TYPO3 certification today and tomorrow
|Session type||Talk (45 minutes)|
|Long Abstract||TYPO3 certification serves several purposes, ensuring service quality for customers hiring TYPO3 professionals, giving those professionals a way of presenting themselves, and communicating a high level of professionalism for the entire TYPO3 project. So far over 1000 individuals carry the title "Certified TYPO3 Integrator". What are the next steps for the TYPO3 certification program?
In 2013 the certification system will switch to computer based exams offered by Pearson VUE. This will allow for global coverage concerning exam opportunity and immediate feedback for exam attendees whether they passed or not. Certification validity (time based vs. version linked) has been an issue lately and the talk will make an argument for the new validity system. Finally a new certification for developers is on its way. It will cover the huge domain of professional work with TYPO3 not covered by the Integrator role. The talk will present detailed information about all these topics.
Tobias Hauser is an author, trainer and consultant with a focus on web development and web design. He has written or co-written over 50 books and is author of numerous articles for IT magazines. Tobias also frequently speaks at conferences and teaches classes on a variety of subjects. His current areas of interest are TYPO3 and website optimization. He is member of the TYPO3 Certification team and is listed in Zend's Who is Who. Together with his team, he runs the company Arrabiata Solutions GmbH (http://www.arrabiata.de/) that focusses on implementing websites for customers of all sizes.
Sacha Storz works in business development and project management at TechDivision, a TYPO3 agency in the south of Germany. He is member of the TYPO3 Certification Team, the newly formed Extbase Team and the Editorial Team.
As a Project Manager he focuses on Agile/Lean methods and approaches. He is a Certified Scrum Product owner, Kanban enthusiast and occasionally writes about these topics and speaks at camps and conferences.