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Discover Qt Learning and Certification

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One of the main targets for Qt is to enlarge its user community and help its current users to improve their skills. The talk will focus on highlighting the learning materials available and what is …

One of the main targets for Qt is to enlarge its user community and help its current users to improve their skills. The talk will focus on highlighting the learning materials available and what is planned for the future to help you improve and expand your Qt knowledge. One of the new offerings is Qt Certification – a selection of exams for individuals to prove their Qt skills, which is driven by Qt Curriculum. Qt Certification exams is driven by the Qt Curriculum. This session will give you insider information about these new offerings as well as general information on Qt Learning processes.

Presentation by Vladimir Minenko held during Qt Developer Days 2009.

http://qt.nokia.com/developer/learning/elearning

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  • 1. Discover Qt Learning and Certification by Vladimir Minenko
  • 2. A big event! Qt Certification has been launched! Nokia Certified Qt Developer Available to the public from Oct 12th 2009 Special Offering at DevDays!
  • 3. Agenda • Qt Learning • Qt Curriculum • Qt Certification
  • 4. From learning Qt …..to Qt Learning How did you learn Qt? The mission of Qt Learning: – enrich with structured, organized offerings – offer guided self-paced learning solutions – integrate the Qt learning experience
  • 5. Contributing to increased and better use of Qt • Make first steps easier and faster • Guide to learn more and then become better • Better educated Qt users improve the wider acceptance of Qt • …and create better products
  • 6. Qt Learning areas of work Qt in Education Qt Learning Curriculum Training Certification e-Learning
  • 7. Agenda • Qt Learning • Qt Curriculum • Qt Certification
  • 8. Qt Curriculum • Following the origins of the word… • Qt Curriculum – not so much a “race course”, but……a “route map” showing how to become a good Qt developer or to specialize in a given area • Unlike in universities, Qt Curriculum will be less prescriptive • Not only “what”, but also “how”
  • 9. Qt Curriculum • Open document, versioned • Changed not more frequently than Qt minor releases (4.5, 4.6, 4.7…) • Several blocks: generic Qt plus specializations • An area is split in modules • A module has several objectives • The first block defined is Qt Essentials
  • 10. Qt Curriculum - becoming a learning map Qt Essentials Advanced Qt Qt UI Qt Graphics Qt …
  • 11. A synchronization and a syndication… • Refers (web links) to related materials • “Materials”: Nokia and/or external documents • Qt Curriculum is a driver for other offerings: – Qt Training Materials – upcoming materials – assessments in the Qt Certification Program
  • 12. Agenda • Qt Learning • Qt Curriculum • Qt Certification
  • 13. Qt Certification Provides a framework to recognize Qt skills, knowledge, and experience; and indicate expertise within the Qt community
  • 14. Why certify? The “food chain” of certification… Target setting learning cycle • Learning and personal Learning development aspects are key elements Assessment • Recognition and career Award are important for you personally, and for your Recognition employer Career
  • 15. Who may, can, should certify? • Absolutely anybody who feels knowledgeable enough! • Hands-on development experience is required • Internal staff will take the same exam • There is no internal access to questions
  • 16. Designation & Assessment Increasing Knowledge, Skills, Experience Future Designation Levels Further exams + (to be defined) Additional Assessment Criteria Designation Level Assessment AVAILABLE Nokia Certified Qt Developer “Qt Essentials” Exam TODAY
  • 17. Qt Essentials Exam • Covers essentials of Qt (exam candidates know how Qt works and can develop an application) • Available in 5000 test centers in 160 countries via a delivery partner • List price is 149€ (less in low-income countries) • 50 questions to answer in 60 min • Result available immediately (“passed”/ “not passed”) • Certificates on paper via mail: “Nokia Certified Qt Developer”
  • 18. Qt Essentials Exam • Covers essentials of Qt (tests candidates know how Qt works and can develop an application) • Available in 5000 test centers in 160 countries via a delivery partner • List price is 149€ (less in low-income countries) • 50 questions to answer in 60 min • Result available immediately (“passed”/ “not passed”) • Certificates on paper via mail: “Nokia Certified Qt Developer”
  • 19. Qt Essentials Exam What are the “essentials”? • All major aspects of Qt needed to make a simple desktop application • QtCore and QtGui • Expects hands-on experience • Detailed scope is documented by Qt Essentials Curriculum 1.0
  • 20. Qt Essentials Exam • Covers essentials of Qt (tests candidates know how Qt works and can develop an application) • Available in 5000 test centers in 160 countries via a delivery partner • List price is 149€ (less in low-income countries) • 50 questions to answer in 60 min • Result available immediately (“passed”/ “not passed”) • Certificates on paper via mail: “Nokia Certified Qt Developer”
  • 21. Qt Essentials Exam Why test centers? What do they offer? • The only reason is security in order to prevent cheating and ID fraud • This results in a greater credibility of your Qt Certification • Our delivery partner – Pearson VUE, provides a worldwide coverage • Pearson VUE is a well-known player delivering other IT certification exams (e.g. Adobe, Cisco)
  • 22. Qt Essentials Exam Why test centers? What do they offer? • A test center is a partner company of Pearson VUE – consulting, training, learning, software resellers, educational institutions, etc • It facilitates supervised exams, in a way as defined and verified by Pearson VUE • A Qt Partner can sign-up to become a test center, and be able to conduct exams on their own
  • 23. Qt Essentials Exam • Covers essentials of Qt (tests candidates know how Qt works and can develop an application) • Available in 5000 test centers in 160 countries via a delivery partner • List price is 149€ (less in low-income countries) • 50 questions to answer in 60 min • Result available immediately (“passed”/ “not passed”) • Certificates on paper via mail: “Nokia Certified Qt Developer”
  • 24. Qt Essentials Exam What are the questions? • Multiple choice and multiple response • All correct choices have to be selected to receive points • More difficult questions generate more points • Questions can be skipped, or marked for review
  • 25. Qt Essentials Exam What are the questions?
  • 26. Qt Essentials Exam • Covers essentials of Qt (tests candidates know how Qt works and can develop an application) • Available in 5000 test centers in 160 countries via a delivery partner • List price is 149€ (less in low-income countries) • 50 questions to answer in 60 min • Result available immediately (“passed”/ “not passed”) • Certificates on paper via mail: “Nokia Certified Qt Developer”
  • 27. Qt Essentials Exam What about my results? • Results available after the exam at the registration desk (not yet in place for Qt Developer Days) • The Qt Certification does not expire but it refers to a version of curriculum • Aim to provide a detailed score report in the future
  • 28. What are the steps one needs to do? • We do not mandate any way of learning to pass the exam! We only advise! • Our “advice” is published as curriculum, plus links to materials 1. Go to our web and select the “register” link 2. Register at the Pearson VUE web site 3. Select the exam, choose your test center, date and time; pay the fee 4. If you cannot attend, you must notify 24h prior to the exam 5. Take the exam (~1h15m), answering as many questions as possible 6. Pickup your exam report at the administration desk 7. If passed, you will receive a paper certificate via regular mail
  • 29. What is next? Qt Learning: • publish recordings from Qt Developer Days and other talks on the new eLearning page Qt Certification: • keep updated to track changes in Qt Curriculum • define more advanced Qt Certification levels
  • 30. Thank you! qt.nokia.com/certification qt-certification@nokia.com qt.nokia.com/developer/learning qt-learning@nokia.com Questions?

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