I am looking into upgrading our developper's knowledge of Magento - (no Magento knowledge yet but skills in PHP and other custom CMS).
We are therefore looking for a training plan to enable him to pass the Developer Plus certification on Magento 2.
I am a little lost on Magento U - could you kindly advise me on which modules he would need to fullfill to achieve this?
Many thanks for your help,
I guess there isn't an easy and unique answer but looking at Magento U I guess the first course could be: FUNDAMENTALS OF MAGENTO 2 DEVELOPMENT (ON-DEMAND) - https://u.magento.com/fundamentals-of-magento-2-development
I don't know if that course is fully updated to Magento 2.2 yet. If you look at the Magento2 category ( https://u.magento.com/magento-2 ) you'll find several courses.
Maybe, in terms of price, this one is the best option for your team: https://u.magento.com/magento-unlimited-ondemand-track
I guess you won't find all the information in one place. The Fundamentals... course is nice to start to understand some concepts but then you'll need time to get your hands dirty with the code.
In that case, the official documentation will be helpful: http://devdocs.magento.com/
Also here, into the forums, you'll be able to colaborate and learn from problems and solutions from other memebers of the community.
Another recomendation could be to read about the issues on GitHub to get more information about technical issues.
(my 2 cents)
Thanks for your reply. I guess that’s more or less what I have started to plan out. Starting by fundamentals and then progressively adding add ons.
The only other issue I have is that our projects require Magento Entreprise and not Community. Being only familiar with Entreprise and on the admin side, I am unsure of how different these two platforms are in dev (I think community enables more custom developments and plugins from what I have read?)
Would following a course on community enable full skills on Enterprise as well?
Many thanks for your help!
The EE has more features (some extra, some advanced) but the stack it will be almost hte same (EE allows you to use out-of-the-box RabbitMQ, you will be able to use database sharding, etc).
If you start learning CE you will be learning for both editions but then you'll need some extra effort to learn/work with the specific features that only EE has.
The CE admin has a few less options so it will be the same if you move from EE to CE. MAybe you'll miss some feature but you'll recognize all the options.