Before we talk about the reasons why become a Magento Solution Specialist, let's start with a broader picture of Magento.
Magento, the open-source e-commerce platform, is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) for online merchants worldwide.
What does “Open-source” mean?
When you say a product is open-source, that product has its source code available for any users and developers to modify its functionalities to fit their specific needs. The open-source model encourages changes and improvements contributed by the community.
However, being open-source is also a weakness. Because anyone can modify the source code, Magento site can be modified in the wrong way if the developers are not knowledgeable enough.
That’s why Magento introduces various types of certifications as the proofs of a developer’s qualifications.
In this blog, we will talk about the reasons why you should become a Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist.
What does a Magento Solution Specialist do?
What is a Solution Specialist? Here is the introduction of a Solution Specialist by Magento.
A Solution Specialist is “an expert user of the Magento 2 eCommerce platform. It is designed for those who can efficiently align business objectives with Magento 2 functionality, optimize the use of native features, and avoid unnecessary customization. Areas of knowledge include eCommerce, Magento Architecture, Magento Admin & Storefront, Business & Applications, and Catalog.”
Wow… It’s so amazing but little hard to understand. So let me simplify it.
Basically, becoming a Magento Solution Specialist means that you know exactly what you can and can’t do with the platform.
By understanding thoroughly the operation process and all the features of Magento, you can identify which parts of your website need to be improved, which features and extensions need to be added or canceled to improve the customer experience, which ultimately leads to increased revenue.
Latest statistics for you
Do you know how many Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialists are there in the world?
The answer is 694 specialists worldwide [Updated March 2019]. And this number is expected to be higher in the next years due to the popularity of eCommerce websites powered by Magento worldwide.
You can see the list of countries which have the largest number of specialists below.
Passing the Magento Solution Specialist Exam is necessary. However, it’s just the very first step in the journey of becoming an expert in Magento and eCommerce. We all know that eCommerce technology in general and Magento in particular, have always been being innovated at an unprecedented speed.
A true expert is the one who doesn't satisfied with certifications and keeps learning and experiencing the new things.
I hope that this blog will give you enough reasons to start preparing for the exam right now.
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