A Guide To Drupal 9 Certification Examination 4

Du Giang, Drupal Engineer at Kyanon Digital, has three years of experience in the field of Drupal programming, and he currently has obtained two Drupal 9 certifications, which are Drupal Developer Drupal 9 and Backend Specialist Drupal 9. Du is also the first Drupal developer in Vietnam to achieve these both certifications.

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To learn more about Drupal 9 certifications, as well as how to register and get tips to gain certifications, Kyanon Digital had contacted him to host a useful sharing session. Let’s find out more from Du Giang – Drupal Engineer at Kyanon Digital through the following article.

1. Why The Drupal 9 Certification Is Necessary

Drupal 9 is currently the latest version of the Drupal platform. While working with Drupal, Drupal developers will also have more opportunities to accumulate more knowledge and practical skills about Drupal 9, and improve work efficiency, significantly contributing to their career advancement.

2. Drupal 9 Certification Examination Preparation Steps
2.1. Register for the Drupal 9 Certification Examination

Acquia’s certification examinations are available on Acquia Academy’s system. Therefore, to be able to register for the examination, you need to have an account on Acquia Academy. Acquia Academy account registration information can be found here.

Then, select the examination according to your needs in the Certification examination section. Follow the instructions here to complete the registration process.

2.2. Information About the Drupal 9 Certification

Certified Developer Drupal 9

Du stated that Drupal developers, who have about one year of experience in working on Drupal projects, just need to read more documents from two sources: Drupalize and Drupal.org. After you have done your research, It is not that difficult to get this certification. In this test, the majority of the 60 questions focus only on general theories, both in the Front End and Back End sections.

Certified Back End Specialist Drupal 9

As the name of this certification suggests, the examination’s questions will focus more on work experiences on Back End. For example: questions related to practical work experiences, how to solve problems when implementing, etc. Therefore, in order to answer questions that require a broader and deeper understanding, Drupal developers taking this test need to have from two to three years of experience in charge of Back End position when doing Drupal projects, and have practical understanding of system operations (SysOps).

2.3. Some References About Drupal 9

As stated by Du Giang, to be able to successfully get Drupal 9 certifications, you need to focus on your practical work experiences. However, you can alternatively gain more knowledge about the Drupal platform, and also look up some questions in preparation for the Drupal 9 certification examination from the following two websites:

3. Drupal Certifications At Kyanon Digital

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List of Kyanon Digital members with Drupal certifications

Source: Acquia

Currently, the Drupal team at Kyanon Digital has achieved eight certifications of Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Most recently, Khoa Vu, a member of the team, also excelled in becoming the second Vietnamese (after Du Giang) to achieve the Back End Specialist Drupal 9 certification.

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Du Giang & Khoa Vu – The first two Vietnamese to achieve the Back End Specialist Drupal 9 certification

Source: Acquia

3.1. Some General Information About Drupal 9 Certifications

The ability of Drupal developers was validated by the examination based on the following criteria:

  • Design, develop, and deploy Drupal 9 based solutions.
  • Understand the core basic architecture of Drupal 9.
  • Understand the most effective methods for Front End and Back End programming in Drupal 9.
  • Develop and maintain applications using the Drupal 9 platform.
  • Develop and deploy new Drupal 9 modules and themes.
  • Customize and extend existing modules and themes.

The basic knowledge and skills required at this level should cover all of the following target areas and components:

  • Professional experience using Drupal technology.
  • Setup and configuration Drupal sites.
  • Develop and deploy new Drupal modules.
  • Develop new themes or customize existing ones: knowledge of existing themes, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery.
  • Customize and extend existing modules: knowledge of existing modules, PHP…
3.2. Acquia Certified Developer – Drupal 9 Examination Rules

Examination time: 90 minutes

Examination fee: $250

The examination consists of: 60 questions

Score required: 65%

The Acquia Certified Developer Drupal 9 examination assesses the knowledge and skills of Drupal developers in the following areas: understanding basic knowledge of websites, website building, Front End programming (theming) and Back End programming (coding). This examination will be based on the Drupal 9 platform.

3.3. Acquia Certified Back End Specialist Examination Rules – Drupal 9

Examination time: 90 minutes

Examination fee: $350

The examination consists of: 60 questions

Score required: 70%

The Acquia Certified Back End Specialist Drupal 9 examination assesses the knowledge and skills of Drupal developers in Back End programming (coding). This examination will be based on the Drupal 9 platform.

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Through this sharing session, Kyanon Digital hopes that the above information will help you obtain more knowledge about how to register for the examination as well as the steps to prepare well for your Drupal 9 certification examination. Thank you, Du Giang for sharing useful information about Drupal development as well as personal experiences to everyone, contributing to the development of the culture of knowledge sharing at Kyanon Digital.

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