I just finished the Backend Certification few days ago.
I’m hesitant about moving on to the next cert because the past few courses have been fairly short. I completed the Frontend, Data Viz and Backend certs in about 4 months, and I feel like I’ve only learnt the most basic stuffs from those libraries (React, D3 and Express, Mongoose). The final project of the Backend Cert is literally just “respond back the metadata of the file uploaded”. I didn’t expect to be job-ready by the end of the course but I thought I would’ve been forced to spend more time and felt more comfortable with these libraries like I did with HTML and CSS. (After learning HTML and CSS on freeCodeCamp I practiced with Frontend Mentor).
So I’m not sure if I should slow down and spend some time practice writing React / Node / Express / MongoDB or move on to Quality Assurance? Or maybe learn Angular, SQL or something like that? (saw a lot of those in the job postings where I live)