tl;dr Does anyone have experience with CompTIA (or similar) certifications, and IT or SysAdmin roles? I’m interested to learn about the process and what the work is like.
I’ve been studying on fCC and other FOSS learning platforms for around two months now, and so far have completed the Responsive Web Design certification. What I’ve picked up on in this time, at least in my opinion, is that web development is more than just coding. It’s a very creative, I’d even say artistic, field. I wouldn’t consider myself a creative.
Every day I look at codepens from web developers, and I’m blown away by what they accomplish. I’m still in that purgatory where I know the best way to progress is practice, but that deliberate practice is just out of my reach because I don’t quite have all the foundational knowledge to “build a project”.
This process has been humbling, and I’ve learned that learning takes time. Some of us have more time than others, and this has led me to the question of what I could do (for work) while I continue my studies. I.T. sounds, at least concordantly, like a relevant field that might offer applicable experience and could potentially (not to undermine the profession) be quicker to pick up on. If anyone is willing to share their experiences, that would be great, thanks!