As you’re planning for 2014, think about fitting in time to get to know the Magento platform better. Getting your team educated might seem like an obvious way to gain understanding, but too often we skip those opportunities because we’re just too busy. In 2014, help your team make time, or choose to work with agencies that do. We’re speaking from experience.

All our developers at Balance Internet are Certified Magento Developers. As a leading Magento Solution Partner, we ensure that our team are Magento experts! But why is this so important?

Personally, they receive a Magento certificate and are able to use the official logo with their name and title. The thing about this certificate is that it’s not only about the piece of paper issued by some authority verifying one’s knowledge and expertise, there is additional value in knowing that individual actually went through the process of getting certified, which shows determination and affection towards an area of interest. The individual went through a lot of trouble to get certified on a specific area. This is something that the Managers here at Balance Internet know and something that we recognise and value in our team. The developer also gains additional knowledge and training while preparing for the exam which has certainly increased the overall quality of output at Balance Internet.

Balance Internet’s developers are well known within the community for their Magento skills. Leading retailers know all to well the importance of ensuring your eCommerce site was built by a Magento certified developer to promote code quality. This can help distinguish your business from competitors, and potentially increase your value on the market.

Magento Certification program has three levels, which are:

  • Magento Certified Front End Developer – Magento Front End Developers work with back end developers to implement new features or feature customizations, but their main focus is on modifying the user interface (UI) of existing functionality.
  • Magento Certified Developer (MCD) – Experienced developers can validate their real-world skills by obtaining Magento Developer Certification. Magento Certified Developer exams are geared toward professional Magento developers who want to differentiate themselves from the competition with the ultimate Magento credential.
  • Magento Certified Developer Plus (MCD Plus) –  The Magento Certified Developer Plus is skilful in the use of Magento Enterprise Edition and has delved into details of the structure of Magento that many have not often explored, but which can give someone an advantage when implementing a site using Magento.

At Balance Internet, we believe that an educated developer is an efficient developer, and encourage all our developers to explore different options within Magento. Our team of Magento experts are prepared to answer complex questions which can help retailers build their ideal eCommerce website.