As a part of Magento platform community, we all know that becoming a Magento 2 certified developer is the dream of all software developers and it is considered a proud milestone in our career. Thus, to conquer this certification, we should have good preparation and practice. That’s why I want to share my experience acquired to you.
1. Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer exam
The Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer exam, is a primarily scenario-based exam, is designed to validate the skills and knowledge needed to customize Magento 2 in the areas of UI modifications, database changes, admin modifications, checkout process customizations, order management integrations, and customizations, catalog structure, and functionality changes. This exam is for a Magento 2 developer who has a deep understanding of Magento 2 development concepts and experience in implementing and customizing Magento 2.
Magento 2 certificates are the best way to prove that Magento developers have enough experience and knowledge. In other words, Magento Certificates facilitate winning customer trust.
By passing this exam, developers not only show their qualifications, get more opportunities in career but also grow the number of customers because these certificates can help to build more customer trust in works.
Official page for the exam: https://u.magento.com/magento-2-certified-professional-developer
2. How to prepare for Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer exam
2.1 Exam fee
By self-registering, the certification comes at a price. However, in Sutunam, you will be 100% sponsored to take the Magento certification exam and will even get an attractive bonus if you pass.
To be honest, this exam is not easy to pass on the first try, but it is worthy for anyone who has strong motivation and takes time on it.
The recommended way to prepare for the exam is to look for some online guides and tutorials which are written by different developers and Magento enthusiasts. However, the exam format has been changed by years, you should select the newest sources to read and follow if you don’t want to lose time, money, and then, have a bad result.
Some documentations below which I used to prepare for Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer exam
Some interesting YouTube channels:
Besides, the experience of real projects also plays an important role to get the certification, for example:
- Build Magento 2 modules that are used for real projects. It will give you a good understanding of how to work with Magento.
- Read Magento 2 technical blogs where Magento developers share their experience on how to solve a Magento 2 specific problem in a project.
- Customize Shopping Cart, Checkout, Payment, Sales functionalities to understand how it works.
- Study about Magento admin to understand how it works and what configuration settings are available.
In addition, I want to mention some essential soft skills you should have during the preparation:
Reading skill: This exam is in English, so you should have a good reading ability to easily understand keywords and the main idea of each question. In fact, not only for this exam but at work, every programmer needs to level up their English every day, such as: do the sample tests, learn new solutions or chat, talk to foreigners,… In Sutunam, we have foreign project managers, it’s a good chance for me to improve English and sharpen myself.
Time allocation: The Magento 2 certification exam consists of 60 sentences with a total time of 90 minutes. To effectively do the test, you should spend about 1.5 minutes in maximum for each question. Besides, there will be a type of question that the answer is multiple, we should read carefully to choose the most correct answers.
Finally, joining Magento 2 group which includes members who passed or are preparing for this exam will keep you motivated and focus on the goal. In my case, that’s my co-workers, we spent time supporting each other: resolve problems related to the exam every week.
Thanks to this preparation, I passed Magento 2 Certified Professional developer exam last year so, I hope this article is helpful for you. For developers who are dedicated and devoted to study, I believe that the moment you receive the words “Pass” on the screen after 1 hour of test, it will be a great experience and remarkable achievement for yourselves.