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Wadzanai Mufunde
Wadzanai Mufunde
Courses Plus Student 9,174 Points

JavaScript CIW exam preparation

I need to take the JavaScript CIW specialist examination as part of my course with this company. I've been using Team Treehouse to prepare only to realise that the exam uses ES5 standards, while Treehouse uses ES6 standards,

What are the differences between the two and what do I need to beware of if I want to continue using Treehouse as my main form of learning?

I've been advised to use PluralSight but honestly I don't retain as much information on PluralSight. Any advice would be helpful.

1 Answer

Caleb Kleveter
Caleb Kleveter
Treehouse Moderator 37,862 Points

The difference is that ES6 has quite a few additional capabilities beyond what ES5 has. I don't think there where any major deprecations in technology, so the only concern is that you would learn more then you need to :).

You might want to read Kyle Simpson's You Don't Know JS book series. It is very intense, but very well written and fairly easy to follow. He covers a lot of different things that you don't learn in most JS courses or books.