Zend PHP Certification Voucher
The purchase confirmation email of the Zend PHP 5.3 Certification Exam comes with a link to the online PDF version of the Zend PHP 5.3 Certification Study Guide.
The new PHP 5.5 certification exam is now called ZEND CERTIFIED PHP DEVELOPER. The name change was made to bring our exam more in line with other IT related certifications and to remove the version number.
Q: When can I take this exam?
A: You can register for the new exam (200-550 code with Pearson VUE) starting Oct. 3, 2013. The first exam delivery will be on Oct. 7, 2013.
Q: How long will you continue to offer the PHP 5.3 exam since that is the one I've been studying for?
A: We will continue to offer the PHP 5.3 certification exam until the end of the year, Dec. 31, 2013.
Q: I just took the PHP 5.3 exam, does this make my exam outdated?
A: No, the exam was developed so that once someone is certified on PHP they are certified for life. While there is no need to take the exam again, some ZCEs do to show they are current with the latest technology. It is completely optional to retake.
Q: Is there any discount for ZCEs to take this new exam?
A: Yes, we do offer a discounted exam voucher to current ZCEs who wish to update their certification. The discount price is 125. Just have them email us at email@example.com with their ZCE # (looks like this ZENDXXXXXX) so that we can verify they are a ZCE. We will then email them a discount code to purchase a new voucher online.
Q: I am scheduled to take the PHP exam at ZendCon already. Will the tutorial cover this exam update?
A: Yes, Christian the instructor, helped with the exam update and he will be covering the exam changes during the tutorial.
Q: What are the differences between the PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.5 exam?
A: The new PHP 5.5 exam (new name is Zend Certified PHP Developer) is covering the same topics as the 5.3 exam, but the exam has been updated to provide more focus on the key knowledge areas for PHP Development. Some areas were also expanded to include more emphasis on improved functionality in the 5.4 & 5.5 versions. You can find the list of exam topics here: http://www.zend.com/services/certification/php-certification/
Q: When will the Study Guide be updated for the PHP 5.5 exam?
A: We are working on reviewing the Study Guide to see what changes need to be made. We hope to have this available in the next month. However, none of the major topics covered in the study guide have changed so this is still a great tool to prepare with.