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How long does it normally take to complete the JavaScript Full Stack course??

How much JavaScript Full Stack experience/expertise do I need to get a job? How do I gauge where my skillset is at?

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

An estimated completion time should be shown for each track.

If you look on the Tracks page, any track you haven't already completed should show an estimated time in the upper right of the track pane. If you haven't started it yet, Full Stack JavaScript shows 49 hours.

Job requirements vary greatly, so it's impossible to say which skills would help you get a job in general. Most job openings will be advertised with a specific list of skills they expect a candidate to have.

There are several online sources of code challenges that you might use to test your skills. One I have enjoyed is Code Wars.

If you're looking for additional training you might consider Front End Web Development and Web Design. There are also many additional courses in the Library that are not part of any track.

Thank you kindly for your reply. I appreciate the Code Wars suggestion I definitely will look into it.

To be very brutally honest with you, 49 hours is just content viewed once.

I started full-stack javascript this January, and plan to be finished by December, including knowledge of both MERN and MEAN development stacks. Easily a year if you want mastery, and put in 3-4 hours a day. My key here is 'mastery'..

I easily put in between 4 - 5 hours a day, but in doing so sometimes I feel a little lost in all this new knowledge I am acquiring and feel a bit aimless in the whole process. I can't lie this is something I fully expected I just need to push through now I guess. I have taken up the CSS and SQL track to supplement some of the holes in my knowledge and offer a mental distraction .

The facts are you will need to pursue learning while aware of the holes in the learning process, and later fill in gaps answered by other technologies

There are lots of types of jobs out there, depends on what you want and what you can demonstrate you can do. I'm not a javascript developer, but I got a job where I could do development with javascript, not entirely based treehouse coursework, but it definitely helped. Just doing the coursework by itself won't land you a job though...

Cheers for your reply, if at all possible could you give me any pointer regarding what options I have regarding my next step after completing the Full Stack course to get into web development. I know this is a massively open question but trying to navigate the world of IT can be a daunting undertaking. If you can offer any advice I would appreciate your direction if you can't and haven't got the time I understand thanks again

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

I added some recommendations to my answer above.