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MIT xPro offers a 32-week, online Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Stack Development with MERN bootcamp. The bootcamp requires a time commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Bootcamp students will learn to build, test, and deploy web applications using the MERN stack and APIs, and learn how to set up continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines to deploy a React application. Students develop a GitHub portfolio of their work to present to potential employers.

No prerequisites are required to apply for the MIT xPro Full Stack Development with MERN bootcamp, but a capacity for technical concepts is recommended.

This program includes video lectures and coding demos from MIT faculty, personalized feedback on assignments and projects, mentorship from experienced industry professionals, and career coaching during and after the program. Bootcamp students will also receive soft skill instruction, including personal brand building, understanding the roles and workflow of Agile development, and how to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

MIT xPro Full Stack Development with MERN bootcamp is graded as pass/fail. Students who receive at least 75% cumulatively will receive a verified digital certificate of completion from MIT xPro. Financing options including deferred payments may be available.

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  • Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Stack Development with MERN

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    Express.js, GitHub, MongoDB, Node.js, React.js, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week32 Weeks
    Start Date March 30, 2022
    Cost$6,950
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    Bootcamp students will learn to build, test, and deploy web applications using the MERN stack and APIs, build, test, and deploy a front end web application using React, and to set up continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines to deploy a React application. Students develop a GitHub portfolio of their work to present to potential employers.
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    Lending partners: Ascent Funding, Sallie Mae, Knoma and Eduvanz.
    Installment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required to apply, but a capacity for technical concepts is recommended
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
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    March 30, 2022 - Online Apply by March 30, 2022
  • Professional Certificate in Coding: Full Time

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    React.js, Node.js, MongoDB, JavaScript, Java, GitHub, Front End, Express.js, DevOps
    OnlineFull Time35 Hours/week17 Weeks
    Start Date March 31, 2022
    Cost$9,500
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    For over two decades, technology has been changing what organizations look like and how they do business. Across countries, industries, and organizational functions, the impact of digitalization has been immense. However, after 2020 and the global pandemic, there is no doubt now that the future will be driven in a big way by software and coding. Earlier, organizations were waking up to the need to hire web developers, software engineers, and other technology workers to eventually digitalize their organizations. Today, firms are looking to hire many skilled coders to leverage the power of technology for continued business relevance and profitability. One of the most sought-after roles is that of a full stack developer. These coders handle entire product buildouts, including development on software that the client interacts with (front end) and the coding and structuring related to servers (back end). Full stack developers deliver value, agility, and flexibility to an organization’s infrastructure. Previously, developers worried about industry trends and graduating on time to meet them. After 2020, given the surge of positions, the only obstacle to getting hired is the time taken to qualify. With the accelerated MIT xPRO online learning program, this is no longer an issue. The MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Coding is an immersive full stack coding program offering personalized feedback, live daily office hours with course leaders, and the opportunity to develop a GitHub portfolio for potential employers. MIT xPRO’s online learning programs showcase industry-aligned content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere and solve this challenge for developing technical professionals. The programs combine exclusive content from MIT’s world-renowned faculty with tailored support and hands-on learning activities. MIT xPRO is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus to deliver this online course through a dynamic, interactive, digital learning platform. This course leverages MIT xPRO's thought leadership in engineering and management practice developed over years of research, teaching, and practice.
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    March 31, 2022 - Online Apply by March 31, 2022
  • Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity

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    Start Date March 29, 2022
    Cost$6,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, complex, and targeted, collectively costing organizations billions of dollars every year. This is why cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. as every year more companies and government agencies are seeking to hire cybersecurity engineers with the specialized technical skills needed to defend mission-critical computer systems, networks, cloud applications, and more against cyberattacks. Now there's an easier way to acquire this versatile skill set that so many employers are seeking. Enroll today in the MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity program, which focuses on both the defensive and offensive aspects of the technology. It also includes personalized feedback from course leaders, insights from guest speakers, career coaching, mentorship, and the opportunity to create a capstone network development project for a job portfolio.
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    Lending partners available, including Ascent, Sallie Mae, and others
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    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
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    March 29, 2022 - Online Apply by March 29, 2022
  • Professional Certificate in Data Engineering

