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Full Stack Web Developer

Nanodegree Program

Learn to design and develop powerful modern web applications that form the foundation for the apps, websites, and systems that people and businesses use every day.

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  • Estimated time
    4 Months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    July 6, 2022

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment.

  • Prerequisites
    Prior experience with Python, CSS/HTML, and Git

What You Will Learn

  1. Full Stack Web Developer

    4 Months to complete

    The goal of the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program is to equip learners with the unique skills they need to build database-backed APIs and web applications. A graduate of this program will be able to design and build databases for software applications, create and deploy database-backed web APIs, and secure and manage user authentication and access control for an application backend. Students will also learn how to deploy a Flask-based web application to the cloud using Docker and Kubernetes.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    To optimize your chances of success in the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program, we recommend that you have experience writing and testing software with Python or another object-oriented programming language.

    1. SQL and Data Modeling for the Web

      Master relational databases with the power of SQL, and leverage Python to incorporate database logic into your programs.

    2. API Development and Documentation

      Learn how to use APIs to control and manage web applications, including best practices for API testing and documentation.

    3. Identity Access Management

      Implement authentication and authorization in Flask and understand how to design against key security principle. You will also gain experience with role-based control design patterns, securing a REST API, and applying software system risk and compliance principles.

    4. Server Deployment and Containerization

      Develop an understanding of containerized environments, use Docker to share and store containers, and deploy a Docker container to AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service using the CI/CD pipeline.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization
  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Amy Hua

    Instructor

    Amy has 6+ years of experience as a software professional, building everything from data visualizations to self-driving cars. She's been a bootcamp instructor, StartupBus mentor, and Girls Who Code instructor.

  • Caryn McCarthy

    Instructor

    Caryn has worked as a software developer and as Coach and Experience Manager at Code Next at Google. She is passionate about diversity and equity in tech, is always working to create positive impact in the tech industry and the world.

  • Gabriel Ruttner

    Instructor

    Gabe is the CTO at Ursa & Tech Advisor for Start-Ups. He has expertise in building cloud-based machine learning and natural language processing services at early stage tech companies. He holds technical degrees from Cornell University and Stony Brook University.

  • Kennedy Behrman

    Instructor

    Kennedy is a veteran consultant and author, specializing in architecting and implementing cloud solutions for early-stage startups. He is experienced in data engineering, data science, AWS solutions, and engineering management.

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  • Learn

    Learn to design and develop powerful modern web applications that form the foundation for the apps, websites, and systems that people and businesses use every day.
  • Average Time

    On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.
  • Benefits include

    • Real-world projects from industry experts
    • Technical mentor support
    • Career services

Program Details

Program overview: Why should I take this program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    Becoming a software engineer is one of the best career moves you can make. Udacity built this Nanodegree program with input from leaders in the software industry to provide world-class Full Stack Web Development instruction that features code reviews and mentorship support throughout the program.
    In the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program, you will:
    • Design and implement relational database systems to store and manage application data.
    • Build dynamic software application backend systems using the Python programming language and the popular Flask application framework.
    • Configure and deploy your applications to the cloud (Amazon Web Services)
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    Completion of the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program will give you the tools needed to perform well in a variety of developer roles.
    Some examples of job titles that align with your new skills are:
    Software Engineer, Full Stack Python Application Developer, Back End Developer, Web Application Developer
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    As a Full Stack Web Developer, you are the go-to person that companies rely on to build, support and maintain their web applications. Regardless of the platform, full stack web developers are in demand by nearly every company.If you are interested in building out the infrastructure that powers and supports the many web, desktop, mobile and integrated applications in the world, this program is the best way to get started.
  • What is the difference between the Front End Web Developer program and Full Stack Web Developer program?
    Web development generally fits into distinct concentrations, such as front end web development and full stack web development.
    As a front end web developer, you'll build responsive, dynamic user interfaces on the web. You'll leverage your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills to manage all client-side scripting.
    As a full stack web developer, you'll have an active hand in implementing relationship databases, configure and deploy your applications to the cloud, and build dynamic software application backend systems using the Python programming language.
    Whichever path you choose, you'll be building involved, engaging experiences on the web for your users!
Enrollment and admission
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Beginner-level experience in Python. If you do not have this experience, check out our Intro to Programming Nanodegree program or Intro to Computer Science course.
    • Experience building front-end web sites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
    • Experience using Git for version control. If you do not have this experience, check out our How to Use Git and GitHub course.
    • You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting the deadlines, and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.
    • You can communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
    • You have access to a computer with a broadband connection, on which you’ll install a professional code/text editor (ie. VSCode or Atom) as well as virtual machines (using VirtualBox and Vagrant).
    • You are willing to contribute to the success of the program, including collaborating with fellow students, and giving us feedback on how we can improve.

    Desirable Prior Experience:

    • You’ve completed an object-oriented Python programming course.
    • You’ve tried to build server-side applications in the past and want to learn how to do it at a professional level.
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    We have a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:
Tuition and term of program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program includes content and curriculum to support 5 (five) projects. We estimate that most students can complete the program in four (4) months working 5-10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program Terms of Use and FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    For this program, you will need a computer with a broadband internet connection, capable of hardware. Note: Most consumer computers on the market today meet these requirements. You will need administrative access to be able to install software on your computer. This program uses Python 3.7, PostgreSQL 11, SQLAlchemy, Flask 1.0, Docker and various Python packages. Students will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.

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