Accelerated Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate

Start an in-demand career in back-end development with a program designed by Meta's tech experts and taught under the guidance of Nexford University. In as little as 6 months, you’ll be prepared for a job and we’ll help you get one with an interview after graduating from the program*.

Pre-requisites: Beginner level. No previous experience required.

Start date: Begin March 1 for just .


Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate


Complete an Accelerated Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate in as little as 6 months.


15 hours per week which fits into your schedule so you can prepare for your future at your own pace.


100% online with engaging study groups and mentorship sessions so you stay inspired and on track for success.


Pay tuition monthly at a cost of , or prepay for the entire course and secure a 15% discount.


To help you advance into a new career path, Nexford will get you an interview within 3 months of successful completion* of the program.

The global demand for back-end developers is surging

With digital transformation reshaping industries, the demand for back-end developers is growing more rapidly than ever. Software spending is anticipated to reach $4.5 trillion this year, fueled by a 2.4% rise.

Concurrently, IT services are expected to expand by 5.5%, hitting an all-time high of $1.3 trillion. On the job front, the need for web developers is projected to escalate by 23% by 2031. With growing investments and a strong job market, there's never been a better time to build a rewarding career in back-end development.

Get the interview

At Nexford, you won’t spend months wondering how to use your professional certificate in data science. We know that career mobility requires job skills and the strategies to get the job. That’s why every Nexford professional certificate includes our Career Success Strategies course.

Every learner who completes a Professional Certificate program with a passing grade* will secure an interview within 3 months of graduating.

*passing grade is 90% or higher in all of the courses in the program, including the Career for Strategies course

Why choose Nexford for your Professional Certificate

Expert-Designed Curriculum

The Meta back-end developer professional certification is designed by seasoned experts at Meta and delivered with the academic rigor and attention to practical application that Nexford is renowned for.

Unparalleled Mentorship

At Nexford, you're never alone in your learning journey. You'll receive continuous guidance, insights, and support from our experienced mentors who make sure you grasp even the most complex data science concepts with clarity.

Success-Oriented Approach

Our dedicated success advisors are there every step of the way, offering guidance, resources, and strategies to ensure you reach your career and learning objectives efficiently.


Local Currency

We understand the varied economic landscapes our students come from. That's why Nexford allows payment in your local currency, easing the financial journey for our diverse global learners.

Location-Free Career

Our Meta back-end development certificate prepares you to thrive in xx roles, whether local or remote, ensuring you're competitive in job markets irrespective of your geographical location.

You will learn

Technical Foundations for Back-End Development

Technical Foundations for Back-End Development

Acquire the essential technical know-how to excel as a qualified back-end developer.

Diverse Programming Systems

Become proficient in a wide array of programming tools and languages, including Python Syntax, Linux commands, Git, SQL, Version Control, Cloud Hosting, APIs, JSON, and XML.

Problem-Solving Through Code

Gain sought-after programming abilities and develop the confidence to employ code as a tool for solving complex problems.

Portfolio Development

Create a compelling portfolio using your newfound skills, and get a head start on interview preparation with insights on what to expect when applying for engineering roles.

Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate: Courses

    Discover the day-to-day tasks of web development and gain a comprehensive understanding of the core technologies powering the internet. Learn how front-end developers create websites and applications that are easy to maintain and function optimally. Explore essential web development technologies, including HTML and CSS, and practice their use. Discover modern UI frameworks, such as Bootstrap and React, which facilitate the creation of interactive user experiences.


    In this course, you will learn foundational programming skills using Python syntax. You will understand how to solve problems with code, explore the Python ecosystem, and use popular modules, libraries, and tools. Moreover, you will gain hands-on experience with objects, classes, methods, variables, data types, control flow, loops, functions, data structures, and error handling. You will also write unit tests for your Python code and practice test-driven development.


    Learn how modern software developers collaborate across the world without messing up each other's code. You will look at the different version control systems and how to create an effective software development workflow. You will be introduced to some of the most commonly used Linux commands that you can use to work with files on your hard drive and create powerful workflows that will automate your work, saving you time and effort.


