Node.js Essentials Course


In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, web development is a dynamic field that demands versatile and efficient tools. Node.js has emerged as one such tool, revolutionizing the way developers build server-side applications with JavaScript.

Node.js allows developers to create scalable, high-performance applications using the same language that powers the front end of the web - JavaScript. With its asynchronous, event-driven architecture, Node.js is perfectly suited for building real-time web applications, RESTful APIs, and much more.

This course is your gateway to mastering Node.js and becoming a proficient server-side JavaScript developer. You'll gain hands-on experience through coding exercises, projects, and real-world examples. By the end of the course, you'll be well-equipped to tackle server-side development challenges, and you'll have the skills to build robust, efficient, and scalable applications with Node.js.


10 days

Who Should Attend:

  • Our Node.js training course is aimed at developers who want to get the most out of node.js in order to develop, test and deploy JavaScript apps, simple web services and APIs .


  • Delegates should have working experience of software development, ideally with JavaScript.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have learned:

  • Set up your Node.js development environment.
  • Understand the principles of asynchronous programming.
  • Build web servers and RESTful APIs with Express.js.
  • Work with databases and perform CRUD operations.
  • Create real-time applications using WebSockets.
  • Write unit tests and debug Node.js applications.
  • Implement security best practices.
  • Deploy and scale your Node.js applications.


Module 1: Introduction to Node.js

  • What is Node.js?
  • Setting Up Your Node.js Environment
  • Creating Your First Node.js Application
  • NPM (Node Package Manager) Basics
  • Modules in Node.js

Module 2: Core Node.js Concepts

  • Blocking I/O, Non-blocking I/O or Asynchronous I/O
  • Promises and Observables
  • Prototypes and Inheritance
  • Modules
  • Callbacks

Module 3: Asynchronous Programming in Node.js

  • Understanding Asynchronous JavaScript
  • Callbacks and Promises
  • The Event Loop
  • File System Operations
  • Handling Errors in Asynchronous Code

Module 4: Building Web Servers with Node.js

  • Introduction to HTTP and the HTTP Module
  • Creating a Simple HTTP Server
  • Routing and Handling Requests
  • Handling Forms and Data
  • RESTful APIs with Express.js

Module 5: Working with Data

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Connecting to Databases (MongoDB, MySQL, or similar)
  • Querying and Manipulating Data
  • Building a CRUD API
  • Authentication and Authorization

Module 6: Real-time Applications with WebSockets

  • Introduction to WebSockets
  • Building a Real-time Chat Application
  • Broadcasting Messages
  • Scaling Real-time Applications

Module 7: Testing and Debugging

  • Writing Unit Tests with Mocha and Chai
  • Debugging Node.js Applications
  • Profiling and Performance Optimization

Module 8: Security Best Practices

  • Common Security Vulnerabilities
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Input Validation and Sanitization
  • Handling Security Threats

Module 9: Deployment and Scaling

  • Deploying Node.js Applications
  • Containerization with Docker
  • Load Balancing and Scalability
  • Monitoring and Logging

Enroll for this Course

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Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.