In 2013 the Joomla! Project introduced the Joomla! Certification Programme, a series of professional qualifications accredited by The Joomla! Project, beginning.
There were intended to be three certificates: Administrator, Template and Developer.
But we have so far (in 2021) seen just one certificate introduced: the Joomla! Administrator Certificate.
About the Certification
The Joomla! Certification Programme was created to "ensure the competence of Joomla professionals through a tangible measurement of skills and knowledge".
- To establish a standard.
- To ensure competence and develop a qualified workforce.
- To provide a documented measurement of knowledge.
- To help Joomla! CMS users choose a service provider.
"Professional certification can play an important role in the decision of a company or business owner when hiring skilled individuals for specific roles".
The Learning List issued by The Joomla! project for its Joomla! Administrator Certificate at launch was:
Preparing and installing Joomla!
Managing and Editing Articles
Managing Users and Access (ACL)
Security and Maintenance
Upgrading the System
The certificate is awarded upon a candidate demonstrating their competence via an online exam (1 hour 30 minutes), comprising of 60 or so multiple-choice questions.
The exam may only be accessed via accredited centres and each sitting is to be invigilated.
There will be a charge for taking the exam.
Professionals who work with the Joomla! CMS on a daily basis.
Aspiring professionals looking to improve their career prospects.
Recruiters seeking to differentiate between candidates.
Joomla! CMS users who want to test their competence.
Not everyone will feel the need or even want to get a certificate to prove their competence using the Joomla! CMS.
But if YOU do then here are some useful links.
Learn how to use the Joomla! CMS
We can provide coaching tailored to meet your particular needs when preparing to take the Joomla! Administrator Certificate.
We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.