The Joomla! Administrator Exam is the first available Joomla! certification exam. It covers topics related to the everyday use of building, managing and maintaining Joomla! websites.
The Administrator Exam is part of the Joomla! Certification Program. Its goals are to establish a certain standard and provide a documented measurement of knowledge. This ensures the competence of Joomla! professionals and contributes to the development of a qualified workforce. It will also provide clients an easier way to find a Joomla! Professional.
The Joomla! Administrator Exam is based on a clean Joomla! installation (downloaded from joomla.org) using the default language (en-GB), the default editor (TinyMCE), default template (Protostar) and settings, without any 3rd party extension or customisation.
Topics covered by the Joomla! Administrator Exam
- Joomla! Architecture
- Preparing and installing Joomla!
- Website Structure
- Managing and Editing Articles
- Managing Users and Access (ACL)
- Managing Menus
- Security and Maintenance
- Upgrading the System
- Managing Extensions
- Multilingual Sites
No PHP, CSS or FTP knowledge necessary.
Taking the exam
Exams will be taken at Joomla! Learning Partners (JLP's), JoomlaDays or Joomla! User Groups (JUG's).
What does it look like
Exams are taken on site, they are computer based, in a multiple choice format. A total of 60 questions need to be answered in 90 minutes. The exam is currently only available in English. As soon as enough translators have passed the exam, we will offer the exam in different languages. This approach is necessary in order not to exclude anyone from taking the exam.
You will know whether you have passed or not right away!
Every Joomla! major version will have its own exam. The first exam will test the skills for Joomla! version 3.x The badge received is valid for the lifetime of the covered major version. Different Joomla! versions vary in the ways users carry out administrator tasks. This is why, when a new version is released, you have to verify your skills again.