In today's competitive job market having credentials to prove your skills can be a real advantage. More and more vendors are introducing certification schemes and the latest is for ASP.NET web developers.
The Web content management system vendor, Kentico has devised a certification that allows .NET developers with CMS development experience to demonstrate their competency and gain official recognition with Kentico CMS technology and enables potential customers to easily identify skilled Kentico CMS developers.
The benefits of certification include access to the Kentico Certified logo which can be added to business cards, email signatures and resumes and an online badge within Kentico forums plus membership of a Kentico Certified Developers Group on LinkedIn for sharing knowledge and expertise.
In order to obtain certification candidates must successfully complete an online exam designed to test knowledge and skills in fundamentals and best practices for building, deploying and maintaining websites with Kentico CMS 5 to deliver dynamic web site content.
Candidate should have at least one year of experience in web application development using the proprietary CMS, or should have attended a certified Kentico CMS 5 Developer training course. The specific skills they need to be able to demonstrate are:
- A solid understanding of the .NET Framework and ASP.NET development
- Experience in creating data driven web user interfaces
- Experience in creating layouts using Cascading Style Sheets
- Experience with setup and deployment of a web site
Exams are delivered online with a one-hour time limit and consist of 50 mutilple-choice type questions designed to test the candidate's knowledge and skills in fundamentals and best practices for building, deploying and maintaining a web site with Kentico CMS 5. A score of 80% is required to pass.
An introductory price of $199 is offered until September 30th, from 1st January 2011 the exam will cost $399 but you can save $100 between October 1st and December 31st.
More information about the Kentico Certified Developer Exam is available at: http://www.kentico.com/Training/Certification.aspx
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