BelVG is the company that values its developers. We do not only place a fair value on their skills and create comfortable conditions for work and leisure in our office, but also encourage them to professionally improve and progress. Passing a Magento certificate exam is the best way to upgrade professionally and receive official confirmation of your knowledge and skills.
Table of contents:
- jQuery UI widgets and their modifications.
- Structure, overrides and customization of Magento modules.
- Core Magento frameworks and their customization.
- Magento UI components, and how to customize and work with them.
- Payment and checkout UI components and their customization.
1 Technology Stack
1.1 Demonstrate understanding of RequireJS
1.2 Demonstrate understanding of UnderscoreJS
1.3 Demonstrate understanding of jQuery UI widgets
1.4 Demonstrate understanding of KnockoutJS
2.1 Demonstrate understanding of the modular structure of Magento
2.4 Describe jQuery UI widgets in Magento
3.1 Demonstrate understanding of the mage library
3.2 Demonstrate understanding of mage widgets
3.3 Demonstrate the ability to use the customer-data module
4 UI Components
4.1 Demonstrate understanding of Knockout customizations
4.2 Demonstrate understanding of Magento UI components
4.3 Demonstrate the ability to use UI components
4.4 Demonstrate understanding of grids and forms
5.1 Demonstrate understanding of checkout architecture
5.2 Demonstrate understanding of payments
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Step #3: book the examination date and select the place for passing the exam: either at a certification center or online.
Step #4: enter the voucher code and receive an email confirmation.
Step #5: prepare the necessary software and equipment (if you pass the exam online):
- a PC with Windows or MacOS operating system,
- Adobe Flash,
- a stand-alone web camera,
- a microphone (can be built-in),
- quality Internet connection,
- “Sentinel” software that will not permit you to use any programmes during the exam.
Step #6: take the exam.
To begin, press the Launch button that will appear when the time of the exam approaches. Your exam operator will check the connection and sound, and may ask you to adjust your webcam if needed. The examinee is not permitted to have any object on their desk, as well as should not wear a watch on their wrists.
Step #7: receive the results.
If your score is 63% or higher, you will get an online certificate and have your name listed in the Magento certified developers directory.
In case you have not passed, you can retake the exam with a 20% discount in 15 days.
Who, in your opinion, needs to pass this exam?
Well, Magento provides a free study pdf guide for this exam, but it contains only questions and no answers. At the moment, there is no comprehensive tutorial for this exam, so I and a colleague of mine decided to write one ourselves! It was hard, obviously, harder than simply studying the pre-made material, but at the same time, I realized that I retained the information much better.
How long did it take you to get ready for the exam?
I began studying in January, so it was 5 months in my case.
What questions from your certification exam did you remember the most? Were there any unexpected questions?
No, there were no surprises – all the 60 questions were mentioned in the Magento study guide.
The questions that I remembered the most…. perhaps, about the mixins and their use for customization, and UI components creation and customization. That was useful knowledge that I expect to apply soon to future projects.
Do you have any plans to pass another Magento certification?
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Wrapping it up