Certification

Back-End Developer 7.1
Certification

Put your developer skills to the test with Liferay DXP 7.1 questions on topics including basic development concepts, portlets, frameworks, and customization.

90 Min | 50 Questions | 200 USD

Exam Blueprint

90 Minutes
50 Questions
72% Passing Score

Example Test Questions

  1. Blade CLI lets you create projects that can be used only with Liferay Developer Studio.
    True
    False
    Answer:  False
     
  2. Using Declarative Services, the following properties are defined in the property attribute of the @Component:
    (Please select all correct answers.)
    A. If the portlet is instanceable
    B. If the portlet appears in the "Sample" Display Category
    C. If the portlet can be displayed in Liferay Portal 6.2
    D. If the portlet has a Language.properties file
    Answer:  A, C, and D
     
  3. The standard methods of the portlet lifecycle in the JSR-286 portlet specification include:
    (Please select all correct answers.)
    A. init
    B. service
    C. render
    D. destroy
    E. notify
    Answer: A, C and D
     
  4. A fragment module works in the following phase of the Module Lifecycle:
    A. Resolved
    B. Active
    C. Installed
    D. Starting
    Answer: A
     
  5. The recommended location to declare an entity to be used by Liferay Service Builder is:
    A. EntityImpl.java
    B. entity.xml
    C. portal_entity.ftl
    D. service.xml
    Answer: D
  • All questions are based on Liferay best practices when developing for Liferay DXP.
  • Unless otherwise indicated in the question, assume a new Liferay installation with no additional plugins installed and no modifications to portal properties.

Topics:

Each topic will be a percentage of the test below.
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Liferay 7.1: Basic Concepts | 15%

Creating personalized digital experiences across web, mobile and connected device isthe goal of Liferay DXP's framework, but to accomplish that Liferay leverages the OSGi framework to provide a development environment for modular applications.

OSGi and Modularity

Module Development

Blade CLI

Liferay Workspace

Gogo Shell

Liferay 7.1: Portlets | 25%

Web apps in Liferay Portal are called portlets. Like many web apps, portlets processrequests and generate responses. In the response, the portlet returns content (e.g.HTML, XHTML) for display in browsers. In Liferay, portlets runs in a portion of the webpage. With Portlet, you can create new functionalities.

Liferay MVC Portlet

Liferay Soy Portlet

Service Builder

Single Page Applications

Liferay 7.1: Liferay Frameworks | 25%

Liferay Frameworks expand the capabilities of your implementations.

Asset Framework

Workflow Framework

Export / Import

Staging

Authentication

Application Security

Feedback Utilities

Messaging

Search

Liferay 7.1: Customizing Liferay 7.1 | 20%

Extending and customizing Liferay Portal for your own needs.

Core JSPs

App JSPs

Liferay Services

Language Keys

MVC Commands

Dynamic Includes

Liferay 7.1: Upgrade Process | 15%

Upgrading from Liferay 6.X involves moving from plugins to Liferay modules.

Upgrading Portlet Plugins

Upgrading Hook Plugins

Optimizing Plugins

Data Upgrades — Override default product prices with price lists, promotional pricing, and discounts.

Scheduled Pricing — Core upgrade framework & upgrade framework for modules

Preparing for the Exam

Achieving recognition as a Liferay Certified Professional Back-End Developer demonstrates that you understand core concepts for developing Liferay modules and know how to follow Liferay best practices to develop robust, elegant, and maintainable solutions based on the Liferay Platform. The exam is designed to be challenging, yet fair for Liferay developers. Here’s how you can succeed:

  1. This exam is based off of the Liferay Training course Back-End Developer.
  2. Attend the Back-End Developer training course. Attending training is not required before you sit for the exam, but much of the exam material is based on concepts covered in training.
  3. Review additional source material. Liferay Developer Network is an amazing complementary source of information for the exam.
  4. Get hands-on development experience. Some of the topics covered on the exam require the kind of knowledge that comes from real experience developing for the Liferay Platform. If you have attended a developer training, be sure you've completed and reviewed all of the exercises presented during class, even the bonus exercises. If you haven't attended training, spend some time developing applications and customizations. It would also be helpful to review Liferay’s source code to ensure you're familiar with Liferay's best practices.
  5. Register.
  6. Show up to the testing center with the required identification and take the 90-minute exam.

How to Register

Liferay Certification exams are administered by Kryterion. Please register for an exam on Kryterion's website.
Registration Fee: $200 USD

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