Magento Moderated Certification Study Group (Social Learning)

OVERVIEW

The Magento Moderated Study Group will prepare developers for the challenge of taking this certification with a review all the need-to-know topics. Group members will have access to a forum to post questions and receive answers from the instructor and other group members, and they will receive a voucher to complete their certification exam. Who better to help you study than the folks that wrote the test?

MEETING STRUCTURE

The meetings are designed to give the participants and moderator a chance to review and discuss the certification topics. The weekly meetings help keep the momentum of the group progressing through the study guide and exercises. Each week the group will meet to discuss and review one section from the exam. Group discussion will focus on reviewing the exercises from the previous week and an introduction to the topic of the current week. The questions asked in each section of the study guide act as a framework for this discussion. By discussing these as a group, participants will benefit from the knowledge and approaches to the exercises taken by other group members. At the conclusion of the meeting, a brief introduction of the exercises for the week is given and the meeting concludes with Q&A. The moderator’s role is to guide and facilitate these meetings.

EXERCISES

The exercises focus the students on specific areas of Magento that are covered by the certification exam. Solving the exercises requires participants to apply knowledge which is applicable to many areas of the exam. A participant who is already familiar with the topics should be able to complete the weekly exercises
within 4-8 hours.

MEETING OUTLINE

Meeting 1
  • Introductions
  • High level overview of the Study Guide topics
  • Explaining the meeting format for the following meetings
Meeting 2
  • Basics
  • Request Flow
Meeting 3
  • Rendering
  • Widgets
Meeting 4
  • ORM
  • Database
  • Setup Scripts
Meeting 5
  • EAV
Meeting 6
  • Adminhtml
Meeting 7
  • Catalog
Meeting 8
  • Catalog Price Rules
  • Shopping Cart Price Rules
  • API
Meeting 9
  • Checkout
Meeting 10
  • Orders, Invoices, Shipments, Credit memos
  • Shipping
Meeting 11
  • Payments
Meeting 12
  • Customer
  • Review