Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate

Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate

Launch your career as a back-end developer. Build job-ready skills for an in-demand career and earn a credential from Meta. No degree or prior experience required to get started.

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
8 months
Approx. 6 hours a week
Self-paced, no deadlines
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What you'll learn

  • Gain the technical skills required to become a qualified back-end developer

  • Learn to use programming systems including Python Syntax, Linux commands, Git, SQL, Version Control, Cloud Hosting, APIs, JSON, XML and more

  • Build a portfolio using your new skills and begin interview preparation including tips for what to expect when interviewing for engineering jobs

  • Learn in-demand programming skills and how to confidently use code to solve problems

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Prepare for a career in Back-end Development

  • Receive professional-level training from Meta
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in portfolio-ready projects
  • Earn an employer-recognized certificate from Meta
  • Qualify for in-demand job titles: Back-End Developer, Website Developer, Software Engineer
median U.S. salary for Back-end Development
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  • Resume review

    Improve your resume and LinkedIn with personalized feedback

  • Interview prep

    Practice your skills with interactive tools and mock interviews

  • Career support

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Professional Certificate - 9 course series

Introduction to Back-End Development

Course 118 hours4.8 (3,013 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Distinguish between front-end, back-end, and full-stack developers.

  • Create and style a webpage with HTML and CSS.

  • The benefits of working with UI frameworks.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Build a data model
Category: Design a web application

Programming in Python

Course 244 hours4.6 (1,340 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Foundational programming skills with basic Python Syntax.

  • How to use objects, classes and methods.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Version Control
Category: Github
Category: Bash (Unix Shell)
Category: Web Development
Category: Linux

Version Control

Course 313 hours4.6 (3,046 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Implement Version Control systems 

  • Navigate and configure using the command line 

  • Use a GitHub repository. Create a GitHub repository

  • Manage code revisions

Introduction to Databases for Back-End Development

Course 427 hours4.6 (539 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Concepts and principles that underpin how databases work.

  • Plan and execute a simple database development project.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Data Structure
Category: Computer Science
Category: Algorithms
Category: Communication
Category: Pseudocode

Django Web Framework

Course 545 hours4.7 (489 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Build a web server

  • Data modeling

  • Implement web security best practices

Skills you'll gain

Category: Django (Web Framework)
Category: HTML
Category: Production environments
Category: JavaScript
Category: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)


Course 620 hours4.4 (257 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • API development

  • Principles of REST architecture

  • Build a basic API

Skills you'll gain

Category: Filtering and ordering
Category: Serializers and deserializers
Category: Authentication and authorization
Category: Debugging
Category: REST APIs

The Full Stack

Course 724 hours4.6 (167 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Build a Django app

  • Use the full stack

  • Configure an environment

Skills you'll gain

Category: database administration
Category: MySQL
Category: Database (DBMS)

Back-End Developer Capstone

Course 820 hours4.6 (119 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Create a Django web server with multiple API endpoints

  • Connect Django to a MySQL database

Skills you'll gain

Category: Django (Web Framework)
Category: API endpoints
Category: MySQL

Coding Interview Preparation

Course 911 hours4.6 (479 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Prepare for a coding interview

  • Prepare for a Meta interview

  • Solve problems using code

Skills you'll gain

Category: Computer Programming
Category: Django (Web Framework)
Category: Python Programming
Category: Application Programming Interfaces (API)
Category: Cloud Hosting


Taught by Meta Staff
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