Hi there, I'm working towards getting the MS 480 (Web Developer) cert through a state agency, UMOS Tech Hire, a new department. Unfortunately, there isn't a coach (although that's her job title) who knows about IT, nor does the director, and they are the only two people. I don't know who chose the sites for virtual learning, but that's the only option.
They choose the HTML/CSS (first 2 modules) on edX (which is not very good, but at least the site people respond to suggestions and errata), for the "pre-screener" (to see if you're good enough to try for the cert. For the actual virtual course, they rely on Plural Sight's Code School, with a specific set of courses to complete: Front-End Foundations, Front-End Formations, CSS Cross Country, Journey into Mobile, etc. I have already completed those modules, and the pre-screener, over the past 2.5 weeks, and am completely dissatisfied. I do not feel like I'm learning how to build a program but, rather, how to insert little snippets, and there is no opportunity whatsoever to actually program blocks of code.
Further, there is a great deal of discontinuity from level to level and module to module; the curriculum sucks! I went to school for programming, and I also understand hardware and some about malware, yet almost none of the coding I've learned thus far is sticking, and sometimes it doesn't really make much sense to me because of the order of presentation of information, etc.
I really need a great site in order to prepare for the 480 cert testing. Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can let TechHire know and stop wasting my time?