Magento Certifications

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Magento 2 Certified Associate Developer

Magento 2 Certified Associate Developer is an exam for the software engineers, who want to start their career as Magento developers. It is a good knowledge check for the specialists with basic overview of Magento fundamentals. Experience with PHP, MySql, Linux, Apache/Nginx would be beneficial. Magento’s certification exam questions include the following topics:

  • Understanding of module-based Magento architecture and customization techniques;
  • Request flow processing;
  • Magento UI customization (f.e. the skills to customize UI using themes; customizations using a mix of template and block; using layout XML directives in customizations; adding content to the pages using layout XML etc.);
  • Work with the Databases in Magento;
  • Developing with Adminhtml;
  • Magento business logic customization.

Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer

Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer is a developer with deep knowledge in customizations of different areas of Magento platform. This exam will verify the skills in UI modifications, checkout process customizations, admin modifications, DB changes, order management customizations and modifications, functionality changes, catalog structure changes. For successful Magento developer certification it is recommended to have 1,5 years hands-on experience in Magento customizations. The exam verifies the following knowledge areas:

  • Understanding of Magento’s module-based architecture and customization techniques;
  • Request flow processing;
  • Magento UI customization skills (f.e. work with themes and ability to utilize template structure; work with blocks; ability to use layout and XML schema; utilizing Javascript in Magento);
  • Work with the Databases in Magento;
  • Understanding of Entity-Attribute-Value (EAV) model and ability to use it;
  • Developing with Adminhtml;
  • Customization of catalog and checkout process;
  • Ability to customize sales operations (integrations with third-party ERP-systems, order processing flow, invoicing process customization, refund functionality);
  • Customer management functionality customizations.

Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer Plus

Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer Plus is a senior developer/architect with proficient knowledge in Magento 2. This specialist should work at least 2 years with customizations of different areas of Magento platform, have an experience in leading Magento projects as well as teams, making technical decisions, collaboration with customers in order to build project requirements. Magento 2 certification has questions that are related to following topics:

  • Understanding of Magento’s module-based architecture;
  • Magento UI knowledges (f.e. understanding of UiComponents architecture, Magento layouts, Magento blocks and templates);
  • Work with the Databases in Magento;
  • Understanding of EAV model and ability to use it;
  • Developing with Adminhtml;
  • Customization of catalog;
  • Customization of checkout process;
  • Magento Commerce Features;
  • Understanding Magento Security (f.e. frontend security with Magento, Adminhtml security with Magento, different types of attacks and preventing them).

Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist

Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist is an expert user of Magento 2 Commerce Platform. This exam can be passed by QA, BA, PM, UX Designer, Web Designer, Account Manager, Magento platform user, e-commerce consultant and strategist. This exam will verify the knowledge from the point of view of business perspective. Magento certification covers the following areas:

  • E-Commerce;
  • Magento architecture;
  • Magento Admin and storefront;
  • Business and applications;
  • Catalog (f.e. how to use products, different product types, categories, product attributes, ability to scale catalogs and to configure inventory management).

Magento 2 Certified Professional Cloud Developer

Magento 2 Certified Professional Cloud Developer is a developer/architect with proficient knowledge in Magento 2 Commerce Cloud and 6-12 month hands-on experience development using it. For the developer, who has a plan to pass the exam, it is recommended to have experience working on two cloud projects. Topics that are verified on the exam:

  • Fundamentals of Commerce Cloud (Magento Cloud overview, understanding of how to locate settings with Cloud Admin UI, ability to manage users, understanding of differences between Starter and Pro Cloud Plans, understanding of how to operate different environment types);
  • Ability to set up local environment and to use the Magento-cloud CLI tool;
  • Cloud configuration;
  • Service configuration;
  • Deployment processes;
  • Static content deployment;
  • Development skills;
  • Troubleshooting skills;
  • Go Live and Maintenance.

Magento 2 Certified Professional JavaScript Developer

Magento 2 Certified Professional JavaScript Developer is a developer with extensive knowledge as well as practical experience in implementation and customisation of Javascript modules. An exam validates if the software engineer has an understanding of core Magento Javascript framework, is aware of best practices and knows how to use the components correctly. To pass the exam it is recommended to have one year hands-on experience in Magento JS customisation. The exam verifies developer’s knowledges and covers following topics:

  • Understanding of jQuery UI Widgets;
  • Understanding of Knockout.js – a library based on MVVM design pattern that simplifies dynamic JS UIs;
  • Understanding of Require.js – Javascript file loader;
  • Understanding of Underscore.js – library that offers useful utility functions for Javascript engineers;
  • Understanding of Magento Javascript basics like Javascript files organisation, types of Magento JS modules, methods of executing JS modules, ways to customize modules etc;
  • Understanding of Magento Core Javascript library;
  • Understanding of Magento UI components structure, the ability to use and customize UI components, knowledge about grids and forms;
  • Understanding of checkout architecture and payments.

Magento 2 Certified Professional Front End Developer

Magento 2 Certified Professional Front End Developer is a developer who can modify the UI using best practices and has deep knowledge in Magento theming components. This software engineer should be able to create Magento themes and to customize them. To pass the exam it is recommended to have 1,5 years experience in Magento 2 development. Magento frontend development certification covers the following areas:

  • Themes creation;
  • Design-related system configuration;
  • Understanding layout XML elements and their purpose;
  • Creation and customisation of template files;
  • Static asset deployment;
  • Creation and customisation of Javascript components;
  • LESS/CSS;
  • Customization of Magento pages;
  • Understanding of translation topics;