    Back-end developers create applications for end-users to interact with databases. These applications allow users to store, search, extract, and manipulate data. This course provides an introduction to databases, exploring different ways to store and manage data. You will learn to distinguish between different types of database management systems and practice basic tasks using Structured Query Language (SQL) commands.


    In this course, you will learn how to use the Django web framework to build, secure, and administer a web server. You’ll have the opportunity to create, design, and configure a web app using the Django framework in line with best practices. You’ll also explore the usage of models in Django and their relationship to databases. You’ll use views to render requested data to meaningful template structures for a composed user interface (UI) and implement proactive security practices to mitigate common security risks.


    Explore the processes and concepts behind APIs and REST architecture. Build basic API and REST data backbones using Django. Discover emerging API technology and optimize documentation.


    Learn how to create a full-stack Django app by setting up a local environment, refactoring an existing app, and building a new one with your developer skills.


    In this capstone course, you will test your abilities in full-stack back-end development in a real-life scenario by composing a Django web app. Each module includes a brief recap of, and links to, content that you have covered in previous courses in this program.


    The Coding Interview Preparation course will prepare you for the unique aspects of a coding job interview, with approaches to problem-solving and computer science foundations needed to land the job. Ultimately you’ll gain strategic insights and tips for successful interviewing.


    Gain skills to strategically search for a job that aligns with your career goals. This proctored course introduces the knowledge and techniques to prepare, plan, and execute a modern job search in a global market. Learn how to develop a personal brand; prepare an effective resume or CV, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile; build a strong professional network; and successfully interview for roles that can help you launch your future career.


In-Demand Career Options in Back-End Development

Back-End Developer

Website Developer

Software Engineer

Meta Back-End Developer Professional Certificate FAQ

Back-End Developers are the magic behind the scenes of a website. They build and maintain the technology that enables the user-facing side of the website to exist. While the user doesn’t see the back-end or interact with it, the back-end is always running in the background, delivering functionality and a desktop-like web experience. If you like fixing things, thinking logically or solving complex problems, this is a great career path for you.

Back-end developers play a critical role in web development teams and are needed in nearly every industry, every business and for every function. They help build, design and develop technology. The demand for this skillset has grown immensely over the last year and will continue to rise as new technologies emerge.

Nexford is committed to helping learners launch their careers. The Nexford Career Strategies for Success course and access to Nexford Career Services will be available to all people who complete the certificate. Learners will also gain access to the Meta Career Programs Job Board which is a job-search platform with 200+ employers who have committed to sourcing talent through Meta’s certificate programs.

None. Whether you are a beginner or a professional in a relevant field, we are committed to assisting you in achieving success. Basic internet navigation skills and a desire to begin coding are required, but prior web development experience is not necessary.

The interview will be for a role related to your specific Professional Certificate.

The company could be located anywhere across the globe — as our Professional Certificates prepare you for both office & remote work.

We have no ability to influence salary or your job offer in any way, and so cannot comment on possible salary if you are successful in your job interview.

As part of your professional certificate you will need to complete our Career Strategies Course course which is specifically designed to help you find and secure your next job. The course includes specific interview preparation material, while the rest of the professional certificate will equip you with the technical skills employers are looking for.

We have no ability to influence salary or your job offer in any way, and so cannot comment on possible job role or level of seniority if you are successful in your job interview — nor whether they will or will not consider your educational and employment experience.

You will receive a job interview should you meet the criteria outlined.

We have no ability to influence salary or your job offer in any way, and so cannot comment on other possible candidates for the role you interview for.

We’re pretty confident we will deliver on our promise, if you do your part we’ll do ours! Having said that, we will refund you any tuition fees paid for our Career Strategies for Success course if you don't get at least one interview within 3 months of successful course completion (if qualifying criteria met).

The interview will be for a role related to your specific Professional Certificate — you will receive an interview provided to you by Nexford.