If you are a zend certified engineer we want to hear from you. I know of only one from our members so far but I will talk to Ryan about getting a special icon for them to celebrate their accomplishment. We support the certification and really think it is a great way to stand apart. Again welcome!
I've been programming PHP for a long time, and didn't doubt for a second to get certified, which I did last December. For the moment there are not many people certified (little more than 300 in the world), so it really can set you apart. In my case, it has served me very well for my career.
Hey Ryan, I'm part of the Dallas PHP Users Group and we're actually getting ready to take the exam in July... so I'm sure I'll be a part of this list in here... what I wanted to know was - is it cool to drop the link to the DPUG site with info for anyone in the DFW area? We're being sponsored by Zend and get half price + the books.
I think the main goal of the exam is to test your experience with PHP. There are many questions that will try to test your knowledge about PHP's little idiosyncrasies. Also some abstract questions about web programming engineering. No questions about uncommon extensions, and everything is PHP4 related only.
Overall, I would say that if you have programmed in PHP for many years and is something you have to work with daily, it will be easy to pass (by the way, when you finish taking the test the computer will tell you immediately whether you passed or not. No score though)
Wow only 601 People have passed and 28 of those live in the UK :eek:
$200 is about £110. I would love to try and get one of these. Although is the exam timed at all?
Glad they have a few test centers in Scotland :)