Certification

Pavel Novitsky is the Magento Certified Developer Plus

March 30, 2012 / Posted in Certification, Fun&Events, Magento by Irina Tsumarava
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Big event in BelVG corporate life! The company basks in the glory of its star, Pavel Novitsky, who has successfully passed the Magento Developer Certification and now is titled the Magento Certified Developer Plus.

This certificate states that Pavel is “skillful in the use of Magento Enterprise Edition and has delved into details of the structure of Magento that many have not often explored, but which can give someone an advantage when implementing a site using Magento.”

Pavel has left the office at 2 p.m. local time today and came back two hours later with victorious test results. You can imagine, how overcrowded his room is now ;)

BelVG is planning to have all developers team certified within the current year.

The Main Magento Design Areas and More… (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

March 21, 2012 / Posted in Certification, Magento by Sergei Guk
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We suppose you continue following our Magento certification-dedicated posts in our blog. This week we turn to another pack of Basics questions, concerning main Magento design areas; the structure of a complete theme and Magento templates, layout, skin and javascript files location.

In classical MVC architecture view files are html code with output of the logic in templates via php or  any template engine, for example, Smarty (in Prestashop, Oxid) or Twig, Dwoo, Calypso, etc. Working with Magento, you may fall into delusion that everything is extremely complicated, but this complexity allows you to maintain flexibility and modularity.

In Magento there are three components of the template system. As we discussed in a previous article, there are php classes that are stored in modules folder called Block. They load the data from database and transfer it to the PHP/HTML templates in your theme (.phtml files). There are also XML layout configuration files that act as application guides on how to build a page, what to build it with and the behavior of each building block.

Identifying ad explaining the main Magento design areas (adminhtml and frontend)

 

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All frontend files are stored in three main Magento design areas.

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Magento Codepool (Magento Certified Developer Exam)

February 9, 2012 / Posted in Certification, Magento by Sergei Guk
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Both junior and senior developers, who work with Magento on a constant basis or just start learning this platform, think over the perspective to obtain Magento Developer Certificate some day. Benefits are innumerable, ranging from a catchy point in CV, worldwide job skills recognition to exciting career prospects on on a global scale.

BelVG can’t bypass the matter of many developers concern – Magento Certified Developer Exam, which contains of multiple-choice questions based on Magento Community Edition 1.5. Magento exam does not imply prerequisites. Find more information about Magento Developer Certification on Magento Commerce official website. Preparing themselves to exam, developers are offered to examine the Magento Certified Developer Study Guide.

We start a new section in our blog, dedicated to Magento Certified Developer Exam preparation, answering questions from above-mentioned Study Guide in series. Today we look through the first question Describe Magento codepools from the Basics chapter, High-level Magento architecture.

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