Professional Certificates on Coursera

Professional Certificates on Coursera

Professional Certificates on Coursera are MOOC-based learning programs which enable you to gain in-demand skills in career fields like information technology or data science. No prior experience is required to get started.


The first 13 fully online programs were officially launched on MOOC platform Coursera on 6th September 2019. They are delivered by top companies and universities and can be completed in less than 12 months with course fees starting at $39 USD per month with a 7 day free trial. The programs include shareable hands-on projects to demonstrate skills and job-readiness to employers, and offer career support resources, such as resume development help and interview preparation. On completion, successful graduates earn an industry-recognized certification.

Beginner level programs
(No prior experience required)

Google IT Support Professional Certificate
  • About: Your launchpad to a career in IT. This program is designed to take beginner learners to job readiness in about six months.
  • Related Job Roles: IT Support Specialist, Technical Support Engineer, Desktop Support Engineer, IT Support Engineer, Technical Support Specialist, IT Desktop Support
  • Hiring Partners: Bank of America, Best Buy, Cognizant, GE Digital, H&R Block, Hulu, Infosys, Intel, Sprint, The Home Depot, Walmart, Google and more.
IBM Data Science Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 3 months to complete, Suggested 12 hours/week
  • Related Job Roles: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, ML Engineer, Data Science Analyst
  • Hiring Partners: IBM

Arizona State University TESOL Professional Certificate
  • About: You will receive an ASU Professional Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Be ready to get a job teaching English!
  • Effort: Approx. 10 months to complete, Suggested 5 hours/week
  • 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: English proficiency level of B2 on the CEFR is recommended. If you are looking for a position in an established school, they often require a bachelor's degree in addition to a TESOL Certificate.

SAS Programmer Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 2 months to complete, Suggested 14 hours/week
  • Related Job Roles: SAS Programmer

IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 3 months to complete, Suggested 3 hours/week
  • Related Job Roles: Mainframe Systems Programmer, Mainframe Systems Administrator, Mainframe Application Developer, System Programmer, System Administrator, DBA Practitioner
  • Hiring Partners: IBM

IBM Customer Engagement Specialist Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 20 hours to complete, Suggested: 10 hours/week
  • 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

IBM Applied AI Professional Certificate
  • About: By the end of this Professional Certificate, you will have completed several projects showcasing your proficiency in Applied AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.
  • Effort: Approx. 3 months to complete, Suggested 12 hours per week
  • Related Job Roles: AI Developer, AI Application Developer, AI Builder, Chatbot Developer
  • Hiring Partners: IBM
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 7 months to complete, Suggested 4 hours per week
  • Related Job Roles: Network Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Security Analyst, Systems Engineer, Security Consultant/Specialist, Security Administrator, Systems/Network Analyst, Database Administrator

Intermediate level programs
(Some prior experience required)

Cloud Architecture with GCP Professional Certificate
  • About: Launch or advance your career in cloud architecture. Learn to design, develop, and manage cloud solutions. Prepare for the Professional Cloud Architect certification.
  • Effort: Approx. 2 months to complete, Suggested 13 hours/week
  • Related Job Roles: Cloud Architect, Junior Cloud Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, Solutions Architect, Cloud Engineer
  • Prerequisites: Proficiency with command-line, Linux operating system, & systems operations; 3+ years of industry experience recommended for the certification exam.

IBM AI Engineering Professional Certificate

UCI Project Management
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx. 6 months to complete, Suggested 8-10 hours per week
  • Related Job Roles: Project Manager
  • Prerequisites: 3-5 years of work experience

Data Engineering with GCP Professional Certificate
  • About: 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.
  • Effort: Approx.1.5 months to complete, Suggested 5 hours per week
  • 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.

Cloud Engineering with GCP Professional Certificate
  • About: Launch or advance your career in cloud engineering. Learn to deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions on the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Effort: Approx. 1.5 months to complete, Suggested 5 hours per week
  • 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.

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