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Liferay Certification Now Available!

Company Blogs September 4, 2013 By Jeffrey Handa Staff

If you’ve been around the Liferay community for any length of time you’ve probably heard some discussion about Liferay offering a certification.  It’s something that we’ve wanted to do for quite a while, but it’s also something that we wanted to do right.  For the last year we’ve been hard at work to make the Liferay Certification Program a reality,and today I am very happy to announce the immediate availability of the first certification offering: the Liferay Certified Professional Developer.

The Liferay Certification Program has been designed to give all members of the Liferay community the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise with Liferay Portal. The program will offer certifications targeted to the audiences who are involved in the deployment of a Liferay based portal solution. While this first offering is aimed at developers, we are working on future offerings for portal administrators, content specialists, and system administrators.

Why get certified?

As the popularity of Liferay Portal has continued to grow, the need for well-qualified and trained Liferay professionals has also escalated. A quick search for Liferay on any career website will uncover the need for Liferay professionals for projects around the globe. As the demand for Liferay expertise has grown, the supply of technology professionals with Liferay experience has also expanded. The Liferay Certification Program gives you an opportunity stand out and be recognized for the time and effort you have devoted to mastering Liferay and to differentiate yourself in the job market.

What can I expect?

The exam will contain 50 questions (true/false, multiple choice single answer, and multiple choice multiple answer) and must be completed in 90 minutes.  The passing score is 75%. Additional details and sample questions can be found in the Exam Blueprint.

How should I prepare?

Prior to sitting for the exam, it is recommended, but not required, that you attend Liferay Developer Training. This training will give you a very good basis to prepare for the certification exam. Questions will also draw from several other sources as well as knowledge that can only be obtained by actually developing solutions with Liferay Portal. Full details on this first exam can be found in the Preparing for the Exam section of the Liferay Certified Professional Developer page.

How do I register?

Liferay has partnered with Prometric to administer the exam. To locate a test center near you and register for the exam visit http://www.prometric.com/liferay.

If your question hasn’t been answered, please take a look at the Certification FAQ, or email us at certification@liferay.com.

Threaded Replies Author Date
Really happy to see all the hard work come to... Brian Kim September 4, 2013 6:01 PM
Great Work Jeff. Ankit Srivastava September 4, 2013 9:00 PM
Nice!!! An often requested "feature" in the... James Falkner September 5, 2013 8:24 AM
Yup, there will be a certification badges that... Brian Kim September 5, 2013 1:45 PM
@Brian, Are we done with this changes ? As I... Tejas Kanani October 3, 2013 8:12 PM
Hi Tejas, The badges aren't available yet,... Jeffrey Handa October 3, 2013 9:01 PM
Thanks Jeff for the update. Yes. I got the... Tejas Kanani October 3, 2013 9:11 PM
I attended for liferay exam and unfortunately... ram kumar May 29, 2014 5:43 AM
@Brian certification badge is not available on... Lokhande Vishnudas D. June 4, 2014 10:05 PM
Hi Lokhande, Please send an email to... Brian Kim June 4, 2014 11:51 PM
Is there any book that we can refer to? Just... Zankar Shah September 5, 2013 8:28 PM
Hi Zankar, The exam topics are listed in the... Jeffrey Handa September 6, 2013 5:40 AM
Hi Jeff, Cleared my Portal Developer... Muhammed Shakir September 14, 2013 9:43 AM
Hi Muhammed, Congratulations on passing the... Jeffrey Handa September 17, 2013 10:07 AM
Thanks Jeff. Liferay Rocks !!! Muhammed Shakir September 17, 2013 9:42 PM
Hi Jeff, Any idea as to how long will it take... Sandeep Nair September 26, 2013 10:23 PM
They told me it will take 14 working days -... Muhammed Shakir September 26, 2013 10:39 PM
Thanks Muhammed Shakir for sharing this... Sandeep Nair September 26, 2013 11:20 PM
Hi All, I am new to liferay and would like to... Harry Harry October 9, 2013 3:52 PM
The details are in his post, specifically "Exam... Brian Kim October 9, 2013 3:56 PM
Hi, How long will it take for a newbie to... Harry Harry October 10, 2013 10:19 AM
Hi Harry, Are you just new to Liferay or also... Jeffrey Handa October 11, 2013 8:43 AM
Hi Jeffery, I have Java development... Harry Harry October 11, 2013 3:54 PM
Hi Harry, Please read Jeff's blog post again... Brian Kim October 11, 2013 5:59 PM
Certification is a welcome step for the Liferay... S Obijiski October 19, 2013 11:06 AM
Nice, now I'm preparing!! Patrick Renovato Bahia October 25, 2013 1:20 PM
Is there any way to validate Liferay... Sreeraj AV December 3, 2013 8:31 PM
Not yet, but we are in the process of adding... Jeffrey Handa December 10, 2013 1:46 PM
I did Liferay training with Jeff for Portal... Jack Bakker December 10, 2013 1:59 PM
Hi I am new to Liferay portal. I want to do... Abhay Agarwal December 16, 2013 12:00 AM
HI Abhay Certification is open for all. Arvind Mishra March 6, 2014 5:56 PM
Hi Jeffrey, When liferay... Sushil Patidar April 23, 2014 1:48 AM
Hi Sushil, We hope to have the badges... Jeffrey Handa April 23, 2014 8:45 AM
I attended for liferay exam and unfortunately... ram kumar May 29, 2014 5:43 AM
Hi Ram, Not sure what you mean by grassing... Jeffrey Handa May 29, 2014 8:33 AM
Is it necessary to wait 21 days? If i want to... ram kumar May 29, 2014 11:50 PM
Is it necessary to wait 21 days? If i want to... ram kumar May 29, 2014 11:50 PM
Is it necessary to wait 21 days? If i want to... ram kumar May 29, 2014 11:50 PM

