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Why you need CMS certified developers on your project

Vegard Ottervig on

Discover how CMS certification can give your developers the edge when it comes to mastering your digital project.

The developers on your team might be well-versed in a range of programming languages, but it’s unlikely that they’re quite so confident when it comes to navigating your CMS. Unless they’re the proud owners of a CMS certification, that is. But does it really matter? And what could a CMS-certified developer add to your team

Not every CMS is alike

Alas, there’s no one-size-fits-all training when it comes to mastering the world of CMS. While each system shares similar features, there are plenty of quirks that can trip up even the most experienced developers.

Differences in templating, the configuration of content types and UI navigation are only the tip of the iceberg. To get to grips with everything, training is a must.

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Best practice

CMS certification isn’t just a nice-to-have – it’s a worthy investment in the quality, security and performance of your CMS. A certified developer will have the tools to follow best practice when building and maintaining your system, ensuring you never have to sacrifice security or efficiency. And it doesn’t have to be a matter of trust. Certification is solid proof that a developer knows the solution, making them an invaluable resource when it comes to helping out other developers and co-workers.

Early boost

When your team is raring to get started with a new CMS, the last thing they need is to be slowed down by developers still learning the ropes. When you bring CMS certified developers onboard you can guarantee that they’ll sprint in the right direction from the off. That’s because dedicated training teaches a developer the solution as well as the route.

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Gain skills for your resume

CMS certification isn’t just a boon for project managers – it can give developers a massive boost to their CV too. With certification under their belt, developers are able to demonstrate dedication to their profession, prove their credibility and get access to a whole load of new opportunities. In a crowded market, it’s essential that developers stay one step ahead of the rest, and getting CMS certification is a guaranteed way to do just that.

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How to get certified

Not all certification programmes are created equal. Before jumping into the deep end, developers should read through official resources from vendors or partners. Once they’ve picked the right certification programme, they’ll need to enrol. Training might be a mixture of online courses, self study and in-person workshops, culminating in a multiple choice test. The best programmes really challenge developers, equipping them with the toolkit they need to tackle any problem a CMS might throw at them.

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Topics: 
digital strategy
best practice
project management
developers