Posted on January 19, 2016, 9:15 am by about-dev.com
Long time no "write" :) and because I/we haven't write anything in a while we thought that the best way to start this beautiful action is with a "how to" post. This being said, we had to choose a theme too, so the best fit was a post about how I passed my ZCE PHP.
I did this back in 2009 and now I had the opportunity to compare the two exams and I can say that there was a big improvement in the way the questions were asked. The major win is that the exam is focused on more practical questions and if you are an up-to-date PHP developer you'll have no problems in passing this exam.
Why should you try to take and pass this exam? Well, there are many benefits and the people from zend.com explain them very well in the "Why Become a Zend Certified Engineer (ZCE)?" section. Besides these I recommend it for the publicity offered by Zend Yellow Pages.
Below I share with you my exam experience. Be adviced that the questions are randomnly generated so the exam is different for each person.
As a final thought: the certification is not hard but, in my opinion depends how much experience you have with PHP. This can save you because now the certification is not based anymore on "word-by-word" memorisation of functions & notions. You have to put your hands on code, you have to test each examen topic and to observe it in different situations.
Good luck to everyone!