PHP and Zend Framework Certifications

The Zend Certified PHP Engineer and Zend Framework Certification programs are created and monitored by an independent advisory board whose members contribute heavily to PHP and Zend Framework open source projects.   Zend Certification exams follow accepted industry standards to test technical knowledge and skills needed in today’s job market and are recognized as the Industry Standard for PHP exams. The exams are offered through more than 4,000 Pearson Vue testing centers worldwide. Zend offers comprehensive Study Guides and Test Prep Classes to help you achieve your certification goal.

Zend PHP Certification

is an industry-wide standard that recognizes PHP expertise and is a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. Join the thousands of PHP professionals who have received official certifications .

 

Zend Framework 2 Certification

 is an industry-wide standard that recognizes the attainment of a professional level of expertise in using Zend Framework 2. This certification is also a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. 

 

Zend Framework 1 Certification

 is an industry-wide standard that recognizes the attainment of a professional level of expertise in using Zend Framework 1. This certification is also a measure of distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees. 

 

ZCE Quotes

Check out a few short videos on why & how these ZCEs became certified!

More Information

Zend Certified Engineer Directory 

Designed for employers, the ZCE Direcory is a global repository of PHP experts who have achieved the highest PHP accreditation available--Zend Certified Engineer.

Details

Advisory Board

The Zend Certification Advisory Boards have established the certification criteria necessary to demonstrate expertise in PHP and ZF. Its members have been selected from among the leaders of the PHP community.

Details

FAQ

Have questions about the certification process?  Get your answers here.

Details

Why Become a Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)?

The maturity of PHP and its steady growth in mobile, web and cloud application development drives demand for highly-skilled PHP developers.  In today’s fiercely competitive markets, how do the best developers stand out in the crowd?  They earn a Zend Certification – globally recognized as the industry standard for benchmarking and validating PHP expertise.  More than 10,000 Zend Certified Engineers are benefitting greatly from their credentials, and you can too.

 

Personal & Career Benefits

  • Capture the attention of recruiters
  • Gain employer recognition for promotions and raises
  • Connect with PHP community leaders through your listing in the Zend Certified Engineer Directory 
  • Score job opportunities or consulting referrals by participating in the ZCE group on LinkedIn
  • Get discounted ZendCon passes, a free perpetual copy of Zend Studio, and more
  • Download ZCE logos for personal use.  Post on your resume, CV, LinkedIn page or business cards

Employer Benefits

  • Standardize and ensure a high level of expertise in your PHP development teams
  • Implement industry best practices in your PHP development organizations
  • Maximize your team productivity and performance
  • Present a superior professional image to your customers and partners
  • Gain competitive advantages compared to other software development organizations
  • Use the "We Employ" logo to show you have ZCEs on Staff

How do I obtain a Certification?