Getting qualified

The topic of qualifying in PHP and MySQL development is something I only want to touch on briefly, but nevertheless it is quite important. Zend and MySQL offer certification for PHP and MySQL respectively, which means that if you sit a few tests and pass with sufficiently high marks you can add "Qualified PHP and MySQL developer" to your résumé. The exams themselves aren't too hard, and both have study guides to help you brush up on your skills, but you should have at least six months experience using PHP/MySQL before you try them.

If you want to be extra-sure of high marks, you could try taking a course in the topic of your choice - there are training parts around the world that can coach you towards Zend/MySQL certification, and this vastly increases your chances of success.


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