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Gain the in-demand skills you need to break into a new career field like information technology or data science. No prior experience is required to get started.

  • Google IT Support Professional Certificate

    Google

    Professional Certificate

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT IT support is projected to grow 10% between 2018 and 2028 — faster than the average of all other occupations, BLS (2019)

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    Overview Your launchpad to a career in IT. This program is designed to take beginner learners to job readiness in about six months.

    This program is for Anyone that wants to start a new career in IT support. No experience is necessary.

    Related Job Roles IT Support Specialist, Technical Support Engineer, Desktop Support Engineer, IT Support Engineer, Technical Support Specialist, IT Desktop Support

    Hiring Consortium Bank of America, Best Buy, Cognizant, GE Digital, H&R Block, Hulu, Infosys, Intel, Sprint, The Home Depot, Walmart, Google and more.

    Prerequisites None

    Languages English, Español, Português

    Prepares for

    CompTIA A+ certification exams (1000 series)

    Time to Complete

    6 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    There are 27 interactive, hands-on labs that allow you to practice using the skills you've learned throughout the program.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT Data scientist was once again named the best job in America for the third consecutive year, Glassdoor (2019)

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    Overview Gain the latest job-ready skills and techniques covering a wide array of data science topics. Complete hands-on projects in the IBM Cloud using real data science tools and real-world data sets.

    This program is for Anyone interested in developing skills and experience to pursue a career in Data Science. It is suitable for both learners who are entering the workforce and industry professionals looking to up-skill/re-skill and enter the exciting field of Data Science.

    Related Job Roles Data Scientist, Data Analyst, ML Engineer, Data Science Analyst

    Hiring Partners IBM

    Prerequisites No prior computer science, programming, or statistics knowledge required to get started.

    Time to Complete

    3 months at 12 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    9 projects

  • SAS Programmer Professional Certificate

    SAS

    Professional Certificate

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT SAS® Analytics skills are the most valuable skills a candidate can bring to the job market, Money and PayScale (2016)

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    Overview Demonstrate skills in manipulating data, combining SAS data sets, creating reports, and identifying and correcting data, syntax and programming logic errors. These skills prepare you for the SAS® Base Programmer certification exam.

    This program is for Those who want to learn how to write SAS programs to access, explore, prepare, and analyze data. SAS programming is a useful skill in a variety of careers, including business analyst, researcher, statistician, or data scientist.

    Related Job Roles SAS Programmer

    Prerequisites No prior programming or SAS experience is required.

    Prepares for

    SAS Certified Specialist: Base Programming Using SAS 9.4

    Time to Complete

    2 months at 14 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    Includes 2 case studies that allow learners to apply their knowledge in a comprehensive project.

  • Arizona State University TESOL Professional Certificate

    Arizona State University

    Professional Certificate

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT Learn how to teach English at home or abroad. Meets all standards outlined by the TESOL International Association.

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    Overview You will receive an ASU Professional Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Be ready to get a job teaching English!

    This program is for This course is designed for anyone who wants to teach English anywhere in the world. If you want to become a teacher, polish your teaching skills, or add a credential to your resume, this is the course for you! Get certified by a nationally-ranked university.

    Related Job Roles Teacher in a school or language institute, online teacher, literacy mentor for a non-native English speaker, English tutor, English specialist for refugees

    Prerequisites We recommend an English proficiency level of B2 on the CEFR. If you are looking for a position in an established school, they often require a bachelor's degree in addition to a TESOL Certificate.

    Prepares for

    TESOL

    Time to Complete

    10 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    The professional portfolio includes a teaching philosophy, 10 lesson plans, 10 micro videos, and 2 teacher tips.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT One of the hottest areas with high demand is in IT customer service and support.

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    Overview Customer Engagement is the perfect entry point to start your career in IT, with a multitude of job openings ranging from onsite or remote help desk work to customer care or client support.

    This program is for Anyone that wants to launch a new career in customer support.

    Related Job Roles Customer Support Agent, Customer Relations Agent, Client Success Agent, Help Desk Agent, Field Sales Support Agent, Technical Support Agent, Desktop Support Agent, Patient Services Representative

    Hiring Partners IBM

    Prerequisites None

    Time to Complete

    4 weeks at 4-5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    1 project

Take your career to the next level

Build your skills and advance your career in high-demand fields like cloud architecture, applied AI, and more. Many programs also provide a pathway to industry-recognized certification.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT Over 530,000 U.S. job postings require Python proficiency, including 75,000 entry-level jobs, Burning Glass (2018)

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    Overview You'll learn how to program with Python with no previous knowledge of coding required, how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks, and learn how to use Git and GitHub to troubleshoot and debug complex problems.

