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All about ZCE

All about ZCE

Talk for my local user group about the contents and process of becoming a ZCE

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Lorna Mitchell

March 05, 2013
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  1. All About ZCE Lorna Mitchell, PHPNW March 2013

  2. All About ZCE • Why be a ZCE? • What

    is in ZCE? • How to be ZCE?
  3. Why be a ZCE?

  4. ZCE Benefits • Listing in Yellow Pages • Right to

    use the Logo • Licenses for Zend Studio/Server • Challenge yourself • Bragging rights
  5. Testimonials The ZCE certification ensures that our clients and prospects

    have access to first-class software development as standard, whilst allowing Magma Digital Ltd to fulfil our quality assurance programme. We like to support and encourage our developers to continue in professional and personal development by undertaking the ZCE exam. Jeremy Coates
  6. Convince Your Boss • Certified developers look good to clients

    • Improved developer excellence • Costs more to recruit ZCEs, cheaper to certify your own devs • Shows commitment to professional development
  7. What is in ZCE?

  8. What is in ZCE? Main topic areas: • PHP Basics

    • Functions • Data Format & Types • Web Features • Object Oriented Programming
  9. What is in ZCE? Main topic areas: • Security •

    I/O • Strings & Patterns • Databases • Arrays
  10. Exam Facts Buy a voucher to be able to book

    an exam slot in almost any city. • 70 questions (approx) • 90 minutes • Closed book • Writing materials supplied
  11. Exam Tips • Answer stuff you're confident on first, skip

    others • Flag anything you want to revisit • At the end, a grid shows unanswered* and flagged questions • Leave no question blank
  12. Trick(y) Questions

  13. End of the Exam Press "finish" when you are done

    ... WAIT ... Your result appears on screen
  14. How to be ZCE?

  15. Resources: Zend's Own Exam Voucher (required): $195 Zend Study Guide:

    free PDF http://www.zend.com/en/services/certification/ Zend Preparation Training (includes voucher): $1000 ($600 for pre-recorded) http://shop.zend.com/eu/zend-certification.html
  16. Resources: Other LornaJane's Sample Questions Pack: $25 http://lrnja.net/lj-zce LornaJane's Bundle

    of useful ZCE links: free http://lrnja.net/LUzcMp Classroom Training at NTILeeds: 760 GBP http://www.ntileeds.co.uk/training/zce-certification (next 3-day course: 17-19 June)
  17. Questions? Get in touch! http://lornajane.net @lornajane

  18. Unrelated Announcements DayCamp4Developers is for aspiring speakers: $40, on Friday

    22nd March http://daycamp4developers.com/ Upcoming Courses @ NTILeeds: • OOP (PHP 201) 15-16 April • DBs and Design Patterns (PHP 202) 22-23 April • PHP Tools (PHP 203) 2-3 May