[quote author="Katherine " date="1348318837"]Hi Elena, sorry about the missing pages. We are collecting all the info from the old qt.nokia.com and bringing on to qt.digia.com. It's a lot of info with not too many hands yet available. These materials will be up soon! smiles[/quote]
Currently there are 3 exams for Qt4 (Essentials, C++, Widget).
Will Digia create new exam(s) for Qt4 (or maybe later for Qt5)?
Is there a plan for this?
I agree with Andre and utcenter. If you only know enough to narrowly pass a certification test then it doesn't really prove you know anything but how to pass a test. The entire point of certification is to certify that you have an certain level of knowledge in a given topic. If you learn Qt, and practice developing with it, then you will easily pass the exam. If you can't pass the exam, then you haven't the knowledge you need to be certified.
So, in short: use the videos, use the books, use the forums, use the documentation... and code, code, code.
As disappointing as this may sound, but I do think the problem is on the part of the companies you apply to, not on yours. All certificates contain your name, a candidate id and a certificate id which can be for sure used to manually verify your certificate asking PearsonVue or Nokia - if the companies wanted to do that in the first place.
I am already contributing to the collective knowledge base in other ways, but I cannot at the moment commit to helping you out with creating new wiki pages.
I wish you a lot of luck with that enterprise though! The community would benenfit from having good wiki pages created on things like this. I just hope you manage to focus enough for the pages to stay managable and findable. Welcome to Devnet!
[quote author="dmwj80" date="1315212699"]Do we have QT certification in Australia? [/quote]
Yes. Check the Pearson Vue website to find out where.
[quote]How much is it worth? What are the benefits?[/quote]
That would depend on your own situation and goals.
[quote author="bergo.torino" date="1308435401"]It is a kind of a funny: I got specialist badge but only a certified developer certificate ;) I also noticed that the specialists do have certificate developer badge too - I don't. So basically it is a bit messy but there is a some charm in it :) [/quote]
No access to documentation.
IMHO to pass Essentials you need to work with Qt for one-two years, to pass Specialist UI you need to work with Qt for three-four years, to pass Specialist C++ you need to work with C++ for two-four years. Exams are not too hard. Essentials took for me 20 minutes, Specialist exams took around 25-30 minutes each.
I think that Qt certificates can show that person has some level of knowledge in Qt. It is not a big advantage, but not small too :) (at least you can move to advanced questions during interview and skip simple like what is QObject and signal-slots mechanism)
Maybe it is a bit late to reply but there is one more benefit. Your company will show that it cares about the competences of it's employees. It is a good sign for possible new hires that your company is a place where one can develop and improve its skills.
[quote author="Pavel Mazniker" date="1300198884"]You said call them, to what country to call? Can I contact them by email? How?[/quote]
Their numbers are listed on the website. Really. I know, because I had to call them not too long ago too. They have access numbers in most countries it seemed, though i think I got redirected to a call center abroad.
[quote author="Andre" date="1299848566"]
[quote author="Kbarrios" date="1299848260"]Indeed, Alexandra is right. The Qt Ambassador applications are being processed much faster now. We ran into some bottlenecks at the end of last year, but we are seeing the light. Sorry for the delay! If you wonder the status of your application, please send me a mail with your name and project name.
As for the Ambassador name list - great idea. We will see how this can be implemented. Thanks for that.[/quote]
What's the expected processing time at the moment for an application that was accepted, and for which you had to upload some screenshots? Just so I know when to expect my app (Saint) to be processed...
No time flat, it seems. The application is already processed and up on the website :-)