Delphi Certification

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Delphi Certification

  1. 1. Delphi Certification Program Andreano Lanusse Technical Lead Evangelist Blog: www.andreanolanusse.com1
  2. 2. Agenda •  Certification Program Overview •  Delphi Developer Certification •  Delphi Master Developer Certification •  Q&A2
  3. 3. Why the Certification Program? •  Marketplace has become increasingly competitive, and employers are looking for the most qualified individuals •  Certifications bring value, measurable rewards to students, developers, managers, and the organizations that employ them. •  Important tool that helps to educate developers3
  4. 4. Delphi Certification Levels4
  5. 5. Web Site - Certification Center http://www.embarcadero.com/certification5
  6. 6. Study Guides available6
  7. 7. Exam •  Each exam consists of 60 questions •  The allotted time for taking the exam is 60 minutes •  Minimum 80% score to pass (48 or more correct answers) •  Each question is presented as a multiple choice question •  If you pass the exam, the certification is valid for a period of 2 years from the date of achievement7
  8. 8. Exam - Moderated vs. Un-moderated •  Delphi Developer Certification – un-moderated –  No proctor required –  The test candidate can take the exam from anywhere •  Delphi Master Developer Certification – moderated –  Proctor required –  The test candidate needs to schedule the exam with one of the local Embarcadero Partners or Certification Center8
  9. 9. Where to get Training and take the Master Exam? •  Training Partners –  http://www.embarcadero.com/partners/training •  Certification Center –  http://www.embarcadero.com/partners/certification9
  10. 10. Benefits for Certified Developers •  Certificate of Excellence •  Certification logo –  Use on email signatures, blogs, resume, etc. •  Priority invitation to beta programs •  Listed in Certified Developers Directory10
  11. 11. Delphi Developer Overview11
  12. 12. Delphi Developer Certification •  The exam tests your general knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, language syntax, programming techniques and database development concepts. •  Test covers twelve subject areas •  Un-moderated •  Exam has: –  60 questions / 1 hour to complete –  Requires minimum 80% score to pass12
  13. 13. Organization of Questions •  Delphi Fundamentals •  Data Types, Variables, and Constants •  Procedures and Functions •  Classes and Objects •  Standards Routines and I/O •  Libraries and Packages •  Object Interfaces •  Memory Management •  Generics, Attributes and Anonymous Methods •  Exceptions and Assertions •  Database Concepts13
  14. 14. Technical Resources •  Training Partners •  On-line Documentation •  Books •  Delphi Programming Web Sites •  Certification Tips –  http://www.andreanolanusse.com/blogen/tag/certification •  Download the Developer Study Guide from –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-developer14
  15. 15. Where to buy? •  Delphi Developer Certification - $49 –  Embarcadero Online Store – World Wilde –  Embarcadero Local Office –  Through Partners –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/where-to-buy •  Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE registered users –  One FREE Developer Certification –  Redeem at http://certification.embarcadero.com/redeem15
  16. 16. 3 Steps to become Certified Delphi Developer 1.  Prepare for the exam 2.  Register for the exam (2 ways) –  Free Exam Offer for Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE registered users –  Purchase an Exam code 3.  Take the exam16
  17. 17. Delphi Master Developer Overview17
  18. 18. Delphi Master Developer Certification •  The exam tests your advanced knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, software architecture choices, and the depth and breadth of Delphi XE’s software development capabilities •  Test covers twelve subject areas •  Moderated by partner •  Exam has: –  60 questions / 1 hour to complete –  Requires minimum 80% score to pass18
  19. 19. Organization of Questions •  Windows Concepts •  Delphi XE Interface and Configuration •  Delphi VCL and RTL •  Working with Components •  Delphi Language and Object-Oriented Programming •  Common Database Techniques •  dbExpress •  DataSnap •  Writing DLLs and Packages •  Component Design Basics •  Internet Programming •  Working with XML19
  20. 20. Technical Resources •  Training Partners •  On-line Documentation •  Books •  Delphi Programming Web Sites •  Certification Tips –  http://www.andreanolanusse.com/blogen/tag/certification •  Download the Developer Study Guide from –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-master20
  21. 21. Where to buy? •  Delphi Master Developer Certification - $149 –  Embarcadero Local Office –  Through Partners –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/where-to-buy •  Remember, you must schedule your Master exam with one of the Certification Centers21
  22. 22. 3 Steps to become Certified Delphi Master Developer 1.  Prepare for the exam 2.  Contact the Certification Center to schedule your exam 3.  Take the exam22
  23. 23. Summary23
  24. 24. Important links •  Certification Center –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification •  Developer Certification Page –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-developer •  Master Developer Certification Page –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-master •  Certification Tips –  http://www.andreanolanusse.com/blogen/tag/certification24
  25. 25. 1 FREE Developer Certification •  Delphi XE and RAD Studio XE registered users –  Valid for Starter, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions •  Redeem the Activation Code at: –  http://certification.embarcadero.com/redeem •  You must request your free test code by July 31, 2011 and use it within 90 days25
  26. 26. Q&A •  alanusse@embarcadero.com •  @andreanolanusse •  Blog: www.andreanolanusse.com •  Certification Center –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification26
  27. 27. Download the Study Guide •  Developer Certification Study Guide –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-developer •  Master Developer Certification Study Guide –  http://www.embarcadero.com/certification/delphi-master27
  28. 28. Thank you Andreano Lanusse Technical Lead Evangelist Embarcadero Technologies28

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