I passed the PHP thingy

Today I went for the Zend PHP 5 Certification and passed. Uzyn did it an hour half earlier and he passed too. I slept so little this morning just so I can read this PHP exam study guide. And before I enter the test all I can claim is that I finished the book.

Before we took this PHP 5 cert exam, there was one other guy who did it in this center. I reach there on time:

Me: Afternoon, I have a test at 3 for PHP.
Front desk: PHP?
Me: Exam 200-500.
FD: You taking CCNA?
Me: Nah… The one by Zend.

I tell you she was absolutely clueless. I almost fell asleep doing the questions. I found myself sinking lower and lower into my seat. There was no one in the room, just me and seventy questions.

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I probably can’t discuss the PHP exam questions but let’s just say the questions are kinda strange. It’s just not what you would expect. I expected the test to be more about explaining the code kinda thing but that almost didn’t appear at all. CCNA questions are a lot better and open internet (open book) too.

I finished the 70 questions and thinking I would fail. I clicked on the End Exam button, closed my eyes and all that my mind could think about is this red-colored ‘Fail’ word to be displayed.

It didn’t.

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(Yahoo!)

The certificate would come next month. Congrats to Uzyn too!

Listed on PHP Yellow Pages already, that was fast!

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I will be available for PHP web development works in Singapore.

2 thoughts on “I passed the PHP thingy”

  1. Congrats to you too!

    The test is badly structured. All you need is a good memory. Of course some experience in PHP (especially in setting up) would help too.

    What’s CCNA?

  2. CCNA is Cisco Certified Network Associate.

    I have almost no experience in setting PHP up. I kinda based the answers on intuition and the art of elimination. Some answers just don’t sound right!

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