Career Path

Full-Stack Engineer

A full-stack engineer can get a project done from start to finish, back-end to front-end.

Includes JavaScript, Node.JS, SQL, Express.JS, React, TDD, and more.

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This career path includes
  • Skill level

  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    150 hours
  • Projects

  • Prerequisites


About this career path

A full-stack engineer can get a project done from start to finish. This Career Path will start with the front-end, move on to the back-end, then teach you how to connect the two.

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51 units • 162 lessons • 97 projects • 142 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Full-Stack Engineer Path

    Welcome to the Full-Stack Engineer Career Path!

  • 2

    Overview of Web Development

    Get an overview of the field of web development to understand what you’ll be studying.

  • 3

    Fundamentals of HTML

    Learn to build a structure for a website using HTML.

  • 4

    Fundamentals of CSS

    Learn how to apply styles to HTML documents using CSS.

  • 5

    Developing Websites Locally

    Get acquainted with text editors and Chrome DevTools to develop websites locally.

  • 6

    Deploying Websites

    Learn how to deploy websites using GitHub Pages and the command line.

  • 7

    Improved Styling with CSS

    Explore intermediate topics in CSS to customize styles and implement navigation elements.

  • Professional certification available with Pro

    Pass all exams to prove your expertise and earn a professional certification.

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Earn a professional certification

Prove your expertise to yourself — and prospective employers by passing all certification exams in this career path. Easily share your certifications with your network — and prospective employers.
  • Demonstrate your expertiseProvide evidence of competency and mastery of your chosen subject to employers.
  • Take industry standard assessmentsYour skills are assessed through a rigorous exam process based on industry standard core competencies.
  • Skip ahead to the examDon't waste time learning what you already know — go straight to taking a certification exam.

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  1. Learn the skills

    This expertly curated career path gives you all the knowledge and experience you need to start this career.
  2. Prep for interviews

    Assess if you're ready to apply for jobs, then build your confidence with code challenges and practice questions.
  3. Get hired

    Showcase your skills with a Codecademy professional certification and connect with employers directly.

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