- How often do I have to take the exam?
Just for major versions. For example the “Administrator Joomla! 3” exam is valid for all Joomla! 3.x versions.
- What happens when Joomla! 4 comes out?
We will have two separates exams. For example “Administrator Joomla! 3” and “Administrator Joomla! 4”. Joomla! certifications are only available for major versions.
- What’s the format of the exam?
Computer based, 60 questions, 90 minutes, multiple choice.
- What languages is the exam available in?
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
- How can I prepare for the exam?
You can attend a training by a Joomla! Learning Partner in your country. In the future, you will be able to train yourself using the Joomla! Documentation.
- Where I can take the exam?
You can take the exam at a Joomla! Learning Partner, on a JoomlaDay event or at a recognized Joomla! User Group.
- Who gets the money for the exam?
The money goes to the Joomla! community through Open Source Matters.
- Where I can post questions about the Joomla certification program?
You can post your questions in the Joomla! Forum.
How to ensure quality and do reviews?
- For quality assurance reasons, all the exam results are reviewed per question and not per candidate.
- The exam result is final and we do not review individual cases, the CEPT does not enter into a discussion about individual's result.
- Only if the CEPT find a question or answer(s) to be seriously 'íncorrect' we will consider adjusting results for candidates affected in the specific exam session.
What are the System Requirements?
Exams are conducted online. All devices must meet specific Technical Requirements, and each device requires installation of Safe Exam Browser (SEB) software, to ensure you only have access to the Joomla! exam and nothing else.
If you are taking an exam at a Joomla! Learning Partner (JLP), a SEB pre-installed computer is provided for use. Please check with your exam provider for details. If you already have a SEB pre-installed computer, please skip ahead to the Exam Pre/Post Preparation section.
Troubleshooting: SEB for Windows - what changes does it make to your system?
Troubleshooting: SEB for macOS - what changes does it make to your system?
Candidates - Exam Pre/Post Preparation
Prior to the exam, is it recommended that you change your Exam Dashboard Password to something easy to remember. Once the exam is over you should change it back to something more secure.
Once seated in the exam room, your Supervisor will welcome you, check your Technical Requirements have been met, ensure you are correctly registered, and explain the exam rules.