By Chris Keen on 2021-05-31 19:20 in Certification Team

In May the team met twice to discuss the current issues and status of the JCP projects.


Attendees:Chris Keen (TL), Jeroen Moolenschot

Absent with apologies: Luca Marzo
Guest: Jaz Parkyn (Dept. Co-ordinator) - not present

General points

The team discussed the following topics (documents / proposals)

Team news

We are now looking to recruit two new team members, an Operations and Marketing Coordinator and a Platform Developer. These positions were posted in the May issue of the Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) , community openings article. So far we have not received any reactions.
If you're interested or know some suitable please contact us (or me personally).

Operations and Marketing

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

Website and Exam platform

Shika: (new exam platform

Jeroen has been testing the new exam platform according to the test plan. At this point in time we have not found any 'show stoppers' with Shika itself, but have some problems with the question management component. We need a Platform Developer to help us with this, as mentioned above, the position has been shared in the May issue of the JCM.


J!3 exam update

We are now preparing to update the J!3 Adminstrator exam to Joomla v 3.10. By doing this, firstly, we can still support candidates who went to certify for J!3, which will still be supported for two years. Secondly the updated J!3 exam will be used as the base for the J!4 version of the exam. Thirdly, we can use the updated J!3 exam to 'test' the new exam platform (Shika) in preparation for offering the J!4 version, and eventually other exams.
The Question Management System (QMS) website has been updated to the latest version of J! (along with any extensions used).
The QMS itself has been adapted and is now being tested by our two new Exam Maintainers (EM's). If necessary the QMS will be further modified and then we will start updating the current Administartion Exam to reflect J! version 3.9.27 or latest version available.

Upcoming Meeting(s):

JCP monthly team meeting: Wednesday June 9th, 2021 at 18:00 UTC 
Project / isssue progress meeting: Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 at 18:00 UTC