The Liferay Certification Program focuses on providing opportunities for members of the Liferay community to demonstrate their expertise and differentiate themselves as certified Liferay professionals. The Liferay Certification Program gives companies adopting Liferay another benchmark to use for assessing a candidate's Liferay knowledge and expertise.
Liferay Certification Program Overview
Liferay certification exams are directed toward key audiences that are typically found in a Liferay environment. The first step to becoming certified is to select the audience that best fits a candidate's experience with Liferay Portal.
Portal administrators are responsible for the front-end operation of the portal. They create the portal structure (e.g., Organizations, Sites, Roles) and content. They must also be familiar with all of the out-of-the-box functionality the portal provides.
Developers are responsible for creating and maintaining portal solutions. They extend Liferay Portal by customizing the portal framework and by deploying new functionality.
System administrators are responsible for the installation and maintenance of Liferay Portal. System Administrators configure the portal for maximum reliability and performance and are responsible for upgrading and patching the portal.
Once the audience is selected, the appropriate mastery level can be selected. In order of progression, the mastery levels are:
- Liferay Certified Associate
- Liferay Certified Professional
- Liferay Certified Expert
The candidate must begin at the first level available (e.g., Liferay Certified Associate) for that certification before moving to the next level (e.g., Liferay Certified Professional). For the developer certification, the first level available is Liferay Certified Professional.
Available Liferay Certifications
The Liferay Certification Program begins with offerings around Liferay Portal 6.1. Below is a list of currently available certifications. The first certification offered is the Liferay Certified Professional Developer, with additional certifications on the way. Liferay certification exams are administered by Prometric, Inc., a provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment, at 8,000 testing centers in more than 160 countries.