Zend PHP 5 Certified Engineer

17th September, 2008 – 12:12 pm


Just before I went on holiday I become a Zend PHP 5 Certified Engineer.

Zend Certified Engineer - PHP 5

This involved taking a PHP 5 exam and quite a bit of revision.  I found
it really useful as it made me cover areas of PHP that I hadn’t yet used and
re-enforced a lot of OO concepts that I’ve used in other languages but never
quite got around to looking at in PHP.  I’m sold now that PHP is equal as
a web development language to .NET, though my experience is that, in the UK at
least, it’s still not utilised in industry.

My next plan is to take some .NET qualifications as it’s more in line with
what my current employer uses (and of course useful in any future career move)
but I think for personal projects (such as DUFFA.org and a dating site I’m
writing) PHP is my first choice.

To anybody revising for the exam, ensure you have a fair amount of knowledge
of the difference between PHP 4 and 5 as these seemed to come up more than I
expected!

You can see my certification here.

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