Complete Node.js Developer in 2021: Zero to Mastery

Learn from Node.js experts. This is the only Node JS tutorial + projects course you need to learn Node, build advanced large-scale applications from scratch & get hired as a Backend Developer in 2021. Go from Zero To Node Mastery.

Taught by Andrei Neagoie and Adam Odziemkowski

This course includes:

  • 35+ hours on-demand, downloadable HD videos
  • 70+ bonus articles and resources
  • Beginner, intermediate and advanced Node topics including Express, GraphQL, REST, MongoDB, MERN + more
  • Access to exclusive ZTM community
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn

  • Build enterprise-level Node applications and deploy to the cloud (AWS)
  • Lead Node JS projects by making good architecture decisions and helping others on your team
  • Work with real-life data and the SpaceX API to build a NASA launch system to discover new planets that may contain life + other projects
  • Build a MERN (MongoDb, Express, React, Node) fullstack app and deploy to production
  • Become a top 10% Node Developer by learning advanced topics most courses don't cover
  • Master the latest ecosystem of a Backend Node JS Developer from scratch
  • Learn to build secure and performant, large-scale applications like a Senior Backend Developer
  • Use Node JS to build production grade apps including REST APIs and GraphQL APIs
  • Authentication, File I/O, Databases (SQL, MongoDB), Express Framework, Sockets, plus many other important topics a Backend Developer should know
  • Load balancing, Monitoring, CI/CD, and Zero Downtime Deployment
  • Learn security best practices throughout the course so you can be confident with your deployments

Meet your instructors

Hi! I'm Andrei.

Senior Software Developer turned Instructor, Founder of ZTM

Andrei is the instructor of some of the highest rated programming courses on the web. Some of his students (400,000+ in the past few years) now work for some of the biggest tech companies around the world like Apple, Google, Amazon, Tesla, IBM, Shopify and many more.


He has worked as a Senior Software Developer in Silicon Valley and Toronto for many years and is now taking all that he has learned to teach programming skills and to help you discover the amazing career opportunities that being a developer allows in life.

Hi! I'm Adam.

Senior Software Developer and Instructor

Adam has been working as a Senior Software Developer for many years and has worked for some of the top companies in the world. As an Instructor of the Zero To Mastery Academy, Adam aims to instill his students with his love for learning and development, while helping them achieve real world success that extends far beyond the completion of his courses.


Adam walks the walk when it comes to building applications that are secure, scalable, and performant and he is going to share his expertise with you to show you how real world systems are built.

Drawing from his vast experiences, Adam’s courses will show you that you don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get the skills you need to build real world projects, get hired and make a difference.

Why Zero To Mastery is right for you

With so many online resources available, it can be paralyzing not only figuring out where to start but more importantly which courses will actually teach you the skills you need to get hired.


That’s why the Zero To Mastery Academy exists, to provide industry-leading courses and content to teach you the relevant skills you need to advance your career and get you hired at some of the top companies in the world.


Join now to get complete access to this course and all others for only $23/month.

Monthly Membership

$39 / month
  • Unlimited access to current and future courses
  • Download all lessons for offline learning
  • Invite to private Discord with 200K+ members
  • Exclusive Academy only content
  • Access to private LinkedIn networking group
  • Course completion certificates
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Annual Membership

$279 / year $23/month
  • All the benefits of a monthly membership
  • Save 40% compared to Monthly Membership
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Course Curriculum

We want you to make sure this course is a good fit for you. So start learning for free right now by clicking the PREVIEW links below.

Example Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Node.js Fundamentals: Foundations and Environment Setup
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  Node.js Fundamentals: Internals
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  Node.js Fundamentals: Module System
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  Node.js Fundamentals: Package Management
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  Node.js File I/O - Planets Project
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  Web Servers with Node.js
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  First Express.js API
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  NASA Project
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  Testing APIs
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  Improving Node Performance
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  Databases
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  Working With REST APIs - SpaceX Project
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  Authentication
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  Continuous Integration and Deployment
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  Node Production and the Cloud (Docker + AWS)
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  GraphQL
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  Sockets with Node.js
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  Where To Go From Here?
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  Bonus: Deno vs Node.js
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  Appendix: How JavaScript Works
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  Appendix: Asynchronous JavaScript
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  Appendix: Pong Front End
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  Appendix: TypeScript
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  Appendix: SQL
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Course Details

We guarantee you that this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date Node JS tutorial + projects course that you can find. You will learn Node from scratch, build your own professional Node.js apps and get hired as a Node.js Backend Developer in 2021!

