Posts Tagged certification

Oct 22 2009

Certified Scrum Master Training

Just got the time to attend the Certified Scrum Master Training and Certification.

At the beginning i was believing that i would be there 2 days listening to the same topics once again, as i already had read about it on online presentations. Well, i was wrong! I got a lot of good knowledge from the Certification Training and i would suggest it to those of you who are trying to implement Scrum into your teams.

The Certification Training program was the following:

  • Overview of Scrum
  • Sprints
  • The Scrum Master
  • The product owner
  • Product backlog
  • Meetings
  • Sprint planning
  • Release planning
  • Tracking progress
  • The team
  • Scalability

When you’re attending to the training many questions will pop up in your head, the main one that popped out on my head and in most of my class mates was “How will i implement this on my team ?”.

I will try to answer to this question on a future blog post, because that will need experimentation, presentations and mentality change over here on my company.

So, the first thing that i would advise to everyone that has this question over the head is:

Plan, Plan, Plan and Plan the implementation process.

If you are not familiarized with SCRUM, here you have some links about the subject.

Mar 28 2008

Zend PHP5 Certified Engineer

I finally go the time, and the courage, to go forward and do the exam.

The result couldn’t be better, i did it, i am now a Zend PHP5 Certified Engineer.

About the exam, i was expecting something less tricky.

I had studied by the book, Zend PHP Certification Practice Test Book, from Nanobooks/Php Architect, and in the book i manage to pass on 90% of all questions, more than 200 questions.

The Zend PHP5 Certified Engineer is a set of 70 questions, you must socre more than 50% to get the certification, on the end of the exam i was not getting totally sure about my grade, i had doubts on several question, tricky one’s.


My advice is, if you are thinking of doing it, just study, it’s not straight forward as it seems!