Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

General discussion on certification and training programs
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 11:22 am

Re: Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Post by Przemek » Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am

I have just bought Zend Certified Engineer Exam Study Guide, and I want to share my opinion about it.

I am a Zend Certfified Enginner who have already took and passed an exam with PHP 5.
Now I wanted to update my knowledge and certificate to the current PHP version, so I bought book "Zend Certified Engineer Exam Study Guide”.

Comparing to the previous book ZEND PHP 5 Certification Study Guide by Davey Shafik and Ben Ramsey, I am truly and deeply disappointed by the new book for PHP 7.

I just opened and screened the newly bought book to see that:

1. Content in all chapters is as short as it could possibly be (too short!). There is no elaborated content to study, only the short recaps that I would expect as a summary, not a book to study!
2. Typesetting is horrible. All letters capitalized, it’s hard to read.
3. Navigation is broken. There is literally no navigation in PDF file, so it’s impossible to jump into the chapter I would like to start studying.
4. Images and screenshots are in terrible quality. It’s hard to see what’s written on the screenshots published in book.

To sum up, I’m deeply disappointed by the book and what happened with PHP exam since version 5.
When I bought a book to study PHP 5 for certification, I felt like I did a good thing and bought a good book to study from.

Now I feel like I bought a bunch of HTML pages published in PDF format with summarized PHP knowledge, something totally different than I would expect from such professional organization as Zend.

There is a lot of materials on the web that is far better than this study guide.

Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am

Re: Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Post by maviko » Fri May 18, 2018 10:06 am

This is fun to read. If you want, you can check out android screen overly detected fix and also check out view whatsapp status secretly.

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:31 pm

Re: Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Post by send2958 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:37 pm

Posts: 2
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 7:03 am

Re: Zend PHP Certification Study Guide

Post by ritw9629 » Tue May 22, 2018 1:58 pm

Post Reply