This Node course is focused on efficiency. Never spend time on confusing, out-of-date, incomplete tutorials anymore. Instead, we'll push you beyond the basics so that you can build professional, modern apps using the latest version of Node and become a Backend or Fullstack Developer.

Graduates of Zero To Mastery are now working at Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies. This could be you.

By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors. Most importantly, you will be learning from industry experts that have actual real-world experience working with Node.js and building large-scale apps for companies in Toronto And Silicon Valley.

This project based Node course will introduce you to all of the modern toolchain of a Node JS developer in 2021. Along the way, you will build a massive NASA Space launch application using Node.js, Express Framework, RESTful APIs (including the SpaceX API), GraphQL, and much more. This is a large, fullstack MERN stack project.

All code is going to be provided step-by-step and even if you don’t like to code along, you will get access to the the full master project code so when you join the Zero To Mastery Academy, you will have a professional project to put on your portfolio right away.

The curriculum is very hands on as we guide you from start to finish of releasing a professional (performant and secure) Node project all the way into production.

However, we will start from the very beginning by teaching you Node basics and fundamentals. We then dive into advanced topics so you can make good decisions on architecture and tools on any of your future Node.js projects.

Finally, this course will be constantly evolving and updating as the landscape changes. Just as the Node ecosystem evolves, this course will also constantly evolve and be updated with new lectures and resources for you. Come back to this course anytime you want to review the absolute latest Node best practices.

Here is what the course will cover to take you from Zero to Node Mastery:

1. Foundations

  • Focus on Node internals
  • Libuv, threads, processes, event loop
  • Asynchronous programming
  • Node vs PHP vs Python
  • Observer Design Pattern
  • Event Emitters

2. Module System

  • The require Function
  • Creating Your Own Modules
  • CommonJS vs ECMAScript (ES6) modules
  • Module Caching
  • Using index.js

3. Package Management

  • NPM: The Node Package Manager
  • Creating Your Own Packages
  • Package And the NPM Registry
  • Third Party Modules
  • The node_modules Folder
  • Semantic Versioning
  • Package-lock.json And Versioning
  • Vulnerabilities in Dependencies

4. File I/O: Planets Project

  • Exploring Exoplanets With Node
  • Exploring Kepler Space Telescope Data
  • Working With Streams
  • Streaming Large Data Files
  • Parsing Our Planets Data
  • Working With CSV Files
  • Finding Habitable Planets

5. Web Servers

  • What is a Web Server?
  • HTTP Responses and Requests
  • HTTP APIs and Routing, Parameterized URLs
  • Same Origin Policy, CORS
  • Requests and Responses as Streams

6. Express.js

  • Express vs Next.js vs Koa
  • Route Parameters
  • Model View Controller (MVC) pattern
  • Postman and Insomnia
  • Development Dependencies
  • Middleware
  • Logging Middleware Example / Writing Our Own Middleware
  • POST Requests in Express
  • MVC In Express
  • Express Routers
  • RESTful APIs
  • CRUD
  • Sending Files
  • Serving Websites With Node
  • Templating Engines

7. NodeJS NASA Project

  • Architecture diagrams on LucidChart
  • GET, POST, DELETE routes
  • Serving React.js Applications in Express
  • CORS middleware
  • Models vs Controllers vs Routers
  • Loading Data On Startup
  • Automating Full Stack Applications With NPM
  • Serving React Front End (in Production)
  • Logging Requests with Morgan
  • Serving Applications With Client Side Routing
  • Building A Data Access Layer
  • Integrating with Frontend, Top Down Approach, Bottom Up Approach
  • Updating Our Architecture

8. Testing APIs

  • Unit tests vs API tests vs UI tests
  • Testing Node APIs with Jest and Supertest

9. Improving Node Performance

  • Example app which blocks event loop + real-life blocking functions
  • Node Cluster Module theory + in action
  • Clustering in the real world
  • Load balancing
  • PM2 theory + in action
  • Managing Live Clusters with PM2
  • Zero Downtime Restarts
  • Improving Performance of NASA Project
  • Stateless APIs
  • Node Worker Threads

