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Our Full-Stack Engineer Career Path Just Got Even Better

Great news! We’ve revamped our Full-Stack Engineer career path to offer a new and improved interface that’s more conducive to your learning experience.

If you don't already know, our career paths are highly structured programs that teach you all the skills you’ll need to launch a successful career in tech. The Full-Stack Engineer career path covers front-end development, back-end, and everything in between — and we’ve redesigned it to make the curriculum feel more digestible and easier to navigate, and ultimately accelerate your learning progress.

Better organization

We’ve broken the Full-Stack Engineer career path into clearer sections. We know that scrolling through dozens of lessons can be intimidating, so we’ve reorganized the course’s curriculum into distinct modules that clarify the exact skills you’re learning.

We’ve also added a Career Path Syllabus, which shows you all the topics you’ll learn as you work toward becoming a Full-Stack Engineer. And clicking on each topic will bring you to its Unit Syllabus, which lays out the lessons, projects, and other content you’ll complete in that unit — as illustrated in the gif below.

The redesigned Career Path Syllabus and Unit Syllabus

Better illustration of your progress

In the old career path, you might’ve spent hours coding only to see marginal increases in your progress. But that’s no longer the case! We’ve fine-tuned the progress-tracker so it now increases as you complete each individual lesson. That means you’ll see progress with every lesson, quiz, and assessment you complete — giving you a better sense of your development (and hopefully some encouragement along the way).

Better job prep

We’ve also started integrating other resources to help ensure you’re job-ready by the time you complete your path. You’ll find resources for connecting with other developers in our community, advice for preparing for technical interviews, tips for building a resume and portfolio, and more, weaved throughout your coursework.

How to access the new career path

If you’re new to the Full-Stack Engineer career path, you’ll be automatically brought to the new version upon enrolling in the course. And if you’re already enrolled, you’ll see a banner prompting you to make the switch. Just hit “update syllabus” (seen in the image below) to be directed to the new version.

If you’re already enrolled in the Full-Stack Engineer career path, click the yellow “update syllabus” button (center) to be directed to the new page

What inspired the change?

We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve your learning experience. This redesign comes after months of research and experimentation, and data shows that breaking down the curriculum and better illustrating your progress will help keep you engaged and motivated as you work toward your new career.

And for those exploring other careers in tech, sit tight. We’ll be reorganizing our other career paths over the next few months.

Stay tuned for future updates!

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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson is a Content Marketing Associate at Codecademy with a background in writing about technology.

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