Certification Team (JCP) Official
The Joomla! Certification Program Team is made up of Joomlers working on Operations and Marketing, or the Exam and Platform.
Operations and Marketing volunteers connect with interested trainers, Joomla! Learning Partners (JLP), JoomlaDays, Joomla! User Groups (JUGs) and Exam Supervisors. In addition to supporting the Joomla! Certification Program with marketing and communication, we answer questions about the certification process, and provide contracts for exam hosts. Our team welcomes an ongoing dialogue with the community to get feedback on the Joomla! Certification.
Exam and Platform volunteers are responsible for the various Joomla! certification exams, starting with defining knowledge areas for each exam, creating questions and answers for these exams in English, and coordinating the translation of the exams into different languages. We are also responsible for maintaining the certification platform which consists of Exam Delivery, Learning Partners Dashboard, Payments, Enrollment and maintaining the directory of Certified Users. We monitor the exam results and update the questions and/or answers and handle the feedback from exam candidates.
For more information over the Joomla Certification Program
|Chris Keen Netherlands||Team Leader||Nov 2017|
|Andrea Gentil Spain||Assistant Team Leader||Team leader Operations & Marketing||Feb 2019|
|Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands||Assistant Team Leader||Team leader Platform & Exam||Feb 2019|
|Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile||Contributor||Feb 2019|
|Jeroen Moolenschot Netherlands||Member||Developer||Feb 2019|
|Luca Marzo Italy||Member||JLPs Liaison||Jun 2015|
|Marco Dings Netherlands||Member||Developer||Jun 2019|
|Oscar Ortiz Colombia||Member||Events Liaison||Aug 2016|
|Todd Woodward United States||Member||Events Liaison||Mar 2016|
|Joomler||Position||Role||Date Started||Date Ended|
|Sam Suresh Malaysia||Team Leader||May 2017||Nov 2017|
|Stefanie Thielmann Germany||Team Leader||Sep 2014||May 2017|
|Luca Marzo Italy||Assistant Team Leader||Jun 2015||Feb 2019|
|Adamzy Lee Nigeria||Member||Sep 2016||Feb 2019|
|Andras Ratonyi United States||Member||Jul 2015||Feb 2018|
|AndreD||Member||Jan 2014||Feb 2017|
|Andrea Gentil Spain||Member||Sep 2016||Feb 2019|
|Andrea Kekán García Colombia||Contributor||Oct 2016||Feb 2018|
|Anja Hage Netherlands||Member||Sep 2016||Nov 2016|
|Ankit Aggarwal India||Contributor||Nov 2017||Feb 2018|
|Arjen Schrijvers Netherlands||Member||Mar 2015||Nov 2017|
|Chris Keen Netherlands||Member||Sep 2015||Nov 2017|
|Claudia Weber-Lenck Germany||Member||Sep 2014||May 2018|
|Eric Lamy France||Member||Sep 2016||Mar 2017|
|Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile||Member||Jun 2015||Feb 2019|
|Jan van Kuijk Netherlands||Member||Feb 2018||Feb 2019|
|Johan van der Velde Netherlands||Member||Jul 2015||Mar 2017|
|Lara Bettelheim Netherlands||Member||Apr 2018||Dec 2018|
|Lara Bettelheim Netherlands||Contributor||Jan 2019||Feb 2019|
|Michael Snoeren Netherlands||Member||Aug 2016||Feb 2018|
|Nicky Veitch Australia||Member||Nov 2017||Feb 2019|
|Pablo C. Pantoja Colombia||Member||Jun 2015||Feb 2019|
|Patrick Jungbluth Germany||Member||Jun 2014||Nov 2017|
|Richard van Tilborg Netherlands||Member||Jan 2016||Feb 2019|
|Rick Spaan Netherlands||Member||Oct 2016||Nov 2017|
|Sam Suresh Malaysia||Member||Feb 2014||Nov 2017|
|Sarah Watz Sweden||Member||Nov 2014||Mar 2017|
|Stefanie Thielmann Germany||Member||Sep 2014||Nov 2017|
|Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands||Member||Dec 2016||Feb 2019|
A Joomla! Certification Ambassador is a volunteer who wants to contribute to the Certification Program spreading the voice and helping people to find useful information about it, providing basic support to the exam session organizers and also supervising exam session.