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    Cloud Computing, Data Engineering, GitHub, Hadoop, MySQL, Python, Spark, SQL
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date March 24, 2022
    Cost$6,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    As data grows even more integral to business, it’s easy to see why data engineer was ranked as the fastest growing tech occupation in 2020. The need for data engineers who can build out the infrastructure necessary to put data to work is intensifying, and the MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Data Engineering can help you meet this demand with job-ready data engineering skills that offer a competitive edge in the marketplace. The MIT xPRO Professional Certificate in Data Engineering is an immersive 6–month program that’s designed to provide job-ready, in-demand data engineering skills and a competitive edge in the marketplace. Through an exploration of core concepts, tools, techniques and best practices, participants will learn data engineering essentials, from building an effective data architecture and data warehouses to designing data models, streamlining data processing, automating data pipelines, data wrangling, and big data engineering. They can also take advantage of personalized feedback, live weekly office hours with course leaders, and the opportunity to develop a GitHub portfolio for potential employers.
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    DepositN/A
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    Lending partners available including Ascent, Sallie Mae, and Knoma (UK)
    Tuition PlansMonthly Installment Plans Available
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    Minimum Skill LevelProgramming experience recommended
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    March 24, 2022 - Online Apply by March 24, 2022
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    Tim • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Having just finished this course, I write this review as a cautionary tale...do not waste your time and money on this program. While it is exciting to have the opportunity to learn from two MIT professors who are clearly very passionate and very skilled at what they do, that does not translate well in these videos. The majority of the videos are spent explaining bits and pieces of what  code was implemented, not why and/or how. You'll watch these videos multiple times and still have a hard time grasping the information because it's explained in such a poor, rambling manner. These videos/starter code files are nearly two years old and as a result, the majority of the code will be broken on the last two of the three sections of the course, most notably in the last course. The code editor that is used to submit assignments is very particular in its logic, so you'll spend more time trying to learn how to pass the coding assignments the way that the system wants you to, rather than actually learning how to code. I hoped that at the least I'd have a certificate with the MIT name on it and that's literally the only positive I can take out of this course six months later. 

    The only reason why I've given an additional star under the instructors is for the live learning facilitators-they're incredible and one of the few bright spots in the mess of a program. One of the great benefits is that you have access to them five times a week. They already work in the field and do a very good job of providing support/walking through building projects and answering questions. That's really the only positive I can think of. I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone who does not already have a background in coding, because it's very hard to grasp the material. I feel like I've learned next to nothing and would consider legal action to get my money back if I thought I had a case. 
    Response From: Erin Rosenblatt of MIT xPro Bootcamp
    Title: VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus
    Thursday, May 05 2022
    Hi Tim, 
    We are truly sorry to hear that this program didn’t meet your expectations. We’re committed to helping you build the skills you need to take your career to the next level, and all our programs undergo thorough review for content quality and rigor. The Next Tech tool is also consistently updated when changes occur to code bases and when exercises need to be updated. However, success in this program does rely heavily on the learner’s ability to be self-directed, research on their own, and reach out when they need help. If you’d like to discuss your experience further and provide additional feedback, you may contact mit@emeritus.org. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us improve the experience for all future learners in our program.  
    Thank you, 
    Erin Rosenblatt 
    VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus 
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    Kimberly Tran • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Gosh, I wish I wasn't writing this review after the money that was put on my credit card. I feel like a fool but they totally used the MIT name in order to sell, sell, sell. Nothing about this bootcamp is beginner friendly but even if you put that aside, the assignments that work on a program called NextTech do not work half of the time. So even if your code is correct, you can't see it on the console. On top of that, you do not have accesses to any coders, so getting help on your home work is near impossible. I have a 'coder' husband who helped me through the beginning of the assignments before he finally said, cut your loses. There are so many typos in their code and you're able to pass your Next Tech assignments even if your code is wrong OR right. Anyway, this is almost scam level and I am personally surprised more people haven't reported them to better business bureau. 
    Response From: Erin Rosenblatt of MIT xPro Bootcamp
    Title: VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus
    Wednesday, Mar 23 2022
     
