By Chris Keen on 2020-11-16 20:03 in Certification Team

Due to illness the October meeting was postponed and held on November 4th 2020 at 17:00 (UTC).


Attendees:Andrea Gentil, Jeroen Moolenschot, Luca Marzo and Chris Keen.

Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) 

Absent with apologies: 

General points

Exam sessions:

There have been no exams held in the last month. At this moment there are no new exams planned.

Website and Exam platform

Shika (new exam platform):
We held a meeting with TechJoomla to discuss the language string problem. TechJoomla needed to build an update to resolve this issue and this was planned for release at the end October. (This update was released on November 6th and initial tests seem positive).
We will now be able to test this further and the other Shika functionlality needed to migrate the exams to the new platform.

Sandbox: Upgrade Moodle from 3.4 to 3.9.x, on PHP7.4 and MySQL 5.7:(new exam platform) 
To test the old exam platform using PHP 7.4 and MySQL 5.7 we have had to upgrade Moodle from 3.4 to 3.9.x. We are now testing this combination in a sandbox to ensure everything still works and if necessary we can still hold exams on the old platform.

Operations and Marketing
There are no updates from the Operations and Marketint team, mainly due to the lack of exams).

J!4 exam(s)
We are now starting preparations for the J!4 exam(s). The J!4 Administrator Exam should be available approximately 6 months after the J!4 release date, this gives the JCP team enough time to complete the questions and answers based on the released version (including any initial bug fixes). This period will also give users sufficient time to use and learn J!4 and to prepare for the exam.
We will be shortly looking for volunteers to help us (re)write the Administrator exams Q&A's, if you're interested please contact us!

Next meeting: will be held on Wednesday November 25th, 2020.