Congratulations on getting this far.
I understand how you feel. I’ll try to answer your questions as they relate to myself .
- Yes, it is normal to have problems memorizing. We’re learning a lot of rules, syntax and possibilities. That’s ok. What works best for me is to copy my responses into a word doc. I originally tried to write into a notebook but my handwriting isn’t the best - I can’t read my own notes.
In the word document, type the title of the challenge and what type it is: Number, Array, Filter, Map, etc.
Add anything else that you need to help you grasp it easily when you see it again.
Then save it to your computer. You can always return to review.
- This seems to actually require two answers:
I believe that I am “good” when I can do the work without relying on other resources, but can do it by myself. I believe I am best when I can help someone else by sharing what I know.
As to when you are qualified to get a front-end dev job, it totally depends on how you feel about your work.
Does your portfolio reflect your best challenge projects? If you have the certificate, and a responsive portfolio that reflects your best work, send out a link to the portfolio.
Sign-up with your local career sites and temp agencies who specialize in tech positions.
You may start at the entry level, and rise according to each new skill you learn. I would just remind you that there are a few more certs to go before you have the Front-End Developer cert, and each step will help you grow in your career as well as the industry.
I’m working on the Front-End Libraries right now, and each day is a new journey for me.
Happy Coding and Best of Success.