IBM launches entry-level data engineering certificate on Coursera

By Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera

We are pleased to announce a new Data Engineering Professional Certificate from IBM. The certificate is designed to equip learners of all backgrounds — no prior experience or degree is required — for an entry-level data engineering role in less than a year. 

Data engineering continues to be a top trending job, especially in the tech industry, as more and more organizations rely on data to make insights-driven business decisions. The World Economic Forum projects data engineering roles will continue growing over the coming years, bringing opportunities for a broad cross-section of workers. 

The new, 13-course certificate prepares learners for a data engineering role in about eight months and costs $45 per month. Through a variety of hands-on labs and projects, learners will learn how to work with tools and databases to design, deploy, and manage structured and unstructured data. They will also become familiar with Python, Linux, SQL, Hadoop, Spark, and other industry-standard programming tools. Upon completion, learners will receive a certificate they can display on LinkedIn or share with an employer.

The day-to-day of a data engineer varies depending on the organization, role, and specific project, but generally involves solving problems, creating systems, and programming. To learn more about launching a data career, watch an on-demand conversation with IBM instructors and subject matter experts that explores industry trends and tips for getting started in data fields.

“We are thrilled to launch IBM’s latest Professional Certificate program on Coursera,” said Leon Katsnelson, Director and CTO, IBM Developer Skills Network. “Data Engineering is a very popular field and, we believe, a Data Engineering Professional Certificate from IBM will be a fantastic first step for a rewarding career in this top trending field.”  

The new data engineering program builds on IBM’s portfolio of entry-level Professional Certificates on Coursera, which are designed to help learners of all backgrounds prepare for in-demand digital roles. With an expanding selection of job-relevant programs, IBM and Coursera are dedicated to helping anyone, anywhere develop the skills needed to enter these growing fields.

Enroll in the Data Engineering Professional Certificate from IBM and kickstart your career today.


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