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 

Website
https://certification.joomla.org
Department
Programs
Joomler Position Role Date Started
48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Team Leader Nov 2017
b304_2018-profile.jpg Andrea Gentil Spain Assistant Team Leader Team leader Operations & Marketing Feb 2019
724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Assistant Team Leader Team leader Platform & Exam Feb 2019
f876_hector-mansilla.jpg Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile Contributor Feb 2019
c696_Jeroen.jpg Jeroen Moolenschot Netherlands Member Developer Feb 2019
5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Member JLPs Liaison Jun 2015
marco-dings.jpg Marco Dings Netherlands Member Developer Jun 2019
d11e_oscar-ortiz.jpg Oscar Ortiz Colombia Member Events Liaison Aug 2016
3243_todd-woodward.jpg Todd Woodward United States Member Events Liaison Mar 2016
Joomler Position Role Date Started Date Ended
970c_samsuresh.JPG Sam Suresh Malaysia Team Leader May 2017 Nov 2017
0bde_st.jpg Stefanie Thielmann Germany Team Leader Sep 2014 May 2017
5cbf_luca-marzo.png Luca Marzo Italy Assistant Team Leader Jun 2015 Feb 2019
18f3_IMG_20160727_080828.jpg Adamzy Lee Nigeria Member Sep 2016 Feb 2019
ae43_andras-ratonyi.png Andras Ratonyi United States Member Jul 2015 Feb 2018
andred-dreier.jpg AndreD Member Jan 2014 Feb 2017
b304_2018-profile.jpg Andrea Gentil Spain Member Sep 2016 Feb 2019
8bf9_andrea-kekan-garcia.jpg Andrea Kekán García Colombia Contributor Oct 2016 Feb 2018
anja-hage.jpg Anja Hage Netherlands Member Sep 2016 Nov 2016
1b77_U73A9964.JPG Ankit Aggarwal India Contributor Nov 2017 Feb 2018
d183_arjen-schrijvers.png Arjen Schrijvers Netherlands Member Mar 2015 Nov 2017
48e3_Chris_Keen.png Chris Keen Netherlands Member Sep 2015 Nov 2017
d60c_claudia-weber-lenck.jpg Claudia Weber-Lenck Germany Member Sep 2014 May 2018
eric-lamy.jpg Eric Lamy France Member Sep 2016 Mar 2017
f876_hector-mansilla.jpg Héctor Mansilla Arias Chile Member Jun 2015 Feb 2019
6ba7_Jan-van-Kuijk-2014---klein.jpg Jan van Kuijk Netherlands Member Feb 2018 Feb 2019
ace3_johan-van-der-velde.jpg Johan van der Velde Netherlands Member Jul 2015 Mar 2017
01db_52E0DD2B-62FB-4C09-B822-5FBAA367D3FA.jpeg Lara Bettelheim Netherlands Member Apr 2018 Dec 2018
01db_52E0DD2B-62FB-4C09-B822-5FBAA367D3FA.jpeg Lara Bettelheim Netherlands Contributor Jan 2019 Feb 2019
ab65_michael-snoeren.png Michael Snoeren Netherlands Member Aug 2016 Feb 2018
43e7_20171119_bw_sq.jpg Nicky Veitch Australia Member Nov 2017 Feb 2019
e307_IMG_1793.JPG Pablo C. Pantoja Colombia Member Jun 2015 Feb 2019
871f_patrick-jungbluth.jpg Patrick Jungbluth Germany Member Jun 2014 Nov 2017
fa4d_richard-van-tilborg.jpg Richard van Tilborg Netherlands Member Jan 2016 Feb 2019
c5f7_rick-spaan.jpg Rick Spaan Netherlands Member Oct 2016 Nov 2017
970c_samsuresh.JPG Sam Suresh Malaysia Member Feb 2014 Nov 2017
sarah-watz.png Sarah Watz Sweden Member Nov 2014 Mar 2017
0bde_st.jpg Stefanie Thielmann Germany Member Sep 2014 Nov 2017
724c_Glip.jpg Wilco Alsemgeest Netherlands Member Dec 2016 Feb 2019

Certification Ambassadors

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

Certification Exam Translations Team (CETT)

The Joomla! Certification exam translations team is a subteam within Certification team, with the sole purpose of working on the exam translations for the languages supported.

Read more: Certification Exam Translations Team

Designer

Creates designs for all aspects of JCP marketing, working with the Developer, Marketeer and Social Media. This includes website graphics (banners and images for articles and pages), social media and promotional images.

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Developer

Creates functional and technical designs together with the team, develops custom functionality for the Certification and Examination platform together with other volunteers and makes sure to move to core functionalities wherever possible.

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Events Liaison

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.

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JLPs Liaison

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.

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Marketeer

Create content for JCP website and communication, working together with the Designer and Social Media. Support JUGs and Events with material to promote JCP activities. Liaison with Joomla Marketing Team, to apply a unique strategy.

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Platform Maintainer

Maintains the Certification and Examination platform both technical as functional for all core and custom functionalities. Supports the developer with defining the functional and technical requirements where needed.

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Questions Maintainer

Responsible for maintaining the examination Questions & Answers (Q&A's). Activities include writing and updating the Q&A's and ensuring these are correctly implemented in the (various types of) examinations.

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Social Media

Promote JCP activities and news through the Program’s social channels. Create specific content for social media, working together with Designer and Marketeer. Liaison with Joomla Social Media team to promote JCP activities and news in official channels.

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Team leader Operations & Marketing

Responsible for the Operations and Marketing activities on the Certification platform.

Team leader Platform & Exam

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Certification & Examination platform.

JCP - team meeting August 28th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-09-09 19:40 in Certification Team

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.

JCP - team meeting July 31st 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-08-02 17:02 in Certification Team

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.

Joomla! Certification Program - team meeting June 26th 2019.

By Chris Keen on 2019-06-30 19:00 in Certification Team

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.

Certification Team Sprint - Amsterdam - June 08-09, 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-06-09 16:14 in Certification Team

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

JCP Steering Group meeting February 1, 2019

By Chris Keen on 2019-02-04 19:13 in Certification Team

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

Joomla Certification Program - Strategy 2019

By Luca Marzo on 2019-01-18 08:06 in Certification Team

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

JAB18 Sprint report available

By Chris Keen on 2018-05-17 05:58 in Certification Team

The Certification Exam and Platform team held a 2 day sprint at J and Beyond 2018 in Cologne.You can read the report here CEPT JAB18 sprint report

Read more: JAB18 Sprint report available

Certification Steering Meeting - February 14, 2018

By Andrea Gentil on 2018-02-16 08:46 in Certification Team

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

JCP sprint report - February 2018 (Essen, Germany) - published

By Chris Keen on 2018-02-10 10:13 in Certification Team

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

Certification Steering Meeting - February 07, 2018

By Luca Marzo on 2018-02-07 19:29 in Certification Team

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

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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