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General Discussion

Desiree Lauterbach
Desiree Lauterbach
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 1,053 Points

Which tech degree track? Want to do full development but have no prior experience. Which is plan is best?

  1. I want a job in full stack/beginning to end development so I will take a techdegree, program but which?

  2. Do I need to have any prior knowledge or experience before attempting a techdegree program or are they beginner friendly?

  3. Should I take the basic membership web design course first? Any benefit to doing so or not necessary and waste of 44hrs?

  4. I see that there are many things in the techdegree Front End web development track not in the Full Stack javascript program. Do I need to know that one first?

  5. Where can I find out what types of work will be able to be done once each techdegree program is finished ie what types of jobs or projects a graduate can do. This might help me decide what I might want to take.

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points

I'm not sure any of these is a comprehensive full stack. The javascript one does say full stack, but it doesn't cover all front end development topics (i don't think). You can click the "view curriculum" button on the techdegree pages to see what they cover (and compare this against the normal tracks). You might want to do one tech degree and maybe some additional non-degree study (eg. do the front end development tech degree and then may do the python track via normal treehouse). (sorry, i didn't read your question as closely as i should have - you've addressed a lot of the stuff i mention. The other thing is that the javascript course is a lot longer than the front end development or the python.)

1 Answer

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Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 56,488 Points

Hi Desiree!

  1. I think that the full-stack javascript techdegree is the one that best fits your need, if it's full stack that you would like to learn.

  2. I can't answer for all of them as I don't know how the other degrees are, but I am enrolled in the front end one, and I would say that it's very beginner friendly, however prior knowledge won't at all hurt!

  3. Doing any of the basic courses first won't be a waste, not at all! I had done a lot of them myself and I don't consider my earlier courses here a waste.

  4. Taking one of the tracks should include everything you would need to be job ready for that role.

  5. You could google things like "Front end web developer" to see the job roles after completing that techdegree, or "full stack javascript developer" to see the job roles there.

Good luck!