Acquia Certified Developer - Back End Specialist

Happy to become an Acquia Certified Developer - Back End Specialist by passing the Acquia certification in March 2015.

The Acquia Certified Developer - Back end Specialist exam is intended for Acquia customers, partners, and employees who perform a Back end Developer role.

According to Acquia, this exam validates my ability to...

  • Design, develop and deploy Drupal based solutions focusing on the back end
  • Understand the core Drupal basic architecture best practices for back end development
  • Develop and maintain applications using Drupal back end development
  • Develop and implement new Drupal modules
  • Customize and extend existing modules

The basic knowledge and skills required at this level should include all of the following areas and objective components below.

Drupal

  • Professional experience using Drupal technology
  • Set-up and configure Drupal sites
  • Develop and implement new Drupal modules
  • Customize and extend existing modules: knowledge of existing modules, PHP
  • Drupal security and performance

Web and IT Knowledge

  • Experience in developing enterprise Drupal websites and web applications
  • PHP knowledge
  • OOP knowledge
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery
  • MySQL
  • Basic Linux server administration skills
  • Experience with security and performance
  • Version control systems

The program details are here and I've been listed in the registry here.