EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Web Development with JavaScript

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Course Dates
STARTS ON

December 16, 2020

Course Duration

DURATION

10 weeks, online
15-20 hours/week

Course Duration

PROGRAM FEE

US$2,500

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.

Launch Your Coding Career with MIT xPRO

As ecommerce continues to dominate the retail space and mobile web apps soar in popularity, demand for web developers continues to grow at a fast clip. A growing number of companies are hiring web developers and other technology workers who use technical skills to streamline their operations, market new products, and leverage the power of technology to gain a competitive advantage.

Their biggest challenge? Talent. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere.

USD 83,000

Average median salary of web developers in United States

Source: Burning Glass

12%

Programming jobs are growing faster than the market average

Source: Burning Glass

48%

Users who believe website design is the #1 factor when judging business credibility

Source: Blue Corona

Who Is This Program For

This course is an ideal launch pad for those who want to learn the fundamentals of web development from MIT faculty.

  • Recent graduates/ interns/beginners wanting to start a career in web development
  • Early career professionals such as Software Developers, Engineers, Testers, and IT support staff with 1-2 years of work experience, eager to learn web development
  • Project Leads, Managers in IT/Tech Companies, C or C++, and other coding professionals looking to upskill in the area of web development
  • Career Switchers who are looking to switch into web development from any other field
  • Freelancers who want to create stunning websites using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

What Will You Learn

  • BUILD THE FOUNDATION
    Understand key web programming concepts and how to think like a programmer
  • BUILD CONFIDENCE
    Build web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
    Design and code user interactions on web pages
    Design and implement UI components for web applications
  • BUILD JOB READINESS
    Define and breakdown modern software development lifecycle processes
    Set-up code management tools such as GitHub and start building your peer network
    Develop a portfolio to share with 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 course is designed to prepare you with the skills you will need to start or continue your career as a web developer using JavaScript.

Week 1:

Setting up Your System

You'll set up your local machine and start using tools such as VS Code, GitHub and get introduced to Airbnb JavaScript.

Week 2:

Foundations 1: Computational Thinking

You will get an introduction to the foundational concepts to programming and code a basic web animation.

Week 3:

Foundations 2: Mental Model of Computing Operations

We will build on those foundational programming concepts to help you execute your code, store and reference values.

Week 4:

Introduction to JavaScript

Pass parameters into functions by value and by reference as well as program a more advanced web animation.

Week 5:

Functions: Array Manipulation and Scope

You will work with built-in array manipulation functions and get started with ES6 to learn the latest updates to JavaScript.

Week 6:

Callback Functions

You will learn how to write callback functions which will prepare you to work with asynchronous code.

Week 7:

Introduction to Testing, GitHub, and the DOM

You will work with the Document Object Model and learn how JavaScript communicates with a web server. You will also work more closely with GitHub and learn how to test your code.

Week 8:

Styles and Bootstrap

You will learn how to use Bootstrap to style a web page.

Week 9:

Asynchronous Code

You will learn how to create a program that deals with asynchronous code. This will enable you to create a web page that incorporates information as it is received from the server.

Week 10:

Introduction to Cybersecurity and Recursion

We will introduce you to the basics of cybersecurity and recursion to further build your programming skills.

Week 1:

Setting up Your System

You'll set up your local machine and start using tools such as VS Code, GitHub and get introduced to Airbnb JavaScript.

Week 6:

Callback Functions

You will learn how to write callback functions which will prepare you to work with asynchronous code.

Week 2:

Foundations 1: Computational Thinking

You will get an introduction to the foundational concepts to programming and code a basic web animation.

Week 7:

Introduction to Testing, GitHub, and the DOM

You will work with the Document Object Model and learn how JavaScript communicates with a web server. You will also work more closely with GitHub and learn how to test your code.

Week 3:

Foundations 2: Mental Model of Computing Operations

We will build on those foundational programming concepts to help you execute your code, store and reference values.

Week 8:

Styles and Bootstrap

You will learn how to use Bootstrap to style a web page.

Week 4:

Introduction to JavaScript

Pass parameters into functions by value and by reference as well as program a more advanced web animation.

Week 9:

Asynchronous Code

You will learn how to create a program that deals with asynchronous code. This will enable you to create a web page that incorporates information as it is received from the server.

Week 5:

Functions: Array Manipulation and Scope

You will work with built-in array manipulation functions and get started with ES6 to learn the latest updates to JavaScript.

Week 10:

Introduction to Cybersecurity and Recursion

We will introduce you to the basics of cybersecurity and recursion to further build your programming skills.

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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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