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ZCE Exam

Zend PHP 5.3 Certification Exam is a measure of technical distinction that employers use to evaluate prospective employees.

The exam consists of 70 questions that must be answered in 90 minutes and it cover the categories listed below. The questions are multiple choice (one or many responses) or free-form fields to fill in.

The exam can be taken in any Pearson VUE Testing Center if you purchase a 1 year valid voucher from the Zend Online Store and you must have there 2 identification forms (must have signature).

You pass the exam if you answer more than 70% of the questions, then you will be listed in  Zend Yellow Pages for PHP Professionals, you’ll get a diploma in few weeks and you might get a Zend Studio free License

You can find more info hre: http://www.zend.com/services/certification/php-5-certification/

The exam topics summary:

PHP Basics Functions Data Format & Types
  • Syntax
  • Operators
  • Variables
  • Constants
  • Control Structures
  • Language Constructs and Functions
  • Namespaces
  • Extensions
  • Config
  • Performance/bytecode caching
  • Syntax
  • Arguments
  • Variables
  • References
  • Returns
  • Variable Scope
  • Anonymous Functions, closures
  • XML Basics
  • SimpleXML
  • XML Extension
  • Xpath
  • Webservices Basics
  • SOAP
  • REST
  • JSON & AJAX
  • DateTime
  • DOMDocument

 

Web Features Object Oriented Programming Security
  • Sessions
  • Forms
  • GET and POST data
  • Cookies
  • HTTP Headers
  • HTTP Authentication
I/O
  • Files
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • File System Functions
  • Streams
  • Contexts
  • Instantiation
  • Modifiers/Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Exceptions
  • Static Methods & Properties
  • Autoload
  • Reflection
  • Type Hinting
  • Class Constants
  • Late Static Binding
  • Magic (_*) Methods
  • Instance Methods & Properties
  • Class Definition
  • SPL
  • Configuration
  • Session Security
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Cross-Site Request Forgeries
  • SQL Injection
  • Remote Code Injection
  • Email Injection
  • Filter Input
  • Escape Output
  • Encryption, Hashing algorithms
  • File uploads
  • Data storage
  • SSL

 

Strings & Patterns Databases Arrays
  • Quoting
  • Matching
  • Extracting
  • Searching
  • Replacing
  • Formatting
  • PCRE
  • HEREDOC and NOWDOC
  • Encodings
  • SQL
  • Joins
  • Analyzing Queries
  • Prepared Statements
  • Transactions
  • PDO
  • Enumerated Arrays
  • Associative Arrays
  • Array Iteration
  • Multi-Dimensional Arrays
  • Array Functions
  • SPL, Objects as arrays

 
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