Sertifikasi untuk programmer PHP dari Zend

Ternyata Zend Technologies sebagai perusahaan di balik teknologi PHP tidak mau kalah dengan vendor-vendor besar lain seperti Oracle, Microsoft, Sun, Cisco yang memberikan certification bagi para profesionalnya.

Saat ini Zend telah meluncurkan program sertifikasi PHP Engineer yang rasanya masih mencakup PHP4 saja.

Exam diberikan sesuai kurikulum dari Zend PHP Education Advisory Board, sayang kurikulumnya gak jelas karena tidak diinformasikan di situs Zend. Untuk mendukung program sertifikasi ini, Zend telah membuat buku PHP Certification Guide (http://www.phpcertguide.com) bagi Anda yang ingin menyiapkan diri mengikuti Certification. Sedangkan Zend PHP Education Advisory Board adalah tim yang terdiri dari tokoh-tokoh penting PHP di mana mereka semua merupakan developer top yang berpengaruh dalam perkembangan PHP.

Zend telah menunjuk Pearson VUE (saingannya Prometric nih) untuk menyelenggarakan ujian sertifikasi secara elektronis. dan kita tidak usah kuatir bingung di mana melakukan ujian karena terdapat Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centre di Indonesia yang ada di kota Jakarta, Bandung maupun Surabaya.

Berikut ini adalah daftar isi dari buku PHP Certification Guide dari Zend yang dapat menggambarkan kemampuan yang diperlukan untuk menjadi seorang PHP Certified Engineer.

1. The Basics of PHP
This chapter will cover basic information about the HP and its role in web development. All the basic elements of the language, such as definitions, conventions, uses, language elements and so one will be covered.

* Introducing PHP
* PHP and HTML
* PHP and XML
* PHP and databases
* Creating a PHP page
* Using PHP tags
* Language basics
* Constants and variables
* Identifiers
* Operators
* Conditional structures
* Iteration and loops
* Functions
* Variable functions
* Including files

2. Object-oriented PHP
This chapter provides information about OOP in PHP.

* The basics of object oriented programming
* Classes
* Instantiation and constructors
* Attributes
* Accessing objects, methods and attributes
* Implementing inheritance

3. PHP and the Web
This chapter will provide a broader introduction to the way PHP interacts with the web. For the most part, this chapter will deal with the superarrays and it’s sessions.

* Creating HTML content using PHP
* Client side and server side embedding PHP in HTML
* Creating forms
* GET and POST: accessing form variables
* Cookies
* The superarrays: accessing global information
* Session management

4. Arrays
This chapter introduces arrays and their use in PHP.

* Variable collections: introducing arrays
* Numerically indexed and associative arrays
* Multidimensional arrays
* Sorting
* Reordering
* Serializing arrays
* Manipulating arrays

5. Strings and Regular Expressions
This chapter deals with string manipulation, both using traditional functions and through regular expressions.

* Formatting strings
* Comparing strings
* Modifying string contents
* Regular expressions
* Extract in data from strings
* Joining and splitting strings

6. File Manipulation
The details of manipulating files and interacting with the filesystem are discussed in this chapter.

* Opening a file
* Writing to a file
* Reading from a file
* Closing a file
* In two rounds with the file system
* File locking

7. Managing Date and Time
This chapter explores the date and time functions built into PHP, with a particular eye to database interaction and the limitations of the Unix time tracking system.

* Dates in PHP
* Getting the current date
* Converting a strained into a date
* More date functions
* Date calculations
* Dates and databases
* Using the calendar functions
* The UNIX epoch and the dangers of UNIX dates

8. Managing E-mail
This chapter illustrates the functionality provided by PHP for sending e-mail messages.

* Sending e-mail
* Managing the headers
* Formatting an e-mail message
* Attaching a file to a message

9. PHP and Databases
This chapter deals with the interaction between PHP and database servers. Because the exam is strictly limited to PHP, no particular DBMS is discussed—rather, generic database techniques and SQL syntax are discussed.

* When to use a database
* Types of databases supported by PHP
* Inserting data
* Extracting data
* Joining data

10. Stream and Network Programming
This chapter introduces concepts associated with stream and network programming in PHP.

* Using file wrappers
* Connecting to a remote host using sockets
* Blocking and non-blocking calls
* Creating and using streams

11. Security
This chapter examines some security issues traditionally related to PHP programming.

* Trusted and untrusted input
* Managing authentication
* Escaping data for database and shell programming
* Validating input
* Preventing XSS attacks

12. Debugging and Performance Management
This chapter looks at some of the debugging and performance management available to PHP developers.

* Common programming mistakes
* Programming logic
* Creating good code
* Avoiding bugs
* Avoiding performance pitfalls
* Troubleshooting performance bottlenecks

13. Getting Ready for the Certification
This chapter focuses on explaining to the reader what to expect during the certification process, illustrating how the exam works and what kind of questions are asked, as well as providing a series of sample questions.

* What to expect at the examination centre
* How the exam works
* What the exam tests
* What kind of questions are asked
* Sample questions and answers

3 Responses to Sertifikasi untuk programmer PHP dari Zend

  1. rudy tantoso says:

    perlu ikut sertifikasi juga ney…:) maksudnya Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Centre ada di jakarta ?

  2. bagus says:

    bisa kasih tau lokasi yg dibandung dan jakarta?

  3. Androika says:

    Untuk biaya mengikuti sertifikasi berapa ya?

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