The Joomla! Project set up a Joomla! Certification Team back in 2013 to work towards the launch of professional qualifications accredited by The Joomla! Project.
Back then the Joomla! Community Magazine published an interesting interview with the founder members of the team (September 2013).
The Joomla!® Certification Programme has been created to "ensure the competence of Joomla professionals through a tangible measurement of skills and knowledge".
FOUR reasons for the new certification programme
- Establish a standard.
- Ensure competence and develop a qualified workforce.
- Provide a documented measurement of knowledge.
- Help Joomlers 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".
What certificates will there be?
There will be three certificates aimed at different groups JOOMLERS.
- Joomla! Administrator Certificate - available now - see below.
- Joomla! Template Certificate (not yet available).
- Joomla! Developer Certificate (not yet available).
We think the Joomla! Administrator Certificate has been launched first because it will appeal to the widest number of JOOMLERS.
Clearly, there are more users of Joomla! than there are template designers and developers.
However, in the professional context, perhaps the more valuable certificates to possess in terms of the job market will be the Template and Developer certificates.
We believe a higher premium will be placed on these by recruiters than on the Administrator certificate.
The Joomla! Certification Programme
You will find more details of the Joomla! Certification Programme in our Joomla! FAQs section.
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