    Hi Kimberly, we’re sorry to hear that the program did not meet your learning expectations. Our records indicate that you withdrew from the program very early before sharing your concerns regarding coding support or NextTech, so we’d like to address both. The NextTech concern is part of a larger software issue we’ve experienced and not the course content. We are working with the company to troubleshoot these difficulties and have been posting regular updates for students to set accurate expectations that reflect the issues. With regard to coding support, program participants do have access to coders. Our learning facilitators are developers in their careers and highly experienced professionals who are available to answer questions anytime via Q+A boards, email, and office hours. If you have additional questions or feedback that you’d like to share, please contact mit@emeritus.org
     
    Thank you, 
    Erin Rosenblatt 
    VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus 
     
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    Full time Student • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Pretty disappointed with it honestly. Much of the content is outdated the sandbox they use for assignments is broken like 40% of the time. They basically repackaged the first page/tutorial of every free online documentation for each technology they claim you will learn with their program - including a Todo List which is on MDN and Tic Tac Toe which is on React's website. When I had originally spoke with one of their recruiters, I had specifically asked if the content was up to date - they lied.
    You will honestly learn more on how to be a full stack developer by going to The Odin Project's website(FREE) and doing the Learn Web Dev Guides on MDN (FREE). Every technology for the stack they "teach" has a Getting Started tab on their website which teaches you up to date material on how to use it and they're usually beginner friendly.
     You may say to yourself "but I like to have guidance and structured material" - you won't find it here. You have to be seriously self motivated and learn everything on your own if you are not looking to have a terrible time and actually learn anything.
    The content from "MIT" being outdated leaves you wondering if you have errors in your code or if you didn't follow instructions properly when in reality - they just gave wrong directions or their sandbox is broken. The quality of everything is at best worth $500, and I only say that because you look a little cooler at parties when you tell them you're in an MIT bootcamp - that's it! I am set to pay close to $9,000 for this experience and quite frankly, I wish they would've taken me out to dinner before they screwed me. 
    Response From: Erin Rosenblatt of MIT xPro Bootcamp
    Title: VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus
    Monday, Feb 21 2022
     
    Hi MIT xPRO participant,
    We are truly sorry to hear that this program didn’t meet your expectations. Our mission is to help you build the skills you need to take your career to the next level, and all our programs undergo thorough review for content quality and rigor. While this is a self-directed program, all participants have access to personalized support and live office hours sessions, and we want to ensure that you’re getting the support you need. If you are enrolled in a current cohort, we encourage you to reach out to your learning facilitator or student success coach with your concerns. You have a team of people to support you. You may also contact mit@emeritus.org to discuss how we can improve your experience and help ensure that you achieve your learning goals. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us improve the experience for all future learners in our program. 
     Thank you, 
    Erin Rosenblatt 
    VP of Professional Certificates, Emeritus 


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    Miriam Bade • Prod Support / App Developer • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I would describe this Bootcamp as a: some knowledge and self-taught Bootcamp.

    Professionally,  I have a degree in BS Computer Science and I've been a software engineer for over a decade, focusing more on technologies like Java.

    I decided to take this Bootcamp because I wanted to learn new technologies and I wanted to force myself to complete it but I would say that even though it is described as a 0 experience/knowledge needed if you have some experience or knowledge it would be the best because a lot of the information is left out so you can research it and if you have no clue what to look for, it could be really frustrating.

    On the positive side, modules are pretty interesting and they have slack groups where you get to meet and work with your classmates so you can also start building teamwork skills that are needed in the real world.