    This program is for Whether you’re just starting your IT career or you already have work experience under your belt, this program is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills that can help you advance your career.

    Related Job Roles This program can help prepare you for a variety of IT roles, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions.

    Hiring Consortium Bank of America, Best Buy, Cognizant, GE Digital, H&R Block, Hulu, Infosys, Intel, Sprint, The Home Depot, Walmart, Google and more.

    Prerequisites Familiarity with basic file/directories usage, file permissions, basic process management, software installation process, servers, requests, clients, IP addresses, basic networking protocols (DNS, DHCP, FTP, SSH), basic understanding of the cloud. Command line (Linux) recommended.

    Time to Complete

    6 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    1 Jupyter Notebook, 19 Qwiklabs, and a final capstone project that involves 4 additional Qwiklabs.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT The Professional Cloud Architect certification was ranked one of the top paying IT certifications, Global Knowledge (2019)

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    Overview Launch or advance your career in cloud architecture. Learn to design, develop, and manage cloud solutions. Prepare for the Professional Cloud Architect certification.

    This program is for Engineers looking to advance their career in cloud architecture and learners interested in preparing for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification exam.

    Related Job Roles Cloud Architect, Junior Cloud Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, Solutions Architect, Cloud Engineer

    Prerequisites Proficiency with with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments and systems operations experience; 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using GCP recommended for the certification exam.

    Prepares for

    Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect certification

    Time to Complete

    1.5 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    18 projects

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT AI is expected to generate over 50 million net new jobs in the next few years alone, World Economic Forum (2019)

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    Overview By the end of this comprehensive 6 course Professional Certificate, you will have completed several projects showcasing your proficiency in Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and become armed with skills for a career in AI.

    This program is for This Professional Certificate is suitable for learners from a variety of backgrounds, including students looking to enter the workforce and existing professionals looking to future proof themselves with in-demand AI skills.

    Related Job Roles Machine Learning Engineer, Deep Learning Engineer, AI Engineer, Senior Data Scientist

    Hiring Partners IBM

    Prerequisites Requires foundational AI or Data Science skills including Python programming, as well as proficiency in High School level math. If you are new to AI and data science, check out the IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate or IBM Data Science Professional Certificate.

    Time to Complete

    3-4 months at 12 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    6 projects

  • IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate

    IBM

    Professional Certificate

    PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT AI is expected to generate over 50 million net new jobs in the next few years alone, World Economic Forum (2019)

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    Overview By the end of this Professional Certificate, you will have completed several projects showcasing your proficiency in Applied AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

    This program is for Whether you are a seasoned industry professional such as a developer or a data scientist, a student looking to enter the workforce, or an existing AI practitioner interested in learning the latest in AI innovation and technologies, this AI Professional Certificate from IBM will enable you to future proof your career.

    Related Job Roles AI Developer, AI Application Developer, AI Builder, Chatbot Developer

    Hiring Partners IBM

    Prerequisites No prior knowledge of AI or programming is necessary.

    Time to Complete

    3 months at 12 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    6 projects

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT Data engineering is projected to grow by 39% with an average salary of $115,000, The Quant Crunch (2017)

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    Overview Launch or advance your career in data engineering within the cloud. Learn to design, build, operationalize, secure, and monitor data processing systems. Prepare for the Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification.

    This program is for Engineers looking to advance their career in data engineering and learners interested in preparing for the Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification exam.

    Related Job Roles Data Engineer, Technical Lead, Data Scientist, Technical Solutions Engineer, Data Analyst

    Prerequisites One year of experience with one or more of the following: A common query language such as SQL, data modeling, machine learning and/or statistics, programming in Python; 3+ years of industry experience including 1+ years designing and managing solutions using GCP recommended for the certification exam.

    Prepares for

    Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer certification

    Time to Complete

    1.5 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    22 projects

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT There are over 100,000 open cloud computing positions available worldwide today, Forbes (2018)

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    Overview Launch or advance your career in cloud engineering. Learn to deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions on the Google Cloud Platform.

    This program is for Engineers looking to advance their career in cloud engineering and learners interested in preparing for the Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification.

    Related Job Roles Cloud Engineer, Technical Lead, System Administrator, IT Manager, Technical Solution Engineer, Technical Support Associates

    Prerequisites Proficiency with with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments and systems operations experience; 6+ months hands-on experience with GCP recommended for the certification exam.

