Today is a very excited day for the Delphi community; we at Embarcadero introduced the Delphi Certification Program. Millions of Delphi developers will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and proficiency to their peers, the programming community and potential employers. This new certification program is much more affordable then the past Delphi certifications, had the collaboration of many Delphi experts around the world, and is different from the past where we just had one certification level – now the Delphi Certification Program has two levels: Developer and Master Developer.
Study Guides are available for each exam; the study guide reviews the topic areas of the certification test and provides links to online learning resources as well as a list of books on Delphi. For both exams you have 60 minutes to answers 60 questions, at the end you will know your score and if you pass you will receive your certificate in PDF format via email.
The Delphi Developer exam costs $49 USD, is un-moderated; it means you can take the exam from anywhere.
The Delphi Master Developer Certification is moderated; you must choose from a list of Certification Centers to arrange for testing and cost only $149 USD.
Delphi Developer Certification
The Delphi Certified Developer exam tests general knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, including language syntax, programming techniques and using the IDE and database development.
If you’re a registered Delphi XE user or RAD Studio XE user, you are eligible to take the one Delphi Developer Certification exam free of charge, more information on the Certification Center Page.
The exam is organized in 12 sections:
- Delphi Fundamentals
- Data types, variables, and Constants
- Procedures and Functions
- Classes and Objects
- Object Interfaces
- Generics, Attributes and Anonymous Method
- Database Concepts
- Standards Routines and I/O
- Libraries and Packages
- Memory Management
- Exceptions and Assertions
- Database Concepts
Delphi Master Developer Certification
The Delphi Certified Master Developer exam tests advanced knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, fundamental and advanced Delphi language syntax, programming techniques, using the IDE, building projects and groups, component use and development, and experience in architecting and building desktop, client/server, Internet and multi-tier applications.
- Delphi XE Interface and Configuration
- Delphi VCL and RTL
- Working with Components
- Delphi Language and Object-Oriented Programming
- Database Concepts/Data Access Techniques
- Writing DLLs and Packages
- Libraries and Packages
- Windows Concepts
- Component Design Basics
- Internet Programming
Certification Study GuidesMy recommendation for who is looking to became Delphi Certified is to start reading the Study Guide, it is your starting point in order to became Delphi Certified Developer or Master Developer.In case you don’t know what exam to take first, my recommendation is to start with the Developer Certification, it will give you a good idea about the whole process, from preparation to the time you take exam. If you prefer you can go directly to the Master Developer Certification, which cover an advanced aspects of the Delphi development, but it will request additional knowledgement and more time for the preparation.In both cases our training partners offer a number of different training that will help you to be prepared for the certification. Passing the exam you will be able to use respective Delphi Certified logo on your email signature, website, business card, etc, and other benefits. Certification CenterThe Certification Center Page contain all the information you need. I encourage you to visit the following links, and please read the Study Guides and FAQ, if after that you still having question, please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Certification Center Home Page
Certification WebinarOn June 21st I will be presenting the Webinar about the Certification Program in english, three different times:
- 6:00am PDT / 9:00am EDT / 3:00pm CET
- 11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT
- 5:00pm PDT / June 22 10:00am Australian EST
On this webinar I will cover:
Overview of the Delphi Certification program
Delphi Developer and Delphi Master certification levels
Preparing for the certification exam
Tips for successfully completing the exam
Benefits of being a certified developer
Interactive Q&A session with attendees
You can register for this webinar HERE
Start preparing for the certification, have fun and good luck in your exam.