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I was thinking of taking Magento Certification exam, but a question popped up my mind. As Magento 2 is expected to come early next year is it advisable to take the certification exam now as I assume Magento 2 won't be backward compatible and its core code structure has changed too.

So will the current certification hold the same value as it is now? Will there be a new certification exam for Magento 2?

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If you have decided that certification is something you want to do then I would say it's still worth it yes. A few months ago release candidate was slated for March next year with full release slated for the end of next year. No idea if that's still the case now and I don't know if anyone really knows if this is accurate (it was also slated for beta release in December this year - I'll be surprised tbh) - if anything it's probably case scenario. Even if Magento 2 is released sooner rather than later, if you are looking to become certified to improve your profile as a developer and so get more development work then there will be plenty of Magento 1 projects out there for a very long time to come, well after Magento 2 sees the light of day.

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  • you can assume the milestones will get released in time, there are no hints they will get delayed.
    – Flyingmana
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 15:11
  • Seems I spoke too soon - got the email about Magento 2 beta release in December this morning ;) Commented Nov 25, 2014 at 8:12
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Dexter, Magento 2 will be released on December 2015 in production version so it's plenty of time.

I think it's still worth to take Magento 1 exam, for sure Magento 1 stores will be around for years and they will still need to get developer's support.

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  • I agree with you but if we take exam now then we might also need to take for magento 2 . So isnt better to wait for magento 2 ? i am also in same situation as @dexter
    – Jarnail S
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 5:20
  • If you aim to work only on M2, it can make sense to wait. If you want to continue working on M1 projects, it makes sense to pass this exam. Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 9:00
  • yes I will continue working on M1 .
    – Jarnail S
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 15:21

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