    Prepares for

    Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification

    Time to Complete

    1.5 months at 5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    18 projects

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT PMP® credential holders in the U.S. earn about 15% more than non-credentialed peers, Project Management Institute (2017)

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    Overview The Project Management Certificate Program covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as the fundamental knowledge base for project management. Upon completion, you will satisfy the education requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional® Exam. Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® certification sets the standard for excellence in project management.

    This program is for Professionals who are interested in pursuing careers in project management.

    Related Job Roles Project Manager

    Prerequisites 3-5 years of work experience

    Prepares for

    Education requirements for Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam

    Time to Complete

    6 months at 8-10 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    One project is built upon and carried throughout the program. Additional case study examples will be reviewed.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT 84,000 open mainframe positions are expected by 2020, Zip Recruiter (2019)

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    Overview Mainframes are fundamental to how we do business, and all modern mainframes run on the IBM Z systems environment. This certificate demonstrates your ability to begin your journey as an IBM Z System Administrator.

    This program is for This certificate is for anyone that wants to start a career in IBM Z. You'll have skills to start on-the-job training from day one.

    Related Job Roles Mainframe Systems Programmer, Mainframe Systems Administrator, Mainframe Application Developer, System Programmer, System Administrator, DBA Practitioner

    Hiring Partners IBM

    Prerequisites Ideal candidates will have some background in computer programming or system administration.

    Time to Complete

    3 months at 3 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    12 projects

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT The brain processes visual information 60,000x faster than text. (3M, 2001) Visualizing data is essential to understanding the story behind the numbers.

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    Overview Using SAS Visual Analytics, you will learn to access and manipulate data, analyze data with a variety of interactive reports and graphics, and design and share dashboards to visualize your data.

    This program is for Those who want to learn how to use SAS Visual Analytics to explore data and create interactive reports.

    Related Job Roles SAS Visual Analytics is a useful skill in a variety of careers, including business analyst, researcher, statistician, or data scientist.

    Prerequisites No SAS experience or programming experience is required, although you should have basic computer experience.

    Prepares for

    SAS® Certified Specialist: Visual Business Analytics 7.5/8.3

    Time to Complete

    2 months, 3-5 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    You'll have the chance to practice the concepts you learned within each lesson with course quizzes.

  • PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT Your clear path to earning SSCP certification.

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    Overview Pursue better IT security job opportunities. This program shows employers you have the IT security foundation to defend against cyber attacks – and puts you on a clear path to earning the SSCP certification.

    This program is for This program is for IT administrators, managers, directors and network security professionals.

    Related Job Roles Network Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Security Analyst, Systems Engineer, Security Consultant/Specialist, Security Administrator, Systems/Network Analyst, Database Administrator

    Prerequisites None

    Prepares for

    Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam

    Time to Complete

    7 months at 4 hours per week

    HANDS-ON PROJECTS

    4 projects

Find the right Professional Certificate program for you

Professional Certificates on Coursera help you get job-ready for an in-demand career field in less than a year. Earn a career credential, apply your knowledge to hands-on projects that showcase your skills for employers, and get access to career support resources. Many programs also provide a pathway to an industry-recognized certification.

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Why are Professional Certificates on Coursera unique?

Affordable Programs

Accessible learning from top companies and universities Get job-ready with affordable, career-aligned training programs taught by expert instructors from top companies and universities. Start pursuing your career dreams today with programs starting at $39 USD per month and a 7 day free trial.

Flexible Online Learning

Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you Get started right away and learn on your own schedule with flexible online courses. Build your network and share advice in the Professional Certificate Community as you work through the program.

Hands-On Projects

Create work samples that showcase your expertise Apply your new skills with real-world projects that you can share in interviews to demonstrate your job-readiness to potential employers.

Get Job-Ready

Earn a career credential and unlock resume and interview support resources Upon completion, earn a Professional Certificate to share with your network and unlock career support resources, including resume development help, interview preparation, and more. Many Professional Certificates also have hiring partners or a hiring consortium that recognize the Professional Certificate credential.

What Professional Certificate learners say

I had the confidence upon leaving this program to throw myself at the world of IT headlong.Daniel A., Google IT Support Professional Certificate Alumnus
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After my supervisor saw my coursework, she was confident that I was the right person for the job. Thanks to the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, my family gets to see me finally achieve my dream of being in IT.Tristen A.Google IT Support Professional Certificate Alumnus
This Professional Certificate taught me a lot of valuable skills in my industry, gave me hands on experience, and not only helped me get interviews, but also gave me projects to discuss in those interviews.Sarah S.IBM Data Science Professional Certificate Alumna
As a single working mom, I’m incredibly proud to have been able to complete this program. It’s enabled me to take on additional responsibilities, work on exciting and impactful projects, and even get a raise.Danielle B.Google IT Support Professional Certificate Alumna