The developer certification comes in two distinct flavors, and we've chosen to test against the Plus Certification. The Plus certification goes deeper into the use of Enterprise-specific functionality, a focus we felt would be especially relevant to our clients.
As the leaders at Magento have said:
The Magento Certified Developer Plus is skillful in the use of Magento Enterprise Edition and has delved into details of the structure of Magento that many have not often explored, but which can give someone an advantage when implementing a site using Magento.
So Why is Certification Important?
- Standards are always an important way to highlight and measure understanding of best practices
- This gives us a way to validate our employees' knowledge
- Plus Certification allows us to service both enterprise and community customers alike
- Confidence that our certified developers are aware of the low-level operations within Magento allowing them to build custom functionality the proper way
- We believe the quality of our people directly impacts our success; it's reassuring to know we have the most qualified individuals around
Our Magento eCommerce developers have always been hard working, diligent, and super smart (you can probably tell we're proud of them). Now we have a widely-recogized way to prove it. Our clients can be confident that their eCommerce project will be built correctly from the beginning, allowing both parties to shine.