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Zend Framework 2 Certification

The 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.

Please refer to the Certification FAQs for answers to some commonly asked questions.

The exam is created by an Advisory Board made up of thought leaders in the PHP community. Because the exam is created with specific skills, knowledge and competencies that are matched to real-world job functions, Zend Certifications provide a measure of technical distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees.

Note: Classes start in early 2014.

Exam Topics

Service Manager

  • Service Locator
  • Service Factories
  • Abstract Service Factories
  • Aliasing
  • Configuration
  • Invokables
  • Shared
  • Initalizers
  • Plugin managers

MVC

  • MVC Dispatch Flow
  • Dispatch
  • App Config & Merged Config
  • Using the shared Event Mgr
  • Routing
  • Controller
  • View
  • Bootstrap
  • Escape for Output/Cross site Scripting

Internationalization

  • Locales
  • Domains & Adaptors
  • Built-in i18n View Helpers

Authentication and Authorization

  • Secure Authentication
  • Authentication Storage Usage
  • Authentication Adapter
  • Manage an ACL
  • Manage RBAC

Performance

  • Caching configuration
  • View template resolution
  • Autoloaders performance

Forms

  • Binding Objects to Forms
  • Form Element manager & form build
  • Elements
  • Input Filters & Validators
  • View rendering/helpers
  • Fieldsets (reusability)
  • Forms
  • Hydrator Integration with forms

Security

  • Session Security
  • Security Best Practices
  • Cryptography
  • Secure Password Storing
  • Public key encryption
  • Encryption

Filtering and Validation

  • Zend/Input/Filter/Input Theory
  • Attaching Validators & Filtering
  • Standard Filters
  • Secure File Upload
  • Filtering & Validation

Database

  • Parameters quoting
  • SQL Abstraction (query builder)
  • Table Data, Abstract Table
  • Adapter
  • HydratingResultSet

Utility

  • Zend Log
  • Mail
  • Stdlib
  • Session
  • Pagination

Web Services

  • HttpClient
  • Web Service clients
  • RESTful services
  • Soap Services
  • Core Web Services Component

Module Manager

  • Concept of Module
  • ModuleManager Events
  • Bootstrap sequence
  • Module Class
  • Best Practices
  • Understanding Config's layers

Event Manager

  • Aggregate Listeners
  • Shared event Manager & event id
  • Event Propagation & short circuit
  • Attach
  • Trigger
  • EM inside the Framework
  • Attach
  • Trigger
  • Resources
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    Customer Quote

       Since I got the certification, I have received interviews in some of the biggest PHP based companies in Barcelona and I now have job as a developer in one of the big online shops, so all the study was really worth it!   

    Ricard ClauPHP Developer and ZCE

       The ZCE Certification demonstrates that the development team keeps in step with the latest PHP technology. And it helps to show our customers and prospects that we have highly qualified PHP developers where it matters most of all - their critical projects   

    Dmitry KarpovichCEO, Oxagile