As part of my desire to become a professional web developer, I have been taking web development courses. It’s with great pleasure I announce my Skillcrush’s Break Into Tech: Phase One certification.
What is Skillcrush’s Break Into Tech
Break into Tech is a personalized plan that allows you to customize your learning path. This program is hosted by Skillcrush which is an interactive online learning community where you can get certified in web design, coding, and other marketable digital skills. You can visit their web page for more details here.
Phase One Certification Overview
Phase One covers four core skills every web developer should have.
- Command Line
HTML and CSS are the basic building blocks of the web page you are seeing here and everywhere else online. They are just a simple set of instructions for your web browser to understand how to display the order of the content and style them.
Git is a means of versioning or creating version 1, version 2, version 3 and so on. GitHub is a repository platform that allows web developers to collaborate on projects. The command line is a simple interface that allows the web developer to work without using a graphical user interface like windows.
All of these core skills basically allows anyone who is interested in becoming a web developer to work remotely. While there are additional skills and advanced skills to develop, it’s a good starting point. At the time of this posting, I’m now in Phase Two.
About My Certificate
We all hear this mantra over and over. Show, don’t tell.
As a result of this mantra, I’m displaying my Phase One certificate here. For the purpose of accessibility, I’m displaying my black and white certificate here. It seems their red-themed certificate does not display sufficient color contrast in some areas.
What Questions Do You Have About Web Developers?
During the course of this course, I learned there’s quite a bit of information as well as confusion about web developers.
It’s understandable because the Internet has evolved rapidly and expanded beyond dial-up bulletin boards. However, it is clear that things are now becoming a little more defined as businesses and clients are seeking out specific skills.
For example, while a Joomla and a WordPress developer might have the same basic core skills mentioned earlier, their skill sets go deeper into the specific platforms which are different from each other.
What I’m curious to see are your thoughts about web developers in general. If you have any questions at all, no matter how broad, specific, or vague these questions may be, by learning what you don’t know, I can reposition myself better to answer them as best as I can.
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