Exam organizers can invite a Certification Ambassador from this list to supervise their exam sessions, since they are trusted Supervisors for the Joomla Certification Program.Read more: Certification Ambassadors
Promote and manage the organization of exams in events like JoomlaDays, JoomlaCamps and Joomla User Groups, working together with Marketeer. Review exam applications. Provide support to the organizer in all aspects of the session organization. Manage contracts and create and update documentation and material for exam organizers.Apply for this role
Manage the organization of exams in JLPs. Review JLP applications. Provides support to the organizer in all the aspects of the session organization and management. Acts as the first point of support for the Exam organizer before and during the exam session. Manages contracts, creates and updates documentation and materials for exam organizers.Apply for this role
Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest and Chris Keen. Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - present Absent: Jereon Moolenschot (not available). Luca Marzo (travelling) Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss...Read more: JCP - team meeting August 28th 2019.
Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST) Particpants: Attendees: Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen. Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (on vacation), Jereon Moolenschot (on vacation). Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not present Agenda The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to...Read more: JCP - team meeting July 31st 2019.
Meeting started at 20:00 pm (CEST)Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen.Absent: Wilco Alsemgeest (not available).Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator)The Joomla Certification Program (JCP) team met to discuss three main topics The Exam pricing policy and...Read more: Joomla! Certification Program - team meeting June 26th 2019.
This sprint of the Joomla Certification Team has been held on June 08-09, 2019 at CitizenM Schiphol, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). Participants In attendance: Chris Keen, Wilco Alsemgeest, Andrea Gentil, Luca Marzo, Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, Marco Dings and Jeroen Moolenschot. Updates &...Read more: Certification Team Sprint - Amsterdam - June 08-09, 2019
The Joomla! Certification Steering Group met Friday 1 February 2019. Attendees: Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jereon Moolenschot and Chris Keen. Following the announcement of the JCP Strategy for 2019 and our aim to revitalize the Certification program, the team discussed and...Read more: JCP Steering Group meeting February 1, 2019
The Joomla! Certification Steering Group had a meeting recently to discuss and plan the strategy for 2019. The team analyzed the current status of the program, reviewing data about the exam sessions held in 2018 and the actions needed to revitalize the Certification in the new year. Given the...Read more: Joomla Certification Program - Strategy 2019
The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET. This meeting was held on February 14, 2018, @ 15:00 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot, Andrea Gentil. Discussion Outline Steering Group is...Read more: Certification Steering Meeting - February 14, 2018
The Joomla! Certification Eaxm and Platform Team held a ‘sprint’ in Essen, on 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February 2018.The report is published under the Exam and Platform Team.Read more: JCP sprint report - February 2018 (Essen, Germany) - published
The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Wednesday at 15.00 PM CET. This meeting was held on February 7, 2018 @ 15:10 PM CET, on Glip. Team members In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Wilco Alsemgeest, Jeroen Moolenschot. Discussion Outline Steering...Read more: Certification Steering Meeting - February 07, 2018
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There are many ways you can contribute to the Joomla! Certification Operations & Marketing Team. Start by visiting our permanent call for volunteers at https://certification.joomla.org/contribute/volunteer where you can choose one of the areas you would like to be involved.
Certification Ambassadors are "facilitators", serving as link between the partner network (JLPs, JUG & JoomlaDays organisers) and the Certification Operations Team. If you would like to contribute as Certification Ambassador in your region, when you fill out the volunteer form, indicate Ambassador as your preference under “How would you like to participate?”
Certification Exams & Platform
We are looking for:
- Exam & Platform core members: to coordinate Exam Team activities and to write and review questions and/or to maintain and develop the exam platform
- Translators: to translate exams into other common languages (currently Italian, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Dutch)
- Developers: to create the Developer Exam, extensions and do other development work.
We are looking for people with these skills:
- Willing to be involved long term, at least one year (not compulsory for translators)
- Knowledgeable and experienced in the relevant exam subject (Administrator, Developer)
- Passed the relevant certification exam or are willing to pass it.
- Be generally available for weekly team meetings and/or other forms of contact
- English: reading / writing and speaking at least as a second language level
- Have a lot of staying power and patience because quality goes over quantity
- Team spirit
- Not a Joomla! Learning Partner (sorry, due to a possible conflict of interest)
If you want to help, please apply through our form.
A permanent call for volunteers is open at https://certification.joomla.org/contribute/volunteer
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