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  • -14 years experience creating andleading global certification programs- EMC, SNIA (Storage Networking Association), Hitachi Data Systems - Developed new exams for Amazon Web Services
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    • 1. 1 Acquia Certification Program
    • 2. 2 Acquia Certification Program About us Ben Ortega – Director of Learning Services Peter Manijak – Certification Program Global Lead Heather James – Manager of Learning Services
    • 3. 3 Acquia Certification Program Acquia Certification Program • About the program • Why we built it • Benefits • How we built it • Exam details • What’s the exam like? • Sample question
    • 4. 4 Acquia Certification Program Why we built it • Address industry needs. • Create greater awareness and use of Drupal • Provide paths for skill development
    • 5. 5 Acquia Certification Program Benefits of certification • Establish your credibility • More visibility within the marketplace • Gain a formal certification in a dynamic field
    • 6. 6 Acquia Certification Program How we built it • Determine Goals of Program • Conduct Audience Analysis • Determine Framework • Conduct Job Task Analysis • Create exam blueprint – https://www.acquia.com/products- services/acquia-certified-developer-exam- blueprint • Conduct exam development workshop with subject matter experts
    • 7. 7 Acquia Certification Program High-stakes proctored exam • Available on-site globally through 750 Kryterion test centers • Available through on-line proctored testing • www.webassessor.com/acquia/index. html
    • 8. 8 Acquia Certification Program Acquia Certification Roadmap
    • 9. 9 Acquia Certification Program Acquia Certified Developer – Exam details • Exam cost: $250 • Exam length: 60 multiple-choice, multiple answer questions • Exam duration: 90 minutes • Pass/Fail mark: 65% • For more information on the exam details and program, please visit www.acquia.com/certification
    • 10. 10 Acquia Certification Program What are you tested on? Domain % of Examination 1.0 Fundamental Web Concepts 13% 2.0 Site Building 27% 3.0 Front end development (theming) 25% 4.0 Back end development (coding) 35%
    • 11. 11 Acquia Certification Program Sample Question: You are running a popular local news portal. A mobile app developer in your area approached you for a permission to syndicate your content on their mobile app. They are requesting the content be made available as a feed rather than in HTML format. How can you provide list of latest articles in RSS format? A. Create a view with a Feed display filtering only the Articles content type B. Create a view with a Page display filtering only the Articles content type and under filter options enable the RSS filter C. Create a view with a Page display filtering only the Articles content type and under Style output options select RSS Feed instead of Unformatted List D. Create a view with a Page display filtering only the Articles content type, modifying the .tpl.php file for the view and render the output in RSS format
    • 12. 12 Acquia Certification Program Available today • The certification is available to take today. https://www.acquia.com/products- services/acquia-certified-developer-exam- blueprint • In April: A follow-up webinar for certification preparation (link).
    • 13. 13 Acquia Certification Program Helpful hints: Technical • Don’t use Chrome to register in Kryterion or to take the on-line exam. • Do not use a second monitor. • You have install Sentinel software for the purposes of the exam.
    • 14. 14 Acquia Certification Program Helpful hints: The proctored exam • You need to schedule 24 hours in advance. • Find a quiet place to take the exam if you are taking it as an on-line proctored exam. • Please be aware that you are being monitored and if something occurs out of the norm, the proctor will pop in.
    • 15. 15 Acquia Certification Program Helpful hints: Taking the exam • Trust your first answer, it is usually the right one. • Don’t overthink the question. • These are not trick questions, we aim to be fair at all times. • Take the question at face value • You may want to save the longer questions to the end.
    • 16. 16 Acquia Certification Program Helping you prepare! • Webinar with Prasad Shirgoankar • April 23rd, 3014 • acquia.com/resources/w ebinars/preparing- acquia-certification
    • 17. 17 Acquia Certification Program Acquia Certification Program Q&A • For more information on the exam details and program, please visit www.acquia.com/certification • FAQ file available
    • 18. 18 Acquia Certification Program Thank you!

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