Magento has developed several certificates for Magento 2, one of which is — Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer.

To get this certificate, you need to take an exam to test your knowledge and skills required to modify Magento 2 in the following areas: user interface, databases, admin panel, ordering process, catalog and extensions functionality.

The Magento 2 Developer Exam is for those who have a deep understanding of the Magento concepts and experience of developing Magento 2. It is recommended that you have not less than 1.5 years of experience in customizing Magento 2 before applying for the exam.

The exam consists of 60 single and multiple choices questions in English. The duration time is 90 minutes (1.5 hour). To successfully pass the exam you need to receive 64% or higher.

In this article, we will walk you through the low-cost options to prepare for the Magento 2 Certification without courses such as, for example, Magento U for $ 950.

Magento 2 Certification Useful Tips

1. Number one. Do you speak English?

If you have doubts about your English knowledge, take courses to learn and improve it. Exam questions, answers, and 90% of the preparation material available on the Internet are in English. Correspondingly, good knowledge of the language will facilitate the preparation process and will boost your chances of passing the exam successfully.

2. Free study guide

Download and read the free study guide from Magento U. There you will find a description of the exam, and some examples of test questions that you will see in the exam.

3. Study guide from SwiftOtter

Great guide worth reading and learning. Pay attention to the links provided.

4. Practical tests form SwiftOtter

SwiftOtter also provides free and paid tests similar to those you will actually see on the exam. Be sure to go through the free version of the test, and paid as well, but this is optional.

Note: you can only go through the paid version once, so don't forget about your keyboard functionality (disclaimer: we ask you not to commit any illegal acts that violate the law).

5. Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer Exam Question set book

"Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer Exam Question set" — a book with the examples of exam questions you can find on а for only $9.99. This is a fine collection of test tasks, but it has two drawbacks:

  1. You see the 1,2,3,4 options in the questions, but A, B, C, D in the list of correct answers.
  2. The answers to some of the questions in the book aren't correct.

6. Magento 2 official documentation and the Magento 2 code

One of the most important and difficult points. Read and learn Magento 2 features using the official Magento 2 documentation and the Magento 2 code.

If you think of cheating or breaking the rules, remember: there is no point in getting the certificate this way since it is your knowledge you're compromising. 

Finally, take your time to get ready for the exam and don't be afraid of failure.

"The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying."

― Roy T. Bennett