FreeCodeCamp Curriculum Advice

Hey guys! I was wondering if I could get some advice regarding freecodecamp’s curriculum. I’m currently working on the front-end certificate and wanted to know what certificate should I go after next. Is it better to start the data visualization or back-end certificate after completing the front-end certificate? My goal is to complete all of the certificates freecodecamp offers. Just wanted to know what everyone’s experience has been after completing the front-end certificate.

I would suggest doing them in their stated order, so you’d go with data viz next. If you feel like you need a break from front end, or if your curiosity is just too much to handle, then take a detour and do some back end work. Perhaps better would be to do some data viz, then go do some back end work, then go back to data viz - there’s a lot of stuff to learn in both, and you may end up forgetting it all if you blow through the projects and don’t come back to any of it.

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You’re welcome to follow your heart, but a lot of thought has been put into the order and structure of the curriculum.

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Feel free to skip data viz if you like. It is hardly a core skill and that stuff can be done with libraries. After that, the best advice is to study where your curiousity leads you.

Be warned that it is quite a jump from native Javascript to the frameworks. I wrestled with React for a few months and then switched to Angular. But if I was doing it now, I’d probably start with Vue.js. The choice of frameworks is quite important. It’s going to take 6 months to a year to really get comfortable with any of them. So you should do your own research and understand the options.

There is also a lot of stuff to learn about the development environment - Webpack, Babel, compiling Sass, linting, Git etc - that you should know about before jumping in. Good luck!

Thank you I find this helpful in being able to put more time into learning new skills set