Developer Certification Exam

Mettl helped Enonic build a certification program for mobile & application developers.

Industry/Use Case

    About

    Enonic's innovative platform provides a faster way to create and deliver powerful digital experiences. We solve everyday problems in all stages of the digital delivery process. Their simplified architecture reduces the number of moving parts, and enables delivery of content, services and applications from a single, scalable platform.

    The Oslo based company specializes in delivering award winning Java Web Content Management solutions for organizations worldwide, based on a product that is flexible, easy to use and committed to web standards. Their customers include large multi-national companies such as Posten, Statistics Norway, Toyota, Gjensidige and Jøtul.

    Problem

    There are several challenges the company considered before setting up a certification program. The chief ones were the program’s foundation, scale, legal issues, pricing and the need to anticipate problems before they appeared. Within all this, the company also had specific requirements as to how they wanted their certification program to work.

    1. Scale
    When setting up the certification program, the organisation expected to interact with an entirely new set of customers. The organisation was opening itself up to interactions with anyone who wanted to be in its marketplace, not just its existing members. Therefore, it had to consider the potential reach of its program and how far and wide it would like it to spread.

    2. Authenticity
    Building a strong foundation was crucial because, by their nature, certifications are intended to alter the way people buy and sell goods and services, so a solid sense of the program’s goal had to be present from the beginning. This foundation was also responsible for establishing the standard competence level.

    3. Automation
    Throughout the process of setting up the certification program, automation was one crucial factor which held the company back. They wanted to deploy a seamless process right from registration of a candidate and payment to the training, certificate generation and record updating. They wanted to do it right, and fast.

    The Key Benefits For Developers:

    1. Proves your competence
    2. Establishes your credibility
    3. Looks great on your CV

    The Key Benefits For Organizations:

    1. Helps you hire developers with Enonic XP skills
    2. Developer certification for Solution Partners to obtain the right partner status
    3. You can verify a developer's certification

    Solution

    Given the above challenge, it made sense to Enonic to engage a third party to help set up their certification program. In addition to providing for a shared-cost infrastructure, an independent, vendor-neutral third party also would also be able to help with planning for the evolution of the certification.

    This is where Enonic met Mettl.

    1. Create, Schedule and Conduct Tests - Online Assessment Platform
    Easy to author tests, item & response randomization throughout an assessment, Permission based content access, multi-language support, ready to use catalogue of over a hundred thousand questions in 10,000 banks were some of the key features that convinced the company to partner with Mettl in creating their certification program.

    2. Monitor - Remote Invigilation and Auto Proctoring
    In evaluating Mettl as a partner, the company was largely impressed with the former’s advanced web proctoring platform, which remotely authenticated users, prevented cheating, impersonation, and any other activities of the kind – cases that would compromise the integrity of any assessment.

    3. Award Certificates Real-time on Assessment Completion - Certification Engine
    In evaluating Mettl as a partner, the company was largely impressed with the former’s advanced web proctoring platform, which remotely authenticated users, prevented cheating, impersonation, and any other activities of the kind – cases that would compromise the integrity of any assessment.

    4. Integration of PayPal - Payment Gateway
    The integration of payment gateway with their certification program allowed them to overcome a huge geographical barrier – the ability to accept payments from any country without payment restrictions and minimal taxation

    5. Report - Results and Analytics
    In-depth comprehensive reports on candidate performance, question by question analysis with built-in graphs and charts, combined group reports with benchmark scores, and reporting dashboard for quick slice and dice through results was an insight the company did not want to miss as it provided them valuable data to improve both their certification program and products.

    Verdict

    Through the partnership with Mettl, Enonic has conducted several certification exams till date and are moving very quickly in certificating candidates based globally in IT Services companies. The exam is targeted towards developers working with Enonic XP to build websites and applications, and they are happy with both the operational and technical support provided by the Mettl team.

    They are also extensively using the assessment platform to create a bevy of tests for their courses, and the proctoring lite solution to maintain the authenticity of the assessments conducted. In addition to this, the payment gateway is also a key part of their system as it allows candidates from all over the world to register for the certification program, breaking the currency barriers.

     

     

     

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