Before the end of 2007, I wanted to move closer towards my goal of being an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Community Expert, so I took the ColdFusion 7 Developer Exam. The exam tests expertise and competency of a ColdFusion Developer. Question topics range from Web Development to ColdFusion Product specific knowledge. The exam is 66 questions in multiple choice format.
Examinees who pass are awarded one of two titles dependent on score:
|70% - 84%||Certified ColdFusion MX 7 Developer|
|85% - 100%||Certified Advanced ColdFusion MX 7 Developer|
I make it a practice to be Certified. Being Certified shows you are serious about your craft. I was already certified in ColdFusion 4.5 and ColdFusion 5. It was time I made my bones on CF7.
The ColdFusion product is broad and wide. There are many features and I knew that simply studying the documentation would take a long time. To help target my studying, I purchased the CFMX Exam Buster 7.0 from CentraSoft. The Exam Buster is a program filled with 13 practice tests on a wide spectrum of information.
Personally, I liked taking the test blind, then reviewing the incorrect answers at the end. A URL to the exact section of the ColdFusion product documentation for each question is provided, should you want more information, or like me, Can't Believe You Got That One Wrong! My highest score on the practice tests was 87.
On testing day, I was ready. I focused well and made smart choices. My final score on the ColdFusion Certification Exam was 95%, enough to gain Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion MX 7 Developer status. Mission Accomplished!
One benefit of being Certified Advanced, is the ability to use the Advanced Developer logo. Another, is being listed on the Macromedia (Adobe) site. I can't seem to find the listing however. Does anyone happen to know where it is?
Macromedia will now award individuals who achieve a superior score on the exam with special status. If you receive a test score of 80% or better on your exam, you will receive Advanced ColdFusion MX Developer status. Certified Advanced ColdFusion MX Developers are entitled to use the Advanced ColdFusion MX Developer logo on business cards, letterheads, and Web sites. Also, they will be listed in a directory found on the Macromedia Web site.