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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8 Months

Under 6 hours of study a week


Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

100% Self-Paced

Learn on your own time

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of software development with a Professional Certificate from Meta. Learn the foundations of back-end development and gain in-demand programming skills through developing a full-stack Django app for your portfolio.

Common job titles: Back-End Developer, Website Developer, Full Stack Developer, Back End Engineer, Software 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 back-end development¹

Connect with over 200 U.S. employers post-completion

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

Skills you will gain

  • Cloud Hosting

  • Application Programming Interfaces (API)

  • Python Programming

  • Data Structure

  • Computer Programming

  • Django (Web Framework)

  • Linux

  • Web Development

  • Bash (Unix Shell)

  • Github

  • Version Control

  • MySQL

About this Professional Certificate

What you will 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

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 10 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Introduction to Back-End Development

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Course 2

Programming in Python

371 ratings

Course 3

Version Control

801 ratings

Course 4

Introduction to Databases for Back-End Development

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