IBM Full-Stack JavaScript Developer Professional Certificate

IBM Full-Stack JavaScript Developer Professional Certificate

Launch your Full-Stack JavaScript Developer career. Build the skills and hands-on experience to get job-ready in under six months. No prior experience required.

IBM Skills Network Team
Michelle Saltoun
Sachin Jambur

Instructors: IBM Skills Network Team

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5 months
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What you'll learn

  • Master the full-stack development languages, frameworks, tools, and technologies to develop job-ready skills valued by employers.

  • Write, deploy, and scale cloud-native back-end applications using Node, NoSQL databases, containers, microservices, and serverless.

  • Develop websites and front-end software using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React.

  • Employ DevOps practices and Agile methodologies to continuously build and deploy software using CI/CD tools.

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Professional Certificate - 12 course series

Introduction to Software Engineering

Course 114 hours4.7 (1,136 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe software engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), and software development tools, technologies and stacks.

  • List different types of programming languages and create basic programming constructs such as loops and conditions using Python. 

  • Outline approaches to application architecture and design, patterns, and deployment architectures. 

  • Summarize the skills required in software engineering and describe the career options it provides.

Skills you'll gain

Category: React (Web Framework)
Category: Front-end Development
Category: Web Development
Category: JavaScript
Category: User Interface

Introduction to HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

Course 210 hours4.5 (115 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the Web Application Development Ecosystem and terminology like front-end developer, back-end, server-side, and full stack.

  • Identify the developer tools and integrated development environments (IDEs) used by web developers. 

  • Create and structure basic web pages using HTML and style them with CSS. 

  • Develop dynamic web pages with interactive features using JavaScript. 

Skills you'll gain

Category: Career
Category: Software Engineer
Category: Coding Challenge
Category: interview Preparation
Category: Full Stack Developer

Getting Started with Git and GitHub

Course 310 hours4.6 (1,021 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe version control and its place in social and collaborative coding and in DevOps.

  • Explain basic Git concepts such as repositories and branches used for distributed version control and social coding.

  • Create GitHub repositories and branches, and perform pull requests (PRs) and merge operations, to collaborate on a team project.

  • Build your portfolio by creating and sharing an open-source project on GitHub.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Openshift
Category: Docker
Category: Kubernetes
Category: Containers
Category: Cloud Native

JavaScript Programming Essentials

Course 416 hours4.6 (56 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe JavaScript development concepts, list ES6 features, outline data structures, and explore arrays, DOM, AJAX, and debugging techniques.

  • Explore handling errors and exceptions, functions and events, apply string manipulation and error-handing techniques, and traverse the DOM.

  • Compare functions, values, reference types, and strategies in promises and async/await, and discuss modifying the appearance of DOM elements.

  • Employ JavaScript functions, services, tools, and libraries to create and style navigation and pages, and AJAX to fetch and display data from APIs.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Continuous Integration
Category: Continuous Delivery
Category: Mongodb
Category: agile
Category: Devops

Developing Front-End Apps with React

Course 514 hours4.3 (448 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Develop interactive user interfaces (UIs) and web applications using JavaScript technologies including React, JSX, and ES6.

  • Build dynamic front-end applications quickly and easily with reusable React components.

  • Employ various React concepts and features, including props, states, hooks, forms, and Redux.

  • Demonstrate your React skills by building several front-end applications such as a shopping cart.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS)
Category: Git (Software)
Category: Github
Category: open source
Category: Cloning and forking

Developing Back-End Apps with Node.js and Express

Course 612 hours4.5 (387 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Create server-side applications using the Node.js JavaScript run time. 

  • Extend your Node.js applications with third-party packages and frameworks, including Express. 

  • Use npm to manage Node.js packages in your Node.js application. 

  • Develop asynchronous callback functions and promises to complete asynchronous operations.   

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mongodb
Category: Docker
Category: JavaScript
Category: React
Category: Express.Js

Get Started with Cloud Native, DevOps, Agile, and NoSQL

Course 713 hours4.8 (21 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explore cloud native applications concepts and methodologies, recognize CNCF’s impact, and analyse the benefits of CI/CD, Agile, and Scrum.

  • Recognize the DevOps culture, and its significance, differentiate between TDD and BDD, and explore the principles and characteristics of MongoDB.

  • Implement CI/CD practices and connect and integrate user stories using Zenhub to facilitate the Agile development process.

  • Enhance application functionality using tools and techniques, store, manage, and perform basic data operations using MongoDB and CRUD operations.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Json
Category: Software Development
Category: Computer Programming
Category: JavaScript (Programming Language)
Category: Ajax (Programming Language)

What you'll learn

  • Using containers, learn how to move applications quickly across any environment.

  • Build cloud native applications using Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio.

  • Describe and leverage Kubernetes architecture to set up and use an entire lifecycle-based container management system.

  • Create and leverage a YAML deployment file to configure and create resources such as pods, services, replicasets, and others in a declarative way.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Representational State Transfer (REST)
Category: Cloud Applications
Category: Openshift
Category: Microservices
Category: serverless

What you'll learn

  • Summarize the fundamentals of Microservices, their advantages, and contrast with monolithic architectures.

  • Create REST API endpoints and invoke them using cURL and Postman; Use SwaggerUI to document and test APIs.

  • Create, and deploy microservices using Docker containers and serverless technologies like IBM Code Engine.

  • Practice hands-on with labs and projects using a no-charge cloud-based environment.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Server-side JavaScript
Category: back-end development
Category: Computer Science
Category: Web Development
Category: express

What you'll learn

  • Implement fundamental back-end development concepts with Node, Express, and NoSQL databases

  • Develop secure RESTful APIs using Node and Express to communicate with databases

  • Apply authentication and authorization mechanisms and implement error handling

  • Scale and deploy Node database applications on a cloud platform

Skills you'll gain

Category: Database (DBMS)
Category: Mongodb
Category: JavaScript
Category: Node
Category: express

What you'll learn

  • Integrate and apply your JavaScript, React, Node.js, Express, and MongoDB skills 

  • Build a real-world web application using front-end and back-end technologies

  • Deploy your full-stack web application on the cloud using containers and serverless

  • Apply DevOps and Agile practices by employing CI/CD pipelines and developing user stories

Skills you'll gain

Category: Software Engineering
Category: Software Architecture
Category: Python Programming
Category: Agile and Scrum
Category: Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

Software Developer Career Guide and Interview Preparation

Course 1211 hours4.7 (113 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the role of a software engineer and some career path options as well as the prospective opportunities in the field.

  • Explain how to build a foundation for a job search, including researching job listings, writing a resume, and making a portfolio of work.

  • Summarize what a candidate can expect during a typical job interview cycle, different types of interviews, and how to prepare for interviews.

  • Explain how to give an effective interview, including techniques for answering questions and how to make a professional personal presentation.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Web Development
Category: JavaScript
Category: Web
Category: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)


IBM Skills Network Team
58 Courses818,593 learners
Michelle Saltoun
2 Courses162,258 learners
Sachin Jambur
2 Courses72,881 learners

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