For those of us who have been working on Spring for many years now, we have a wonderful opportunity to take this exam. So, who can write the Exam is a big question since they do have some requirements and they are as follows:
Quote from SpringSource:
Eligible individuals can register to take the Spring Framework Professional certification examination, via the web, at one of over 4500 world-wide testing facilities, and can begin taking the exam on 31 January 2008. A person is eligible for registration if he or she has recently taken the 4-day “CoreSpring” class from SpringSource (or a SpringSource certified training partner in Europe, Africa or the MiddleEast (EMEA)). A person may also be eligible for registration, without attending the 4-day course, if he or she can demonstrate having significantly contributed to the Spring community or can provide a reference to a Spring development effort in which he or she was actively involved. This person is referred to as a “grandfathered” candidate.
I did contact Daryl Heinz Director of Training for SpringSource, Inc. with just one question. Please explain how we can provide a reference to show that we are using Spring in our Development?
Daryl replied back immediately with all the details. We just need to provide the contact information of our Manager so that SpringSource will be able to validate that we indeed have experience using Spring.
You can find all the details about the Certification here:
1. SpringSource Certification Program
I am really excited to take this Exam, how about you?