Wednesday, July 19, 2017
In the future, it will still only take one single week of training to gain the title Umbraco Certified Master. Though, a change in the system was introduced to the Umbraco certifying process this summer which makes five courses out of the formerly four.
Umbraco Certified Master – for over a year now, this title has been the one that represents an Umbraco-certified developer’s special qualifications. A developer who graduated all existing official Umbraco courses and who passed a test on every single one of them.
To gain this, one single week of training was enough. Those trainings can’t only be taken at the Umbraco headquarters but also at Germany’s only training partner byte5 – in our offices in Frankfurt, three times a year. Still, there has been a small change made in becoming an Umbraco Certified Master this summer: The training that needs to be completed now includes five courses instead of four.
The reason for this is the adjustment to Umbraco Fundamentals, the obligatory basics training, which can now be completed within one day instead of two. Like before, participants will reach the title of Umbraco Certified Professional after having gained 100 points. The second day of the two-day course will be replaced by a training called “Searching and Indexing with Examine” which introduces the structures of Lucene.net and Examine. Instead of 250 points, participants will have to reach 300 in order to become an Umbraco Certified Master.
Since last year, the certifying process for Umbraco has been divided into three steps: Everyone who completed the Fundamentals Training and collected 100 points by learning the basics of Umbraco is a Umbraco Certified Professional. Participants who collected 200 points by participating in two additional courses of their choice can call themselves an Umbraco Certified Expert. Everyone who has completed all five courses holds the title Umbraco Certified Master.
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Becoming a universally certified Umbraco developer means taking these five steps:
All courses are offered by our experienced Umbraco trainers at byte5 several times a year. The next week of training will take place in Frankfurt from the 11th to the 15th of September. It is also the last training in 2017. All dates for 2018 will be announced shortly.