10. Databases

  • Using MongoDB to add persistence to NASA Project
  • Big focus on NoSQL vs SQL, PostgreSQL vs MongoDB, when to use both including Trends, Object-Relational Mismatch, ACID, References, Schemas, Schema-less vs Schemas
  • MongoDB Atlas
  • Horizontally Scaling Databases
  • Mongoose
  • Mongoose Models vs MVC Models
  • ObjectIDs in MongoDB
  • Pagination
  • Choosing A Database For Our NASA API

11. Working With REST APIs

  • Demonstrate integrating with a REST API by working with SpaceX API
  • Versioning REST APIs
  • Running Search Queries
  • SpaceX Launch Data
  • Mapping API Data to Our Database
  • Using Paginated APIs
  • Adding Pagination To Our API

12. Authentication

  • Focus on Security first principles with JWT, cookies, CSRF
  • Servers with HTTPS and SSL / TLS
  • Helmet.js
  • Working With Auth0

13. Deployment and CI/CD

  • Focus on building out a simple CI pipeline for NASA Project on GitHub
  • What is CI vs CD?
  • Automated tests
  • Dynamic configuration with secrets

14. Node Production and the Cloud (AWS)

  • Deploy to production with Docker to Amazon EC2
  • Virtual Machines
  • Serverless vs Containers
  • Docker files
  • Managing Docker Containers and Images
  • Working With SSH
  • Production Deployment with PM2 and Mongo Atlas

15. GraphQL

  • GraphQL vs REST
  • Building a GraphQL API

16. Sockets (WebSockets, Socket io)

  • Sockets overview
  • Sockets vs polling
  • WebSockets (vs Socket io)
  • Socket io Client and Server APIs
  • Broadcasting Events
  • Build out Full Stack Multiplayer Pong with Sockets
  • Implementing Pong Game Logic
  • Using Socket io With Express.js
  • Namespaces and Rooms

17 - 20. Bonus Sections on Deno, Advanced Asynchronous JavaScript, SQL, and TypeScript!


This course is not about making you just code along without understanding the principles so that when you are done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial... No!

This course will push you and challenge you to go from an absolute beginner in Node.js to someone that is in the top 10% of Node.js Backend Developers 💪.


Click Start Learning Now to join the Academy. We'll see you inside the course!

Answers to (at least some of) your questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • Just basic JavaScript knowledge
  • You DO NOT need any prior experience with Node JS!
  • You DO NOT need any prior Backend Development knowledge!

Who is this course for?

  • Students who are interested in going beyond all of the other "beginner" Node tutorials
  • Programmers who want to learn the most in-demand skills of a Backend Developer
  • Developers that want to be in the top 10% of NodeJS developers
  • Students who want to gain experience working on large, scalable applications
  • Bootcamp or online tutorial graduates that want to go beyond the basics
  • Backend Developers who want to learn and master NodeJS
  • Frontend Developers and Web Developers who want to get into the backend development world or become Fullstack Developers
  • You want to learn from Senior Developers who have real-world industry experience

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Can I use the course projects in my portfolio?

Yes, you’d be crazy not to! The massive MERN stack NASA Space Launch System project (using the SpaceX API) that you're going to build is a large-scale real-world project that is downloadable and ready to use the minute you join.


Many of our students tell us the projects they built while following along with our courses were what got them interviews and because they built the projects themselves, they could confidently explain and walk through their work during the interview. You know what that means? Job offer!

Can I download the videos?

Definitely. You can download any and all lessons for personal use. We do everything we can to make learning easy, fun, and accessible whether that’s on your commute, on a flight or if you just have limited access to good wifi.

Still have more questions specific to the Academy membership? No problem, check these out.

Live the life you want, starting now

Learning to code and becoming a developer provides endless opportunities to live the life you want. Whether that’s a high paying job with a world-class tech company, working remotely or building your own apps, the ZTM Academy will equip you with the skills and knowledge to achieve your dreams.


Our courses walk you through the entire journey of starting to learn to code to having a successful career in the tech industry. Along the way, you’ll not only be supported by Andrei, Luis and our course TAs but also your thousands of peers in the exclusive Zero To Mastery developer community.


Join now to take the first step to change your life.

Monthly Membership

$39 / month
  • Unlimited access to current and future courses
  • Download all lessons for offline learning
  • Invite to private Discord with 200K+ members
  • Exclusive Academy only content
  • Access to private LinkedIn networking group
  • Course completion certificates
I'M READY TO TRY IT OUT

Annual Membership

$279 / year $23/month
  • All the benefits of a monthly membership
  • Save 40% compared to Monthly Membership
I'M READY TO COMMIT