The Delphi Certified Master Developer exam tests your advanced knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, software architecture choices, and the depth and breadth of Delphi's software development capabilities.
Delphi Master Developers are "a cut above" the rest and are adept in more advanced aspects of Delphi programming. The Master Developer exam is 60 minutes with 60 advanced Delphi programming questions in 13 categories randomly pulled from a large pool of advanced certification questions, so no two exams are the same.
You will be tested on fundamental and advanced Delphi language syntax, programming techniques, using the IDE, building projects and groups, component use and development, and your experience in architecting and building desktop, client/server, Internet and multi-tier applications. Passing this exam test will identify you as an elite member of the global Delphi community. Developers who use the study guide and have at least four years of Delphi programming experience should be able to pass the exam.
Step 1: Prepare for the Test
Your first step toward becoming certified is to prepare for the certification exam. To become certified, you generally need at least four years of experience using Delphi.
Study materials are available in the Delphi Certified Master Developer Exam Study Guide. The study guide reviews the topic areas of the certification test and provides links to online learning resources as well as a list of books on Delphi.
Another option is to contact an Embarcadero Certification Partner to learn about training courses that they may offer to help you prepare for the test.
Step 2: Enroll in the Exam
Once you have prepared for the Delphi Master Certification exam, you enroll at the Embarcadero Academy for USD 169.
Step 3: Take the Test
Once you have enrolled, you can take the Master Certification exam online in your secure Embarcadero Academy portal. Upon successfully completing the test, you will receive your score and if you pass the test you will receive a certificate of achievement and a certified developer logo that you can use to show the world that you're a Certified Delphi Master Developer.
The Master Developer exam is a difficult test, if you are not able to pass the exam with 80% or better score upon first take, we now offer discounted re-takes. We recommend additional study after your first take before starting a re-take. Re-take purchase information will be sent to you if you do not pass on the first attempt.
This certification may be used as part of an ongoing skills improvement program within a company. Achieving certification may help a developer move forward inside an organization or move into a new job. This certification maybe used by a potential employer as part of a hiring process.
Embarcadero does not certify or represent that the individual has the necessary skills or qualities for a particular project or a particular employer. Since the Delphi Master Developer Certification exam can only be taken through a certification center, Embarcadero's partners will verify that an individual taking the Delphi Master Developer Certification exam is in fact the actual individual named in the test certification.
The certification test covers the following areas of knowledge:
- Delphi IDE Interface and Configuration
- Delphi VCL
- Working with Components
- Delphi Language and Object-Oriented Programming
- Database Concepts/Data Access Techniques
- Writing DLLs and Packages
- Libraries and Packages
- Windows Concepts
- Component Design Basics
- Internet Programming