Really happy to see all the hard work come to fruition. Great job on getting this out!
Posted on 9/4/13 6:01 PM.
Posted on 9/4/13 9:00 PM.
Nice!!! An often requested "feature" in the community. Besides a certificate, is there any other way to know (e.g. a badge) that one is certified?
Posted on 9/5/13 8:24 AM.
Yup, there will be a certification badges that displays on a user's public profile.
Posted on 9/5/13 1:45 PM in reply to James Falkner.
Is there any book that we can refer to? Just to know the syllabus what you gonna cover in the test
Posted on 9/5/13 8:28 PM.
Hi Zankar,

The exam topics are listed in the Exam Blueprint (http://www.liferay.com/services/certification/professional-developer#blueprint)­. It's broken down into primary topics with a percentage listed to give you an idea of how many questions you'll see from that topic. Below the primary topics you'll see some secondary topics that describe the knowledge covered in more detail. The Exam Blueprint can also be downloaded as a pdf from that same page.
Posted on 9/6/13 5:40 AM in reply to Zankar Shah.
Hi Jeff,
Cleared my Portal Developer certification today with 82% passing marks. When are other tracks coming up ?
Posted on 9/14/13 9:43 AM.
Hi Muhammed,

Congratulations on passing the exam. Additional tracks will be based on Liferay 6.2 and will be released after Liferay Portal 6.2 is released. Once we have additional information available we'll be posting at http://www.liferay.com/certification.
Posted on 9/17/13 10:07 AM in reply to Muhammed Shakir AK Misarwala.
Thanks Jeff. Liferay Rocks !!!
Posted on 9/17/13 9:42 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
Hi Jeff,

Any idea as to how long will it take to receive digital certificate after clearing the certification?
I cleared the exam on 19th but haven't got any certificate till now.
Posted on 9/26/13 10:23 PM.
They told me it will take 14 working days - approx 3 weeks. I cleared on 14th and haven't received it yet. Expecting the same in next 1 week.
Posted on 9/26/13 10:39 PM in reply to Sandeep Nair.
Thanks Muhammed Shakir for sharing this information.
Posted on 9/26/13 11:20 PM in reply to Muhammed Shakir AK Misarwala.
@Brian,
Are we done with this changes ? As I am not seeing any badge in my profile page despite clearing the exam.
Posted on 10/3/13 8:12 PM in reply to Brian Kim.
Hi Tejas,

The badges aren't available yet, but you should be receiving information about accessing your logos and receiving your digital certificate.
Posted on 10/3/13 9:01 PM in reply to Tejas Kanani.
Thanks Jeff for the update.
Yes. I got the digital certificate but was not able to download the logos from given path as getting permission issue. I've already replied to Haeil for the same and should be fix soon.

Thanks,
Tejas
Posted on 10/3/13 9:11 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
Harry Harry
Hi All,

I am new to liferay and would like to take the certification exam. Just want to know what are the topics i should concentrate and how long will it take to prepare for the exam.

