Magento - The three steps to become a Magento developer
Magento - The three steps to become a Magento developer

Magento is one of the most popular and powerful e-commerce platforms in the world, used by over 250,000 online stores: becoming a Magento developer can be a winning choice for your career.

But how does one become a Magento developer? What skills and certifications are needed? In this article we explain the three main steps to become a professional Magento developer.

Step 1: Learn the basics

To become a Magento developer, you must have a solid understanding of web development basics, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL - the languages ​and databases that Magento uses to create and manage e-commerce sites.

You can learn these basics by taking online courses and practicing on personal projects: the important thing is that you are able to write clean, functional and safe code.

Step 2: Study Magento

Once you've mastered the basics of web development, you need to go deeper into the study of Magento, its architecture, its features and its best practices.

Magento is a complex platform and requires a good understanding of its logic and how it works.

ou can study Magento by taking official courses offered by Adobe, by reading the official documentation or analyzing the Magento source code.

Step 3: Get certified

Finally, to become a Magento developer, we recommend obtaining an official certification issued by Adobe, which allows you to demonstrate your skills and experience in the eyes of potential employers or customers.

There are different types of certification for Magento developers, depending on the level of specialization and the role you want to cover, here are the main ones:

  • Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner Professional AD0-E712

    For: Project Managers, Salespeople, Technicians

    You should have a minimum of 0-12 months hands-on experience with Magento Open Source version 2.4.3 using LUMA or BLANK theme and a basic understanding of Adobe Commerce version 2.4.3. Additionally, you should have a basic understanding of the e-commerce sales experience (promotions, orders, returns etc).

  • Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner Expert AD0-E708

    For: Project Managers, Salespeople, Technicians

    A specialist at this level is an experienced user of the Magento 2 e-commerce platform and is able to independently and successfully match Magento 2 functionalities to a company's business goals. Also, it is able to use the native features as effectively as possible.

  • Adobe Commerce Developer Professional AD0-E717

    For: First Adobe Certified, Developers with less than 2 years of experience

    At this stage a developer is just starting his career as a Magento developer. This exam helps validate capabilities such as user interface changes, database updates, customizations, admin changes, or functionality adjustments. Any Magento Certified company will have at least one employee with this badge who will be qualified to perform a variety of tasks to assist higher skilled developers.

  • Adobe Commerce Developer Expert AD0-E716

    For: Experienced backend developers

    This test is done to verify the capabilities required for UI changes, database changes, and admin changes. In addition, the integration and customization capabilities of order management, changes to the functioning of the catalog and alterations to the payment process are tested. Therefore, you must have at least 1.5 years of experience.

  • Adobe Commerce Developer Front-end Professional AD0-E721

    For: Front-end developers

    You should have 0-12 months hands-on experience with Adobe Commerce front-end development and the ability to work with technical solutions needed to create individual components.

  • Adobe Commerce Developer Front-end Expert AD0-E720

    For: Front-end developers

    A Magento developer must have at least 1.5 years of experience working with Magento 2 in order to take this exam. The front-end developers taking the test will be the ones designing and editing Magento themes. The main part of the test is based on scenarios.

  • Adobe Commerce Architect Master AD0-E722

    For: The developer who is the master of all experts: the Magento NINJA

    Magento solution architects and developers with at least two years of experience modifying various areas of the Magento platform and in leadership positions such as Magento team leader and project management can take this test. You also need to have collaborated on building the project specs with customers – overall, this is a test for Magento experts.

To obtain a certification, you must pass an online exam consisting of multiple choice questions and to prepare for the exam, you can take specific courses and participate in dedicated events.

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As you can see, becoming a Magento developer requires commitment, study and practice but if you are passionate about e-commerce and want to enter a rapidly growing sector, it is definitely worth it.

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