New certifications available for Delphi Developers

Last June 12th, 2011, I received an Embarcadero Community Newsletter pointing out that “certification exams are now available for Delphi developers.  Embarcadero's Delphi Certification Program offers two levels: Delphi Certified Developer and Delphi Certified Master Developer. “

I just passed the Delphi Developer Certification exam and thus I became a Certified Delphi Developer.
Certified Delphi Developer
 Now, I want you to become certified as well :-) So, mind this: 
  • This exam is conducted over the Internet without supervision. That means you can take the exam at home (or wherever you prefer) at your own pace. You don’t need to go to a particular place to take the exam: you just need an Internet connection and that’s pretty much it.
  •  The exam is cheap. It only costs $49USD.Consider for example that the prices for .NET or Java certifications are much higher.    
  • You can pay for the exam code online (you need an exam code to take the certification exam). Theoretically, you can pay it using VISA, MasterCard and Paypal. Warning: I tried with my VISA and Master Card cards and it didn’t work. It seems that there is (was) something wrong with the payment system. At the end, I managed to perform the payment through Paypal.
  • The exam contains 60 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. The time is plenty; so, don’t worry about it.
  • Be careful with the syntax questions: even if you are an experienced Delphi programmer, I would advise you to review the syntactical elements of the language before taking the test. Most times our memory becomes dusty after too much time relaying on the code completion features of the IDE.
  • Take a look at the Delphi Developer Certification Study Guide. Make sure you cover all the topics targeted for the exam. Remember: all topics go under examination.
I wanted to take the Delphi Master Developer Certification exam as well, but guess what? - This exam is supervised and I would need to travel to USA to take it. I think I will wait until it becomes available (hopefully) in Canada.

I belief the introduction of these certification programs is proof that Embarcadero is willing to gain a good portion of the programming market. By taking the exams you become part of the effort of bringing Delphi to the arena once more…I believe it’s worthy.

I recently found this Delphi Certification Webinar video by Andreano Lanusse.

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