Thanks!
Harry
Posted on 10/9/13 3:52 PM.
The details are in his post, specifically "Exam Blueprint":

http://www.liferay.com/services/certification/professional-developer#­blueprint
Posted on 10/9/13 3:56 PM in reply to Harry Harry.
Harry Harry
Hi, How long will it take for a newbie to prepare for it ?
Posted on 10/10/13 10:19 AM in reply to Brian Kim.
Hi Harry,

Are you just new to Liferay or also new to portlet development? Do you have Java experience? Servlet experience? Everyone is different, so I can't really give an estimate on how long it would take but I'd recommend that anyone start with a solid Java background, take the Liferay Developer Training, and then spend some time working on real-world Liferay projects.
Posted on 10/11/13 8:43 AM in reply to Harry Harry.
Harry Harry
Hi Jeffery,

I have Java development experience of around 5 years and would like to go for this certification. Apart from the developers training isn't any good source to prepare for this?
I have seen some documentation which covers topics for this exam, will it be enough or any book you recommend?

Thanks,
Harry
Posted on 10/11/13 3:54 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
Hi Harry,

Please read Jeff's blog post again carefully as all information is provided there. Regarding your question, please see here: http://www.liferay.com/services/certification/professional-developer#material
Posted on 10/11/13 5:59 PM in reply to Harry Harry.
S Obijiski
Certification is a welcome step for the Liferay community and Liferay development. It increases accessibility and makes it easier for developers understand and comply with testing and validation procedures. We at Elegant MicroWeb think that Prometric can bring trust and confidence to the process, and better accommodate candidate locations. Other industry certifications are already using Prometric so there is a reputation and certainty that will make candidates and the IT community more confident in the process.

<a href=”http://www.elegantmicroweb.com/capability/tc/ecm-portal/liferay-portal-dev­elopment.htm” title=”Liferay Development”>Liferay Development</a>
Posted on 10/19/13 11:06 AM.
Nice, now I'm preparing!!
Posted on 10/25/13 1:20 PM.
Is there any way to validate Liferay certification number?
Posted on 12/3/13 8:31 PM.
Not yet, but we are in the process of adding this functionality to liferay.com
Posted on 12/10/13 1:46 PM in reply to Sreeraj AV.
I did Liferay training with Jeff for Portal Admin and Developer. Jeff is knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. If you are aiming for certification, I recommend you review what certification requires, and then go into dev training making sure to take good notes !
Posted on 12/10/13 1:59 PM.
Hi

I am new to Liferay portal. I want to do certification. Is this certification is open to all ? can any one give this certification or it can be given only by set of peoples belonging to Partners companies of Liferay ?

Thank
Abhay
Posted on 12/16/13 12:00 AM.
HI Abhay

Certification is open for all.
Posted on 3/6/14 5:56 PM in reply to Abhay Agarwal.
Hi Jeffrey,
When liferay certification will appear as badges?
Posted on 4/23/14 1:48 AM.
Hi Sushil,

We hope to have the badges available by the end of May.
Posted on 4/23/14 8:45 AM in reply to sushil patidar.
I attended for liferay exam and unfortunately failed on 72%.
1. Is there any grassing type offer?
2. Till when i get vouture to re-take the exam?
3. Can i retake or apply for same exam after 2days?
Posted on 5/29/14 5:43 AM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
I attended for liferay exam and unfortunately failed on 72%.
1. Is there any grassing type offer?
2. Till when i get vouture to re-take the exam?
3. Can i retake or apply for same exam after 2days?
Posted on 5/29/14 5:43 AM in reply to Tejas Kanani.
Hi Ram,

Not sure what you mean by grassing type offer but there is a promotion going on right that you may be eligible for. Refer to https://www.liferay.com/certification-promo to determine if you qualify and for details on when to expect your retake voucher. There is a 21-day waiting period before you'll be able to sit for the exam again.
Posted on 5/29/14 8:33 AM in reply to ram kumar.
Is it necessary to wait 21 days?
If i want to apply it again after 1-2 days.
Can i apply after 1-2 day as a fresh one.
exiting to appear again, waiting for 21days is emoticon
Posted on 5/29/14 11:50 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
Is it necessary to wait 21 days?
If i want to apply it again after 1-2 days.
Can i apply after 1-2 day as a fresh one.
exiting to appear again, waiting for 21days is emoticon
Posted on 5/29/14 11:50 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
Is it necessary to wait 21 days?
If i want to apply it again after 1-2 days.
Can i apply after 1-2 day as a fresh one.
exiting to appear again, waiting for 21days is emoticon
Posted on 5/29/14 11:50 PM in reply to Jeffrey Handa.
@Brian
certification badge is not available on my public profile.
i gave different email id at prometric, please pay attention.
Posted on 6/4/14 10:05 PM in reply to Brian Kim.
Hi Lokhande,

Please send an email to certification@liferay.com to get it corrected.
Posted on 6/4/14 11:51 PM in reply to Lokhande Vishnudas D..