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IBM Data Engineering Professional Certificate

Launch your new career in Data Engineering. Master SQL, RDBMS, ETL, Data Warehousing, NoSQL, Big Data and Spark with hands-on job-ready skills.

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5 Months

Under 10 hours of study a week


Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

Earn credits

Part of Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of data engineering with a Professional Certificate from IBM. Learn the skills you need to design, deploy, and manage structured and unstructured data and gain experience with key tools through hands-on projects.

Common job titles: Data Engineer, Junior Data Engineer

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.

median entry-level salary¹

in-demand job openings in data engineering¹

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.

Skills you will gain

  • Relational Database Management Syste (RDBMS)

  • ETL & Data Pipelines

  • NoSQL and Big Data

  • Apache Spark

  • SQL

  • Data Science

  • Database (DBMS)

  • NoSQL

  • Python Programming

  • Data Analysis

  • Pandas

  • Numpy

About this Professional Certificate

What you will learn

  • Create, design, and manage relational databases and apply database administration (DBA) concepts to RDBMSes such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and IBM Db2.

  • Develop and execute SQL queries using SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE statements, database functions, stored procedures, Nested Queries, and JOINs. 

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of NoSQL & Big Data using MongoDB, Cassandra, Cloudant, Hadoop, Apache Spark, Spark SQL, Spark ML, Spark Streaming. 

  • Implement ETL & Data Pipelines with Bash, Airflow & Kafka; architect, populate, deploy Data Warehouses; create BI reports & interactive dashboards. 

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 13 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Introduction to Data Engineering

1,591 ratings

Course 2

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

31,009 ratings

Course 3

Python Project for Data Engineering

360 ratings

Course 4

Introduction to Relational Databases (RDBMS)

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Earn credit towards your degree

Upon completing this certificate, you can earn college credit when you're accepted into Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from University of North Texas.

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