    Finally,  they also have some sessions to help you to find jobs and how to get better at interviews so that can be useful for those ones looking for a change in their careers.
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    James • Sales Manager • Student Verified via GitHub
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    The program gives a strong foundation to become a full-stack developer starting with no experience in the subject.  If you put the time & effort, study the lessons and the additional materials, attend to the live office hours, engage with your classmates & facilitators, and practice what you've learned, you really acquire the skills and knowledge to create great websites/apps 
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    Tsidi Dawson • Client Service Manager • Student Verified via GitHub
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    So in January this year,  I started researching about which industries had more jobs than the right candidates to fill the positions. 

    Coding came up tops so I begun another research on the best institutions to learn how to code. Two days after I had started my search, I started seeing banner adverts of this course on social media. I scheduled a call with a course advisor who was so helpful and answered my questions in great detail. I joined the live information session on this course and after reading on the course instructors and what they have achieved in the coding fraternity, I immediately knew i wanted to study at MiT. 

    The course is very demanding, It's designed in a way that makes you do a lot of research on the curriculum. The course work requires between 15-20 hours per week to complete. There are weekly assignments and quizzes which must be submitted in order to complete the course work for the week. 

    The course is in three parts, the first part is web development which teaches how to layout a website, design it and create a logic for the site. At the end of each part, there's a project that every student must complete as part of the course work. The projects helps you practice what you've been taught.

    The Next Tech platform which is a program we use to submit coding assignments is very opinionated and often leaves you frustrated when its not accepting your code. DO NOT GET FRUSTRATED, if you follow the instructions, next tech will accept the code for submission.

    The best part of this bootcamp for me is the learning facilitators. Three facilitators meet with students 3 times a week at different times. The learning facilitators are so helpful and take their time to explain the concepts. They are like our number one fans and always look out for us. They have Q&A's during their office hours, interact with students on the course platform and are quick to reply emails.

    I'm 20 weeks into this course and though I know I have a lot of learning to do in the area of coding, I often look back and realise how much I have learned about coding. The course also provides mentoring services for its students, as well us prepare you for your job search.

    If you are a self learner, this is the course for you. 


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    GIULIA • Shipbroker • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This course is highly professional. I like about having quizzes and guided exercises to work on throughout each module. Professors explain in a practical way, working also on practical examples/exercises. I find also the support/facilitators system working perfectly and giving full and quick support to all students whenever it's needed. Plus, there's plently of office hours videos, where learning facilitators take you through some exercises and some particular coding situatrions/cases.
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    When I was planning to join this boot camp, i was littile hesitant since I had a very littile Expierence in coding but faculty, office hours and  course material definitely made it easy to learn and grow in this program. I highly recommend this program to with no coding background people too. They teach from basics and slowly everything will stay making sense.
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    Brendan • Student Verified via GitHub
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    In my opinion this course is great for students who work well independently, basically self-taught learners.  If you are looking for a lot of one-on-one attention/help, the VIP treatment, holding your hand to help you early on in your learning this probably isn't the course for you.  There are no classes really, just recorded video some of which is hit or miss (this is why this course is NOT $30K, because it is mostly recorded video).    You get 3 hours of live office hours (which is kind of like a class) a week from one of your learning facilitators (LF) (not an MIT professor...they made the recorded videos).  The LFs are developers who are working in the field now which is great!  It depends on the each LF how you can interact in the live office hour.  Some let you use audio, some only text chat (all on Zoom).

    I like the pace of the course.  It's not rushed like most bootcamps so you can really dig into subjects and gives you time to catch up.  The way material is presented is let's say...different.  It took me a little while to figure it out but what the course likes to do is give you a preview of what we are going to learn BUT they don't really say it's a preview.  So it's easy to freak out but DO NOT FREAK OUT!  Especially the FIRST WEEK.  They threw a ton of JavaScript at us on the official week 1 (the first week or two is just setting up your environment and learning your way around the terminal.)  One huge tip I can give is don't freak out when you get to week 1 because everything they throw at you they will go over in the subsequent weeks (and you have to definitely do some outside study/practice).  Because this course is 32-weeks you have tons of time to study/catch up but you definitely have to put in the work.  Just like anything in life, you get what you put into it.

