Liferay DXP 7.1 Certified Professional Front-End Developer

Exam Blueprint

Duration: 90 minutes
Number of questions: 50
Passing score: 80%

Item Types:

True/False - Exam candidate will select if the statement presented is true or false.

Multiple Choice Single Answer - Exam candidate will select the one response that most correctly completes the statement presented.

Multiple Choice Multiple Answer - Exam candidate will select all of the responses that correctly complete the statement presented.

Example Test Questions
  • All questions are based on Liferay best practices when developing for Liferay DXP.
  • Unless other otherwise indicated in the question, assume a new Liferay installation with no additional plugins installed and no modifications to portal properties.
  1. A page in the Liferay Platform can be configured to use a different theme from the rest of the pages of the Site.
    Answer:  True
  2. A portlet can be embedded inside of:
    (Please select all correct answers.)
    A. A Role
    B. A Theme
    C.A Layout
    D. A Document
    Answer:  B and C
  3. To create and deploy a liferay Theme, you need the following tools:
    (Please select all correct answers.)
    A. Yeoman
    B. Node.js
    C. Gulp
    D. Gull
    E. Liferay Theme Generator
    Answer: A, B, C, and E
  4. The command to create a layout is:
    A. yo layout
    B. yo liferay-layout
    C. yo liferay-theme:layout
    D. yo layout:liferay-theme
    Answer: C
  5. After deploying a Theme and a Layout, in which folder can you see the files of each one?
    A. data
    B. osgi/modules
    C. osgi/configs
    D. osgi/war
    Answer: D


Each topic will be a percentage of the test below.


Liferay 7.1: Front-End Development25%

When approaching the development of your application’s front-end, Liferay Portal offers a wide range of tools, frameworks, utilities, and mechanisms to make your life easier.

Front-end Development JavaScript in Liferay Portal:
  • Metal JS
  • Senna.js
  • Liferay AMD Module
  • AlloyUI
Lexicon & Clay
Soy & JSX
npm SDK
Liferay 7.1: Building Layouts Templates20%

Layout templates allow you to set the rows and columns of a page and determine where content can be placed.

Building Layouts Templates
  • Layout Templates with the Liferay Theme Generator
  • Creating Layout Templates Manually
  • Embedding Portlets in Layouts Templates
Liferay 7.1: Building Themes30%

A Liferay Theme is the overall look and feel for a site. Themes are a combination of CSS, JavaScript, HTML, and FreeMarker templates.

Building Themes
  • Liferay Theme Generator
  • Theme Development
  • Theme Settings
  • Color Scheme
  • Themelets
  • Importing Resources with a Theme
  • Theme Contributors
  • Context Contributors/li>
  • Portlet Decorators
  • Embedding Portlets in Themes
  • Clay CSS and Themes
Liferay 7.1: Upgrading Themes 5%

In prior versions of Liferay Portal, Velocity templates (.vm files) were the default template language for writing theme markup. But Velocity had limitations. Since Liferay Portal CE 7.0, Freemarker templates (.ftl files) are the default template language, and Velocity templates are deprecated.

Upgrading Themes Theme Upgrade
Liferay 7.1: Front-End Taglibs 10%

Liferay Portal offers a powerful set of taglibs that are fully maintained and integrated. They provide common implementations for UI components and utilities to ensure that your app behaves in a very clean and efficient way.

Front-End Taglibs
  • Liferay UI Taglib
  • Clay Taglib
Liferay 7.1: Customizing with Templates10%

There are a number of resources on the platform where you can use templates for styling.

Customizing the Front-end
  • Web Content Templates
  • Workflow Templates
  • Application Display Templates



This examination overview includes weighting, test objectives, and example content. Example topics and concepts are included to clarify test objectives; they should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all of the content of this examination.


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Exam Pricing

Standard test price: USD 200

Exam Source Material

This exam is based off of the Liferay Training course Front-end Developer as well as the Liferay DXP 7.1 Developer Guide

Preparing for the Exam

Achieving recognition as a Liferay Certified Professional Front-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. Attend the Front-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.
  2. Review the additional source material. Liferay Developer Network is an amazing complementary source of information for the exam.
  3. 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.
  4. Register.
  5. Show up to the testing center with the required identification and take the 90-minute exam.

How to Register

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