Symfony Certification

Are you a professional web developer? Do you master Symfony? Do you want your expertise or your team to gain recognition? Then, there’s just one thing to do next: the SensioLabs Symfony Certification!

How does it all work?

75 questions

16 topics

90 minutes

Entirely in English

Certified
Expert Developer
(2.3 or 3.0)

Certified
Advanced Developer
(2.3 or 3.0)

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The 16 exam topics are:

Topics items in green bold are only included in the Symfony 3.0 certification exam.
  • PHP and Web Security
    • PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.6 API
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Namespaces
    • Interfaces
    • Anonymous functions and closures
    • Abstract classes
    • Exception and error handling
    • Traits
    • PHP extensions
    • SPL
    • Web security (XSS, CSRF, etc.)
  • HTTP
    • Client / Server interaction
    • Status codes
    • HTTP request
    • HTTP response
    • HTTP methods
    • Cookies
    • Caching
    • Content negotiation
    • Language detection
  • Symfony Architecture
    • Symfony Standard Edition
    • License
    • Components
    • Bundles
    • Bridges
    • Configuration
    • Code organization
    • Request handling
    • Exception handling
    • Event dispatcher and kernel events
    • Official best practices
    • Release management
    • Backward compatibility promise
    • Deprecations best practices
  • Standardization
    • Release management and roadmap schedule
    • Framework interoperability and PSRs
    • Naming conventions
    • Coding standards
    • Third-party libraries integration
    • Composer packages handling
    • Development best practices
    • Framework overloading
    • Semantic versioning
  • Bundles
    • Naming conventions
    • Code organization
    • Controllers
    • The views
    • The resources
    • Overriding default error pages
    • Bundle inheritance
    • Event dispatcher and kernel events
    • Semantic configuration and compiler passes
  • Controllers
    • Naming conventions
    • The base Controller class
    • The request
    • The response
    • The cookies
    • The session
    • The flash messages
    • HTTP redirects
    • Internal redirects
    • Generate 404 pages
    • File upload
    • Built-in internal controllers
  • Routing
    • Configuration (YAML, XML, PHP & annotations)
    • Restrict URL parameters
    • Set default values to URL parameters
    • Generate URL parameters
    • Trigger redirects
    • Special internal routing attributes
    • Domain name matching
    • Conditional request matching
    • HTTP methods matching
    • User's locale guessing
    • Router debugging
  • Templating with Twig
    • Auto escaping
    • Template inheritance
    • Global variables
    • Filters and functions
    • Template includes
    • Loops and conditions
    • URLs generation
    • Controller rendering
    • Translations and pluralization
    • String interpolation
    • Assets management
    • Debugging variables
  • Forms
    • Forms creation
    • Forms handling
    • Form types
    • Forms rendering with Twig
    • Forms theming
    • CSRF protection
    • Handling file upload
    • Built-in form types
    • Data transformers
    • Form events
    • Form type extensions
  • Data Validation
    • PHP object validation
    • Built-in validation constraints
    • Validation scopes
    • Validation groups
    • Group sequence
    • Custom callback validators
    • Violations builder
  • Dependency Injection
    • Service container
    • Built-in services
    • Configuration parameters
    • Services registration
    • Tags
    • Semantic configuration
    • Factories
    • Compiler passes
    • Services autowiring
  • Security
    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Configuration
    • Providers
    • Firewalls
    • Users
    • Passwords encoders
    • Roles
    • Access Control Rules
    • Guard authenticators
    • Voters and voting strategies
  • HTTP Caching
    • Cache types (browser, proxies and reverse-proxies)
    • Expiration (Expires, Cache-Control)
    • Validation (ETag, Last-Modified)
    • Client side caching
    • Server side caching
    • Edge Side Includes
  • Console
    • Built-in commands
    • Custom commands
    • Configuration
    • Options and arguments
    • Input and Output objects
    • Built-in helpers
    • Console events
    • Verbosity levels
  • Automated Tests
    • Unit tests with PHPUnit
    • Functional tests with PHPUnit
    • Client object
    • Crawler object
    • Profile object
    • Framework objects access
    • Client configuration
    • Request and response objects introspection
    • PHPUnit bridge
    • Handling legacy deprecated code
  • Miscellaneous
    • Error handling
    • Code debugging
    • Deployment best practices
    • Process and Serializer components
    • Data collectors
    • Web Profiler and Web Debug Toolbar
    • Internationalization and localization