Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Stack Development with MERN

Gain hands-on coding skills, for a competitive market edge.

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

December 15, 2021

Course Duration

DURATION

32 weeks, online
15-20 hours per week

Course Duration

Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$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 solve this challenge for developing technical professionals.

USD 108,676

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

Source: Indeed 2021

28.7 Million

Projected worldwide population of professional developers by 2024, an increase of 4.8 million from 2019

SOURCE: EVANS DATA CORPORATION

4th

Ranking of the Full stack engineer 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

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Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT

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Insights and coding demos from renowned MIT faculty

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Market-ready coding skills in a high-growth market

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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
  • Building confidence and being assertive
  • Advancing in your career

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

Faculty Member John R. Williams

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

Faculty Member Abel Sanchez

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

Learning Facilitators

Our Learning Facilitators are industry experts who bring their insights to the course experience through live office hour sessions and personalized support.

LETICIA ESCANCIANO - Full Stack Developer at Factorial HR

Leticia brings a passion for all things tech. She currently works as a full stack developer and previously held the position of CTO at Madrid-based start-up Sportmadness for two years, where she was in charge of building their digital product.

MAHA MAHMOOD - Associate Success Engineer at Acquia

Maha brings a trifecta of skills – analytical, creative, and technical – developed over more than a decade of holding positions in consumer products and EdTech markets. Her varied experiences in marketing and web development give her the ability to be adaptable and innovative.

PATRICK ANDRE - Director of Engineering at Forbes

Patrick is a technology leader with over 15 years of experience managing site/application development, product management, architecture, product development, process improvement, resource allocation, and digital strategy. He has a proven track record, delivering web products/solutions on time and on budget.

PUNEET SARASWAT - Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Unfinished

Puneet has over nine years of experience, ranging from core algorithmic research to full stack development, leading projects from inception to delivery. He previously worked with Schlumberger for over eight years, starting from research and development in the area of seismic wave modeling, inversion, and earth-model building.

Note: These are some of our learning facilitators and may change for upcoming cohorts.

What Our Participants Are Saying...

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"I like everything - the videos, the quizzes, the projects. Also, the Learning Facilitators seem very enthusiastic and engaged."

— Dennis Sponer, Founder, ScripNet

"I liked that we covered so many topics in detail. I also really enjoyed the portfolio project at the end! I had never built a website before, but I felt well equipped to do so and was surprised how much fun it was trying out different layouts and putting things together."

— Andrew Thomas, Teacher, MI

"Overall, I enjoyed taking a deep dive into all areas of code. I really enjoyed creating the Portfolio...especially when I reflect on the first month when we were instructed to push a photo and name to our GitHub page...I cannot believe how far we have all come."

— Meghan Nieves, MDM Engineer, Forward Thinking Technology Solutions

"You walk away with relevant skills and a deep knowledge of the MERN stack to benefit you in the real world."

— Matthew Castaldo, Business Development Manager, Dokkio

"I feel like I've learned so much. The coursework was challenging and the final project was a great experience in tying together the module."

— Viren Desai, VP Strategy & Finance, Triple Crown Resources, LLC

"I like the pace of the course. It's not rushed like most bootcamps, so you can really dig into the subjects."

— Brendan, Freelance Web Developer

"I liked the constant availability of instructor support via office hours, and quick responses to Q&A."

— Erica Moslander, Operational Excellence Coordinator, Betterview Marketplace, Inc

"My peers were very collaborative and helpful. The portfolio project really forced a lot of learning."

— Matthew Elliott, Product Owner, Infobelt

"Lessons are structured in a way that you don’t spend the whole time doing a ‘code-along’, but instead understand the problems you are solving."

— Joshua Pittman, Music Director, NCLH

"I really liked the portfolio project and using CSS, HTML to create a webpage. It is well worth the investment and helps one learn valuable skills to transfer to a future employer!"

— Sam Clark, Front End Web Developer (Freelance)

"This course provides the necessary skills to thrive in a development environment. Learned a tremendous amount of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and React."

— Morgan Maltba, Quality Control Operator II, Greiner Bio-One

"What I have learned is sometimes more advanced than what current web developers frequently do. And then, at the end we have a GitHub with many valuable projects."

— Robert Konigsberg, Former Management Consultant

"This bootcamp has been a good stepping stone into learning software development. Glad I chose this bootcamp over my other choices."

— Ivy Nozaki, Receptionist, Associa

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Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants and 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT. 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.

Pay Nothing While You Learn. Financing Options Starting at US$25/Month.

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