Why is the Joomla certification program important?
The Joomla certification program will ensure the competence of Joomla professionals. Joomla certification exams will go beyond training by providing a documented measurement of knowledge. The Joomla certification program will establish a standard and play an important role in choosing a Joomla service provider or developing a qualified workforce. Joomla professionals, Joomla service users and employers will all benefit from the certification.
Step 1: A discovery phase
How can you help?
We are looking for volunteers to join the discovery phase. At the JWC, we have asked interested individuals to come forward and get involved in the work of creating this program. We now would also like to ask the wider community to get involved with this very exciting program. During the discovery phase we need a large variation of volunteers with different backgrounds and experience in areas like training, support, development, hiring, management etc.
In your application please provide information on:
- your background
- why you think you would be a good member to have on the team for the discovery phase.
Your application will be reviewed and if it is determined that your profile matches the need of the discovery phase we will contact you to discuss your possible involvement.
To start the project "The Joomla Certification Program" we will define the areas to certify along with defining the skillsets required to get certified in the different areas during the discovery phase. The discovery phase is planned to start January 2nd and end February 15th, 2013.
A document defining the areas to certify as well as the skill sets required for each area. When the discovery phase is over we will pass this document to the working groups. Then we have the same mindset to work towards for all working groups.
Step 2: Create working groups
How can you help?
We are looking for volunteers to apply to join the working groups to make the Joomla certification project successful. The community members that help out during the discovery phase are more than welcome apply to also join one of the working groups.