The Delphi Certified Master Developer exam tests your advanced knowledge of Delphi programming concepts, software architecture choices, and the depth and breadth of Delphi XE’s software development capabilities. 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: Contacting a Certification Center
The Delphi Master Developer Certification exam is moderated. You must choose from a list of Certification Centers to arrange for testing. The cost of the exam is $149 USD or it may be included as part of a bundled training and certification offering from the Certification Center. The Certification Center will provide you with specific instructions for that center.
Step 3: Take the Test
You will take the test at the Certification Center on the agreed upon date. The Certification Center will need to validate your identity, so please make sure you bring along valid identification documents to your exam appointment. You can consult your Certification Center to determine what identification is acceptable.
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.
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 test questions are grouped into the following areas of knowledge: