Today we launch Certification for concrete5 with a slightly unique approach (would you expect anything less from us?). We've decided to break certification up into very granular measurable topics. We're starting off with 21 different tests, organized into Developer, Designer and Editor categories. These cover topics such as Upgrading and Moving Sites, Theme Development, Basic Block Building, Developer Concepts, and Advanced Permissions.
If you are an employer who needs to find an expert, you can search for members with specific certifications to match the type of work you need done. There's no abstract distinctions for you to try to guess about. Each certification course is a quick multiple choice test that covers a very specific topic.
- Get 3 test credits for $15 or you can buy a full pack of 21 for $95.
- Time to take a test is one minute per question
- Tests can be retaken after 24 hours
- Members search now includes filters for each Certification test
- Tests are typically made up of 25 multiple choice questions that are pulled from a larger pool of questions
To celebrate the much awaited launch of ceritifcation, we're running an awesome early adopter promo:
The first 5 people who complete a certification will receive a care package from the core team.The care package will include a t-shirt, a custom button, and a printed certificate signed by the core team.
Interested in our Developer Training Track but can't attend one of the usual time slots? Check out these special evening sessions on Wednesdays in June from 6pm - 8pm Pacific.
Plus, check out these lower prices on three other Core Team add-ons:
We now offer subscription based pricing for Enterprise Workflow and Enterprise Internationalization!
Enterprise Workflowpowers your team with a multi-step, multi-path approval system while maintaining concrete5's intuitive editing experience.
TheEnterprise Internationalizationsuite adds tools for a team of translators to collaborate.
The Core Team isn't going to Austin, but community memberChrisHhas kindly organized a meetup anyway.
If you're going to SXSW or you live in Austin, meet up with other concrete5 lovers at Austin Java (Suite 100, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX) at 10 AM on Monday, March 11.
We're sending some swag--sign up early and include your shirt size and you might just get a free concrete5 shirt.
Packt Publishing has released a new concrete5 book: Creating concrete5 Themes byRemo Laubacher.
It'sa practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of examples that will teach you how to create powerful concrete5 themes, change the look of content block elements, and even make your site ready for mobile devices.
The book is available in print or as an eBook from Packt Publishing--right now it's even on sale. You can also find it at Amazon.com and other book retailers.
Tune in to the FLOSS weekly video showon Wednesday,Jan. 23 at 8:30 AM PST for a live interview withconcrete5CEO Franz Maruna.
FLOSS Weekly,hosted by Randal Schwartz and a rotating panel of co-hosts every Wednesday, focuses on the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.
Miss the show? You can still watch it here:http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/239
- December 12 - Developer Intro
- December 19 - Basic Blocks
- January 9 - Advanced Blocks
- January 16 - Single Pages
Thanks to our amazing community, concrete5 is thewinner of the People's Choice Award for Best Open Source CMS from CMS Critic!
CMS Critic writes, "Congratulations to everyone at Concrete5 for their awesome work. It was a hard fought battle with CMS Made Simple for first place but Concrete5 took over in the end and won this year with the most votes."
Without this type of press, we wouldn't be able to give away so much free goodness in the core. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.