What does the name of the course, Full stack web development, mean?
Practically all web applications have (at least) two "layers": the browser, being closer to the end-user, is the top layer, and the server the bottom one. There is often also a database layer below the server. We can therefore think of the architecture of a web application as a kind of stack of layers.
In the context of this course, full stack web development means that we focus on all parts of the application: the frontend, the backend, and the database.
It used to be more common for developers to specialize in one layer of the stack, for example the backend. Technologies on the backend and the frontend were quite different. With the Full stack trend, it has become common for developers to be proficient on all layers of the application and the database. Oftentimes, full stack developers must also have enough configuration and administration skills to operate their application, for example, in the cloud.
This micro-credential is perfect for you if
The thematic entity consists of several different courses. The courses are related to each other, but most individual courses focus on a particular technology or tool. You can complete either all of the courses or just individual courses according to your own interests and needs.
You can receive up to 14 credits through Full Stack courses. In addition, you can also complete a Full Stack project course (5, 7 or 10 credits).
€ - The courses are free of charge to all participants.
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Open University course enrollment is required be eligible for credits. The credits are entered in the University of Helsinki’s student records. Course materials and a certificate (without credits) are available to everyone without official enrollment on the course.
Instructions for browsing your completed studies can be found in the Instructions for students. The course credits will be registered within 4 to 6 weeks of enrollment. Credits for July course completions will be registered in August.
Once you have completed enough exercises for a passing grade, you can download the course certificate from the submission system. The certificate is separate from credits.
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