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 announcements about the expected timeframe for Joomla 4, the Certification Team decided to continue supporting the Certification Exams on Joomla 3.x.

Planned actions

  • Update the Joomla 3.x Administrator Exam to include the features of Joomla 3.9

  • Update the translations of the Exam to reflect changes.

  • Operate maintenance on the Exam Platform to ensure higher security and efficiency.

  • Continue the preparation work on the migration from Moodle to Shika.

  • Revise and simplify the exam request process / operation process for Joomla User Group.

  • Involve Certified people as ambassadors for the Exam.

  • Redefine the collaboration with Joomla Learning Partners, given the current lack of commitment.

  • Continue the preparation of the Joomla 4 Exam and Joomla Developer Exam.

Exam data

  • Certified Users in 2018: 59

  • Exam seats sold in 2018: 112

  • Total Certified Users: 218

  • Available Languages: 6 (English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, French)

Call for volunteers

Over the years, the Certification Program saw a lot of volunteers coming and leaving, and this is a physiologic process in every volunteer-based project.

We had a lot of valuable contributors who currently can’t devolve anymore their time to the Program, so we’re currently looking for new workforce to enlarge the team and operate effectively.

Openings

  • Moodle Specialist - to help with the maintenance of the current Exam Platform.

  • Joomla/PHP Developer - to help building the new Certified Users Directory based on Shika and other Joomla PHP development tasks.

  • Marketing Specialist - to help spread the word about the Certification Program

The required commitment from our volunteers is about 1-2 hours per week. If you want to be involved in the Joomla Certification Program, please write an email to certification@community.joomla.org .