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Noticed something while looking at Certifications

Post icon  Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:26 AM

I was on the Zend site thinking about getting PHP certified, note this is actually a worthwhile certification as they are whom maintains the language. Anyway, on the topic covered I found it interesting that under the database skills they list PDO, but not MySQLi. Looks like that is the way even the architects like database interactions handled.


Here is the information: PHP 5 Zend Certification

What are you surprised is on there, or something you think should be included?

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Re: Noticed something while looking at Certifications

Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:40 AM

That makes sense, they don't have many vendor-specific things in that list. If they listed MySQLi, why not PostgreSQL also? PDO covers all of those.

That's a pretty good list though. It's good to see things like bytecode caching. I could do without all of the XML though, I'm allergic. Maybe a little more on SPL, they only list it in the section on arrays.

Wait, no, it's under OOP too.
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Re: Noticed something while looking at Certifications

Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

XML is a needed entity though. It is common for rss feeds and general api's. And systems like magento use it for configuration settings.

It is a pretty comprehensive list, although the OOP section seems smaller than I would have thought.

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