Web Development Fundamentals

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Over five billion people are active internet users—more than 60% of the world's population. This increase has catalyzed a global digital transition and transformed life as we know it. Through this learning path, you will gain the skills to build websites for businesses around the world.

Web Development Fundamentals

At a glance

  • Learn the basics of web development
  • Earn industry-recognized credentials
  • Complete a fundamental course in 11 hours

Join the workforce responsible for building and maintaining the internet

Billions of users flow through web spaces everyday, shifting our landscapes for work, learning, entertainment, and more onto a digital plane.

Web developers play a critical role in leveraging technology to keep the internet running—and help it continue to grow at an exponential rate.

Increased demand for web developers


About 21,800 job openings are projected year over year in web development from 2021-2031.

23 percent

Web development job opportunities will grow 23% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.

Build core skills for a web development role

This course will take you through core skills required for a rewarding role in web development. Among other things, you will learn how to:

Write well-designed, testable, efficient code

Integrate data from back-end services, APIs, and databases

Create websites using HTML/CSS/JavaScript as well as frameworks and libraries

Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs from stakeholders

Earn verified professional credentials

Digital credentials are verified proof of your subject matter expertise. Once you earn your credentials from IBM, you can share them on your LinkedIn page or resume. Potential employers will review your credentials to validate your competency in critical skill areas.

Course Journey

1. Awareness

Learn about the basics of web development

2. Comprehension

Dive deeper into the field, and demonstrate your new skills

3. Application*

Learn about applying your new skills on the job with project-based learning.

*Application courses are only available to users associated with certain programs within IBM SkillsBuild partner organizations.

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