schlumberger, SAP Research, Microsoft Research, Kajima Corp, US Lincoln Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Motorola, Phillip-Morris Inc., Ford Motor Company, Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Total, and ARAMCO.
His international collaborations include HKUST and PolyU Hong Kong, Cambridge University-UK, Imperial College of Science and Technology-UK, Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST), KACST Saudi Arabia, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi.)
He organized the first Cyber-Physical Security Conference in the UK (2011) and along with Dr. Sanchez, he runs the MIT Applied Cyber Security Professional Education summer course. At MIT he teaches courses Architecting Software Systems (MIT 1.125) and Engineering Computation and Data Science (MIT 1.00/1.001).
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 Department of Defense (DOD).
In password security, Dr. Sanchez led the design of a password firewall (negative authentication) for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency. In machine learning, addressing fraud detection, Dr. Sanchez designed a situational awareness framework that exploits different perspectives of the same data and assigns risk scores to entities for Accenture.
He led the design of a global data infrastructure simulator, modeling follow-the-sun engineering, to evaluate the impact of competing architectures on the performance, availability, and reliability of the system for Ford Motor Company. He has been involved in developing e-learning software for Microsoft via their I-Campus Program and with establishing the Accenture Technology Academy, an online resource for over 200,000 employees. He has 10 years of experience with learning management systems and has made deployments in America, Asia, and Europe. He teaches MIT courses on cybersecurity, engineering computation, and data science and has produced over 150 educational videos.
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