And then use it and get a JOB.
Also what about below course
Once i finish it what approach i should use to leverage this new qualification to secure a related job.
what difficulties will i face in leveraging it.
As of late I've been looking back on this experience and wondering how much I'm losing out on by not taking more courses. Hoping to change that from March this year.
I did it in the early days before the tracks were introduced and where it was still single courses
That should take you to the right one hopefully. It's basically Steve Huffman's course on how to build a blog. :)
The difficulty come from having no prior professional experience, so showing that you can design, build and ship a project in your own time really helps you to stand out.
The only thing about the course that you linked is that its not specific to a certain field. I would suggest that you try a couple of different courses and find a subject / stack which really interests you, then build small but increasingly more complex projects using what you've learnt.
I list the courses I've completed along with links to any verified certificates on my resume, but not once have they been referenced in interviews.. It's always the projects that make me stand out.
I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have! Also, the forums are also great place to meet like minded people!
Birthday Reminder App (https://github.com/Julesssss/BirthdayReminder) &
Podcast Player (https://github.com/Julesssss/PodcastPlayer)
Followed by all the apps I created as part of the courses below. They were all basic apps, I just listed what I learnt and added a few screenshots. At the end of the courses you'll have a nice amount of projects to show off.
https://www.mooc-list.com/course/creative-serious-and-playfu... (No longer available),
Followed by a couple of these beginner courses: https://www.udacity.com/courses/android
How do I know? I am actually building FirstDevJob and am interviewing such people. I have published two interviews with people who used FreeCodeCamp. More are in the pipeline!
It is absolutely possible. But just don't depend on one course or site. Be flexible and willing to learn from many different places to develop your skills enough to land a job.