The good news at Ixis keeps rolling in. Following our recent ISO success, Ixis developers Andy Rigby and Paul Jones have passed the Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8 exam. The multiple choice exam provided them both with plenty of opportunities to test their Drupal 8 knowledge and proved to be a great exercise in determining whether their skills were sufficient to be certified here and now.
The exam provided me and Andy the opportunity to test ourselves. We went into the exam feeling quietly optimistic and to pass provided us both with more confidence going forward.
After passing the exam with flying colours, with Paul scoring 90% and Andy scoring 95%, they are both now looking forward to challenging themselves further and have ambitions towards progressing onto the next tiers of Acquia certification.
If they could change anything about the exam, they felt that at times it concentrated more on testing their reading comprehension than actual Drupal knowledge. Whilst appreciating that it is always going to be difficult to test a person's knowledge of programming with a multiple choice exam they would suggest a more practical exam to test themselves going forward as this would have provided a much more realistic experience of any situation they may actually come up against in the workplace.
Mike Carter, Managing Director added:
It’s great to see the development team gaining more certifications - which is great when speaking to potential clients as it provides a degree of confidence in our knowledge and capabilities before we get to work with them
One of the benefits we’re finding from doing the Acquia certification is to help identify gaps in the teams knowledge which can help us focus on improving the team as whole.