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50% savings on Certification Exams taken at ZendCon

Looking for that competitive edge? Take advantage of your time at ZendCon and earn a Zend Certification.

Every year, Zend Certified Engineers report that certification has made them better developers and put them in a stronger position when it comes to job opportunities, promotions and salary increases, not to mention increased respect from their peers.

Reserve Your Seat Early

As a registered ZendCon attendee, you can sign up to take either the Zend Certified PHP Engineer (based on v5.5), Zend Framework 1 or Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect (based on v2.2) certification exam, and get a 50% discount! Reserve your seat early – this opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis and sign-ups will only be accepted prior to ZendCon.

Join the ranks of over 10,000 worldwide Zend Certified Engineers by taking (or updating) your PHP, Zend Framework or Framework 2 certification at ZendCon!

ZendCon Certification Schedule


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (FULL)


7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

You will receive instructions on how to register for your exam in the confirmation email you receive after you register for the conference. Registration for the Certification tutorial does not include registration for the certification exam.

Benefits of Becoming a Zend Certified Engineer

It’s a competitive job market, so why not position yourself for success? Having a ZCE credential demonstrates the highest degree of PHP expertise and offers these benefits:

Career Benefits

  • Get your resume/CV noticed by hiring managers and technical recruiters
  • Gain recognition from your employer for potential promotions and raises
  • Connect with peers as a member of the ZCE group on LinkedIn

PHP Community Benefits

  • Build your reputation as a PHP or Zend Framework expert
  • Network with PHP leaders for job leads and consulting opportunities
  • Keep pace with and contribute to PHP advances

Benefits from Zend

  • Include a personalized listing in the Zend Certification Directory used by employers and recruiters to find top PHP developers worldwide
  • Get a free copy of Zend Studio (no support or upgrades)
  • Take advantage of discounts on Zend PHP conferences worldwide
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