By Luca Marzo on 2017-11-28 14:14 in Certification Team

The Joomla! Certification Steering Group meets every Tuesday at 1:15 PM GMT. This meeting was held on November 28, 2017 on Glip.


Team members

In attendance: Chris Keen, Luca Marzo, Andrea Gentil, Richard van Tilborg, Claudia Weber-Lenck, Oscar Ortiz.

Discussion Outline

  • During the Sprint at JWC, Certification Program started a restructuring process that includes a new long-term strategy for the Exam management and simplification of processes and team structure

  • The goal is to have the Joomla! Administrator Exam available in 7 languages at the end of Q1 2018. (English, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Spanish).

  • Joomla! 4.x Exams will include the Administrator Exam and the Developer Exam. A draft of the basic concepts to be included into the Developer Exam has been prepared during the JWC with the help of several core developers and JSST members. Joomla! 4.x Administrator Exam will be launched approximately after 5 months from the release of Joomla! 4.0.

  • Joomla! Certification Website - and - will be translated with the precious help of Community Translation Team to increase the market coverage.

  • Team discussed about the status of the Program’s budget.

Sub-teams reports

Certification Operations Team

  • A vote is currently in progress regarding the adoption of a new structure, with the merge of COT and CMT. The form allows also to nominate candidates for TL of subteam.

  • COT is working on several tasks, most of them should be completed during this week.

  • Luca drafted an amended version of the JUG/JoomlaDay/Event Agreement. Nicky Veitch already proofread the document.

  • Andrea is working on the JLP Directory. She finished the data entry phase and will continue to work on the styling of the directory even if it will be already online.

  • Almost every member of the team received task assignment:

    • Richard to work on a strategy to increase promotion between JUGs.

    • Oscar to ensure an up to date communication channel with JLPs.

    • Todd to update the JLP Interview

    • Andrea, Oscar and Luca to work on the Exam Request Process for JUGs (Access/Calendar/Codes)

    • Andrea, Nicky and Oscar to work on the Exam Request Process for JoomlaDays and Events.

    • Chris, Andrea, Rowan, Richard and Luca to work on a new concept/idea for the structure of the Certification Website.

  • After the vote on the merge of subteams, the Volunteers Portal will reflect all the changes.

Certification Exam & Platform Team

  • Certification Exam Team and Certification Platform Team voted to merge the two subteams in one called Certification Exam & Platform Team (CEPT).

  • Claudia Weber-Lenck has been elected Team Leader of CEPT.

  • Michael Snoeren has been elected Assistant Team Leader of CEPT.

  • Jeroen Moolenschot joined CEPT as member.

  • Wilco is working on the Question Management System (QMS) simplifying the workflow for Translators and Reviewers.

Certification Marketing Team

  • Team is transforming ideas (that we came up with during JWC Sprint) into plans and actions.

  • Following up tasks to meet due dates.

  • Team is writing and sending newsletters and connecting with (new) contributors and volunteers.

  • Team is working on graphics and “Did you know cards” with the Joomla! Marketing Team

  • Posting content on our site and social media.


Meeting ends after 70 minutes.