    The LFs are great and if you reach out to them they will get back to you but don't expect on-demand answers.  The fastest answers are Google of course but also your cohorts.  One of your cohorts will probably create a Slack or Discord server where everyone can help each other out.  If no one does, take the initiative and create one because the course does NOT have an official Slack channel like most bootcamps.  This course uses Canvas which is just a website email...so that can be very slow.  Tech support I believe is with Emeritus in Singapore so it can take 12 hours to get a tech issue reply (like if you are having trouble submitting an assignment.)

    Overall I think this course is great bang for the buck but if you want 40+ hours of live class you are going to have to look elsewhere and shell out some serious cash.  If I was going to pay $20K to $30K I would want my class IN-PERSON because I would get a lot more out of it and it would be easier to form relationships with staff and cohorts.

    One huge piece of advice is that I think no course can teach you everything.  Do not expect that.  You have to do a lot of things to learn this material.  Read docs, watch YouTube videos (a little, don't go crazy with it), read articles but above all else...practice, practice, practice!  BUILD PROJECTS! Don't just copy other peoples projects.  MAKE YOUR OWN PROJECTS!  Or improve the projects you coded along with.  My mistakes, struggle...that's how you learn.
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    Morgan M • Student Verified via GitHub
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    This course has been a game-changer for me. I've been curious about coding and after doing lessons on Khan Academy, I decided to take the plunge into a boot camp program. I looked at quite a few different options, but this one stood out to me for a few reasons.

    First, the schedule is flexible enough to manage with an unusual work hours. You work at your own pace with new content each week, and the QA board and office hours allow you to ask questions and get feedback. Second, the cost was surprisingly affordable compared to my local universities, and payment plans are also offered. Lastly, MIT is a big name in STEM schools, and it shows in the curriculum. If you want a school that's got some weight behind it and aren't afraid of a challenge, this program is a good choice for you.

    I've learned a tremendous amount about JavaScript, HTML, CSS and we are now covering React. I came into this program very green and it hasn't been easy, but the knowledge and skills I've gained are priceless.

    For those who are interested, I would highly suggest reviewing the core concepts prior to enrollment because it can be overwhelming and some concepts are very abstract if you don't have a background in it. But overall, I believe this course can provide the necessary skills to thrive in a development environment. 



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    I enjoyed the course. There were enough challenges to keep me engaged. The learning facilitators were usually quick to respond of I ever needed help. You don't necessarily have to have experience in coding before starting the course, but it will help at the beginning if you are vaguely familiar with another coding language. This isn't entirely beginner friendly,  but beginners should be able to complete this if they put in the work to get up to speed in the first 4 weeks. The projects that cap off the second and third sections are fantastic, and have drawn a lot of interest from potential employers. In particular, the final project which integrates everything learned in the course with a fully functional payment Integration has drawn a lot of interest. I've only been out of the program a month, and haven't yet been given a reasonable job offer, but I'm confident that the skills I've learned will help me find a position soon. It isn't a cheap course, but they uave made me job ready, and I understand now other areas I can improve as I progress on this career path.

    I find myself looking at other websites now and thinking about how some of them could be improved using what I've learned. 
  • Okan Duzyol • Distinguished Security Architect • Graduate
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    I used to think Certificate Programs are money traps. Easy and everyone in the program passes.
    Not with this one.
    2 years of Master's Level Courses packed into 2 months of lectures from MIT Professors, and coding exercises mentored by Industry Professionals. 15 hrs of lectures, 15 hrs of coding per week.
    Great spread and depth in AI/ML.
    Thanks to our great program manager, @Jasna Aneer GreatLearning for her patience with our late submissions. :)

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