I'm finding a lot of software downloads (at a cost of course) for ColdFusion Certification. Can anyone help me with the best route to go for preparing for ColdFusion 9 certification and how they prepared for it. Any tips on preparing for the test and the actual test. I did find a book entitled, "ColdFusion MX 7 Certified Developers Study Guide" but nothing on CF8 or CF9. Do you think this book would be beneficial in preparing for the CF9 certification? Any thought or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone out there received their certification yet and if so how much time did you have to devote to prepare for the exam. Thank you.
Personally all I did (as advised by an Adobe trainer) was to read through the Livedocs Function and Tag listings, making sure I understood what every one did and what attributes it has. I then read the Application.cfc reference, and that was it. Exam passed
The Adobe exams are pretty good as just being about the knowledge, a decent understanding plus a full listing of functions of tags will get you through.
Thanks so much for your quick reply. I tried finding the livedocs for CF9 and below are the links I came up with for both CF8 and CF9 is this what you are referring to -
That's spot on. Don't concern yourself with the CF8 guide as there's nothing in there that isn't in the CF9 one. Read through the "ColdFusion Functions" and "ColdFusion Tags" sections, as well as the "Application.cfc Reference". That should give you a fair grounding for the exam.
I ended up taking the ColdFusion 8 certification test, just because I didn't feel I had enough experience with the new features in ColdFusion 9. I passed the test yesterday, but now I'm seeing things on the Adobe certification web site that refer to something about 90 days validation for previous versions. There was no recertification for ColdFusion 9 only the full test, so does this mean that my ColdFusion 8 certification is good for how long??