I wasn’t speaking about FCC’s advertisements or buzz. I was talking about my experience.
And just to be clear, I was saying that I don’t think that the certifications got me the job, the piece of paper. But the things that I learned and the projects I built while getting the certifications - that is what contributed heavily to me getting the job. So, I’m saying that I don’t think the piece of paper is worth a lot, but the information I got while earning it was invaliable.
I do find the “most people are able to find a job even before they finish Free Code Camp’s Front End Development certification” to be an odd statement. I’d have to know more about the context and the data on which that is based, but that definitely contradicts my perception. Granted, that was written 5 years ago and I wasn’t looking at the job market then, but that still sounds like a stretch. But 5 years is a long time in tech. But ultimately if you want an explanation for that statement, you’ll have to ask the person that wrote it. I don’t write PR, I just like volunteering my time to help people with coding problems.
I’ve heard of a few of these cases where people get a job that quickly, but not many. I don’t think that getting 80% though the front end section and nothing else is enough to reasonably expect to get a job. I tell people that after they finish the front end section they might start applying, but I advise to keep on, finish the backend section, the spend time building some fullstack projects and keep leaning.